mandophoto

mandophoto

Lives in United States Tucson, AZ, United States
Joined on Feb 23, 2010

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Carerra: oh wow? did Sony ask you to say that.

It's a bit of levity from the DPreview folks. Lighten up, think about it, and smile.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
On article Video: a look at the Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II (125 comments in total)

I don't understand the continual harping about the Sony menu design. I've used Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and Sony cameras and frankly all have opaque and cryptic menu systems.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 16:36 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon 35mm F1.4L II: a photojournalist's perspective (86 comments in total)
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supersteel: nice article to read..images..meh.

dont like the cropped face suit man and the distracting element in the pictures of the nfl players..meh.

Rescue? No, 140815, Mr. Stead doesn't need my support.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 22:49 UTC
On article Canon 35mm F1.4L II: a photojournalist's perspective (86 comments in total)
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supersteel: nice article to read..images..meh.

dont like the cropped face suit man and the distracting element in the pictures of the nfl players..meh.

newuser140815...meh.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 15:08 UTC
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eyeswideshut: How can the same company release something as handsome as this and then the SL?

The T is nice but adding the largish EVF compromises the elegant simplicity of the T. The SL is actually quite nice, and the overall design balance of that camera type is the best so far.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 21:41 UTC
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Richard Murdey: If you'd told me they were taken with a D810 and some Zeiss or some of the more expensive Nikkor lenses I would see no reason to doubt the statement.

The Summilux lenses are already renown for quality, so it didn't seem necessary to check those samples. But I will.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 20:58 UTC
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Richard Murdey: If you'd told me they were taken with a D810 and some Zeiss or some of the more expensive Nikkor lenses I would see no reason to doubt the statement.

So you're comparing a 36mp sensor to a 24mp sensor, and comparing single focal lenght lenses (the best from Nikon are their big and very expensive single length telephoto lenses, and ZEISS doesn't make zooms in the Nikon mount,) to the Leica SL kit zoom lens. That's actually a compliment to the Leica.

I have the Nikon 24-120 f4, and as much as I want to believe, that kit zoom does not compare to what I see in the Leica SL 24-90. I cannot afford to switch, however that won't prevent me from giving credit where it is due.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 13:35 UTC
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mandophoto: From the DNGs posted here, that 24-90 Leica looks mighty fine. Yep, it's big, heavy and expensive, but it tunnel's light wonderfully.

Yeah, I was referring to the real world samples.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 23:24 UTC

From the DNGs posted here, that 24-90 Leica looks mighty fine. Yep, it's big, heavy and expensive, but it tunnel's light wonderfully.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 22:47 UTC as 32nd comment | 7 replies
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (146 comments in total)
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mandophoto: Well, this lens alone is heavier than the new Leica SL camera. Bad Sigma.

(The above is... whatever you make of it.)

You're correct. And this lens is certainly not the first new, large, heavy, high quality lens to be designed for our high rez sensors. I was joking a bit just to point out that for all the calls for small and light gear, getting around physics is going to be difficult. Not even Sony, the darling of the moment, can avoid physics. When they finally release a 600mm f4 for sports photogs, you can bet there will be a Leica SL sized Sony to accompany that lens.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 23:15 UTC
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (146 comments in total)

Well, this lens alone is heavier than the new Leica SL camera. Bad Sigma.

(The above is... whatever you make of it.)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
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mandophoto: A bunch of sour guys posting here. They're actually envious of a 4 year old getting a little attention. I hope these posts are by trolls and not regular visitors. Sheez.

Yep, like I said....or something.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 02:10 UTC
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mandophoto: A bunch of sour guys posting here. They're actually envious of a 4 year old getting a little attention. I hope these posts are by trolls and not regular visitors. Sheez.

You're backpeddling from calling some of the kid's photographs "throaway." And now the efforts of a proud father to innocently show his kid's photographs are questioned. Yeah, Davinator, you're envious. Or something.

As others have said, it is a nice story of a father and son bonding by using photography. Seems like a relevant subject for a photography site. Plus we get a nice break from the never ending number chrunching we've all become addicted to. Peace.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 01:33 UTC
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mandophoto: A bunch of sour guys posting here. They're actually envious of a 4 year old getting a little attention. I hope these posts are by trolls and not regular visitors. Sheez.

Impressed or not, I know better than to debase the efforts of a child.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 23:51 UTC

A bunch of sour guys posting here. They're actually envious of a 4 year old getting a little attention. I hope these posts are by trolls and not regular visitors. Sheez.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 21:13 UTC as 42nd comment | 9 replies
On article Airnef brings desktop Wi-Fi transfer to Nikon users (36 comments in total)

Well done. Works great with my iMac and a D750. I need to set up the D750 to connect to a secure Time Machine (router/backup) but otherwise no problems. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 21:32 UTC as 4th comment

Excellent article, not only on sports photography but also photography in general. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 15:11 UTC as 17th comment
On article Heavy lifting: Leica S (Type 007) sample gallery (197 comments in total)

I believe it is the "S" lenses that justifies this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 23:26 UTC as 49th comment

Interesting how big and heavy these new fast, quality lenses are getting. Even Sony/ZEISS E mount large aperture lenses are big. Only Leica seems to build - albeit expensive - reasonable sized f1.4 lenses, at least for the M cameras. I guess digital quality demands are pushing these specifications.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 04:32 UTC as 88th comment | 11 replies
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)
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PaulMW: I have upgraded from a D7000 to the D750 and I am disappointed with my D750 picture quality. The D7000 has noticeably sharper detail and more vibrant colours. I have checked similar scenes and same lenses on both cameras, in fact I have spent quite a lot of money on high end lenses yet the D7000 is better. The D750 is a recent model so it does not have the flare problem of the early units.
When next I am in civilisation I will take it to Nikon for a check-up, I hope that I have not bought a lemon. Does anyone else have a similar concern?

@PaulMW: I recently purchased a D750 and have noticed what I believe is mirror slap vibration at shutter speeds below 1/125. So I switched the release-mode dial from S (single frame) to Q (quiet shutter release) and have since noticed sharper pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 20:10 UTC
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