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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On Connect post 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 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 (1111 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 (1111 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 (1111 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 (1111 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 (1111 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 Connect post 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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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
On Connect post 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
On Connect post iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)

Will sell my iPhone 6 to pick this up. Finally a return to what the commenter below me describes: ' a sensible sized phone'.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 02:17 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)

Will sell my iPhone 6 to pick this up. Finally a return to what the commenter below me describes: ' a sensible sized phone'.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 02:17 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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chadnchady: Let's don't fool ourselves here. If you're a fan of cameras and photography, you'll appreciate Leica. You might not agree with (or be able to pay for) the price, but if somebody gave you a Leica to own, you are lying if you tell me you won't want one. If the SL system was some 50% more for the equivilent canikon/sony system, I would easily pull the trigger. But at 3x the price, sorry leica, i'm not rich enough.

Telling people what they must think, or how they must think, and if their thoughts do not line up with yours, they are lying - that's just silly.

I'm happen to know many people that really dislike Leica, that really dislike Canon, that really dislike Nikon, and wouldn't own one if given to them. This post is full of people saying that if given one, they'd sell it.

In other words, you have no idea what people think, what people like, and no right to tell them that they are lying.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 06:31 UTC
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(unknown member): are you crazy to post pictures of people smoking ?

@Roland Karlsson

@meanwhile said that if you smoke, you're an idiot. Not that smoking is an idiotic (as it is dangerous) thing to do. He ran straight for the fallacious ad hominem.

Let's look at the word idiot for a second. The ODE says this:

informal: a stupid person.
• archaic: a person of low intelligence.

I suppose he would call Einstein, Christopher Hitchens, George Orwell, Mark Twain (and on and on) idiots, too, right? There are actually correlative studies linking intelligence with smoking. Not that one causes the other, but that intelligent people _may_ be drawn to smoking.

It doesn't matter, Roland, that it is dangerous. We do dozens, if not hundreds of dangerous things daily. That doesn't make us idiots. Some of what we do may not be intelligent, but there is more to a person than a single action.

BTW, I am not a smoker. But calling smokers idiots is both wrong by definition, and by historical and contemporary example, an idiotic, unfounded thing to say.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 01:55 UTC
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adengappasami: how heavy is this..should i join a gym or can i skip

@brendon1000

I think that is the point. Leica have built the first modern mirroless camera that is meant to stand toe to toe with dSLRs. It costs what a D4 or 1D does, boasts battery life up in the range of enthusiast dSLRs, focuses fast, but maybe not as fast as top end dSLRs, and it holds, handles, and feels like a dSLR.

It is similarly robust to a D4, but it is mirrorless. I know that people try to pump up mirrorless as a genre above dSLR in technical terms, but that isn't the case. It is using the same old technology that has been behind every P&S camera since 2001, but it adds an interchangeable mount.

Just as P&S digital cameras have done since the early days, mirrorless preview exposure/WB, etc., brilliantly. That is their singular advantage. But I don't think that Leica are suggesting the SL is _better_ than a dLSR. They are suggesting that they have an option (perhaps the first real option) to robust, professional dSLR cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
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(unknown member): are you crazy to post pictures of people smoking ?

@meanwhile: what scientific 'proof' is there that if you smoke you're an idiot?

I'm waiting.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 09:06 UTC
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(unknown member): are you crazy to post pictures of people smoking ?

My god, this thread is populated by people that want nothing better than to tell another person what to think and how to live and are happy to prove that that's the way to be.

When we get the big brother that you're hoping for, I just hope that you fall in line. If not, you'll be weeping for freedom.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
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IvanM: The Patek Phillipe of cameras! I see they, PP, chastised Tag for their 15 00usd watch - apparently its too cheap.... I wonder if Leicas are also priced this way, if its too cheap then it wont sell? Nevertheless they do make admirable cameras and lenses and oh so stylish...but thank goodness for the Japanese, for where would the rest of us be we without them?

Canon and Nikon copied piece for piece Leica and Zeiss cameras. There is a difference between using contemporary technology through the patent and licensing system and wholesale stealing.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 03:01 UTC

Automated stacking on the XF. Amazing.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 14:39 UTC as 3rd comment
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