shigzeo

shigzeo

Lives in Japan Chiba, Japan
Works as a Writer, Audio Critic
Has a website at http://ohm-image.net
Joined on Sep 14, 2010
About me:

utterly impressionable

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Affordable to boot. I may add H adapters to my view cameras as an AF body seems like a good thing. If the live view speed is vastly improved over the CFV-50c I'm game.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 17:31 UTC as 76th comment
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(unknown member): The cherry blossom looks really beautiful.

I second to what Roland Karlsson noted a bit lower - it is astonishing that on the video no one seems to stop and take some time to behold the perfect blossom of these cherries.

@Yanko Kitanov:

I understand the sentiment, but it's not a reality. Even here in 'Last Samurai' Japan, the percentage of people NOT getting hammered with ties around their heads is tiny. The experience of enjoying a blossom is different to everyone.

I happen to like taking photos of them, or walking under them, but you can do that only so many times before you have to keep going. That so many people were out and enjoying the weather and trees shows that that enjoying is exactly what they are up to.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 03:08 UTC
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(unknown member): The cherry blossom looks really beautiful.

I second to what Roland Karlsson noted a bit lower - it is astonishing that on the video no one seems to stop and take some time to behold the perfect blossom of these cherries.

Isn't everyone basically doing just that?

Some stand under. Some sit. Some walk under, or around. Others congregate at the fringes. Everyone has their own way of enjoying the beauty or smell, or congregation of spring.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 01:45 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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shigzeo: Will sell my iPhone 6 to pick this up. Finally a return to what the commenter below me describes: ' a sensible sized phone'.

@kcamacho11:

Just so you know, you can have this thread. I don't to argue with someone that wants to tell someone else that they know more about that person's opinions than the person that has them. Have fun.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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shigzeo: Will sell my iPhone 6 to pick this up. Finally a return to what the commenter below me describes: ' a sensible sized phone'.

@kcamacho11:

I dont' care -> Good, don't care what anyone says. Make up your own truth about them. Straw men make easy pals.

Display etc. -> a lot of people don't mind.

Dwarf -> why the ad hominem? I mention nothing but that I will buy this phone and you attack _me_. Not my opinions, not my ideas, me. As for 'the past', I don't mind that Apple are putting out a smaller phone. I far prefer it. Like you, I don't care what anyone says, or thinks. You can have your large phone. Why attack me for wanting a more compact one?

The reason... -> okay

Lazy -> I think you'll see in this thread that a lot of people don't like the latest designs. I most like the iPhone 4, but the iPhone 5 design will do in lieu of a design I really fancy.

Believe -> believe whatever you want. Again, straw men are easy friends.

Numbers -> who knows, the gravy train could be over. That doesn't affect my decision to purchase an SE.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
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spidermoon: Looks like a Panasonic µ4/3 lenses.

Whose designs are based on designs from the S and late-entry Leica R lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1115 comments in total)
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Pikme: Is the sensor from Panasonic?

@sgoldswo: It must be based on its design or use the same fab. Pattern banding is almost identical but for the amps sensitivities at which it appears.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 12:14 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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shigzeo: Will sell my iPhone 6 to pick this up. Finally a return to what the commenter below me describes: ' a sensible sized phone'.

I don't see how you are making this into Apple fooling its customers into anything. I reluctantly went to the iPhone 6, which, for my uses, is uncomfortably large, and rued the purchase almost immediately. The thing is that I didn't want to pick up a poorly specc'd smaller phone.

So I did the iPhone 6 thing. Not a fan. BTW, I picked it up. No one twisted my arm. I upgrade to a new phone only when my contract is up (two year plan via Softbank in Japan).

As for your "new" comment... you do know that the internals are almost completely new. They are from the iPhone 6s, and in the Apple world bleeding edge. I'm not a Samsung owner and likely will never be. I don't buy Huwei, or LG, or Sony. If you seriously suggest that non-Apple companies would not try to lure you into a new product, or that they don't re-use parts, you are sorely mistaken.

If you want to make my comment about Apple VS the rest, you will lose. I don't care and neither should you. I buy what I buy. You do the same.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 07:59 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1115 comments in total)
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Johann3s: As soon as you pick up a Leica, some kind of dark mysterious voodoo witchcraft brain manipulation happens to you at that very instant.

I see no other explanation for the fact that people are willing to pay more than double the price of other high-end competitors for a camera that has a longer list of cons than pros.

But of course, if you are under the Leica spell, you look at these things differently than we normal people do ;).

@Sannaborjeson

There are several pros at the Leica forum that use Leica full time. And while I shoot events only part time, I shoot Leica exclusively. In the studio, only Linhof and/or Fujifilm GX680.

Technology doesn't matter for a lot of photography. Personal shooting style and affinity for use scenarios does.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1115 comments in total)
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Johann3s: As soon as you pick up a Leica, some kind of dark mysterious voodoo witchcraft brain manipulation happens to you at that very instant.

I see no other explanation for the fact that people are willing to pay more than double the price of other high-end competitors for a camera that has a longer list of cons than pros.

But of course, if you are under the Leica spell, you look at these things differently than we normal people do ;).

What competing FF fixed lens product is it double the [price] of?

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Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 02:09 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1115 comments in total)
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Pikme: Is the sensor from Panasonic?

While I wish the M240 had as good high ISO performance, it certainly comes from the same source. Same pattern banding, but visible at much higher ISO values.

Probably, the Q and SL are about a stop or almost a stop behind current (D810) FF Sony sensors, but they are otherwise amazing. DNG format is one of the icings on the cake.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 02:08 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1115 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: No whether sealing...I thought it had that. Mute point though, so beyond my and most other people's budget its funny.

So you know, it is 'moot', not 'mute', and it means that it is 'subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty' (ODE). Alternatively, it means: 'having little or no practical relevance'.

All that aside, I'd love to see it weather sealed, or at least sporting half-arsed gaskets of sorts here and there as seen on the X-Pro 2 or X-T1.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1115 comments in total)
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sneakyracer: I see Banding

Which is clearly mentioned in the review.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 02:02 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I think we can expect to see this "new" iPhone SE remain as the "entry level" model through multiple yearly product cycles. If you think it's boring and dated in 2016, wait until 2019? Apple has definitely lost any sense of innovation when it comes to iOS devices. If an iPad is meant for your grandmother, this iPhone is meant to lure your great-grandmother away from her flip phone.

I'm not yet a grandmother, but I'm totally on board with the SE.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 02:18 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: An iPhone 5 with a new processor. They could have updated the case design to match the 6s style. The iPhone 5 case design was the worst yet.

I wasn't a big fan of the 5, but after getting the 6, which I consider hideous, it has grown on me. I'm an iPhone 4 fan, probably till the end.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 02:18 UTC
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