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    694,000 rolls...

    3 times of that one single coating machine at Agfa could nominally produce a day...

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    See also: Minecraft. Oh, glorious Minecraft...

    Who the hell would have thought a game like that would draw a few million players?
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    Why does Hipstagram need a tiny projector? As it is, I doubt there is one photo there that I would love enough to want to commit to film. Some hipster taking a picture of their latest whole foods market meal they they are eating in some burg in new york that they are gentrifying just isn't interesting.

    Oh, and that projector will almost exclusively be bought by people like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discoman View Post
    Why does Hipstagram need a tiny projector? As it is, I doubt there is one photo there that I would love enough to want to commit to film. Some hipster taking a picture of their latest whole foods market meal they they are eating in some burg in new york that they are gentrifying just isn't interesting.

    Oh, and that projector will almost exclusively be bought by people like that.


    Don't misunderstand this post as a defense for Instagram, because I've only recently somewhat embraced it - but why does anything need anything?

    Your attitude towards the matter, and those who share the same attitude, are contributing to the demise of film, just as much as the "hipsters" you complain of. Here is a chance for a product to help increase the sale of film, or at least provide a temporary spike in the manufacturing of it, and you shoot it down and ridicule the creator. So WHAT if people want to take photos of their food? Has anyone ever complained about the subject matter in your photos, no matter what method you used to create them?

    This isn't food.
    http://instagram.com/p/R5cFBbQBZN/

    This isn't food.
    http://instagram.com/p/R5cjwTwBZ5/

    This isn't food.
    http://instagram.com/p/R5eSMowBbz/

    This is food, but naturally growing.
    http://instagram.com/p/R5e_iywBcp/

    And this photo is one of the best photos that I have of my friend and companion whom I lost in July. I snapped this photo one day when I thought to myself "meh, lets see what this Instagram fuss is all about." At the time I dismissed this photo thinking it was "just another iPhone photo with some 'hipster' preset applied," and never thought I would or could EVER value it because of the method in which it was taken. I've since changed my tune, and in fact I'm hoping to have this printed soon.

    http://instagram.com/p/Pg_Nh/
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    On a side note, I've bought a mini projector wheel thingy similar to this from a gift shop, photos of the scenery, just for the hell of it. The projected quality was actually pretty nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
    I had to laugh at a couple of statements:

    "Unlike screens, slide film doesn't have pixels."

    "Your Instagrams are 'melted' on to a single frame of Kodak film, which is then processed in a similar way to how analogue films are developed, except in full colour."
    It means you will not get "Impossible project" colours or "Lomography" colours. You will get full colours. "Real" colours as in red will appear red, blue willl appear blue, and yellow will appear yellow (green will appear green as well, you get the point).
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    Well film has been around for a very long time. Any devices that make good use of film have been invented but if people invent silly devices that use film I am all for it. Of course I won't be buying any of these devices.

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    I hope that by this project new, young photographers get in contact with film (maybe for the first time).
    And that they enjoy it.
    My second hope is that they then get a bit further and explore the new media in more detail. Discovering the unique qualities of real 35mm slides projected with a good 35mm slide projector (the hint to real slide projection is already given in the introduction video).

    And then they see that 35mm slide projection (and of course 120 projection, too) delivers an outstanding quality which significantly surpass digital projection.

    During the last years I've compared (together with some other experienced photographers) all new beamers to slide projection:
    And in all cases the beamers (even the most expensive 10,000 bucks examples) had absolutely no chance in direct comparison to slide projection with a good projection lens.
    The resolution, sharpness, color brillance and color tonality of the slides significantly surpasses all beamers to a very great extent.
    With beamer technology you pay 3,500 bucks for a 35 MP DSLR, and then you pay another 10,000 bucks for a beamer.
    And the beamers reduce your 35 MP to the extremely low values of 2-4 MP.
    It is absolutely ridiculous what the industry is offering here: Vastly overpriced gear which gives much too low quality.

    But with slide projection you get outstanding quality at very low prices.

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    Right! The weakness of digital has to do with on screen display. The best of them is only about 5MP which is very expensive and yet far less than a 35mm slide projector.

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    The weird thing is that nobody really simply tries to "sell" the beauty of a projected slide or, in general, of proper film technology.
    It's always "something else": weird colours, random results, tiny images, nostalgic feelings, vinyl-vs-CD, etc.
    Anyway, whatever can bring the happy few to the magic of film and whatever can keep it alive is welcome in any case.
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