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    Re: Kickstarter Projects

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    Question.....what if your not announcing one but just bringing one up for discussion?
    That seems like a grey area, exploitable by self serving shills. Good luck, mods. (OTOH, I only wish I had the gnads to ask strangers to KS my hobbies, career, and/or life, but I'm reasonably certain it would be more like Kick Me To The Curb )

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    Re: Kickstarter Projects

    are we just bored with taking pictures?

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    Re: Kickstarter Projects

    Quote Originally Posted by photobymike View Post
    i did do the research ... and why do you the moderators if they are so busy have to deal with this? There is so much to talk about in Large Format photography ... why is this even part of the discussion other than lounge talk.... why here? dono ...just askin....
    Ok so you type in Kickstarter in the search window. Any number of relevant threads on this forum come up relating to Kickstarter projects that involve Largeformat..........
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    3D printer projects, life stories, and guy who wants to wear a helmet camera the rest of his life, lenses for smart phones. sorry dont see it... maybe there is some one who wants to make better and cheaper film than Kodak....boy i sure would not want to put any money in that.... Polaroid film now there is a bust of a business or do they actually make money i dono? impossible project.... ? i am not saying there is not something out there... why here... no i did not spend much time researching large format camera kickstarter ideas.

    We make buggy whips in an age of automobiles....thats not bad if you really need a buggy whip you have a cornered market. i am happy with using film and large format camera for my craft. its very narrow and specialised skill that i have. if a whiz bang scanner back was to come along ....I would not have the slightest interest... tried to find that project nada nothing..... back to my original question.... bored with taking pictures are we?
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    Re: Kickstarter Projects

    Quote Originally Posted by photobymike View Post
    3D printer projects, life stories, and guy who wants to wear a helmet camera the rest of his life, lenses for smart phones. sorry dont see it... maybe there is some one who wants to make better and cheaper film than Kodak....boy i sure would not want to put any money in that.... Polaroid film now there is a bust of a business or do they actually make money i dono? impossible project.... ? i am not saying there is not something out there... why here... no i did not spend much time researching large format camera kickstarter ideas.

    We make buggy whips in an age of automobiles....thats not bad if you really need a buggy whip you have a cornered market. i am happy with using film and large format camera for my craft. its very narrow and specialised skill that i have. if a whiz bang scanner back was to come along ....I would not have the slightest interest... tried to find that project nada nothing..... back to my original question.... bored with taking pictures are we?
    Mike,

    We've had very successful Kickstarter discussions, such as for the Wanderlust camera, of interest to many large format photographers.

    We've also had some that drew complaints as being begathons.

    It sounds like people are going to complain either way. But at least we've addressed it, so we have some basis for responding to complaints. Guys, instead of just guessing about how bad is the latest mod action, why don't we wait to see if it actually has any real negative effects?

    Rick "a little patience, please" Denney

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    Re: Kickstarter Projects

    A couple of you have tried to PM me on this topic, but my inbox was full. I've cleared it, so try again if you need to.

    Rick "who has the same limited PM space as everyone else" Denney

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    Re: Kickstarter Projects

    Quote Originally Posted by rdenney View Post
    A couple of you have tried to PM me on this topic, but my inbox was full. I've cleared it, so try again if you need to.

    Rick "who has the same limited PM space as everyone else" Denney
    So long as the thread is open I will say what I have to say here.

    While the kickstarter concept is not without some merit I personally find the proliferation of these projects obnoxious so that I am now dealing with them pretty much as I deal with the multiple requests for charitable donations that come my way.

    I am not sure about the best approach for the forum but I am glad that the problem is being addressed.

    It is pretty amazing how many interesting products that are useful to photographers are being introduced by creative folks from Asia who did not rely on a hand-out from others to turn their idea into reality.

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    Re: Kickstarter Projects

    I do think KS and others do offer, sometimes, tech and style innovation that advance the now archaic art of Large Format. I prefer to live in the past, but appreciate the present and future. At one time, not so long ago, a Forum like this was an novel idea, which many including me, rejected as a waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanking View Post
    So long as the thread is open I will say what I have to say here.

    While the kickstarter concept is not without some merit I personally find the proliferation of these projects obnoxious so that I am now dealing with them pretty much as I deal with the multiple requests for charitable donations that come my way.

    I am not sure about the best approach for the forum but I am glad that the problem is being addressed.

    It is pretty amazing how many interesting products that are useful to photographers are being introduced by creative folks from Asia who did not rely on a hand-out from others to turn their idea into reality.

    Sandy
    I am glad that you said it, and agree.

    In my opinion, this forum is not the place for such requests.

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    Re: Kickstarter Projects

    Maybe I am missing something, but I have never viewed Kickstarter as a charitable donation. I have always received a tangible product for my investment. If I don't like the project, my money stays in my pocket. I don't mind the mentions as long as they are related to LF. Heck, why not put a Kickstarter heading in with the FS, Lounge, etc. section, then you could either view it or not. Just my two cents.

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