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On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

It's pathetic that they have to emphasize how the body is made... This is probably the only distinctive feature of this gadget.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 443rd comment | 2 replies
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: To understand the present, you must first understand the past. Why are Japanese cameras cheaper?

After the WWII, Germany was stripped of all its intellectual property, its industrial and technology patents made void. It was devastating to German companies who have totally lost momentum, and it created a huge bonanza for manufacturers elsewhere (particularly in the US and Japan).

Many of (then) smaller Japanese companies had actually been repair shops before the war, and were familiar with the construction of the cameras, and most had experience fabricating hard to get parts.
The economic boom following shortly after made Japanese into de-facto holders of 95% of world's photography related patents. Which Leica must pay for through the nose, of course, being such a small manufacturer from Germany. When buying any component, because of its small purchasing power, Leica pays many times *more* for same parts than some Japanese camera company.

Is this supposed to be an excuse for the price of this camera?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 17:40 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

I expected really good sample images, but they are nothing different from its competitors, or could be worse.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 20:50 UTC as 543rd comment
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 comments in total)

The color and contrast are not attractive at all for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 18:10 UTC as 136th comment
On article Blackmagic Design launches Blackmagic Studio Camera (24 comments in total)

The price seems to be incredibly low.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 13:00 UTC as 10th comment

Really great pictures.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 12:23 UTC as 28th comment
On article Review: Ona Lima camera strap (148 comments in total)

OK, this one is probably for very old people who never goes out from his home.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 12:58 UTC as 49th comment
On article Review: Ona Lima camera strap (148 comments in total)
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Eiffel: Sad, I though this site was about photography not fashion

Fashion? Do you really think this thing is fashionable????

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
On article Review: Ona Lima camera strap (148 comments in total)

I have never understood those ultra heavy camera accessories. Camera manufactures spend zillions of hours to reduce 10 gram, and this thing is 100 g heavier than the lighter option.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 12:54 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On article 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail (284 comments in total)

ahh, another Dusseldorf deadpan in different form...

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 16:50 UTC as 21st comment

OK, please show me the usable product with this patent.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 16:49 UTC as 1st comment

The 'macro documentary" concept is not bad at all, but the result is far less than stellar. Also, as a conceptual art, they are too unsophisticated and belong to 'Naive Conceptual Art'. Sorry...

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 16:46 UTC as 10th comment
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brdeveloper: To me the best performer in daylight was the Velvia one. I prefer preserving textures as nearly-random film noise isn't really annoying. This test shows two things: smartphone cameras are not that bad and film is still alive (for practicity you'd better using a D800 though).

I'm still waiting a better camera phone than Nokia 808. Lumia 1020 looks overprocessed and oversharpened.

True. Compare to film, all digital files look the same to me. Foliage looks downright ugly on digital, due to bayer's nature.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)

I have never seen any 'Soccer Mom' using mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 05:12 UTC as 37th comment
On article LifePrint's portable wireless printer hits Kickstarter (19 comments in total)
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RKGoth: The difference is, as with Fuji's variation between Pivi and Instax Share, the application and infrastructure behind it.

They're cagey about the technology, but I'm betting some dollars ($170 of them) that it's Zink without the limitations of the GL10 or Pogo, and maybe, MAYBE with some effort made to improve the print quality. Where it differs is in integration with social networking.

Fuji could do this. Fuji could make it so Instax Share's app could broadcast a presence or watch an online service for other paired Instax Share apps, and print to a nearby printer a file 'sent' by a friend or family. You wouldn't necessarily want it automated, though there's some fun in the idea of trusted partners being able to surprise you with a print.

I agree. Fuji can do this, for sure, and probably they will.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 04:10 UTC
On article VSCO announces $100K scholarship fund for artists (3 comments in total)

Only 2 comments so far. Very few people are interested in photography here in dpreview.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 12:07 UTC as 2nd comment
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