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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 Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (688 comments in total)
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bakhtyar kurdi: Now put this camera on a tripod, have three color filters with you, RGB, take 3 shots with each filter, then combine the 3 images to produce a super resolution color picture, so the owners have an limited option to take beautiful color pictures with their monochrome camera, am I right? what do you think?

Interesting. I'd never thought of that, but it would be interesting to see how that works out.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 09:35 UTC
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bigdaddave: Use (waste) your money if you choose, it's your choice, but don't expect results to be any different from a good quality Nikon, Canon or even Sony lens.

I hate Leica, that's my choice, don't expect me to think they're great just because they're expensive.

@Androole: you will notice that I did. I wasn't responding to you; I was responding to what you called vitriol. It was. And it was well-placed, if historically based.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
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bigdaddave: Use (waste) your money if you choose, it's your choice, but don't expect results to be any different from a good quality Nikon, Canon or even Sony lens.

I hate Leica, that's my choice, don't expect me to think they're great just because they're expensive.

Androole: just so you know, both monolithic Japanese camera companies got to where they are today because they didn't have to develop the platforms they sold. They copied wholesale from Leica and/or Zeiss in the early days, then tweaked those designs when they made their own mounts.

There is a big difference in a company that designs, manufacturers and invents a mount, or mounts, and an entire genre of photography, and the company, or companies that copy it.

That Neither Nikon nor Canon admit that even today is poor form. Of course the technology they use today is vastly different, but the investment of capital they got early on, and that built their companies, came because they cheated.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 13:25 UTC
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fedway: Leica gained a bump in lens sales when Sony introduced the A7 series, and some Fuji owners wanted an economy Leica. Now that Sony, Zeiss and Fuji are filling in the lens lineups of FE and X mounts with excellent lenses, Leica is going to see a dive in sales which will also have repercussions in the second hand market.

Some people don't understand rangefinders, the beauty of mechanical lenses, or appreciate the freedom of wide lens lineups. There will always be lens systems for the person that wants the most tech for the dollar. And, there will be Leica, whose pillars aren't tech, but rendering styles, ergonomics, and beautiful manufacturing.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 04:25 UTC
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ttran88: Nice lens, but the big question is how will it perform on the A7 series..

ttran88: I own a Sony A7r. I is a very useful 35mm back for on-location commercial stills (what I do for a living). The Leica is not at all good for that because its focus system is 100% focus and recompose and my job requires something different.

But apart from that, the two are not even compatible. On camera is made a fabulous concoction of the latest tech with next to no attention paid to HOW it shoots. The other is all about HOW it shoots: ease of use, logical controls, and non-TTL viewing. The A7r is basically an electronic SLR.

Which is fine. But unless the sensor is only thing that matters in photography, the two cameras are completely incompatible. The most basic settings: sync to grey card, shutter speed, Bulb, timer, etc., for instance, are so simple with the Leica that you just get to shooting, and you have the freedom to attach an EVF or use the LCD if TTL is your thing.

Again, that you can attach it to an A7 is great. But the A7 isn't great.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
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bigdaddave: Use (waste) your money if you choose, it's your choice, but don't expect results to be any different from a good quality Nikon, Canon or even Sony lens.

I hate Leica, that's my choice, don't expect me to think they're great just because they're expensive.

And bigdaddave, I'm not saying you shouldn't hate them. You are right: it's your right. Have fun. Keep commenting on a camera you'll never own because you hate it so much. Sounds heaps fun.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 14:20 UTC
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bigdaddave: Use (waste) your money if you choose, it's your choice, but don't expect results to be any different from a good quality Nikon, Canon or even Sony lens.

I hate Leica, that's my choice, don't expect me to think they're great just because they're expensive.

No one, not even Leica, are asking you to like them. So you have Nikon or Canon, asking 2000$ for a 24/1,4G/EF lens just for you. Pick one up rest assured that you have a less expensive lens from a mass market company, that you are saving pennies in favour of a company that copied Leica, or Zeiss, to get where they are today, and who then had to lower their own standards of build, just to meet the market they created.

Rest assured that many people think like you and that you will have comfort wherever you go. Hate Leica. Hate them. Hate Leica shooters and users.

Hate everything still made by hand, by the increasingly small niche of originals. Hate them all.

There are cheaper, copy-friendly companies a dime a dozen waiting with designs they stole, or received wholesale to get where they are today.

And make sure that you never, ever buy anything original. I would HATE for you to compromise yourself in any way.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 12:17 UTC
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Elliot H: and they'll sell all they can make.

And at that price, I expect they probably will be hard pressed to meet even pent-up demand.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 12:12 UTC
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They call me Hans: I understand that Leica glass is the gold standard but god these price points just hurt my insides...

Again, Leica don't make stuff for people who budget for lots of little, or comparatively cheap things. They make stuff for people that budget for fewer larger, or nicer things.

Any normal lens/body mirrorless churner could afford an M camera and a great lens no problem. The problem is that that would mean they would have to stop constantly upgrading from one body to the next, one lens or lens system to the next.

Leica gear heads do exist, but in general, Leica users are not living the packrat lifestyle.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 03:58 UTC
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ttran88: Nice lens, but the big question is how will it perform on the A7 series..

I don't understand why/how its performance on a third-party body is the big question. That you can is great, but it isn't the BIG question. It is merely an interesting one.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 03:52 UTC
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SSantana75: I could purchase this lens AND a body to put it on OR I could pay for a water-well project for an entire village in Africa AND spend a week there for about the same 'cost'.

Oh yes, I forgot this site is about photography... so I wonder if I'll get more rewarding images using this lens on my cat or on a cheap decent camera during my week in the village ... decisions, decisions.

You could do the same with any purchase. If that's important to you, you won't be buying anything but will be funding wells and camping out.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 03:44 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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greypixelz: Looks like a modern day Fujica ST801. Too bad they won't male a FF X-mount...

@darngooddesign: the A7 series is barely larger than the X-T1, a camera often derided as too small for large X lenses. FF isn't by nature larger than APS-C. If you calculate for the look of the final image, FF lenses are the same size, often the same weight, and almost always, much less expensive than their DOF and FOV equivalents on smaller formats.

FF isn't intrinsically larger, its shallower DOF lenses make it so. But if an APS-C or M43 manufacturer wanted to make lenses that rendered with the same DOF and FOV as their FF counterparts, they would be exactly as large.

In other words, there is NO size advantage unless you go much, much, much smaller. M43 bodies (not lenses, as equivalent DOF/FOV lenses do not exist) may be the barest edge of 'small enough', but even so, it isn't a huge difference between them.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 14:27 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (136 comments in total)
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Celsus: Lack of stabilization for a long portrait lens is crazy. Or is there an IBIS body coming soon?

Not sure I'd like it any larger. Seems a pretty realistic design.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 03:50 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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ttran88: Nice looking camera, thanks Fuji for bringing back some soul in digital cameras.

I agreed on the comment: "nice looking camera". The 'soul' part is way too subjective, and Fujifilm's feature-implementation of the functions probably suggested as 'soul' are poor, and Fujifilm themselves understand this as they constantly re-design their interfaces to remove terrible inconsistencies such as the necessity to use two controls, one labelled, one unlabelled, just to change aperture or shutter speed, not to mention the absence or presence of aperture rings, unlabelled aperture rings, rings that go both ways etc. It is poorly implemented soul, if aperture rings and full-stop-only shutter speed dials constitute 'soul'.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 03:20 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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greypixelz: Looks like a modern day Fujica ST801. Too bad they won't male a FF X-mount...

@darngooddesign: and how do you get equal quality lenses? How do you ensure they are the same? In order to get the same rendering (FOV and DOF), you need much more exotic lens on a smaller sensor.

But, price and size, aside, you can do it. And it is like that with all small sensor cameras. And, again, when you go up, the difference, unless the only thing you care about is sharpness or noise, is massive between the fastest lenses on any small platform VS even moderate lenses on larger sensors.

FF, or APS-C, or M43, etc., hate, is all down to marketing.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 03:04 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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greypixelz: Looks like a modern day Fujica ST801. Too bad they won't male a FF X-mount...

@darngooddesign: And full-size 645 medium format digital is a smaller difference to FF than FF is to APS-C.

In other words, why beat down FF in light of medium format? The answer: you use a smaller format. You could beat up APS-C for the same reason if you were a 1" user, saying m43 is all you need unless you jump to FF and that APS-C is worthless.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 02:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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greypixelz: Looks like a modern day Fujica ST801. Too bad they won't male a FF X-mount...

@darngooddesign: pretty sure M43 users say the same thing about APS-C. The point is this: all non-135 sensor cameras use focal lengths and language that equates to the 135 format.

It is still the de-facto standard. And if you think that medium format is 'where its (sic) at', you have yet to try large format.

There will always be smaller formats, and some of them very good. And every large, or small, format, has its drawbacks. But not a one should be labelled 'amateur' any more than another, unless to you, 'professional' means 'larger'. But in that case, FF, as 'amateur' as it is, is 2,25x more professional than APS-C.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 00:52 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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ttran88: Nice looking camera, thanks Fuji for bringing back some soul in digital cameras.

Agreed.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 00:48 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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coody: The camera's height seems not attractive.

How can height be attractive or unattractive sans explanation of personal preference? Do you like tall height or short?

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 00:48 UTC
On f22 challenge in the f/22 challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 04:25 UTC as 1st comment
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