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On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)
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David Myers: As someone who has worked in design all their life I would buy one just to look at - it's a stunning camera design, beautifully executed and brilliantly functional. If you don't 'get it' then it's probably not for you but don't draw price and feature comparisons or throw insults, it's pointless!

With the best lenses I can get stunning results from the 'no AA filter' APS-C sensors in my Nikons so I'll just get rid of some old full frame Leica gear and go Leica T (plus the M adapter and finder)!

It's nice but hardly earth-shattering. This is what Sony and Samsung, in particular, have been working with for some time. No one has or really can rethink the camera. Even this carved from a block camera relies on pre-determined subassemblies. It reminds of the Samsung NX1000 and NV cameras before.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 00:51 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)

Good writeup, Andy. VERY nice for what it intends to be. The Spot and 1-Point focus options, which more cameras should have, bespeaks Panasonic cooperation.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 14:40 UTC as 638th comment
On Nikon Coolpix P340 real-world samples gallery article (35 comments in total)

I always wonder who really designs and specifies all these similar cameras. Nice to see Nikon catching up with Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:37 UTC as 7th comment
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (232 comments in total)

Excellent review, Allison. Undoubtedly a fine camera. But where Nikon loses me is in the way products are crippled. As you pay more, sure, better viewfinder coverage, brighter viewfinder, faster AF, more AF points, better weathersealing, etc. but there is no reason this model shouldn't have the full Adaptive Lighting implementation. Back to Pentax for me should I buy a new DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 19:20 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

Real photogs don't use UV filters, lens caps, neck straps or wrist straps. They do use lens hoods.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 01:30 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies
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Paul Guba: Great photographer I respect her work. I have been lucky to meet some great photographers through work and education. Irving Penn, Karsh, Avedon, George Tice, etc. most of my heroes. Mary Ellen Mark was the only one I can say I would never want to meet again.

Ralph Gibson's Lustrum Press published two Darkroom books. Photographers went over how they processed images. Good representation of "famous names" from that era. Well-worth looking up.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 14:03 UTC

I think she is one of the greats. But the world is so bombarded with images now and many superb ones, but even leaders of the past can get "lost" in the flow. Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, W Eugene Smith, Diane Arbus, even Cartier-Bresson, art has moved on.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 6th comment
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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RichRMA: I don't own it, I didn't have it, I don't want it. It's a pity Samsung is such an also-ran, given it's done a better job than Canon OR Nikon in mirror-less.

Samsung makes a quality camedra. Ergonomics and interface on the NX cameras is world class. And the interface/capabilities isn't stripped bare on the netry level models. My Samsung NX1000 focus accuracy is as good as anything I've seen.

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On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)

I get no respect.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 16:19 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (483 comments in total)

Not easy to be an DLSR maker in these times. I give props to Pentax for staying the course and staying true to its legacy and standards. If I could afford the lenses, K-5 and K-3 would be top of mind. Once owned the Pentax K100D Super and it was a highly competitive camera of its era, built for photographers as opposed to consumers. At least, now, Pentax has more than one extant model.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 18:18 UTC as 147th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery article (132 comments in total)

Bring it down to $600, Canon, Still steep but doable.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 20:54 UTC as 53rd comment

RIP. A special soul.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 20:18 UTC as 58th comment
On Ricoh to offer limited edition Pentax Q7 Premium Kit article (89 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This looks vaguely familiar...

Wait....

http://www.submin.com/110/collection/pentax110/cameras/images/aluminum_attache.jpg

The Pentax Auto 110 SLR kit, 1978.

Yup. Institutional memory.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (228 comments in total)

Maybe, bridge camera still applies. Even though this is an awfully expensive one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 15th comment
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)

All OEMs could have released something like this at the birth of DSLRs, but then you sell no new lenses!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 17:22 UTC as 177th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (174 comments in total)

Bausch & Lomb, IBM, 3M, Rolls-Royce, Kodak, Nikon, etc., names that meant something. The DSLR is still Nikon's mainstay for a good percentage of working photojournalists, wedding photographers, commercial photographers, etc. They expect and deserve the best.

I always say, this is where Pentax-Ricoh, Sigma, Samsung must compete in-CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WARRANTY SUPPORT. I hope Sony and Fuji are taking notes.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 00:23 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

I would consider your review practices. I don't think the reviews need to be so comprehensive or encylopedic.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 18:21 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (142 comments in total)

Real photographers = no wrist or neck straps; no camera cases; no lens caps; no UV filters. And I am serious.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 37th comment | 7 replies
On Samsung NX30 real-world samples gallery article (62 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: Most ugly mirrorless camera so far. When will Samsung start to employ designers? ALL of their products are of such a bad design :/

Samsung ergonomics are second to none in the photographic world.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:40 UTC
On Samsung NX30 real-world samples gallery article (62 comments in total)

These cameras have the finest ergonomics in all of photography, only matched by some of the Panasonic G series. This is what a compact digital SLR should be like, Nikon, a la digital version of the Nikon FM.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:40 UTC as 13th comment
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