I received an email recently from Marc Swadel, an established photography directory and live music/music director from New Zealand. Here's what he had to say: "Cheers for the POLAR vs NIKKOR review. I have just shot a Korean feature film in New Zealand on a 7D with a set of Zeiss primes (28/50/85), and was wanting a cheaper alternative for travel with the 7D - so thanks for your review.. just bought a polar..." To which I can say, you're welcome, Marc. I'm sure my readers in K-land want to know what feature he shot. According to Wikipedia he's shot a feature titled, "Desert". I'll have my kids look it up, as they're way more aware of new Korean movies, features, and tv related things than I am. Look forward to seeing that, and what he'll be shooting with his Polar.
And now to my rambling...yes, I'm aware my rf-602 review has been a long time in the making. However, those of you who have been patiently waiting will only have to wait a few more days. I'm on spring break right now, my grad-school class is nearly done (my group and I are almost done with our final project/paper), and the weather is supposed to be real nice in Seoul. A great combination of elements! Having said that you can also expect the film review at the end of the week. I've got 10 rolls of different ISO 100 film that I'm going to be comparing. Unfortunately, I couldn't get my hands on the cheap Chinese ISO 100 color negative films...B&W, yes, but not the color versions. This test is for current ISO 100 color negative films. I can tell you right now that Fujicolor is worlds better than the resurrected Agfa Vista...but can't say more than that.
The ten rolls of film I'll be comparing come from the following manufacturers: Kodak, Fuji, Agfa, and Mitsubishi. They're all available overseas, and for those of you who are interested, you can order any of them from Gmarket. They even have a version of the website in English. And if you're worried, just know that Ebay owns a large chunk of Gmarket, and that it is possible to use Paypal to place an order. Anyway, I'm going to put some of my money on the FujiproPlus II (I think it's one of the pro films back in North America...just not sure which one). For the money, that'll probably be the best film (but that's just my bias at this point in time).
I'll keep you posted real soon. I need to get back to working on my grad school project/essay.
Till the next post or rambling--this is: