MarcMedios

MarcMedios

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On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: Utterly stupid. More money than brains, that's for sure. Then again, people buy Leicas...

You must be thinking of a parallel universe dougigreen. Every article on modern Leicas usually stresses:

1. Optics not that great
2. Ergonomics, and esepcially menus, not that great
3. No viewfinder

And by the way, unique doesn't automatically mean better.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 02:47 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (135 comments in total)
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EduardoKleinFichtner: I do not know why people complain about Leica cameras. Envy? This is a masterpiece, pure design, pure technology, pure engeneering. Is it expensive? Yes. But, if you can do it better, just do it!

More like pure bull sh*t to me

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 23:09 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)
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bronson: The conversation that SHOULD have taken place at Nikon Marketing....

"People let's think of the most gawd awful product we can produce, estimate how much damage in dollars it could do to our brand, then NOT produce it, but instead, use the money we just saved to donate to a worthy cause".

"Joe?"

"How about a gold plated camera?"

Next is Leica

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Utterly stupid. More money than brains, that's for sure. Then again, people buy Leicas...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 23:05 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
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Iam1of2: Yes, but what have they done to improve the base processes like providing curves, smart objects, 16 bit processing, etc. So far, all I read is that they have provided "fluff" for work that could have been previously accomplished by a little extra step or two in the past couple of versions. Nothing here of value for me. I'd rather spend $50 on "Elements XXL" which adds about 200 Photoshop features to Elements as a plugin.

Could not agree more with you. Fluff.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 01:44 UTC
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perivalepaul: If I upgrade it will be from version 9.

Two questions, do you you think it will be of benefit from 9 to 13 and does 13 contain the pen tool ?

I'll be using it for photo work and very little if any video.

Thanks.

Paul...

Well, I use 11 and I find it way way better than 10, which is what I upgraded from. Where I see the difference is in the enhancements, the conversion to B&W and the actual user interface.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 01:43 UTC

So nothing professional, just a bunch of amateur stuff.

For my money, they should have a full set of curves. Actually, all I would want for Elements is:

1. Real curves
2. Ability to write "actions" (Macros)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 01:41 UTC as 1st comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)
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Anzere08: What was the deal breaker for me since the X10 has been the on/off process (you have to turn the lens to turn the camera on or off). I tried the camera for a week and it became annoying. It doesn't allow you to use the camera with one hand. I was hoping for the third generation they would add a classic on/off switch like on all their other cameras.

yes. That is a real pain. Royal actually.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:31 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: I bought the X20 at $600 and have never ever looked back. It is an amazing camera. There are two areas in which I found it to excel:

1. Street photography, where the camera is as unobstrusive as it gets yet, the fast lens and lack of shutter lag deliver time after time

2. Concert photography, where the fast zoom and ability to set manual controls quickly provide a huge advantage. In many concerts I find myself outshooting other pros with 7D's and such.

The X30 will definitely be in my replacement list

Absolutely. the NEX would have an edge on 2 things: extended ISO and less noise I think.

However, I am not an absolutist, I don't think this is a this versus that choice. I liked the X20 for many other reasons, one of which was that it fits well in a pocket.

And, basically, I just liked it. The NEX I liked (I haven't kept up to date on them) was the NEX 7 which I think was almost the perfect camera at the time.

To my original point, I love the camera: it is great for street, great for concerts but I would never venture to say it is the "best" for either. I just happen to like it a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:29 UTC
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MarcMedios: Meh. What's the point of spending a ton of money if your other photographer friends are not going to salivate?

darngooddesign... must be awful to be you! Living life literally. You can't recognize a ribbing comment if it bites you in the ass.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: I bought the X20 at $600 and have never ever looked back. It is an amazing camera. There are two areas in which I found it to excel:

1. Street photography, where the camera is as unobstrusive as it gets yet, the fast lens and lack of shutter lag deliver time after time

2. Concert photography, where the fast zoom and ability to set manual controls quickly provide a huge advantage. In many concerts I find myself outshooting other pros with 7D's and such.

The X30 will definitely be in my replacement list

Ozyzy - In a concert situation, i find the X20 will hold its own against SLR's on a couple of fronts:

1. Very small, non-intrusive so what I find is that I can go straight into the musicians and shoot from a few inches (don't ask me why, but when I do it with the SRL they all "pose" but not with the X20)

2. The motion cancelling is strong on the X20, so I don't have to push as hard

In both cases, I find myself shooting with the same lens range; with my 60D (which is my "concert" SLR) I use the 24-105 F4 almost exclusively now; the X20 has pretty much the same range. I find that I don't need any longer lens (after all, I am onstage with them) though I would welcome a wider low end.

But, hey, that's me. And I use both, the X20 and the 60D. I hardly ever take the 7D to concerts; I like the articulated screen on the 60D and, frankly, it is my "cheap" body

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 15:04 UTC

Meh. What's the point of spending a ton of money if your other photographer friends are not going to salivate?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 08:46 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)

I bought the X20 at $600 and have never ever looked back. It is an amazing camera. There are two areas in which I found it to excel:

1. Street photography, where the camera is as unobstrusive as it gets yet, the fast lens and lack of shutter lag deliver time after time

2. Concert photography, where the fast zoom and ability to set manual controls quickly provide a huge advantage. In many concerts I find myself outshooting other pros with 7D's and such.

The X30 will definitely be in my replacement list

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:17 UTC as 103rd comment | 5 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2071 comments in total)

Excellent article --certainly it taught me a lot. From the many posts below it seems to have hit a real need. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:28 UTC as 183rd comment
On Air Stylus turns your iPad into a graphics tablet post (61 comments in total)

We need the android version

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 03:08 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2307 comments in total)

This camera is so underwhelming. Really, for $2,000 you have so many better choices and especially when it comes to lenses. 3.5 to 5.6's are kit lens territory, not serious photography tools

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 22:33 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply

So... following Leica's journey from real camera to fashion accesory, Hasselblad --up until now the standard in large format photography-- has also become a fashion accesory and "certifies" cell phone cameras in an $11,000 cell phone. I don't know about the Swedes, but at least the Japanese had the inner strength to commit suicide when their dignity was lost.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 17:28 UTC as 16th comment | 14 replies
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)
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Marla2008: 1" sensor.... yawn....

@Rastad - as I said, I tried them. My sister bought them. I found them really really bad. Sorry, but I am not buying that particular Nikon brand. And, no, the X20 is just not "pocketable" at ALL. But overall, I find it 1000% better than my sister's like nikons

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 16:32 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: This camera is a real game changer. My main objection (shared by many pros I know) was the lack of viewfinder. First, who wants to look like a soccer mom focusing and second, impossible to really frame and focus in most conditions. The pop up viewfinder destroys all of those objections in a second. Also, it doesn't eat valuable real estate on the top of the camera. Add that to absolutely no shutter lag, a quality lens and a 20mp sensor and you have the beginning of the end of low-end pro-wannabe cameras. Thank god it costs $800 meaning a lot of soccer moms and mammarazzis won't buy it. Next step, a 5:1 zoom, perhaps 24-135? That would be a killer combo

Oh... Liz Z. ... if I actually cared about your opinion, I might even feel remotely uneasy or something. But... truly... I couldn't care less. If you can't even recognize a mild joke, hey, your loss. I certainly would not want to be you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: This is such bad timing for Canon!!!!

They remove the ONE thing that made the G-Series great: the viewfinder, offering one as an option and having the viewfinder increase the footprint of the camera.

Then they still haven't solved the issue of shutter lag.

Sony 100-III anyone?????

@MarcLee - it is academic now. I tried the GX1 and found the shutter lag horrible, so I purchased the Fuji X20 which has zero lag and great optics.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 16:28 UTC
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