IvanM

Lives in South Africa Centurion, South Africa
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Sep 15, 2004
About me:

Professional photographer with a love of documentary and landscape photography

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On article Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples (77 comments in total)

mmmm these images tell me more about the photographer than they do about the camera.....

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 07:59 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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Abbas Rafey: With price tag of this camera I can build an empire of cameras with superb glasses and I won't miss any thing from large print to a high flash sync to whatsoever this cam can get.

tbcass, by you stating what you prefer above I took it to be your personal preference and did not for one second assume that it must be true for everyone else...so I just assumed what were talking about here is naturally just a matter of opinion....

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 15:21 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: With price tag of this camera I can build an empire of cameras with superb glasses and I won't miss any thing from large print to a high flash sync to whatsoever this cam can get.

agreed on all points but especially the aspect ratio...med format is indeed more pleasing , except maybe for street where the 3:2 aspect ratio has become the norm...

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:01 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: With price tag of this camera I can build an empire of cameras with superb glasses and I won't miss any thing from large print to a high flash sync to whatsoever this cam can get.

No Abbas, these new medium format toys are way too expensive for me! And of course like you say with a bit of tweaking here and there we can get a lot more out of our dslr's...I suppose having cut my teeth on large format film and still having and using my now 10 year old Mamiya ZD medium format camera I have a soft spot for 'ultimate'!

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 06:07 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: With price tag of this camera I can build an empire of cameras with superb glasses and I won't miss any thing from large print to a high flash sync to whatsoever this cam can get.

Dear Abbas, but of course your practical perspective will differ from others, so lets say for big budget architectural photography, what can be better than a ALPA shift and tilt camera and a couple of Rodenstock or Schneider K lenses...not that the Canon L T&S lenses are shabby its just that the ALPHA will be so much more practical ito shifts and tilts with a wide variety of focal lengths...and for those clients that want a super sharp high res A0 print well 100mp is just going to be better than 50mp!

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 13:43 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: With price tag of this camera I can build an empire of cameras with superb glasses and I won't miss any thing from large print to a high flash sync to whatsoever this cam can get.

The point is not really that you can get an 'almost'equivalent system for a 10th of the price, the point for me is that you can actually buy something like this or a Phase 1 or a Leica S or a Silvestri etc etc...we live in good times and there is something good for everyone at every price point! Life would be pretty boring if there was only Canon/Nikon and Sony. Re myself I would rather have a Canon 5DSR than the Hasselblad....

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 07:50 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: With price tag of this camera I can build an empire of cameras with superb glasses and I won't miss any thing from large print to a high flash sync to whatsoever this cam can get.

that of course also holds for 1inch and apsc and 43rds...at the sizes most print no one will see the difference between almost all cameras....the larger you go, thats were the difference comes in...

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 14:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (690 comments in total)

I have always been very keen on this camera, and maybe I can pick up a cheaper 2nd hand one one day..but I got an M3 instead...why? Seamless integration with all my other Canon stuff, interchangeable lenses, sharp 22f2 lens, 24mp sensor which rivals my 6D quality at low iso, evf, but most importantly the price, which is almost exactly half in my neck of the woods...

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 10:31 UTC as 12th comment
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IvanM: The Patek Phillipe of cameras! I see they, PP, chastised Tag for their 15 00usd watch - apparently its too cheap.... I wonder if Leicas are also priced this way, if its too cheap then it wont sell? Nevertheless they do make admirable cameras and lenses and oh so stylish...but thank goodness for the Japanese, for where would the rest of us be we without them?

Hi of course you are absolutely 100% right, no argument there, but you know these things happened 60/50/40/30 or more years ago ( I am not really sure here...) when the world was a totally different place then...forgive and forget no?...even though Leica had the freedom train in WW2 they also were an integral part of the Nazi war machine and Ernst Leitz himself was a member of the Nazi party...and you know I dont really care about all of this, it was a long time ago and we have to move on....of course you can argue all sort of extenuating circumstances but facts are facts...the things is not all of us can afford a Leica, as much as we would like to have one, so what a wonderful world we live in today that us lessor mortals can have equipment at a fraction of elitist brands like Leica, and those brands can, also fortunately for us lessor mortals , perform almost as well as a Leica or Zeiss or??...and that's a good thing is it? for us lesser poorer mortals...btw I loved your website...

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 15:13 UTC
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IvanM: The Patek Phillipe of cameras! I see they, PP, chastised Tag for their 15 00usd watch - apparently its too cheap.... I wonder if Leicas are also priced this way, if its too cheap then it wont sell? Nevertheless they do make admirable cameras and lenses and oh so stylish...but thank goodness for the Japanese, for where would the rest of us be we without them?

ok so the SL has IS lenses, an EVF, the 'hump' which looks a lot like the Sony A7 design to me, WIFI and even video, GPS? a rear lcd, sensor vibration cleaning etc etc ....so let me just get this straight, this is not copying to get ahead? And wasn't it Kodak that invented digital? and Canon IS....

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
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IvanM: The Patek Phillipe of cameras! I see they, PP, chastised Tag for their 15 00usd watch - apparently its too cheap.... I wonder if Leicas are also priced this way, if its too cheap then it wont sell? Nevertheless they do make admirable cameras and lenses and oh so stylish...but thank goodness for the Japanese, for where would the rest of us be we without them?

Thanks goodness the Japanese copied the German R&D from 60/70 years ago because then we wouldn't have the affordable mass produced high quality brands of today...

But which German company invented AF, IS, dual pixel sensors, DO lenses etc all the modern technology we take for granted today? And what a wonderful thing it is that the Sigma and now even Tamron can get so close to Otus quality at a fraction of the price....Here were I live the 5DsR is about 50% of the price of an M....but its wonderful that one can, if you have the means, buy something like a Leica today...we live in a wonderful time photographically speaking!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 10:41 UTC

The Patek Phillipe of cameras! I see they, PP, chastised Tag for their 15 00usd watch - apparently its too cheap.... I wonder if Leicas are also priced this way, if its too cheap then it wont sell? Nevertheless they do make admirable cameras and lenses and oh so stylish...but thank goodness for the Japanese, for where would the rest of us be we without them?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 05:59 UTC as 60th comment | 7 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (319 comments in total)

so you guys fly all the way over to Japan and all you can tell us about the cameras are the specs?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 15:42 UTC as 11th comment

so what do they feel like, solid, responsive, jewel like, heavy, light.....?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 15:39 UTC as 8th comment

well they will have to upgrade the G5X very soon now wont they...?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 15:32 UTC as 33rd comment

Nice! I could see myself getting one of these...rather than the Canon's...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 88th comment
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (707 comments in total)
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IvanM: Imo, its a pity the camera is so ugly....the Mamiya ZD & AFD and Leica S/S2 are much nicer looking bodies...of course looks have nothing to to with image quality and handling, .... but I'm just saying...

sheesh after 8 months you caught me out...

Good job!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:03 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (990 comments in total)

WOW!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 08:42 UTC as 118th comment
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)

A joystick, 24mp and 1/250th shutter speed...I could buy this!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:17 UTC as 22nd comment
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Mssimo: On the studio comparison, base ISO 320 is heavily blurred. (shutter shock?) ISO 400 looks much better.

Mssimo, in DPR defence just how far should they go in testing an esoteric camera like this with limited appeal and who will provide all the test cameras and lenses and people and time and budget and how many people, in the end, would actually care?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 09:09 UTC
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