starwolfy

starwolfy

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On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)
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edbollom: Is this going to be a Lumix GX1 but with the red dot? It really is unbelievable that the v-lux range have been conning people out of there money for so long when they are exactly thesame as Panasonic's LX series but far more expensive! The lenses are great but the camera bodies are 100% style over substance.

Why buy a M instead of a D800 or a 5d Mk II ?

Maybe here is one of the reasons:

http://www.m-journey.net/wp-content/gallery/m9vsd800e-1-cameras/photo-2.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 02:18 UTC
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LarryK: That's okay, there are no such thing as "Pro" CEOs, just people with business degrees making lucky guesses and being paid huge sums of money even when they're wrong.

Managing a company is making guesses, yes.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 07:39 UTC
On Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras article (124 comments in total)
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historianx: What Oly should do is develop and release a bridge s/z similar to the Pannie FZ200 but with a 1" or 4/3 sensor and some sorta sweet 25-600 or higher constant 2.8 Zuiko Digital lens. Take that, Panny AND Leica.

What Leica has to do with that ?
Ah right, they are expensive so the inquisition want them to burned.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 04:00 UTC

Come on ! What a crappy cam hahaha.
My Nikon V1 focus much faster than this and is 1000x cheaper...muhahaha

Comparing a medium format camera to a FF camera is like comparing a FF camera with DX...that makes no sense and people who stick to medium format just know why. Just sayin'

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 15:03 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' article (189 comments in total)
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Anepo: One of his photographs on his website can literally be called a pedophile photograph, it is an underskirt photo of an underage girls bloodied underwear, an EXTREMELY inappropriate photograph that screams "call the cops".

As may say Bruce Gilden: You are the pedophile to have such thinkings !

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 16:04 UTC
On Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses article (87 comments in total)

What a review ! I've seen nice charts. :/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 07:26 UTC as 11th comment

And what if the dog roll over ? xD

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 04:11 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Difficult subjet.
Take pictures and do your job to record this tragic event...or...put your camera away and help with others ?
I don't know...
If you take Robert Capa I don't think he would have taken a gun instead of his camera to record D-Day etc.
I think problem is nowadays people are offended with everything. And I understand that because of people's magazines and paparazzo the job of photographer can now be taken for voyeurism...

Sometimes I am wondering of one day we will have news without pictures to illustrate them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 08:39 UTC as 12th comment

A friend sent me a Leica M3 from France to South Korea.
For whatever reason postmen misunderstood South Korea and sent it to South Africa.
The package went from France to Germany, then Germany to South Africa, then South Africa to Hong Kong, then HK to South Korea.
I wish my friend had put a camera in this package...but I'm not sure we would have seen much more than usual logistics stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2013 at 14:22 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

Amazing ! Well done Sigma. Too bad it's not a 16-35 but I guess I'm asking too much ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 05:09 UTC as 191st comment

There is nothing wrong, at least in my country, to take others pictures in public places as long as these pictures are not degrading one's image.

of course people may get angry sometimes so there is obviously no reason not to apologize in such case and try to explain your project. If the person don't agree then just delete the picture...

The fact of using a flash on random people may be taken as rude but it is an other matter wich is not related to photography IMO.
It is more a matter of how people may behave and interact with each other, especially when we don't know each other. What we can do, what we can't do, what happens if we do what most people would take as rude.

I think the biggest issue here is that most of people would just react by becoming extremely angry directly...so there is small room left for discussion.
I think we should try to relaxe and keep in mind no one is hurt...that was just a picture and a bounce of light... Now ready to explain each other ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2013 at 07:05 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Our Fujifilm XF 14mm 1:2.8 R lens review article (78 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Fuji is doing something very smart here.

They realized that the CSC market is already overcrowded, and they would never get much shelf space at Best Buy or Costco, so they created their own niche at the high end.

They have become the "MILC Leica" with an outstanding set of beautifully styled well made cameras and nice extremely nice lenses to go with them. They also deliver outstanding image quality, so they have credibility with high end users. They are expensive... but not nearly as pricey as Leicas are.

Leica is positioned on the niche market of cameras as a good photographic tool as well as a luxury good (more and more).

So for you, and simply because you don't like the brand (for whatever reason) you are telling us that they are not positioned on a market ?

I think you shouldn't make such basic and public reasoning simply because you don't like the brand.

You didn't say it, but you are surely the kind of guy who could have said: "I wish Leica will sink soon".

I've always wondered why someone may wish a company sink just because they don't understand their products or market position.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 08:06 UTC
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dpLarry: In USA years ago you used to lose a wallet and somebody will return it with the cash intact. I think those days are gone unless the people who picked up the wallet are senior citizens.

Hey ! I lost my wallet 3 years ago in France. I never got it back since then.

xD

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 17:58 UTC
On Just posted: Sony Alpha NEX-6 Review article (330 comments in total)

Is it sharper than a Leica M11 at Iso 12800 ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 17:51 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

Where is DxO sensor sharpness test chart for this camera ? Couldn't find it and it's all what matters.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 02:31 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

Am I the only one not to like touch-screen ? I think I am doomed regarding mobile devices and camera. I should try to get use to it... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 05:54 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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jorepuusa: 1. To have any common sense in an article like this, a photojournalist should always show an 100% faximile of the page with the picture and headline, those work together, these kind of pics need text as all press pictures do.
2. Most of the others who comment cannot understand that photojournalism is 95% of something else than actual photography.
3. Somebody was p.....d of because he did not get exact advice, well why should a pro give exact advice for an amateur and then loose his job cause the amateur gives his pictures for free and steals pro´s job.
Dreview shows pictures of war but cannot show swear words like p.....d, what hypocrisy, thank god I live in Europe.

Not so sure about american freedom of speech.
I remember once on this forum a guy took a picture of little girl playing in the street.

I can remember all the comments saying he could go to Police or hit by parents for such a shot (it was taken in the US).

At first, as I am not an American, I didnt understand what everybody was talking about and why every body was so hot on that picture until I understood people were meaning the photographer could have been taken for a perv.

I was astounded.

When I looked at this girl picture I've never ever thought of such a thing. This was just a candid street shot of a little girl... :/

I was a little chocked because I did the same many times here in South Korea and I am not a perv nor never got hit nor never went to police nor never was taken for a perv...

I am just a amateur photographer who has the right to take pictures in public places.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 07:32 UTC
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samhain: The 56mm isn't coming out till the end of the year!?! Wtf fuji.
I'd like to know what marketing genius at Fuji said "hey- we're gonna make this awesome retro rangefinder style camera- but lets do the initial release with a slow 60mm macro and wait 3 years to put a proper portrait lens out, because this camera is much more suited to people shooting macro than portraiture & candid street shots ".
That guy should be fired, but only after being kicked in groin repetedly.
The initial 3 should've been:
23mm 1.4
35mm 1.4
56mm 1.4
Macro/wide angle/zoom should've been secondary.

Or maybe that marketing genius just thought:

Hey ! Let's make a crazy sharp sensor with crazy igh iso so that any amateur jumps on it. Then let's make some basic slow lenses so that they can buy them all as they are on GAS...and wait a bit more to launch crazy bright glass so that they are on GAS again !

So finnaly that guy is not fired but promoted ! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 05:36 UTC
On Online images and copyright infringement article (255 comments in total)
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whtchocla7e: What serious photographer posts their images to google's search engine?

I run an online business and I have a competitor who stole an entire part of our Home Page design...and put it on his own Home Page design. The reason was that he found these pictures on Google Images and thought it was rights free because it is on Google... :/
Because we work hard on SEO, of course our images have titles and descriptions...so it is well positioned on Google Images if you type the right key words while making a research. It is what this competitor just did...and has he was ignorant regarding copyrights laws...he stole it. After some hot discussion he finally accepted to get rid of the pictures from his webpage...because the moron just won't accept he was violating copyrights. I had to threaten him of law pursuits to make him understand he did something wrong. It's hard to discuss on an intelligent and calm basis when the other party believes he his 100% right because is ignorant.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 05:30 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)

Isnt' the X-E2 coming soon ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 09:07 UTC as 23rd comment
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