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Old 02-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #41
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You may have seen what that first digital camera looked like ...
http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/2010...igital-camera/

Ya, sure, I'm gonna throw one of those in my Domke!

   
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:11 AM   #42
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Looking at that (and WOW, the RESOLUTION!) you can understand why management might take one look and throw the thing ... and the whole idea along with it ... out the window.

Whoever thought that up was way out in front of what the technology of the day could support, at least in any practical way. How things changed though ...

   
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:16 AM   #43
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I like the compact cassette as storage medium though. Tacked on at the side like they last minute figured they had to save the image somewhere.

   
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #44
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The lens mount looked OK ....

   
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:14 PM   #45
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News via RedBubble: Kodak Stops Making Cameras But Sticks With Film.

   
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #46
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Nice image of railroad tracks in snow. Very nice.
And the bicycle sign? Rightmost character is the one for a cart/conveyance/car. In Japanese it'd be the "sha" of "jidosha" (self powered car/conveyance). The leftmost character means "forbidden". I'm guessing the middle two are along the lines of "parking it here" but have no idea.

   
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:46 PM   #47
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Nice image of railroad tracks in snow. Very nice.
Thank you Steve!
It'd be even nicer if I edited it a bit to get rid of the bluish cast (something to do with small sensors or small lenses - or both, I'm not sure which). But all latest 'photographic notes' images on my Posterous are uploaded straight from the phone, without any editing (apart from size reduction to save on bandwidth). But apart from that (easily correctable) bluish cast, the phone makes pretty decent images.

I still marvel at the possibilities now: take shots at some station, and a few minutes later, on the train, write a post, add tags, reduce & attach the images, and upload the lot - somewhere in the middle of nowhere, from the moving train...

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And the bicycle sign? Rightmost character is the one for a cart/conveyance/car. In Japanese it'd be the "sha" of "jidosha" (self powered car/conveyance). The leftmost character means "forbidden". I'm guessing the middle two are along the lines of "parking it here" but have no idea.
Ah, interesting. I must have a look through my Chinese photos - some should have 'forbidden' on it, too. Thanks!

   
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Amazing, isn't it? And I didn't mind the bluish cast at all. Overcast days *are* bluish. It contributed to the mood.

   
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:49 AM   #49
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There's logic for you. I can imagine the board meeting. Film is dead, sales dropping like a rock as people go digital. More and more cameras being sold daily (if you count mobile devices).

And the Kodak board decides to go with film, cause there is less competition. Hey guys, why not branch into buggy whips too?

But then these are the guys who invented the digital camera, then ignored it, hoping it would go away. Didn't happen, did it?

Technology cannot be stopped, slowed or changed. It happens.
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I was browsing other webpages when I stumbled here. Last January 19, 2012, the company filed for bankruptcy. As far as I know, the american legend had tried a number of turnaround strategies and cost-cutting efforts in recent years, but the company which since 2004 has reported only one full year of profit, ran out of cash. I believe they should have filed for loan such as [inappropriate link removed] so that the company is saved. Moreover, if pundits and experts are to be believed, the reason is very simple. Kodak missed the digital revolution in photography. It did not go digital fast enough. What do you think?

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