Not sure about dieing, but I do think they're dying.
Sad to say, you won't make friends on here pointing out that sort of error.
Many on here are not necessarily having English as their first language and thanks to text speak and the hopeless teaching of English in the UK for years, you could spend a day correcting posts here as on other forums.
Apple Lossless - ATV3 - AVI ADM 40 also ATV3 into AVI ADM 9T [my wife's system]
and Grado SR80i
....check out Martin Parr new and old work, see differences? film looks different than digital. that's all.
Indeed. He achieved a unique look ("Last Resort", "Common Sense", "Think of England" etc.)* when using Agfa Ultra 50 roll film in an old Plaubel Makina W67 rangefinder with wide angle 55mm Nikon lens.
(And ordinary Fuji Superia 35mm film with a ring flash for close-ups.)
He deliberately achieved beautifully saturated (even 'lurid') colours with consumer grade film and fill flash. (Agfacolor Ultra 50 had quite mind bending levels of colour saturation for the pre-Photoshop era!)
* I am a bit of a fan of that period of Martin Parr's work.
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yup... nikon f90 and 60mm macro with ring flash as far as I remember from some of interviews with Parr... amazing images!
Martin Parr! Yeah I remember his work being featured in Practical Photographer years ago. Loved some of it, other photos I'd look at and think "what did he see there that made him press the button".
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 > HRT II+ DAC • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • MS 10i speakers [on loan]
Also cluttering-up the place: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
I liked my old F80 with just one 50mm lens. It went everywhere with me (even to the pub).
Then I got the D70 and finally a D80 before I went all 'compact', got rid of the DSLRs and bought a Canon G9 instead.
Always only used one prime lens on SLRs and DSLRs. (Liked things simple and hated carrying lots of gear.)
Thinking of going back to a DSLR. (No compacts or micro 4/3rds that do quite what I want or feel quite right.)
I am looking at getting the Nikon D5100 with just Nikon's 35mm f/1.8 AF-S DX lens. (Bit of a 'posh point-and-shoot' if you will.)
Now thats exactly what I did 2 years ago! The 651BD will play my CD's well enough that way.
(most DVD/BD's docu's & movies are played with the analog output though)
I ripped all of my 'best of... / greatest hits' and compilations CD's and play them with the MacMini.
Also buy some new albums in 16b/44.1khz FLAC's (legally ;) ) on the Boomkat webshop or NinjaTune label.
So yes, no more need for a CD-player for me then.
[ CambridgeAudio 350A + CambridgeAudio 651BD + Tannoy RS DC4 & Sub1001 + Schiit Bifrost + Sharp LC32LE705, Ixos/QED/Oehlbach/Audioquest. ] [ GDrive hdd 750GB -Firewire800 > Mac Mini -2010, 2.4GHz / 8GB RAM / (SnowLeopard) Audirvana & iTunes -ALAC > USB 16&24bit > Bifrost Dac. ]
[ Dual 505-1 (Ortofon) + CambridgeAudio 551P ]
This is what is all about... less gear gives you better results! I've been reducing my photo gear over the years and now my 'take everywhere' camera is Olympus XA and for other occasions Nikon FM3a with very compact Voigtlander 40/2. Enjoy music! Enjoy photography!
I sympathize. Having 'upgraded' to a Canon EOS 6D and spent a fortune on fixed-length 'L' series lenses (zoom compromises quality, don'tcha know), I now need a small trolley to move my camera gear around, as well as one of those silly jackets that sports photographers wear. I used to enjoy going on holiday, now I'm a laughing stock.
What classical music are you listening to?
Similar story here. On occasions when I don't want the immediacy of digital, I use a Trip 35 with its marvelous 42mm F/2.8 tessar, or an OM-1n with a 50mm F/1.8, and 28mm F/2.8 shoved in my pocket.
Olympus XA and Trip 35 make fantastic street-shooters. You can bag the shot and move on while the digital cameras and phones are still thinking about taking it.
I wouldn't get far with a small trolley full of priceless optics. How do you get it all over small streams and stiles and whatnot? (Or along miles of roughly made up footpaths?)
Similar story here. On occasions when I don't want the immediacy of digital, I use a Trip 35 with its marvelous 42mm F/2.8 tessar..
I still have one of those from about 1980...
I give it a spin about once a year to make sure it still works ok.
As far as vinyl goes, I sorely miss the covers and playback, but do not miss the inconvenience, maintenance etc. But one day I would want to get a good deck, if only to play some records we have that have never been released on CD.
I would be interested to know what those records are?
Beethoven's Emperor Concerto by Sergio Fiorentino (piano) / George Hurst (conductor) 1965 with the Pro-Hamburg Orchestra, for starters. Frankly I have yet to hear a better performance of this piece. It has drama, emotion and subtlety in spades, and in the 2nd movement which in other recordings are either too fast or too slow, this one gets it just right. A CD pressing of this would be worth more to me than gold.
It's on Spotify, but not great sounding IMHO.
Not great sounding as in audio quality or the music itself? I've yet to hear a better rendition of this piece. Kempff, Furtwangler, Abbado - none of them come even close IMO.
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I haven't heard the Fiorentino, but my go-to recording of the 'Emperor' is the Arrau/Haitink one on Philips or Gilels/Ludwig on EMI. Will have a listen to the Fiorentino on Spotify.
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