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The free episode I watched was very interesting and delivered in a very attractive manner. The course is also very cheap. I'm not sure I'll purchase the full course yet, though, mainly because it's a bit late for me to put most of the things I would learn to good use. I'm sure, also, I would find I'd have a lot of competition.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 14:16 UTC as 1st comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (397 comments in total)
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Reactive: ** A non-owner and never will be's perspective **
Leica =
- Very nice lenses.
- Technology always lagging current achievements.
- Bought by people with more money than sense/knowledge/ability.
- [And nowadays] Probably just a prettied-up version of a Panasonic hiding inside?

A pretty case and a red dot don't make you a better photographer, just a lot poorer. Leica as a brand was past its sell by date many years ago.

"pretty case and a red dot don't make you a better photographer..."

Neither do more advanced electronics.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 20:01 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2242 comments in total)
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olla: what happened to Zeiss? they seem to have dropped the ball on digital cameras. I guess they did not think a full frame Contax G3 would find a market. My G2 was not only a beautiful camera, the lenses produced sharp & detailed photo's without needing photoshop correction. Most camera companies seem to be growing their mirowless digital camera's choices. I think Zeiss made a big mistake in abandoning the digital camera market.


You’re right in saying that Leica “innards” tend to be behind the leading eastern camera manufacturers’ ones, but is this important? In most circumstances, it will make no difference. It will certainly not lead to great photographs, which are made more by the photographer than the camera. Cameras with basic facilities will still produce great photographs and “outdated” cameras will still produce great photographs too.
It seems to me that buying, say, a Leica T and keeping it, is an approach that is equally valid to trading in to buy the latest products of the Eastern manufacturers. It may even be cheaper in the long run. The people who have to have the very latest model, which, in most circumstances, will not lead to better photographs, are akin to the people who have to be the first in the street with the latest registration car. The only difference this is likely to make, apart from boosting manufacturers’ profits, is to increase their self-esteem.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 08:50 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (222 comments in total)

Lovely sequence, which is also a little depressing, in my view. Do you know which camera was used?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 08:29 UTC as 158th comment | 1 reply
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (369 comments in total)

As a matter of curiosity, can any qualified poster here tell us how much leaving the rangefinder mechanism out of the M240 would allow Leica to reduce the price by?

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 06:38 UTC as 24th comment
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (369 comments in total)

My goodness, Leica are certainly receiving some opprobrium in this thread for something they may or may not have done.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 06:31 UTC as 86th comment
On Tamrac Evolution 9 Photo Backpack Review article (106 comments in total)

I think all of these large capacity backpacks and multi-lens and multi-accessory kits are all right if you can get one of your servants to carry it for you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2013 at 15:07 UTC as 40th comment
On Online images and copyright infringement article (255 comments in total)
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OrangeDog: Should she show some understanding to the radio station for their "theft" of her work like the court showed teacher/photographer Barbara Cameron when she "stole" $40 000 from a teachers union fund?


Ouch, indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 15:16 UTC
On Online images and copyright infringement article (255 comments in total)

I have to say that in my opinion the radio station behaved reasonably, and the photographer seemed to me to be unpleasant - and greedy.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 20:41 UTC as 68th comment
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ViktorDaniels: I can't wait to get my hands on this new Leica M. It will finally let me use all of my 'M' lenses and 'R' lenses on the same full-frame camera body. People like me have been waiting years for this (the fabled 'Leica R solution'). And now we have i!. I, for one, can't wait. Thank you Leica. And for those who have never picked up, let alone used, a Leica, I completely understand why you don't 'get it'. I didn't either, until I picked one up myself, and I speak as someone who has used almost every major large-format, medium-format and 35mm SLR camera system there has been during my 50 year love affair with photography (note: not cameras). But the Leica is different. For me, anyway. The build quality of the equipment is fantastic but, more importantly, the image quality and ability to control it is like nothing else. And that's because these cameras don't do anything for you. It's all down to you. Pick one up, and you might feel it, too.

I agree, This looks to be a fantastic camera. For years I used SLRs but that flapping mirror ruined the photo experiecnce for me. This looks to be the answer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 14:31 UTC
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