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Tape5

Tape5

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On The new Canon 35L II will be a thing of beauty article (216 comments in total)

In photo 1, the nocturnal bokeh is so poor I am thinking 'Leica please come back, we didn't mean any of the nasty things we said.'

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:56 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

This stop-start by Canon only shows their panic market behaviour.

Canon aficionados must be super loyal in the US.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 18:59 UTC as 80th comment

This is the camera I would buy if I were a vampire.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:00 UTC as 50th comment

Could you also inject some emotions in your reviews. The tactile factor, how it feels and balances itself, the inertia, if you can effectively hold it in one hand and move/rotate it with speed, the look, the seeing through the VF, the "type" of colour and contrast it replicates in different light conditions before you take the shot, the feel of the shutter, the sound of the shutter, how easily could it be heard, did you like or dislike the camera for reasons you cannot pinpoint. Subjectivity.

Maybe ask every reviewer to write a short poem about the camera at the end of each review. A lot of people choose their cameras that way, using these perceived subtle emergent qualities.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 73rd comment

Das ist gut.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 05:52 UTC as 113th comment

How else can you tell the people of the world that you own a Leica? Having given up taking fancy pictures with it to show them, it is possible that the owner got his second camera out, killed his Leica and took some pictures. After hammering the granite.

I like to see his smiling face to believe the story.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 05:25 UTC as 75th comment

China is the place to go when desperate for a "man bites the dog" type of story.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 21:10 UTC as 104th comment

To create something as significant as they did with Canon 5D MII, if we take into account all that's happened in the camera world since then, Canon would need to shoot much higher to really deserve sweeping these awards, or it will transform into a brand of second grade sensors inside over-priced cameras bodies.

If Sony's aggressive manners in sensor and camera R&D is the measure of who is more likely to last, Canon will be sweeping its own ashes in the foreseeable future.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 18:50 UTC as 40th comment

The paparazzi are just trying to feed their families.

Who are the people, the end users who are buying these photographs and the magazines by millions? Don't they understand that most people don't appreciate to be photographed against their consent? How come nobody is calling them names? They are the ones who are strangely punishing their idols by financing the paparazzi. Maybe people get a kick out of inflicting pain on the rich and the famous.

That is where the money is, deeply seated inside the psyche of a very large number of people. It is called voyeurism and projection. It is a form of collective aberrant behaviour that needs legislation to change, not spitting at the photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 18:53 UTC as 10th comment | 21 replies

Find me :

1 A softly spoken lady head of a state that has been seeing tens of leaders of nations from around the world for the past tens of years and never ending a dialogue with harsh words or animosities,

2 With a uniquely large body of cultural and political experience that is second to none globally,

3 Is unquestionably loyal to the country and its citizens,

4 Cannot be bought by any money

5 Has been reading and writing and working relentlessly since her first foreign visit in 1953,

6 Is still engaged with tens of humanitarian and environmental activities around the globe, and a whole lot more,

And then tell me that man's fees.

Accumulation of wealth or spending are not in her top 100 priorities, and the gold goblets she drinks in, belong to British people. We pay to keep an institution alive, because it is our heritage and our history. The Queen is a trusted partner who is doing all the hard work.

Harry's champagne bills go with the show.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 08:16 UTC as 29th comment | 8 replies
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howardfuhrman: While it is tough for me to defend any tactics used by the Paparazzi in any circumstances, I have little sympathy for the Royal Family. They, by birth, not achievement are born to lives of opulence, primarily at UK taxpayers' expense. Many in the world seek photographs of their family. I do not blame the Royal Family for being upset. but that is the price of being public figures.

"They, by birth, not achievement are born to lives of opulence,"

Silly me. I thought nearly 100% of all the opulent souls out there have only their papas and mamas to thank.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 15:51 UTC
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Tape5: This camera is a top sensor and a lens lover. But best of all it is more throw-away than anything the competition can make.
Very soon, Sony will produce cameras that would be first choices for any lens collection and in many ways we are there already.

Left eye, if you like "keepers", my suggestion is thinking lenses not cameras.
We don't live in a keeper camera world, as tech in sensor and camera is moving substantially faster than lens tech.
Good lenses always come to stay, but the best cameras never live as long. Think Leica 8 and Noctilux.
That is if as a pro or an amateur, you feel that photography is going to remain a part of your life. For anything less significant you can take your pick and a few lenses. I suggest holding the cameras in your hand and deciding which one feels right for you.
A camera is a hand-arm-head device.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 05:19 UTC

This camera is a top sensor and a lens lover. But best of all it is more throw-away than anything the competition can make.
Very soon, Sony will produce cameras that would be first choices for any lens collection and in many ways we are there already.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 15:47 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
On Video: Summing up our Fujifilm X-T10 Review article (16 comments in total)

Poor video? What else has it got then?

You have to love this camera though. It's like watching your grandpa dance.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 19:08 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

All good things are overpriced.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (448 comments in total)

"Fujifilm is aiming it at hobbyist and a younger generation of creatives: essentially those who might not be able to afford (or don't want to spend more than $1000 on) the X-T1, but still want the same image quality it offers."

Isn't not being to afford sort of similar to not wanting to spend more?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 22:22 UTC as 72nd comment | 6 replies

I knew technology would soon resolve this photographic nuisance we call darkness.

I just hope they don't end up inside the eye sockets of ill meaning robots.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 22:06 UTC as 18th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1551 comments in total)

The whole different aesthetic advantage of a pocketable camera this good, is that you park the camera in your pocket and you relax and start SEEING.
Then you take the camera out of your pocket and take a shot.

It is a camera that is a slave to your eyes and not the other way around.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 22:10 UTC as 94th comment

So much mean baseless diatribe aimed at Cheney, his colleagues and the Americans here.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 21:37 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies

Maybe Hasselblad was clever enough to realize that they are going to die soon, and they decided to go with a BANG !

Ousting looks like a very nice undertaker.

What the nice Swedes need to do is to fork out serious money if they need to continue. Changing direction in this market is expensive. They should've dropped the penny a while back. Sony played a part in this too, the sneaky people that they are. They were the ones holding the gun while Hasselblad pulled the trigger on that psychotic Sony concoction, aiming at their foot.

We photographers are a very unforgiving lot. This is not going to workout for them as simply as re-branding dishwashers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 18:53 UTC as 16th comment
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