Fogsville

Fogsville

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Mar 26, 2012

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  • In the broad sense (as I posted) Sony is new to the still camera business. I know Sony all too well (living with a Sony executive) and its history. And I intimately know its attitude towards ...
  • I agree, and think that is something that people should take into consideration. Sony is an electronics and entertainment company. The still photography camera market is relatively new to them. ...
  • Replied in evidence???
    Thanks, I didn't read carefully your previous post until now. Celebrities do indeed buy things for themselves, including cameras. And to say (as one poster here did) that they are all just getting ...
  • Replied in evidence???
    fwiw, when I was in school I worked summers in the biggest camera store in the metro Los Angeles area. One of my fellow employees sold a Leica and several lenses to Nicholas Cage. Many big name ...
  • Precisely.  Automobile manufacturers do this all the time and no one complains.  There's usually a variety of performance to choose from within one model line, and it's often the same motor but ...
  • Glad to hear you found something to work with. I've used several Hexanon lenses in the past with the Konica Hexar RF. I find them to be on par with the modern Voigtlanders (i.e., good lenses.) The ...
  • Trader Joe's rebrands General Mills' Cheerios. so what
  • Just for the record, selling price and profit margin are two different things. You might be a bit surprised as to the profit margin made by the manufacturer on the last pair of shoes you bought. ...
  • fwiw, here's an image from the 28mm Summicron with the M6 on color negative film. I'm showing it only because it's stopped down (probably f/11 or so) and you can see the DOF it has for desired ...
  • Try asking a local stockist if they have a demo; maybe you can arrange to put some refundable funds down and use the lens for a day or so. The used prices in the US (e.g., on eBay) seem to be ...
  • fwiw, It's one of my favorite lenses and really one of Leica's best efforts, imho. I used the Elmarit before I bought the Summicron and was never happy with the high contrast and 'clean look' of ...
  • I was replying to the other posts saying that Leica no longer is using CCD anymore, not to your post....

  • They still sell the ME which is CCD (same sensor as the M9 had.) And supposedly they will be upgrading the ME, to be announced at Photokina.

  • Helpful for old LTM Leicas and early Ms with some de-silvering happening but unnecessary on any modern M cameras.
  • Replied in Dusty dust
    Tip: work at higher percentages for areas like that (200%-400%) And don't forget to work on a duplicate background layer for safety and future flexibility! You do have content aware at your ...
  • Replied in Dusty dust
    I work in Photoshop on the Mac OS. But instead of the clone tool I will use the J key (spot healing brush.) The S key (clone or 'stamp' tool as it used to be known) requires an option key click to ...
  • Replied in Dusty dust
    If it's any consolation, we lived with lots of dust in the film era (and I still do since I also use film, too.)  But at least today we can very easily and quickly fix it in post.  And since we ...
  • I was never looking at the selling price (?) And of course it's going to be relative in respect to geographical costs of living. And to be sure, those countries that have lower costs of doing ...
  • Yes. The cost of manufacturing in Thailand will be less than that in Japan. It's what attracts manufacturing in the first place. Nikon manufactures in Thailand not because of the food or weather. ...
  • Just to be clear, I'm not condoning the practice of offshore cheaper labor.  I also look for products that are either made domestically and/or pay living wages with benefits. But I think that you ...
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