villagranvicent

villagranvicent

Lives in Mexico Monterrey, Mexico
Works as a Branding
Joined on Sep 15, 2011

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On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (16 comments in total)
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RStyga: I hope that the next FW update will address the price issue too..

I am a very happy owner of a $650 mint X1... and I am sure in the near future I will be the proud owner of a $1200-$1500 mint X (type 113) In fact I am also very interested in a X-Pro1 body for $550... -No problem with that at all- and I don´t see why the brands could be ruined by that. I love both.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 04:38 UTC

Just add a Luigi´s case with its back door and you can have the same purist experience with any digital M. By the way, these are not real pictures of the actual camera, but 3D renderings.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 23:55 UTC as 1st comment

I guess the buyer also collects Hasselblad Lunars...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 16:55 UTC as 15th comment
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JimiV: How many of you who comment have actually seen any of Lik's work in person?

I'm always amazed by it and wish I owned some. You might not like it, that's fine. But apparently a LOT of people do.

For those who say he takes 'tourist' photos... yeah right. Please show us your images that come close to his in either technique or value in the marketplace.

Does he use PS? I don't know, I suspect so. But I don't care at all, anymore than I care what camera he used. It's the finished product that counts. Just as with a painter or sculptor, I don't care about the brand of brush or chisel.

All art is in the eye of the beholder. If someone can afford and wants to pay $10 or $100 Million, it's their call. I've seen a lot of art that I can't figure out how they can charge (and get) anything for it. but they do. I accept that some peoples taste are different than mine. I don't degenerate the work or the artist because the vision isn't mine. Nor do I mock the people who buy it.

I did, and it is very impressive. But not 6.5mill impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
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mickeybphoto: For that money, I would have bought a fleet of Ansel Adams original prints; and then some. I wrote to Peter Lik and his office staff to see if Lik could or would come speak to my photography class I teach to adults. The reply I got was Mr. Lik is far too busy for that sort of thing. Hmm! I see.

You could buy all Ansel work including his house...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 16:53 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (299 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Those labels are nonsense. A "pro" camera won´t turn the user into a pro photographer, but a pro photographer can turn an iPhone into a pro camera. so what´s the point?

Put a cab driver in front of a Ferrari F1 and won´t win the race either. The point is not because every month there are new cameras the old ones become automatically "obsolete" and unable to deliver great images.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 00:12 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (299 comments in total)

Those labels are nonsense. A "pro" camera won´t turn the user into a pro photographer, but a pro photographer can turn an iPhone into a pro camera. so what´s the point?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 21:42 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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villagranvicent: The same thing has been said a thousand times... A Honda Civic takes you to the same place than a BMW 7 series, so what? I don´t think all BMW owners think they are better drivers than the rest, they simple get what they like/can afford.

It seems like in the photography world a little luxury is not allowed. (I would´t buy it for full price, but just got myself a new Stellar for $999dlls at BH and no regrets).

I don´t think it has an optical better lens, it is faster, but shorter too, so I guess is just a matter of taste, I woudn´t pay more than $999dlls for one, but I took the deal simply because I liked the looks and the original RX100 was already a very competent camera. Hasselblad heritage in MF is undeniable and still offers top quality cameras (even though the lenses are Fujis)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 17:11 UTC

The same thing has been said a thousand times... A Honda Civic takes you to the same place than a BMW 7 series, so what? I don´t think all BMW owners think they are better drivers than the rest, they simple get what they like/can afford.

It seems like in the photography world a little luxury is not allowed. (I would´t buy it for full price, but just got myself a new Stellar for $999dlls at BH and no regrets).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 19:03 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (818 comments in total)
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Souciantmag: I'm absolutely in agreement that the LX100 looks like a great camera. But the praise lavished on it in this review is irritating, particularly the best of the best rhetoric. The 12MP sensor issue is a big problem. Not that we need megapixels, but for such a costly camera, with a great lense, it's a huge drawback. A Sony A6000 would be a better bargain. I say this being a big fan of Lumix cameras.

Many people who complain about 12MP still drooling over the 5MP Digilux 2 so I guess 12 is more than enough for everyday use...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 20:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (818 comments in total)

I can´t wait to get my hands on the D-Lux version... Finally the Digilux 2 "2015" model.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 05:52 UTC as 133rd comment

I would´t trade my Fujis for this brick. Too big and heavy it looks like a giant Nikon F3 (which back in the 80´s I used to love)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 15:25 UTC as 46th comment
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Rooru S: Those rebadges were a bad idea from the very beggining. Actually, every single rebadged camera is a bad idea... but works sometimes. Look at Leica, they're doing fine with their Panasonic cameras.

There are even some crazy people saying Leica harvest by hand the best Lumix lenses and bodies for their Leica rebadge cameras, (like if there were variations in their line of production!)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 04:11 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Even with those "flaws" I bet this camera can take beautiful pictures. And it is one sexy piece of photography gear. I would trade it for my X1 in a beat.

I would say 3 reasons to upgrade, in not specific order:

I think (based on pictures) that it is a more hefty body, maybe less point and shoot feeling (?) The stop faster, which it delivers shallower DoF... and last but not least, the Silver/chocolate combo looks beautiful! But I agree the X1 is excellent! -I like it more than my X100 LE-

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 00:17 UTC
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Rooru S: Those rebadges were a bad idea from the very beggining. Actually, every single rebadged camera is a bad idea... but works sometimes. Look at Leica, they're doing fine with their Panasonic cameras.

Agreed... I am still (from time to time) searching for a nice Digilux 2 example with new sensor on ebay, just for nostalgia!! Hasselblad should work on the X-Pan platform for the digital era.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 00:09 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)

Even with those "flaws" I bet this camera can take beautiful pictures. And it is one sexy piece of photography gear. I would trade it for my X1 in a beat.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Rooru S: Those rebadges were a bad idea from the very beggining. Actually, every single rebadged camera is a bad idea... but works sometimes. Look at Leica, they're doing fine with their Panasonic cameras.

I think Pana-Leicas are doing fine because they charge just a few hundreds more than the Lumix counterparts, like in the case of the new LX100 vs D-lux, the difference is within 300dlls... In this case Hasselblad wanted to charge $7000 for a $700 Nex7! (I just checked eBay)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 03:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Free Jazz: From the JPEG, low sharpness and NR is notable, and the samples are even worse than RX100III & G7x, what's wrong?

I don´t think is anything wrong with the camera, DP´s samples are not always "the best" to judge a camera...!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 19:29 UTC
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RStyga: If you strip these compact X Leica cameras from the self-indulgence feeling-good consumerist delusional trick of the large elaborate packaging and monolithic old-fashioned German marketing, what remains is a well-built camera with varying (mostly mediocre) performance and lack of features at a very high price. Suit yourselves...

Agree... But even my (sadly sold) Digilux 2 delivered beautiful results, I know: zero control of DoF, useless @iso 400, etc but the files look I don´t know, "dense" with lots of character. I miss that. If the new D-Lux can give me some of that love I will buy it in a bit.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 21:44 UTC
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RStyga: If you strip these compact X Leica cameras from the self-indulgence feeling-good consumerist delusional trick of the large elaborate packaging and monolithic old-fashioned German marketing, what remains is a well-built camera with varying (mostly mediocre) performance and lack of features at a very high price. Suit yourselves...

I own a Fuji X100, Fuji XE1 and a Leica X1. Even as I really like the Fuji bodies specially the X100, I find the files a little dull... sterile, they lack character. "The Leica look" do exists!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 03:29 UTC
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