nunatak

nunatak

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a Design Guy
Joined on Dec 29, 2003
About me:

I live 2 design books and magazines. I'm slowly hitch-hiking my way across the globe, and currently reside in southern california.

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On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (72 comments in total)

DPreview ... frohe weihnachten und ein glückliches neues jahr. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 15:57 UTC as 10th comment
On Starstruck: Adam Woodworth's nighttime photography article (51 comments in total)

i like that you were very creative with both your compositions and your challenges. i feel further enriched by having to look up the definition of "air glow". thank you for sharing with us. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 17:54 UTC as 25th comment

kind of hard to comment on such a small image. =:-/

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 06:38 UTC as 65th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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nunatak: leica has no choice but to fix their jewelry. they can't afford to have the next generation perceive them as tarnished. JMO.

"By a repair, we replace the CCD sensor with a sensor of the same type we use for serial production. We can thus not exclude totally a new case of corrosion after repair."

to me it reads exactly like what Nikon did under warranty with their D600 shutter mechanisms. it appears they have followed Nikon's replacement policy until the outcry was so large something further had to be acknowledged. perhaps Leica will eventually need to replace M9's with M910's too.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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nunatak: leica has no choice but to fix their jewelry. they can't afford to have the next generation perceive them as tarnished. JMO.

it's not like the old days when Leica's chammy shutters used to rot. Leica now takes their electronic outsourcing seriously.

they'll fix this so the next generation can enjoy their red dots too.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 23:28 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Found this morning on the Leica website:

http://en.leica-camera.com/World-of-Leica/Leica-News/About-Leica-News/Global/Important-Information-Concerning-the-CCD-Sensors

Additionally, I have seen a letter address to the Leica Users Forum
(http://www.l-camera-forum.com) from Leica Product Management extending
sensor replacements to those already replaced that may have recurring corrosion as well as a refund to those customers who paid for replacement in the past.

I suspect that those of you who speculate that Leica will leave their customers in the lurch have been stung by past behavior of other camera companies; more likely those considered the big four. I have yet to see any such comments from people who actually own Leica manufactured cameras.

But I do expect to see continuing back biting by those who have nothing better to do than vent your spleen without any first hand knowledge of the subject you seem to hate . So pour it on if it makes you feel important.

starwolfy ... i hear you. if you can't tell the difference between an IR contaminated photo and one that's not — why blame the camera? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 23:21 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

leica has no choice but to fix their jewelry. they can't afford to have the next generation perceive them as tarnished. JMO.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 22:59 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (167 comments in total)
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nunatak: it's time for this discussion — how many north american males are comfortable with the idea of wearing a man purse? especially one made from dead cow that looks like a woman's fashion accessory?

as an alternative, would the editors be open to reviewing a thrifty, but low theft target insulated tote in place of this market research piece being proposed? it's amazing what functional aesthetics can be found for just under $50. JMO.

"This bag is specifically aimed at women photographers ..."

i could not find where the article suggested this. the article reads as if it's gender neutral. if it were aimed at women, the author could have made it clearer by deliberately inserting a gender bias. in any event, thanks for the post-clarification but i think the editors dropped the ball.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (167 comments in total)

it's time for this discussion — how many north american males are comfortable with the idea of wearing a man purse? especially one made from dead cow that looks like a woman's fashion accessory?

as an alternative, would the editors be open to reviewing a thrifty, but low theft target insulated tote in place of this market research piece being proposed? it's amazing what functional aesthetics can be found for just under $50. JMO.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 34th comment | 9 replies
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
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Everlast66: This looked a bit like Samsung NX1 promotional video, rather than a "reivew".

It looked like they were only pointing out positive things, and then in the end just mentioned some problems that could be fixed in firmware ... maybe.

To be honest, I have to admit I skipped on a few places so, could have just missed of where they mention any issues with it.

Everlast66: i can see where you think it has the "feel" of a sponsorship. it's a slick piece designed to draw viewers in with it's new age buying music. maybe too slick? yet it can also be that the editorial team is weak at asking pointed, probing questions in a fair and balanced way. it's not an easy task to do — especially if the site owners were on their backs about making this site pay for itself.

w/o proof that this was somehow a subsidized infomercial in collusion with the site owner, i'm willing to give the DPreview team the benefit of the doubt. i enjoy some of the new direction that this site has been under-going. JMO.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 18:14 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)

the soft chorded new age sales music could be just as effective at selling Satan to this audience.

to maintain the perception of neutrality, i suggest mixing it up a little with Beethoven's fifth and Nine Inch Nails. =:-|

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 21:21 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 comments in total)

great video~icle! nicely done. :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 06:41 UTC as 37th comment
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)

profit margins for filter glass and backpacks must be looking fat and heavenly to manfrotto ... ever since some of the chinese competition has adopted arca-swiss, and built better, cheaper, heads and tripod gear than their old school competitors.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 16:33 UTC as 7th comment

i wonder:

a. how much Hasselblad (if they were the true licensees) lost on this?
b. how long Hasselblad will stay in business selling only MF cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 02:59 UTC as 168th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)

like most recent leica product, nice jewelry, stylish, practical ergonomics, moderate performance, and questionable value.

a Hermes change purse for those who really wanted the saddle bag. JMO.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 16:33 UTC as 49th comment

also ... toiletry bags, pencil, or sunglass cases found at Kohls, TJ Max, Big Lots, Goodwill — offer other stealthy ways to carry small mirrorless systems, w/o tipping people off that you're just another photographer packing uppity Think Tank* gear. JMO.

*from someone who owns his fair share of uppity Think Tank gear. :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 00:38 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies
On Kodak introduces PixPro SP360 action cam article (62 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: Seems like Kodak got lucky with the licensee, whereas what happened to the Rollei brand is kind of sad.

kodak had some of the best engineers working the technical issues. however they were sandbagged by poor leadership and marketing. that's what, i think, history will record.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 02:38 UTC
On Kodak introduces PixPro SP360 action cam article (62 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: Seems like Kodak got lucky with the licensee, whereas what happened to the Rollei brand is kind of sad.

if the old Kodak understood marketing, they would have continued to advertise Kodachrome post 1990 instead of letting it die a sad death. Kodak couldn't market film into the burgeoning digital universe because they had sat on their laurels and crushed them. just another perspective.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 23:05 UTC
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phoenix15: Wow, Ricoh keeps rocking with colorful gadget like this. Is the sensor just the same from before ? I couldn't find the pixel number in the article.

It will be more awesome if it can play music as well

it's not an article, but a carefully crafted press release propagated as free content by news outlets. greater detail implies some sort of intelligent dialogue between the company (Ricoh) and the content propagator (DPreview).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 14:58 UTC

looks like it has everything but a red dot.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 13:45 UTC as 10th comment
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