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Leica M9P
50mm Summilux ASPH
18mm super elmar ASPH
former Canon DSLR user


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On Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home article (68 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: Pretty risky showing us how to get around Amazon's patent.

Yeah I'm not trying this as I would get sued by DPreview or Amazon. I think they are just trying to get us to do this technique so they can come after us for money. Sorry DPreview you almost had me but I"m not falling for it!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
On Rumors hint at pair of new Canon lenses article (56 comments in total)

Canon, no one cares about these boring lenses. Maybe do something innovative instead of a MK II version of a lens that is just fine the way it is. Spend your resources getting out of the obsolescence that you seem to be heading at light speed.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 22:49 UTC as 24th comment | 10 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2291 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.

the Leica m240 sensor is one of the highest ranked sensors on DXOMark. It isn't the latest/greatest but not 3-4 gens behind that's a bit ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 22:53 UTC
On 'City of Samba': Rio Carnival in tilt-shift article (48 comments in total)
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Smeggypants: I put "tilt shift little people" in the same pigeon hole as "acid trip HDR" "10stop NDR Blurred waterfall/beach" shots a long time ago. It was cool for the first couple of shots I saw :)

not impressed

pretty much everything could be called gimmicky or a fad. Personally I like the miniature look but it's kind of strange at the same time. Don't like HDR, do like long exposure pics. To each their own.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (166 comments in total)

they should outlaw zoom lenses too. In fact, you should have to use prime lenses and only shoot in a wheelchair so you can't foot-zoom. Wheelchair wheels locked of course, or it would be OK to shoot standing if you tie your shoe laces together.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 18:32 UTC as 40th comment
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JosephScha: Aperture: ... Lowest value 16
Should that be "1.6" instead of "16"? If not, I'm confused. But then I'm confused by T1.6 instead of f/1.6

No the DOF will be equiv to the 34mm f/2.8 full frame.
Light gathering/speed is still the 1.6. Equivalents is only for DOF

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 18:20 UTC
On Magic Lantern enables Canon EOS 50D raw video output article (36 comments in total)

I think Magic Lantern is rockin' it lately. Bravo to organizations like this.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2013 at 19:46 UTC as 18th comment
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)

I went out on my back patio, laid on the ground, and took a photo of my kid's bigwheel. Put a bleach bypass filter effect using ColoEfex pro, and looks just like this. Even took it in front of my neighbor's rancher for effect. Granted the bigwheel is plastic but looks the same to me!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 17:39 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies

Wow trounced by the Sigma 35mm?!?!?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 19:52 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
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alfaflash: I always bought Leica optics, but never Leica bodies. The lenses are unbeatable, but the bodies are behind the times and don't offer the features of a NEX or a FF Canon. I'm getting great results from a NEX 7 with a Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f/4, and Metabones adapter. The best part is that I will be able to upgrade to the next generation body without having to sell a kidney. I think people who get goofy about Leica bodies are just looking for recognition for having cool equipment.

That's what folks like about Leica bodies. The lack of features. They are the anti-NEX (well, at least until now). I had a Fuji X100 and got rid of it because of all the crappy menu junk.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 23:43 UTC
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tominhk: re Leica glass... Is it not possible for Canon or nikon etc to make the same? Maybe an L plus lens? And match with a body with no aa filter?

Andrew53 wow you are prob the only person to ever have said those words. Bravo!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 23:42 UTC
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Rob13: First let me say, I've got a few Leicas, but to me the M is still falling short. The only good point is that they didn't set the price at $7k!

So my major beef is that....
...without an anti-shake sensor we're still not quite there.
Can you imagine what your videos and low light stills are going to look like?
I guess that leap in technology may have to wait for another couple of years, along with a facelift on an ageing body style.

Was there any discussion of the low light-high ISO performance? Hopefully, its a leap forward...

What we need is a full frame NEX-7 or full frame Ricoh GXR which have nice compact bodies to slap on the M glass and it'll be bye-bye Leica.

ISO up to 6400.

videos without anti-shake sensor and low light stills will look just like every other camera, of which there are many, without anti-shake sensor. My videos with my Nikon D800E and 85mm f/1.4 look fine. No anti-shake. Never shoot above 6400 ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 23:35 UTC
On Reflections in the Where I Have Been Last Night challenge (1 comment in total)


Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2012 at 17:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Man at Midnight in the Where I Have Been Last Night challenge (2 comments in total)

interesting but you look like you were out looking for little children to lure into your van

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2012 at 17:33 UTC as 1st comment
On IMG_5145 in the Where I Have Been Last Night challenge (5 comments in total)

nice shot...too bad it's a fat guy in the pic though

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2012 at 17:32 UTC as 2nd comment
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Marty4650: My predictions:

The Sigma fans will swear that the image quality from this P&S camera tops anything else, due to it's unique "film like quality." Everyone else will have a good laugh.

After the initial batch of suckers buy this P&S camera for $1000, Sigma will announce that they have "made manufacturing efficiencies" and are lowering the price of a new version of this camera (the DP1M2) to $349.85.

Those who paid $1000 for the camera will get a free camera strap with the Sigma "Dick " logo on it, if they send in their proof of purchase and original receipt.

one of the best posts I've read!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2012 at 17:03 UTC
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)

i'm sooooooooooooooo glad I don't shoot Canon anymore!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 21:20 UTC as 174th comment | 1 reply
On Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? article (279 comments in total)
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djsphynx: First sentence seems to be missing something... roughly what?

Article seems more like someone who is here to serve Nikon rather than someone that realizes this is really a pathetic offer by Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:28 UTC
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