Len_Gee

Len_Gee

Lives in French Polynesia relaxing at my beach house on white sandy beach, French Polynesia
Works as a do nothing watching gorgeous girls in thongs
Joined on Jul 6, 2002
About me:

I have been fortunate and financially able to retire early. Now being a few years older, I just take life one day at a time and with no worries. Admittedly, I'm just a happy vacation and family snapshooter with no photographic skills at all, and I really don't care. I have no ego.
I'm not one of those self-centered, miserable, lacking in any social skills, socially isolated chaps lurking the forums spewing rude and inappropriate comments on others. You know who they are. But I really appreciate all the helpful people here who offer positive comments and suggestions.
I'm here to learn more about photography. And to appreciate images taken by others. Photography is just a hobby for me, and my life is not centered around it. That's it.

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On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

Is that what causes the famous "Leica Look"?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 17:00 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Pre-ordered it.
Hard disk space is cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 19:00 UTC as 4th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)
In reply to:

caspia: I am "old school", being 71.
I owned many cameras (Exakta Varex to a Nikon F4S) and took thousands of photographs.
Photography has changed enormously over the last fifteen years. I bought a Leica Digilux 2 (part exchanging the Nikon 4 S + lenses. Wow! Five Megapixels!
It took remarkable photos despite the mongers who claimed that digital would never beat film quality...
The nub, is that with a slow camera and an even slower person handling it, one can still take great photos. Today, speed appears to be of the essence. Photos taken at arm´s length over a crowd....catching movement.... etc.
What´s the hurry? Cartier-Bresson´s photos are masterpieces of timing but in the artistic sense. Granted we are not geniuses like he was, but so what?
If you want to just take photos, use your mobile. If you want to record photos for posterity, buy a decent camera. If you want to savour the pleasure of taking photographs, buy a Leica. I envy all that can afford one but relish in their enjoyment.

I have a low milage mint Digilux 2 I would like to donate to an aspiring photography student. Sensor replaced by Leica.

Regards,
Lena

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 18:09 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: When I was 20, I would have killed for a Leica, but now that I'll be turning 65 in a week, I find, oddly, I have absolutely zero interest in owning a Leica. I don't need a beautiful, well built, reasonably competent, digital camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

I feel I can get by with an uglier, less well built, but still reasonably competent camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

Besides, most of my friends who would likely be impressed with my owning a Leica are either dead or confused by my inability to give up the passions of my adolescence. A couple are just confused.

My new E-M10 will likely last until I'm dead. And after that, it won't matter much, will it?

When do you plan on dying? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 18:04 UTC

How is it that many "own it" or say they've " had it " when it hasn't even been released yet?
I don't understand how that could be so.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 15:03 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

Why did they leave touch screen and built in flash off this camera?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 14:10 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)

How could people own it or had it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:23 UTC as 166th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

What is that "filter" button for?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:24 UTC as 389th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (494 comments in total)

I think it will be a great camera for taking selfies. :)

Out of curiosity how many of you "serious" photographers take selfies?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 14:37 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (494 comments in total)

Because some reviewers or pros get loaned samples before the actual release date to your ,pubic , and. Then have to return the product back.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 07:34 UTC as 27th comment

OP was fortunate to only have a few nicks and bruises, and lost only his camera and not his life.

Years ago, I witnessed a photographer with a large format camera on tripod in Yosemite National Park, California, who was standing on a rock in the river, with his head under the dark cloth. He lost his footing on the wet rock, slipped , and was swept down river in the rapids. Camera and all. He drowned. Unfortunate accident.
Sh*t happens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 16:10 UTC as 37th comment
On Ann - S4925 photo in GodSpeaks's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Nice. Have anymore like this? Or more of her?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 06:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Lar+May04739 photo in GodSpeaks's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Nice. Do you have any frontal view? Or more,like this one?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 06:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (152 comments in total)

What lens is Zack using in the opening shots? Looks like some kind of pancake lens?
Also, his camera bag?
Not a Fuji X user yet, but looking to move up,from MFT kit.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 15:54 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
On FlashQ: The little cube for flash photography article (56 comments in total)
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JF69: 00:09 "…a 2.4GHz wireless flash-chicken"

Sound like a racist

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 17:12 UTC
On FlashQ: The little cube for flash photography article (56 comments in total)

TTL or manual?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 17:11 UTC as 13th comment
On FlashQ: The little cube for flash photography article (56 comments in total)

I'm in.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 17:09 UTC as 14th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2291 comments in total)

Seriously? Just expensive bling. Those nutty Germans. :)

Fuji XE-2 is for real photographers.

The T is for wannabes who are Red Dot fanboys. The gold neck chain crowd.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 15:08 UTC as 628th comment | 4 replies
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chillgreg: Billy: "Ooh look it has a built-in ND filter!"
Bobby: "No it doesn't - where?"
Billy: "F3.0 - F6.9 - the lens hahahaha!!!"

DF. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (488 comments in total)
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photog4u: The lens is shattered!

What do you mean "shattered"?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 18:28 UTC
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