bigdaddave

bigdaddave

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On Readers' Showcase: Raiatea Arcuri article (48 comments in total)

Nice enough pics, well done. Nothing very special
Why all the fuss about the gear, any camera can produce shots this small, try a big enlargement and see the limitations

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 08:17 UTC as 9th comment
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (287 comments in total)

I am a dedicated Canon user (genuinely I am).
Yawn this a boring camera

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 17:24 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
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Searching: OK, I see it is only available in CC and not CS6.

how vile you are

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 09:22 UTC
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bigdaddave: So now users who won't agree to pay Adobe regularly are OFFICIALLY second class. How telling that is.

Adobe are simply vile.

Thank you

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 06:04 UTC
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bigdaddave: So now users who won't agree to pay Adobe regularly are OFFICIALLY second class. How telling that is.

Adobe are simply vile.

"This was to be expected and its best to get over it instead of keep on complaining. "

What a self-satisfied smug reply. Must remember to avoid you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 13:47 UTC

So now users who won't agree to pay Adobe regularly are OFFICIALLY second class. How telling that is.

Adobe are simply vile.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 07:28 UTC as 54th comment | 10 replies

Does this one shoot in color? Or just ultra-violet and x-rays?

What an utter waste of money

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 14:54 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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bigdaddave: The criteria for me is simple - do top professional photographers - for whom image quality is everything shoot Leica digital cameras? No, of course not because they offer nothing a good system dslr does at a vastly more sensible price. Plus they are massively limited in speed and focal lengths

Pontificate about how lovely they are all you like, they offer nothing new, special or magical, they just cost a ridiculous amount

Your reply shows how little you know about pro photography. Any of these tasks can be performed better by a dslr, for a fraction of the cost.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
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kadardr: This camera is for masters of B&W film photography who want to take high resolution B&W images above ISO1600. Using such camera requires a B&W state of mind, which is a different endeavour. For me the whole business of using corrective color filters and work with B&W eyes just does not fit. I like to use Color Efex Pro in a free style mode (film simulation without film simulation) and that is it.

The point is the pictures are almost all terrible. This is what the vast sum of money buying a Leica gets you if you don't know what you're doing

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 11:56 UTC
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kadardr: This camera is for masters of B&W film photography who want to take high resolution B&W images above ISO1600. Using such camera requires a B&W state of mind, which is a different endeavour. For me the whole business of using corrective color filters and work with B&W eyes just does not fit. I like to use Color Efex Pro in a free style mode (film simulation without film simulation) and that is it.

Yeah right:

http://www.pbase.com/cameras/leitz/m_monochrom

Masters, all of them

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 10:03 UTC
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tinternaut: What doesn't sit well, with me, is the probable lifespan of this luxury product. It's no different to the gold Apple watch, in this respect; just a computer with added craftsmanship. Unlike a well maintained1950s mechanical Leica, or a fine automatic watch from the same period, both of which will work today, I doubt the digital Ms will have the same longevity. For many of the generation who shot film, using Leica, I'm guessing the value proposition has been turned on its head, at least with respect to the camera bodies.

<<Leica's aren't simply luxury products.>>

That is exactly what they are

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 08:57 UTC

The criteria for me is simple - do top professional photographers - for whom image quality is everything shoot Leica digital cameras? No, of course not because they offer nothing a good system dslr does at a vastly more sensible price. Plus they are massively limited in speed and focal lengths

Pontificate about how lovely they are all you like, they offer nothing new, special or magical, they just cost a ridiculous amount

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 08:56 UTC as 68th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM real-world samples gallery article (140 comments in total)

Far too cheap and it doesn't come with a $400 case, plus it shoots in color

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 17:12 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On IMG_70451 in the -Canon vs Nikon : Old (Portrait in Full Colours Only) - challenge (3 comments in total)

NIce image, the lighting could maybe have been a bit more subtle?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 06:49 UTC as 2nd comment
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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.

Wondered how long it would be before the rich-guy apologists came out of the woodwork.

It's entirely my right to hate Leicas, whether you like it or not. I think Leica users are brainless with far more money than sense and I have a perfect right to say so.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 13:56 UTC

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.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 12:09 UTC as 22nd comment | 16 replies
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bigdaddave: Well if you are silly enough to buy one you can afford a new pc

Onlooker, clearly you only think Macs are cool. I disagree

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 17:53 UTC

I could never be seen with a bag that is worth more than the gear inside it.

What an utter waste of money

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies

Well if you are silly enough to buy one you can afford a new pc

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 18:35 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies
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bigdaddave: Not sure why these are on a photo site, but it's amazing to think these pictures were taken with a useless, banding-ridden DR-limited Canon 5D mark 2.

Whatever next.

Manuel, have you actually seen the name of this site? It's about GEAR

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 05:36 UTC
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