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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 article Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience (168 comments in total)
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dynaxx: sorry Barney but the blogger below is right - if it was the "shoot" was paid for by Samsung then it has to be stated up front very explicitly. I know many people that would have given up on Samsung with that many firmware bugs

so, you're saying it's not necessary to declare a potential conflict of interest as long as YOU can't see one? that appears self-serving to me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 22:12 UTC

for me, it's always a pleasure to read or listen when a manufacturer elaborates on their design process. thanks for posting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 20:50 UTC as 99th comment
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Jefftan: to me Sony added 4K to A6000 and double the price
Are u serious, Sony?

I am going to replace my aging NEX-5N with either the original A6000 or A7
both excellent value. I think I would choose A7

it's evolution, not revolution. yet at double the price ... ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:25 UTC

at this rate it may take another century to reach current Leica prices.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 19:43 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies

... and just in time for Kung-Fu Panda 3 (too). :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 17:39 UTC as 18th comment

how did Leica come up with an €80,000 purse?

is it the equivalent to Leica's profit margin on a dozen cameras and lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 18:06 UTC as 8th comment

"Those who have experienced photos with 'unwanted light' can send the camera to Sony for free inspection and repair if needed"

curious. is this to imply that for some this was a "wanted" feature — or is it the issue isn't pervasive enough to chalk it up as "needed"?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 14:58 UTC as 10th comment
On article The good, the bad and the analog: CES 2016 'Best of' (62 comments in total)

i just want to know when you pull the handle, where does the beer pour out?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 23:18 UTC as 14th comment
On article Week in Review: 2016 CES edition (26 comments in total)

"just chill" anti-energy drinks? is this a new Cannabis inspired beverage? =:-o

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony introduces new XQD and SD cards (57 comments in total)

t'would be good to see some more competition at the high end of these cards.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 02:55 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

that ULTRAHD™ logo reminds me of a budget version of the NBC Peacock.
i think it should look and feel more like a LEICA red dot.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 15:07 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

i'd be all over this if the lens were hermetically sealed in nitrogen and didn't fog.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 07:47 UTC as 13th comment
On Connect post Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)

another sign supporting the concept that Apple — sans Steve Jobs — has lost it's creative mojo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 15:36 UTC as 20th comment

if i wanted something which screamed "uppity" i'd buy Think Tank.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 13:41 UTC as 14th comment
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mrmut: Something is seriously wrong with this camera. You simply can't have banding on the camera of this price point, and I don't really get it why it should be any banding there. It is not that 24MP is a big deal today.

Now, apart from this banding issue (which is a complete dealbreaker), the camera produces nice images of excellent color, altho a bit too noisy. It is weird to see that much noise at ISO160. The lens are excellent tho.

When you charge something for premium price, better be sure it is good before you ship it, or the community will kill you.

I don't get what is the deal with Leica and their camera lineup. They have SIX systems. Why?

Leica's biggest challenge is growing their brand in a contracting market. these acts of diversity seem to me like they've realized their old blood lines are stretched to the max. new direction is a gamble, but not to gamble leaves them susceptible to death by indecision and then attrition. JMO.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 14:43 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Kill Kodak, you kill film photography. Kill Sony, you kill digital imaging. I would not be surprised if Kodak was not deliberately sabotaged and expropriated, at least to an extent. So when one day Sony Imaging goes bust in the deflationary economy, like Kodak did, imaging industry goes the way of film, at an accelerated pace.
And we are back to the drawing board, pencil and pen. So we should invest in Steadtler's and Faber Castel's shares? :-)

kodak killed themselves by way of a 1000 paper cuts. failure to innovate quickly enough, bad investments (a.k.a. Sterling Drugs), failing to promote Kodachrome after 1990 ... instead promoting their cheaper, less archival, Ektachromes which moved Fuji Velvia forward. stealing, but then eventually paying $1 billion dollars for Polaroids patents, etc, etc.. also a parade of CEO's whom milked the company of their core assets.

all this BEFORE the photo industry transformed itself from one medium into another.

kodak had the world leading photo engineers and resources to adapt to a changing world, but management's short sightedness bled them to death.

JMO. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 00:00 UTC

something about the G5x reminds me of the Nikon V2 design.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 13:02 UTC as 67th comment

NASA: a place where Science imitates Art. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 20:14 UTC as 5th comment

NASA: a place where Art imitates Science.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 13:03 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

Think Tank ... the Hermes of camera gear Fashionistas. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 12:52 UTC as 27th comment
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