PIX 2015
Mark Alan Thomas

Mark Alan Thomas

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On The new Canon 35L II will be a thing of beauty article (180 comments in total)
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Thorgrem: Isn't 2100 euro a little bit to much if you can get a excellent Sigma for 750 euro? Yes, sure this lens will also be excellent but is the difference worth 1350 euro?

Modern L lenses have fantastic build quality, weather sealing, and they won't exhibit the operational quirks which many third-party lenses do. To some photographers, these things are worth paying for.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 13:39 UTC
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Petka: Medium format should not be defined by sensor dimensions anymore, but pixel resolution. If it is over 30 MPix, it is MF, if over 100 MPix, Large Format.

Obviously, we're going to have to go with big, bigger, biggest.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 01:46 UTC
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AngularJS: No 50mpx Sony sensor - no deal :)

Jimmy Two Times.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 17:26 UTC
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Petka: Medium format should not be defined by sensor dimensions anymore, but pixel resolution. If it is over 30 MPix, it is MF, if over 100 MPix, Large Format.

Psychologically, APS-C and M43 users would love to expunge the term “full frame” from the lexicon because it makes them feel inadequate, but if we went with something like “small, medium, large” we’d still have the same problem, except that full frame users would then feel inadequate too, and people with “small” sensors would rally for something politically correct such as “limited stature”. I suppose the only solution is to just stick to absolute sensor-size measurements.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:09 UTC
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Petka: Medium format should not be defined by sensor dimensions anymore, but pixel resolution. If it is over 30 MPix, it is MF, if over 100 MPix, Large Format.

@arkkinkeli: Well yeah. It seems a bit loony, except when you consider that medium format is referring to something completely different than 135. The way “full frame” is used is specifically in relation to 135 and its cropped variants such as APS-C. “Full frame” is the full 135 small format frame.

Okay, it still sounds nutty, but there it is.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
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Petka: Medium format should not be defined by sensor dimensions anymore, but pixel resolution. If it is over 30 MPix, it is MF, if over 100 MPix, Large Format.

@arkkienkeli: I don’t think it’s fair or accurate to say that the “full frame” designation was invented by young folks not familiar with history. Rather, it illustrates that 135 dominated for 90 years, hence it became the standard. Thus, “full frame” simply means “full” relative to sensors cropped smaller than the 135 standard.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 17:39 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: A very beautiful camera. I wonder who buy them? Studios tends to have the digital back kind of cameras AFAIK. This one seems more aimed at hand held work. Who carries around an S camera? The huge Nikon and Canon with long fast teles for sport I understand. But this one?

I wasn’t implying there was anything wrong with the camera. I think the S system is terrific. I singled out Leibovitz because she holds the camera in her hands and moves around with it, illustrating that the S is indeed designed for people who move, rather than for static studio work.

In other words, I was agreeing with you.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 13:53 UTC
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Petka: Medium format should not be defined by sensor dimensions anymore, but pixel resolution. If it is over 30 MPix, it is MF, if over 100 MPix, Large Format.

Nowadays, I think it makes sense to use 36×24 mm (i.e. “full frame”) as a baseline against which the rest are measured, since it’s been the standard frame size for something like 90 years. Anything smaller could be described as “partial frame”, and anything bigger could be “expanded frame”. Or something like that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 13:47 UTC
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IsaacImage: Any words of AF system or did I missed it ?
How many AF points ?
Cross type , double cross... triple ?

Yeah, on AF systems, that’s all I use too. Also, I stick to center-weighted metering. The simpler the better, I say, and I love how simple Leica have kept the S.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 13:36 UTC
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GuitarCamera Man: W0W! This makes the Nikon D4s look like a pocket camera. Does it come with a fork lift!

Heck, the S is barely larger than the D800.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:27 UTC
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RStyga: The incremental upgrades of Leica are nauseous... 37.5MP cropped medium format in 2015 at £13K is a joke only Leica can "create"... a blast form the past for future rich & stupid.
Oh, sorry, I forgot! £13K is really cheap for Leica! A bargain!!

@Vanitas Photo: The S is the same price or cheaper than most digital backs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:26 UTC
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Sdaniella: Leica MF CMOS 45x30mm S Type 007 Live Preview: Which type of LV?

● 'Kodakian' AutoGain-Only (framing+focus) "LiveView": like other LV MF/dSLRs/dcams Cameras

or

● Canon Exposure (Sensitivity+DR) Simulation Live Preview: FF/APSC LV dSLRs/dcams Cameras

clarification helps separate the two main LV types

The live view of the Leica S previews exposure, has focus peaking, and shows clipping.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:17 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: A very beautiful camera. I wonder who buy them? Studios tends to have the digital back kind of cameras AFAIK. This one seems more aimed at hand held work. Who carries around an S camera? The huge Nikon and Canon with long fast teles for sport I understand. But this one?

I’ve seen pictures of Annie Leibovitz using a Leica S, so people like that, I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:11 UTC
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Petka: Medium format should not be defined by sensor dimensions anymore, but pixel resolution. If it is over 30 MPix, it is MF, if over 100 MPix, Large Format.

The Leica S was designed to appease Leica’s R system (SLR) users who had been hoping for a DSLR version of the R, and to satisfy the demands of the medium format market. I think it hits a sweet spot. You get a medium format camera in a body the size of a high end DSLR. I’m not in the target market myself, but I can appreciate what Leica has accomplished. The S is not much bigger than the Nikon D700 I used to carry around, but its sensor is 56% larger.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:10 UTC
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IsaacImage: Any words of AF system or did I missed it ?
How many AF points ?
Cross type , double cross... triple ?

C’mon people. I’m kidding. KIDDING.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:00 UTC
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IsaacImage: Any words of AF system or did I missed it ?
How many AF points ?
Cross type , double cross... triple ?

I demand to know if it has a swivel screen!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 23:46 UTC
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Lowells: most weigh a ton

This might help put it in perspective. Size/weight comparison between Leica S and Nikon D800:

<http://camerasize.com/compare/#290,391>

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:21 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens article (295 comments in total)
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Sergiusbr: 24mm f1.4

There goes “compact”.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 08:47 UTC
On Graava action cam automatically edits POV footage article (46 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: It's official, folks. A USD $249 camera has more brain, than your average human.

Seems you are easily astounded.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 05:10 UTC
On Graava action cam automatically edits POV footage article (46 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: It's official, folks. A USD $249 camera has more brain, than your average human.

Yes, but underutilized, and made stupid by society, religion, capitalism, and emotional hysteria.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 01:22 UTC
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