abluesky

abluesky

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On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)
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Cane: Fact: Leica making digital cameras is like Patek Philippe making computer driven smart watches to compete with something like the Apple watch. The brand name carries the clout and the heritage, but what has made them mechanically great doesn't translate into electronics greatness. Leica, like Patek Philippe, isn't an electronics company. All the heritage in the world won't change that. And these types of camera are more than a lens and dial layout, they are sensors, circuit boards, hardware, software, etc. Like it or not, that's the truth about a modern day camera. Sure they can add a little old school pixie dust, but if you can't get the main ingredients right, the frosting can't make up for it.

Bottom line, Leica is not going to outdo the big electronics companies in designing electronics, no matter how many old German craftsman are hand making red dots. And the gap will continue to widen.

Howadboutraw, you make some good points. Since I don't have a leica to test, I wonder about how much better the image quality is due to the lenses, when they use the 16mpx sony sensor that I am very familiar with. What I have seen is photos taken with the M, and actually had the opportunity to sit with a group of photographers as we processed our photos, including his. Again, I would have to test it myself, but the M's files had way less latitude than the Canons, Nikons, Pentax, and Ricoh cameras that were also used. And I don't think I would shoot with such an expensive camera if I couldn't play with the RAW files. I use phones for JPG snapshots.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 16:49 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)
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Cane: Fact: Leica making digital cameras is like Patek Philippe making computer driven smart watches to compete with something like the Apple watch. The brand name carries the clout and the heritage, but what has made them mechanically great doesn't translate into electronics greatness. Leica, like Patek Philippe, isn't an electronics company. All the heritage in the world won't change that. And these types of camera are more than a lens and dial layout, they are sensors, circuit boards, hardware, software, etc. Like it or not, that's the truth about a modern day camera. Sure they can add a little old school pixie dust, but if you can't get the main ingredients right, the frosting can't make up for it.

Bottom line, Leica is not going to outdo the big electronics companies in designing electronics, no matter how many old German craftsman are hand making red dots. And the gap will continue to widen.

Excellent point. I wonder if the lenses differentiate between cameras and watches. While I don't like the big black DSLRS as far as a fashion statement goes, I am all about ergonomics and haptics over fashion any day, unless the stylish camera was dirt cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 16:45 UTC

This plus the cheap, non-Xtrans Fuji!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 22:02 UTC as 3rd comment
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)
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abluesky: Hahahahaha

I use the Ricoh GR and Pentax K01. Check my gallery out for a sample of my work. Ricoh/Pentax may make some very serious and excellent cameras. But this is hilarious.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 06:31 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Hahahahaha

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:17 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies

I totally agree. I fell in love with photography with my father's Olympus XA back in the day. My first digital camera was a Ricoh GRD4 and now I use a Ricoh GR. Lots of photography advice revolves around learning with a DSLR, but I found that using small, but high performance compacts can be of tremendous benefit because you can take them almost anywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 07:31 UTC as 24th comment
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)
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Jogger: Fuji has the only successful APSc fixed-lens compact on the market. Others from Nikon, Sigma, Ricoh, etc... have flopped despite being good cameras.

I would worry though, the 1-inch compacts are gonna eat their lunch.

The GR has flopped? Where do you get that from?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 20:38 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (202 comments in total)

Looks new and interesting and I would like to try one before I make a judgement.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 09:56 UTC as 15th comment

This was the worst article I've ever read on DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 15:44 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
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abluesky: If it weren't for the subscription model, I would never have been able to afford Photoshop and Lightroom. For me, it's more economical to pay the subscription fee. I also appreciate all the updates. If you really want Adobe products, they are all pirated anyway, even CC. If you are going to blame anybody, blame the pirates.

That would be a great option. Pay upfront for a limited number of updates, or subscription for unlimited updates.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 16:35 UTC
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abluesky: If it weren't for the subscription model, I would never have been able to afford Photoshop and Lightroom. For me, it's more economical to pay the subscription fee. I also appreciate all the updates. If you really want Adobe products, they are all pirated anyway, even CC. If you are going to blame anybody, blame the pirates.

Yes, I agree. I use Photoshop and Lightroom to produce all the media for a small business I run, including printed material and web-based media. That alone has led to outside work that has already paid for three years worth of of the subscription. With a little bit of luck, hopefully I can spin that off into a separate business as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 00:35 UTC
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abluesky: If it weren't for the subscription model, I would never have been able to afford Photoshop and Lightroom. For me, it's more economical to pay the subscription fee. I also appreciate all the updates. If you really want Adobe products, they are all pirated anyway, even CC. If you are going to blame anybody, blame the pirates.

I would prefer that too, but I couldn't *afford* the full price for Photoshop let alone both programs.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 20:15 UTC

If it weren't for the subscription model, I would never have been able to afford Photoshop and Lightroom. For me, it's more economical to pay the subscription fee. I also appreciate all the updates. If you really want Adobe products, they are all pirated anyway, even CC. If you are going to blame anybody, blame the pirates.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:49 UTC as 63rd comment | 6 replies
On Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature article (58 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Everything new is new again. With slogans like this they should get out of graphics and go into advertising.

Could be reduced to "New is New"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 21:09 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2306 comments in total)

Leica T vs Pentax K01 - FIGHT!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 22:09 UTC as 423rd comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (332 comments in total)

Ok - so now I have to admit that I think something strange is going on. How much earlier was the K3 released? How much later was the OMDEM10 announced? How much time elapsed between the announcement of the EM10 and the review.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 16:22 UTC as 96th comment | 6 replies
On CP+ 2014: Selected highlights of the show article (33 comments in total)
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JustDavid: So there was a first to be seen 645D 2014, first to be seen 1.4x TC, first to be seen MF wideangle zoom lens... but Ricoh/Pentax booth seems to have gone invisible while DPR staff toured the halls... at least judging from no stand report and no inclusion in highlights... but then, of course, it can't be a highlight if it wasn't reviewed on DPR... :)

I know. Personally, I am much more interested in the Pentax 645D 2014. Perhaps medium format is much to far outside the mainstream consumer cameras featured by DPR. And I noticed that they only featured cameras. Perhaps accessories are not considered news. Who knows how they make their decisions.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 14:53 UTC

For me the, a very important issue is the hight ISO performance. Does that mean that now the max ISO is 800? I'm not familiar with the Foveon upper ISO limit.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 15:52 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

I do like the design from an aesthetic point of view, and am intrigued by the possibility of better high ISO performance. But as a Ricoh GR user, I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the ergonomics and haptics of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 05:58 UTC as 64th comment
On ETTR Exposed article (18 comments in total)

Re:ETTR in Hi DR scenes

I thought that sever pulling of the shadows was to be avoided precisely because of the increase in noise that it creates?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 00:39 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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