DFPanno

DFPanno

Lives in United States The High Dynamic Range, NY, United States
Works as a Image roper in the Rodeo of Life. (or some such)
Joined on Jul 10, 2002

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J Parker: Leica haters of the world, unite....

Leica does it again. First, Leica introduces an $8,000 monochrome camera and many of us are outraged. But Phase One introduces a monochrome camera that costs 5x the price ($40,000!) and the forums here are silent -- no outrage -- nothing. The Leica version saves you $32,000 -- the least we could've done was to say thanks. The humanity.

And now Leica releases a camera without an LCD.... Who do they think they are?

Seriously, all joking aside -- I wear a Timex -- but I would love a Patek Phillippe -- it is a pure work of art that also happens to tell time. Leica sells works of art that also happen to be photographic tools. And that I can understand. People buy fine art not for how it makes others (i.e. you) feel, but how it makes them feel -- and this can be an extremely powerful thing both logically and emotionally.

My auto fanatic friends don't stop enjoying their Mustangs when Ferrari puts out a new model. Enjoy the camera you have.

@pnphoto - Sorry charging more for less IS stupid.

Not for the seller (that's actually genius) but for the buyer.

For a couple of bucks I can buy black electricians type and cover it all up.

When I get tired of pretending I am Alfred Eisenstaedt I can simple remove it.

That said; to each his own. If this turns someone on go and buy it; life's short.

Personally I can't see giving up the advantages of the lcd but I shot film for 37 years with a blank back so it holds no romance for me.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 00:40 UTC

I'm "all in" with Sony at this point so I hope they continue to do well.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 23:58 UTC as 30th comment
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J Parker: Leica haters of the world, unite....

Leica does it again. First, Leica introduces an $8,000 monochrome camera and many of us are outraged. But Phase One introduces a monochrome camera that costs 5x the price ($40,000!) and the forums here are silent -- no outrage -- nothing. The Leica version saves you $32,000 -- the least we could've done was to say thanks. The humanity.

And now Leica releases a camera without an LCD.... Who do they think they are?

Seriously, all joking aside -- I wear a Timex -- but I would love a Patek Phillippe -- it is a pure work of art that also happens to tell time. Leica sells works of art that also happen to be photographic tools. And that I can understand. People buy fine art not for how it makes others (i.e. you) feel, but how it makes them feel -- and this can be an extremely powerful thing both logically and emotionally.

My auto fanatic friends don't stop enjoying their Mustangs when Ferrari puts out a new model. Enjoy the camera you have.

@MyReality - Sorry; I just think that emotional connections to material things is weird.

What makes you think that photography is less serious today? I'd love to hear a rational explanation.

Real value comes from creating compelling images no matter the brand or level of expense.

I can introduce you to photographers with Rebels that can wipe the floor with some of the Leica people I know.

Sorry to intrude on your Leica romance.

A fool and his money are soon parted - King Solomon

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
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J Parker: Leica haters of the world, unite....

Leica does it again. First, Leica introduces an $8,000 monochrome camera and many of us are outraged. But Phase One introduces a monochrome camera that costs 5x the price ($40,000!) and the forums here are silent -- no outrage -- nothing. The Leica version saves you $32,000 -- the least we could've done was to say thanks. The humanity.

And now Leica releases a camera without an LCD.... Who do they think they are?

Seriously, all joking aside -- I wear a Timex -- but I would love a Patek Phillippe -- it is a pure work of art that also happens to tell time. Leica sells works of art that also happen to be photographic tools. And that I can understand. People buy fine art not for how it makes others (i.e. you) feel, but how it makes them feel -- and this can be an extremely powerful thing both logically and emotionally.

My auto fanatic friends don't stop enjoying their Mustangs when Ferrari puts out a new model. Enjoy the camera you have.

A very romantic view of the company and its products.

Furthermore I doubt very many people here are emotionally connected to Leica one way or the other.

I think Leicas are overpriced and the lack of an LCD is just stupid.

Your analogy of Leica as a photographic version of a Patek was possibly valid in the days when they were mechanical devices but not anymore.

At least a Calatrava will hold two-thirds of its value of the next ten years; this camera will not.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 23:11 UTC

The difficulty in extracting gear from the ends of the bags is typical of soft bags.

I generally will carry two cameras so my favorite is the Lowepro Event Messengers.

I have both sizes.

Semi-rigid walls mean it is super easy to get to your gear quickly and extract it readily.

The are really made for events; in fact a rep at Lowepro in CA said it was one of the most popular bags for wedding photgraphers for that very reason.

Downside is that there is no bad weather cover like their other bags.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 65th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (596 comments in total)

I'll stick with the dark. I am on here a lot at night and appreciate the current arrangement.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 12:19 UTC as 214th comment

Great - optical to compose and EVF to expose; best of both worlds.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
On article On assignment: the Leica Q at a Portland wedding (212 comments in total)
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DFPanno: I'll probably be lambasted for saying this but I could pull these shots from my A7R II with my $500 FE 28mm.

When done with the 28 I can mount a whole bunch of other lenses too.

Its not that I don't get the camera; I have a RX1 which I love.

I held the Q at the San Francisco Leica shop. It felt a bit clunky to me.

That said it is a neat camera and I bet most owners love it.

Sony. f/2. The RX1's lens is a bit more special in terms of rendering but the 28 is still a very nice lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 01:57 UTC
On article On assignment: the Leica Q at a Portland wedding (212 comments in total)

I'll probably be lambasted for saying this but I could pull these shots from my A7R II with my $500 FE 28mm.

When done with the 28 I can mount a whole bunch of other lenses too.

Its not that I don't get the camera; I have a RX1 which I love.

I held the Q at the San Francisco Leica shop. It felt a bit clunky to me.

That said it is a neat camera and I bet most owners love it.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 01:49 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

Do you need the last update installed to install this one?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 19:32 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)

Electronic level?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:11 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

Let's not be unfair.

Early 5D3s had a light leak too.

If you want a camera that doesn't suffer such introductory problems buy a Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 23:18 UTC as 28th comment | 11 replies
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (195 comments in total)

Nice addition!

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2015 at 17:47 UTC as 58th comment
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)

That second pic looks like bad photoshop.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 439th comment | 1 reply
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DFPanno: Desperation ?

I have lots of images up. You don't. Full stop.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 16:09 UTC

Desperation ?

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 00:59 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
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Johannes Zander: Manual focusing lens... Ok... Nice!
Now get the CaNikon to make cameras that support manual focus better!

Agree - I need reading glasses and putting them on and off to work the LCD is painful.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 02:37 UTC
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Johannes Zander: Manual focusing lens... Ok... Nice!
Now get the CaNikon to make cameras that support manual focus better!

Not of matter of "haters" or "hateing".

LV is great if you shoot on a tripod. Most of us don't.

Hand holding a DSLR to LV doesn't interest me in a huge way although I will do it on occasion.

EVFs with focus magnification and focus assist is the modern definition of "well supported" MF.

These lenses are easier to use on a Sony than they are on a Canon.

Ask me how I know.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 01:50 UTC
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Johannes Zander: Manual focusing lens... Ok... Nice!
Now get the CaNikon to make cameras that support manual focus better!

No - they don't support MF very well. Sony Alphas do.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 22:31 UTC
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RadPhoto: Is there a reason why they would't give the user the choice? I am just curious?

@Glen - LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 22:48 UTC
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