Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: OMG! The most amazing "must see" photos!
Max The Magnificent   10/17/2012 3:55:34 PM
NO RATINGS
Especially note the comments at the bottom of the main article -- these are about how the old Kodak film gave better results than modern digital cameras. Having seen these images, it's hard to disagree...

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: OMG! The most amazing "must see" photos!
Max The Magnificent   10/17/2012 3:57:40 PM
NO RATINGS
Also, I find it really sad to think that all of the folks in these images -- so young and vital at the time -- are now either on their last legs or -- more probably -- have passed away. Bummer ... my turn next ...

David Ashton
User Rank
Blogger
re: OMG! The most amazing "must see" photos!
David Ashton   10/17/2012 11:41:22 PM
NO RATINGS
Kodachrome was amazing film, especially the slow but oh-so-fine-grained Kodachrome 25, I used to love that film. I reckon you'd need 25+ megapixels of digital to even come close to it. in 35mm format, let alone the 4x5" shown here. There was a link in one of the comments to the main article about how Kodak might again produce film. That would be awesome, but I can't see it happening. The other aspect to these is how many women are shown employed in the war effort. We tend to forget about that. It was the same in Britain - I seem to remember your mom was involved in something there Max?

seaEE
User Rank
CEO
re: OMG! The most amazing "must see" photos!
seaEE   10/18/2012 2:42:40 AM
NO RATINGS
I believe Kodachrome also had great archival qualities as compared to other slide films. I wonder what the archival qualities of a flash driver are? How many years before those 1's turn to 0's, or maybe 1/2's?

a4speaker
User Rank
Rookie
re: OMG! The most amazing "must see" photos!
a4speaker   10/18/2012 10:19:33 AM
NO RATINGS
TRuely amazing

vapats
User Rank
Rookie
re: OMG! The most amazing "must see" photos!
vapats   10/18/2012 12:51:49 PM
NO RATINGS
Please, don't get me started wrt Kodachrome. I had to mothball/scrap more than 10k$ of 35mm silver halide camera gear, because of the "new market"! Beyond the film quality, look at the exquisitely careful lighting and posing; yes, they are "staged" shots, but so were Karsh's... (if anyone still knows who Karsh was) cheers, - vic

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: OMG! The most amazing "must see" photos!
Max The Magnificent   10/18/2012 1:12:19 PM
NO RATINGS
My mom was only 10 when the war started and 15 when it finished -- I think I once mentioned that they didn't get electricity in their house until 1943. She lived in Sheffield, which was a big steel town in those days. Toward the end of the war it was a target for the German flying bombs ("buzz bombs") -- she said that it was when the sound cut out that you had to start worrying...

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: OMG! The most amazing "must see" photos!
Max The Magnificent   10/18/2012 1:14:03 PM
NO RATINGS
Good Question -- bit it's not just 1s turning to 0s ... it's evolving file formats and media -- if you have an old data base from an old program on an 8" floppy disk for example ... good luck getting that data back :-)

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: OMG! The most amazing "must see" photos!
Max The Magnificent   10/18/2012 1:15:36 PM
NO RATINGS
What, Yousuf Karsh? No, never heard of him (grin)

RickIllinois
User Rank
Rookie
re: OMG! The most amazing "must see" photos!
RickIllinois   10/18/2012 2:42:03 PM
NO RATINGS
You didn't lie, these are awesome!

Page 1 / 3   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Are Today's Designs Bound by the Constraints of Yesteryear?
Max Maxfield
25 comments
As part of my ongoing Pedagogical and Phantasmagorical Inamorata Prognostication Engine project (try saying that 10 times quickly), I'm working with Jason Dueck from Instrument Meter ...

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...