KILL KILL KILL -- RE: was VCF suggestions / now photography
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Fri Aug 5 09:31:41 CDT 2005
No one here cares about your uncle and his jewelry and hand models.
(Sorry to take it out on you, Steve. Nothing personal...)
At the risk of lecturing where I too have sinned (we all have) -- it's one
thing to have off-topic stuff now and then, but the degree to which many
cctalk's seem entirely incapable of restraining themselves from posting "me
too / oh yeah / yeah!" crap is absolutely baffling.
Now, it's ironic because this very email could start ANOTHER redundant
thread (although I strongly urge against that) -- this topic was discussed
here several months ago, I recall -- BUT -- just because cctalk is "on and
off-topic" vs. cctech doesn't mean that any and all off-topic is acceptable.
It's just supposed to mean "non-technical vintage computing issues and the
and occassional joke."
One of the nice features about Erik Klein's vcforum approach: there are
separate categories for off-topic and political rants. (Granted, his site
doesn't have the traffic of classiccmp, so it's easier to police.)
From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org]
On Behalf Of steve
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 10:11 AM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: VCF suggestions...
Agreed, my uncle is a professional photographer, photographs mostly museum
pieces, jewelry, watches, ancient artifacts stuff like that (hires hand
models), his photographs are used in large coffee table sized books,
posters, full page magazines ads, museum brochures etc the pictures are
outstanding. Anyway he has a safe (literally) full of hasselblad camera's
and lens as well as 4x5 an 8x10 view cameras. he now uses digital scanning
backs that fits directly on back of these camera. These are 100+ megapixel
units that produce files over a gig in size. There is nothing a 8x10 film
view camera can produce that these camera's can't equal, in my opinion.
--- William Donzelli <aw288 at osfn.org> wrote:
> > Have you seen the output from 6 or 8 megapixel
> cameras? A 35 mm
> > camera doesn't easily beat that, if at all.
> I have seen a buddy's 12 (or 16, I forget) megapixel triple sensor
> camera, and the results were astounding good. His 8 by 10 prints were
> film quality.
> And that was a year ago. What are they up to now? 24 megapixel?
> Film is just about dead...
> William Donzelli
> aw288 at osfn.org
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