mandophoto

mandophoto

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

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rb59020: $900.00!?! For that price it should be an f1.0! I could git the Sony lens and 9 K-1000 bodies on ebay! Or three new tires for my pickup truck!

OK, this lens is not for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 21:37 UTC
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Combatmedic870: I hope these sell well!! I want to see a Zeiss 85mm F2, thats really slim in size!

I hope so, for the real reason that quality is best for consumers and the economy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 17:29 UTC
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whtchocla7e: Who is Zeiss trying to fool here with these offerings?

Obviously not you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 16:05 UTC
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yabokkie: 12/2.8 looks better than superwide zooms for APS-C DSLRs.
32/1.8 is useless no matter how good is the quality unless << USD 100.
this is a good place for Sigma who can make better lenses at lower prices.

Sigma can design good lenses when they choose to. I have the Sigma 30 f2.8 and it is OK(not spectacular) optically but mechanically I seriously doubt that under constant use it will last more than a couple of years, if that long. There is more to a good lens than just optics. Cheap lenses are cheap for a reason.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 14:51 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? news story (370 comments in total)
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Benarm: Another step by Leica towards the legacy of Kodak and Polaroid. You can use past brand image and recognition only so much.

I could be wrong but I believe Leica is doing quite well now. In fact it is the "me too" camera companies that are struggling.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 23:07 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? news story (370 comments in total)
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Jim Radcliffe: If this is true, Leica continues to be so predictable. A true "Entry Level M" along the lines of a Digital CL is what is needed. Not another overpriced point and shoot bearing the Red Dot.

Any camera labeled a Mini M should be able to accept M mount lenses.. this is just another overpriced camera that "looks" like a Leica.

I love Leica gear but sheesh, will they ever listen to the market... oh, I forgot, they're Leica.. they don't have to.

The package box pictured on the Leica site is too small for the camera and lens combination we're seeing. If the box is genuine we might be in for an interesting surprise.

By the way, great street car evening photograph.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 20:19 UTC
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JDThomas: Cool, now iPhoneys can start calling themselves "strobists" too.

So, the very many iPhoneys who are also Nikon users now know to never disturb your hubris towards them by buying a JD Thomas publication. You got it.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 15:59 UTC
On Magic Lantern enables Canon 5D Mark III Raw video output news story (139 comments in total)
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scrup: If Canon really wanted to stop Magic Lantern, they could. But in their interest they don't as it creates another market of users.

Take Apple Iphone. If Jailbreak never existed for it, I don't think it would of taken market share as it did.

Playstation 1. It didn't really take off until it was hacked.

Hey Juck, you're a funny guy. :-) Rotflmao.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 20:57 UTC
On Magic Lantern enables Canon 5D Mark III Raw video output news story (139 comments in total)
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scrup: If Canon really wanted to stop Magic Lantern, they could. But in their interest they don't as it creates another market of users.

Take Apple Iphone. If Jailbreak never existed for it, I don't think it would of taken market share as it did.

Playstation 1. It didn't really take off until it was hacked.

You're wrong about the iPhone. It is a consumer product and as such 99% of users have no need for the hacks. I'm guessing the same applies to most smartphones.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 20:28 UTC
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mandophoto: The Leica S is one beautiful camera.

Yep, ideas of beauty do differ.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 15:28 UTC

The Leica S is one beautiful camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 02:24 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Did he really say that he expected negative reactions from photographers but did not care? That is how I understood his response.

No, he specifically said "hobbyist photography community." The photography community is not monolithic. It is clear CC is for pros and enthusiasts willing to pay. But what I found very interesting is his suggestion that there will be a "regular" Lightroom and a "pro" CC based Lightroom. That is a bit disheartening.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 00:46 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Only issue here that prevents some people from switching is press and pre-press work. What software apart from Photoshop handles CMYK and LAB colourspaces well, or, at all? :-(

@PerL - There is a color shift when going from RGB to CMYK. Most graphic designers will convert RGB files to CMYK in Photoshop to check for color shift. I know RGB files placed in InDesign will be converted to CMYK at some point in the pre-press flow, but if color fidelity is important, then using RGB is a gamble. There is no alternative to Photoshop in the commercial print medium.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 20:16 UTC

For graphic designers working in print media there are no alternatives to Photoshop and Illustrator. As for GIMP, last I checked it does not have a CMYK work space. For page layout QuarkXpress is still around and is quite good but it is also very expensive. So most graphic professionals will pass the cloud based cost to customers, and cross their fingers.

As for Lightroom, Adobe knows there are true alternatives. Still, considering it is now bundled with some Samsung and other cameras, Lightroom may gain such a huge share that it will become (like Photoshop) the de facto raw converter which will give Adobe a lot of muscle.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:25 UTC as 700th comment | 1 reply
On Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' news story (189 comments in total)

Wonderful images and a great story. Thank you, DPReview.

Maybe it's me but it seems we don't see quite as much photography of teens as in the '60s & '70s. Can someone point out the Bruce Davidsons & Mary Ellen Marks of the current generation? Yes, I would like to know (other than Mike Brodie.)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 22:10 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
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facedodge: These are all great tips if you want to be like William Klein... I think the real lesson of William Klein is to not try and be William Klein. I think Eric missed this point.

Number three is "go against the grain". I don't think William cared which way the grain went. He went his way and that was that. Following Eric's advise on to go against the grain precludes needing to know which way is with and which way is against.

Find your vision and have the courage to develop it regardless of direction of grain. William Klein did so and we can too.

Sorry, I got a bit ruffled. William Klein is a favorite photog and it was great having Eric Kim write about him. To be honest, I do a fair share of cliches and don't mind it. :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 01:16 UTC
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facedodge: These are all great tips if you want to be like William Klein... I think the real lesson of William Klein is to not try and be William Klein. I think Eric missed this point.

Number three is "go against the grain". I don't think William cared which way the grain went. He went his way and that was that. Following Eric's advise on to go against the grain precludes needing to know which way is with and which way is against.

Find your vision and have the courage to develop it regardless of direction of grain. William Klein did so and we can too.

& yours, inframan, is... well, this could on. William Klein is one of the best, and Eric Kim's article is instructive for photographers wanting to get past the tired cliches of photography. But then there are those who are content doing just that, don't you agree inframan?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 22:19 UTC
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facedodge: These are all great tips if you want to be like William Klein... I think the real lesson of William Klein is to not try and be William Klein. I think Eric missed this point.

Number three is "go against the grain". I don't think William cared which way the grain went. He went his way and that was that. Following Eric's advise on to go against the grain precludes needing to know which way is with and which way is against.

Find your vision and have the courage to develop it regardless of direction of grain. William Klein did so and we can too.

facedodge, that is a white bread answer.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 20:34 UTC

It's the times we live in: A cross between invasive Google and gaudy Warhol. Interesting but wonder if it will go beyond 15 minutes. And yes, DPReview is absolutely right in assuming it is of interest to photographers, because it is indeed photography.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 04:48 UTC as 209th comment
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simon65: Join the army instead...

This device isn't for photographers, it's for self obsessed hipsters bedevilled by the twin ills of a surfeit of free time and a lack of purpose in their lives.

People considering buying this product should go out and do something meaningful, such as join the army instead.

The Swedish army for example.

Sweden being the home of Memoto and of Martin Kallstrom knows all about vacant idle hipsters pretending to be artists. So much so that the Swedish army has made an recruitment ad aimed directly at them.

I advise all those tempted by this device to view it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3h_sOPUWc8

Hilarious. Though I'm too old for service, somehow I see myself there. Not taking oneself too seriously is a good thing.

Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 16:14 UTC
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