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$1k for a 50mm 2.8 macro lens? Insane. If you don't need the macro capabilities, the Sigma 60mm 2.8 does the job for less than $240.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 12:47 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On Sakar shows QX-style, Vivitar-branded modular smart camera news story (79 comments in total)

Hideous. One camera I'd use if Vivitar paid me to do it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 00:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On Fujifilm launches updated grips for X-E and X-Pro cameras news story (118 comments in total)

I thought the whole idea in designing a mirrorless camera was weight and size. An XPro1 with a grip in not smaller, or lighter than most Canikons, except the pro bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 00:34 UTC as 4th comment
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app news story (210 comments in total)
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RossN: All for the technology, but this is ridiculous and unbalanced pricing for those who don't earn their living from photography. It would be good to be able to access photos from central storage, but it's not worth doubling the cost of owning lightroom from ~$100 -> $200/yr for that feature when products like photogene exist for $3 for a perpetual license.

" RAW files that can be manipulated from mobile devices all over the world"

Damn, I bet we can't even breath anymore without processing RAW files while we ride the subway.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 00:16 UTC
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app news story (210 comments in total)

$99? Are people from Adobe insane?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 00:08 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania news story (238 comments in total)

Romania is a fine country, if you don't live there.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 00:04 UTC as 28th comment
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tabloid: Personally i would never buy a camera without a viewfinder.
No good in sunlight, when on holiday.

With a little electronic add on viewfinder, it would be worth a second look at.

"Personally i would never buy a camera without a viewfinder"

Pro's cannot live without a viewfinder

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 00:40 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: Not much of an improvement over the X-E1. I don't like the Fuji processing. When you compare the image quality to a camera like the Olympus E-M5, you can clearly see that the output is softer, more processed. At higher ISO's there's less noise, but also less detail. I prefer to do my own processing rather then let the camera do it for me.

Interesting but I find the jpegs from Olympus cameras oversaturated, fake. Panasonic jpegs are too dull for my taste. Fuji files are right in between. They are perfect for my taste.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 01:13 UTC

Well, reading through all the posts I see lots of poor people that can barely afford a panasonic. Sad

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 00:18 UTC as 8th comment
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utomo99: Instead of just rebranding products, why Leica did not do some smarter way ?
1. Put Faster Lens.
2. Read the user comments about that cameras and improve it based on that.
and other improvements.
And I believe people will respect better

"So it's okay to charge double or more for the same guys for a different faceplate...and anyone that doesn't think so is just jealous?"
Nobody's forcing you to buy. Not that you can even afford it anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 00:14 UTC
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TakenUserName: Now when will Leica rebadge dome of the Panasonic 4/3 cameras. That is a gaping home in their lineup.

"Leica doesn't rebadge m43 Panasonic cameras because that would strongly hurt the sales of the M system."

Now, that was the best joke ever. Like a junk m4/3 camera (I have one myself) can compete with a Leica M
It's like saying Ferrari can't stick their emblem on a Hunday to avoid competing with the formula 1 car. Hillarious. So much wisdom on dpreview

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 00:10 UTC

This is a camera for people that can afford to buy a Leica. Poor people can stick with a much cheaper Panasonic.
People that buy a Leica can afford to buy a Porche. For everybody else there is Hunday. Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 00:05 UTC as 9th comment
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JDThomas: Everyone who has commented here is pretty much a Leica hater. My question is if you hate Leicas so much and you would never buy a rebranded Panasonic Leica then why bother arguing about it?

My guess is as soon as you saw the headline you KNEW your were going to hate it, so why not just skip over it?

It doesn't matter WHAT Leica puts out about 98% of the active members on DPR fly into a mouth-foaming rage over the price.

You know what's really funny about this? If you go to the Leica camera forums this camera and others like it barely get a mention. Real Leica photographers don't care enough about these types of cameras to bother getting mad about it.

So here you have a bunch of people who don't own any Leica gear and have no intention on buying Leica gear arguing over a camera that most actual Leica users just ignore.

Seems kinda silly, huh?

I wouldn't say they are haters. They simply can't afford to even try it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 23:56 UTC
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Carbon111: Only a $200 surcharge up from the Panasonic version isn't bad considering it comes with Lightroom 5. The body looks much better than the LF1 as well. Looking for a replacement for my LX5 pocket cam...this could be it.

$10 for Lightroom? Cool. Can I give you $20 for your copy? Then you can go and buy two, one to resell and one free for you.
I can send Paypal right away
Please email me at
$10Lightroom@yahoo.com

Thank you, thank you so much

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 23:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (470 comments in total)

Honestly, those f2 samples are horrible.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 22:08 UTC as 34th comment
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector news story (300 comments in total)
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panpen: $500k for a print? Not to mention the bike is off centre too.

You must be kidding. It was sarcasm. Duh

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 18:55 UTC
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector news story (300 comments in total)

$500k for a print? Not to mention the bike is off centre too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 11:51 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies

I've had them all, from Leica to CaNikon, Fuji, Sony. The Merrill's are the best of the bunch. If you want deep colors, roundness, tons of detail without looking fake/digital, the Merrill is the way to go. The best Leica lens I've had was a 28mm 2.8 R E55, probably in the top 3 best lenses ever. The DP2M lens is on par, if not better, than the Leica lens and all (including the camera) for a mere $799. In Leica world that buys the caps, hood and the box. The 28mm alone costs $2500. For $2k I have a DP1X a DP2M and a DP3M. I'm set for years to come unless Sigma comes with a Foveon body with interchangeable lenses

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 02:40 UTC as 2nd comment
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ddolde: I have the DP2 and its pretty darn good for what it is. I do prefer my Hasselblad H4D-31 though the Sigma comes close in IQ. I could see owning a DP1/2/3 trio and traveling ultra light though. 3K barely buys one HC lens.

The K1 is so good they had to stop the production after only 10 months

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 02:34 UTC

I've seen people with Canon 5DIII's taking horrendous pictures of their cats using 85Ls and countless people that could take better pictures with a box and a hole in it. It's all about the human behind the camera. Spending tons of money doesn't make anyone a PRO

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 02:24 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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