3systermuser

3systermuser

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getting all ZE and ZF2 Zeiss primes in this year , and if possible I would like to compare all existing DSLR and ILC system cameras myslef.
now, I 've been comparing my NEX7 vs just preordered Olympus EM5.
I am interested in comparing gears and not much in art of photography itself..

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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)

read DXO mark on this one, you will see the IQ is the same or extremely similar to that of the D800E.
and considering the price difference between the D810 and the D800E, there is no point getting it if you do not need a touch better AF, a bit better LV,etc over the D800E.
I think this is what D800E should have been, but it is now already dated even at this point, Nikon should focus its very limited R and D money onto FX mirrorless.
for me , the Sony A7R wins over all this extremely old dated D-SLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 13:54 UTC as 136th comment | 7 replies

like Thom said it very well in his latest article, this is the most lame product introduction, and this shows us clearly Nikon lacks complete honesty and respect to its long time loyal customers.
I will not buy any more Nikon gear, I will just keep my current D800E but it is and will be my last Nikon, I am done with this fraud business.
I think this is very extremely insulting to us.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 05:37 UTC as 54th comment | 5 replies
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JDThomas: Why are people complaining about the price of lenses on a camera they will never even OWN?

If you want to complain about the price of a Leica lens you should at least own the camera otherwise your complaints are irrelevant.

When you buy into a camera system you do so willingly, knowing that lenses are part of the price equation.

I love my Sigma 35mm f/1.4, but I wouldn't buy a Sigma lens to slap on my $22,000 camera body.

anyone has the money and knows about photography go Phase but not Leica S or HB since Leica uses a couple of gens behind sensor tech from Kodak, and S system cannot go FF MF because of mount diameter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 10:45 UTC
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JDThomas: Why are people complaining about the price of lenses on a camera they will never even OWN?

If you want to complain about the price of a Leica lens you should at least own the camera otherwise your complaints are irrelevant.

When you buy into a camera system you do so willingly, knowing that lenses are part of the price equation.

I love my Sigma 35mm f/1.4, but I wouldn't buy a Sigma lens to slap on my $22,000 camera body.

White Shadow , the Phase are real camera system , not toy like this extremely over priced half frame junk.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 10:43 UTC
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Zerg2905: It's like buying (and driving it yourself) the Mercedes S (or even a bigger "chariot"): an out of this world car, but not for me. I like kevlar, ceramics and "4 motion" V12 or W16... Cheers! :):):)

Leica S lenses are nothing special , Rodenstocks are and Leica M lenses are.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 10:42 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Now I'm curious. Has anyone every seen a Leica S2 in the wild? Outside of a store.

I have not, but then that's really not surprising. I imagine these are used by fashion journalists or something like that, where cheaper medium format camera like the 645D/Leaf would be considered too bulky. Though even there I can't help but wonder if a Canon 5DmkIII would serve just as well.

In short, who actually uses these cameras?

well , white shadow, you must be wrong, since we see Phase and Hassy quite often in any large city in the world but most of us never see any Leica S camera in real life.
I love my M film and digital cameras but I do not really understand why Leica made this huge mistake with this fake MF camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 10:40 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Now I'm curious. Has anyone every seen a Leica S2 in the wild? Outside of a store.

I have not, but then that's really not surprising. I imagine these are used by fashion journalists or something like that, where cheaper medium format camera like the 645D/Leaf would be considered too bulky. Though even there I can't help but wonder if a Canon 5DmkIII would serve just as well.

In short, who actually uses these cameras?

well, the reality is no one use Leica S for professional work, maybe some but not many I mean.
if they really need real MF cameras , they go directly to Phase or Leaf backs with Rodenstocks optics.
if Leica S lenses are really as good as Rodenstock HR series lenses ,especially the 40mm , then many might take it a bit more seriously but you know?
and this Leica is not modular camera , at this price , it should be modular and allow you to swap backs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 10:37 UTC
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Sam Carriere: Amazing what some people will pay for a logo.

hey, Leica is not even good , if you really need a real optical marvel, get any of Rodenstock's HR series lenses or Leica 50mm f2 APO

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Rodenstock+HR&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 10:32 UTC

this is definitly overpriced in any sense , Leica S is not real MF , it does not even allow us to swap backs.
the real digital MF is called Phase One , I do not even consider current digital Hassel Blad as real MF system(it is not Fullframe MF).
anyway, this lens should be priced around 3k , think about even the large format or real MF Rodenstock lenses cost only 4 -5k , so people who are not collector or brainwashed Leica name lover never pay this kind of money for just 37.5 mp camera system using gens behind Kodak CCD.
in fact , this camera does not resolve any better than the cheap Nikon D800E, Lloyd proved it, if you do not believe this , go Lu-la or Getdpi MF forums or even better go directly to Lloyd's site, he compared the Zeiss 135mm APO for F vs Leica 125mm f2.5 for the S , and the Zeiss was sharper.

that said , I love my Leica M 9 , and I think I will get the M240 soon with the 50mm f2 APO, the new 50mm f2APO is a great lens , with exquisite modern barrel design.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 10:26 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On Roger Cicala investigates accuracy of lens adapters article (48 comments in total)

now every time I buy a lens , check out his opinion, he is the best and most honest lens tester in the world.
Roger gets all credits and his work should be respected.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 17:38 UTC as 19th comment
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Who does yabokkie work for?

he is a troll , that's all.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 19:14 UTC
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)
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dual12: Even if it sucks, it will still be better than the Eos M!

well, better than any OVF cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 19:13 UTC
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)

hey, now it is the time to get rid of all annoying OVF and OVF-trolls from mirrorless land.
since I first used my first A77v , I have never looked back OVF any more ,OVF especially APS-C ones are really bad.
I still have a couple of Nikon D-SLRs but I am considering selling them for the NEX FF or whatever called rumored FF NEX camera.
or I maybe wait a bit longer for Samsung or Fuji to get a similar mirrorless FF out for us at more reasonable price, I guess what I have been after is something like digital version of the Contax g2?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 19:07 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply

this thing is actually quite durable , I can use my D800E on it and it is quite good , I can shoot long exposure anywhere from I can put it on , so it is great.
no normal tripod can do the same.
I use it for my EP5 and NEX7 as well and it is great.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 09:28 UTC as 6th comment
On When Bad Weather Means Great Photography article (28 comments in total)

very true, but my camera or I do not want to go out on this kind of horrible rainy day, and I am very very scared of lightning.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:29 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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Lucas_: Looks fantastic, I really like the "clean" design! I wonder how it compares with the new Zeiss/Sony Planar T* 50/F1.4 ZA SSM.

no comparison there, the 55 is a much better lens.
I had the Sony 50mm f1.4ZA but returned it since it was not as sharp as I wanted it to be at wide aperture and it had flare issue.

at f2.8 and on , the Sony 50 ZA is very sharp but still not as sharp as the 55.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 19:08 UTC
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Mr Fartleberry: Don't think I'll be running out to buy a 50 to do landscape with.

in fact the best landscape lenses for the D800E is 50mm f2 MP or 85mm f1.4 G lens.
you just need a lot of time to do stitching in Photoshop CC, but they are optically much better than any boring super wide so-called landscape lens such as 21mm f2.8, 14-24mm f2.8G or 18mmf3.5
and , you do not have to shoot wide.
so in real life this lens will be a great landscape lens for the D800E if not the best.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 19:05 UTC
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Kinematic Digit: So they polled photographers who are looking for a portrait lens that will resolve the pores of their subjects?

A lens this theoretically sharp makes far more sense as a macro, not as a portrait lens. However, if I was to use a 55 for landscape (I use 24 which is plenty wide even though I have a 14mm prime), this will certainly take advantage of the D800 36MP. Those who think landscape with a 55 is not beneficial will find that using a 55 will mean the subject is framed tighter and less concern about foreground elements, this means the apertures won't be stopped down below the diffraction limits of the D800 dense sensor.

It's actually pretty clever of Zeiss to do it this way. The sharpest lens for landscape for sure and no one will complain because they won't be trying to go for the deepest depth of field with this field of view.

you can just get a put-on filter to do close-up with it , Zeiss just has some great close-up filters to go with it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 19:00 UTC
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Ron A 19: Seems to me that these new zeiss lenses are aimed at the medium format crowd. Instead of getting a Leica S and 70mm f2.5, you can get a Nikon D800 and 55mm f1.4 (both for less money than the 70mm S lens and much less than the S camera). Should have similar DOF and similar resolution. Looks like they're ultimately designed for studio work.

the D800E is a good camera but it cannot beat a Leica or MFDB just like D7100 cannot touch the D800E in terms of resolution and tonal range.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 18:57 UTC
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Jun2: cost?

Canon Nikon Sony junks are like that but Zeiss primes are not cheap made lenses , get one and you get the concept of it pretty well and you may even love it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 18:55 UTC
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