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pdelux: Thats Innovation! More Ram and remove the red dot. *Throw Bags of money* at leica.

The red DOT will come on the Limited Edition Version for an extra $2000 to be released later this year.

Leica is not insulting your financial intelligence. You do not matter.
There are dozens of luxury brands from Prada to Ferrari who create a product, charge a premium price and are not accessible to the masses.

Considering how many women's handbags -a handbag mind you- cost more than a Leica, the constant attack on pricing is a juvenile position from people who resent being excluded from a company that doesn't notice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 04:11 UTC
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (378 comments in total)

I guess I'm lucky to be the only photographer in the world who does not have any use for time exposures in, lol, crop mode.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (160 comments in total)

If I wanted to shoot digitally, this body and the 120 macro 4 would fit the job description.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 05:02 UTC as 40th comment
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)
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ScottRH: They should have introduced the D700 replacement not the D600.

If Nikon had originally released the D600 as the D710 how would that have changed anything- anything - other than replace the whining of the 700 afficiandos for no clear upgrade path to an upgrade path they were not satisfied by?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 23:25 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)

Very cool. A camera for adult hands.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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Gesture: Nikon=continuous improvement.

If you use three or four bodies at a time, year round it makes perfect sense to make incremental upgrades in the product- as units are worn out and replaced the D4s can be worked in without conflict.

Every product is not released with an eye towards the customer throwing away what they have and buying this. Many pros buy new copies every year. It's great that upgraded versions are released.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 19:25 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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mgblack74: For a bunch of relatively smart people here, there sure are a bunch of nit picky morons. Jesus.

Nit Picky?
D610 weight with an even smaller grip.
No vertical grip option.
Fixed matte focusing screen.
39 AF
16 MP for 2750
When for fifty bucks more a D800 with 51 AF , 36MP, more grip , vertical grip available, and video.
Hardly nit picky.
If Nikon had announced a special edition D F'rankencamera it would have played better. Buy it for the exclusivity... but they seem to be taking it seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 07:19 UTC
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Panasonic's newest cameras article (37 comments in total)

"Hand's On" seems a bit of an exaggeration - maybe a five year old. If it was not for the theft prevention device attached to the base no grown man has a chance.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 19:11 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

Maybe in two years when the native lenses are on the shelf and proven, and the 7s have been updated- since by then they will be two years old- this system may prove relevant.

Speculation comes cheap. Right now the D610 is .87 pounds heavier and all the Nikon glass ( and their AF) as well as all the MF Zeiss variations attach natively and achieve full functionality.

In electronics two years is a long time.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 02:19 UTC as 409th comment | 5 replies

If a 35mm digital RF was an option and this camera was available commercially I'd buy it. Straightforward and elegant. With a 75mm f2 lens please.

My initial estimate would be a half million raised for charity but it could go much higher. That's fantastic. For folks who regularly donate millions to charity this is a great 'thank you" gift.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 00:33 UTC as 190th comment

This is not student oriented equipment. For folks who bill 50 Gs a day a 5 G lens is simply not an issue if the length or other characteristics will pay off.

For comparison the Pentax 25mm for Pentax 645D is 5Gs. The 90mm 4250$. Considering the legendary quality of Leica optics their prices are very comparable.

A Canon 200mm f2 is 6Gs. What people will pay for an f2 when they can't frame efficiently with an f4 is what's amazing. Logo notwithstanding.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 02:52 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies

I agree with the outcome 100%.

Photographers generating commercial work - even if only few pieces here and there- need to get it through their thick skulls that their quest for an image does not supersede everyone else's rights.

Some of the shooters publishing images in the forums on DPR that prominently feature other artists' work would be well advised to consider other subject matter for their published works . In the US they could be sued for copyright infringement and they would lose. Just a matter of time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 16:25 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (217 comments in total)

In an America of clinical obesity the cameras get smaller and smaller. I have medium to smaller hands and I can't pick up one of these without wondering where my fingers go. What does a fat man or a man with large hands do? At 180#, 2 or 3 lbs of camera is just not a problem. I feel bad for all the sickly folks who depend on these soap bar sized bodies for a chance at photography. Particularly ironic direction for camera makers since the phones get bigger and bigger.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 20:39 UTC as 36th comment | 8 replies
On 6 things iPhone photographers want from Apple post (66 comments in total)

"iPhone Photographers" as a group should get over themselves and actually buy functional adjustable cameras. Phone cameras are a convenience for spur of the moment needs. They were never and should not be expected to supplant a 2.8 L lens on a DSLR with a FF 24MP sensor. 2.0 on a piece of glass 3mm across is not my idea of mechanical excellence. The obsession over this is comedy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 17:37 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
On Apple event confirmed for September 10th post (4 comments in total)

Other device manufacturers have already shown they can increase market share by giving their products away. Hopefully Apple will stick to a profit oriented business model and if they can also be #1 that's swell too.

If you cannot afford 200$ for an iPhone (current entry level price for iPhone 5) what is the likelihood you can afford 70$ a month for 24 months?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 17:37 UTC as 5th comment
On Pentax Q7 Review preview (240 comments in total)

Too bad it isn't a FF 24MP rangefinder. 35, 75 and 150mm lenses all 2.8 to start with. Along the lines of a Mamiya 7. In that great yellow I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

This is a useless toy. Awful cute though. It would almost be worth picking one up as a joke or to use as a prop.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 06:01 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Considering there are other labs in both Orange County and Los Angeles to get film processed and many areas in the country have none it is a bit ironic that of all the places to situate a company branch they chose this spot 10 minutes from the beach in southern California.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 05:25 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Our Canon EOS 70D hands-on preview article (355 comments in total)

I will be interested to see if a FF sensor with the same pixel density is forthcoming.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 06:11 UTC as 76th comment | 8 replies

In a society where half the people are clinically obese, finding someone or even millions who claim this girl is too thin would be a snap. People resent what they are not.

Unfortunately it is the girls who are size 4 or smaller who seem to eat responsibly and hit the gym for regular exercise - girls who look fantastic. I've trained at the University of Arizona REC for the past two years and numerous tall, sub size 4 girls are in there training alongside the frat boys every day.

Go to any open model call in NY or LA - or heck a swim meet- and it is clear all lean bodies are not computer generated. Other than having a better face than many, the build of the model on the Times cover (as much as can be seen) is quite common among college girls. Not predominate by any means but not the least bit unusual.

I believe folks like to assume retouching is responsible for every great looking model to alleviate their own visual inadequacy. Exercise and diet is too hard.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 18:44 UTC as 21st comment
On Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' article (189 comments in total)

So one person riding the rails illegally photographed others riding the rails illegally. Safer than being a Christian missionary in Iran or N Korea where you go to prison when you're caught.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 17:40 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
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