PIX 2015


Lives in Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
Joined on Jul 21, 2008
About me:

Photographer, author, filmmaker, musician, editor. Member of Burn My Eye photography collective and The Muddy Basin Ramblers jug band.


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On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1109 comments in total)
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MANZURul: Sony A7R II is very good, but missing is the top LCD dispay and built flash like Nikon. With these two features I will buy it

Yeah, A top LCD screen would have made this camera so much more useful. I get tired of always having to lift the camera up and stare into the VF every time I need to see what the shutter speed and aperture are. Can't use the back screen because 1) it eats an already-hungry battery and 2) that would still require lifting the camera up to see it. Of course I could keep the screen tilted out, but I'm not a fan of a metal bar digging into my stomach all the time. A top display would save a lot of time and effort.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 03:59 UTC
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nathanleebush: Leica is synonymous with the rise of the billionaire class, which have a disposable income so inconceivable that they literally ask for the most expensive version of whatever they are buying as a status symbol. I once talked to a Hasselblad rep who admitted that one of the major markets for their medium format system was rich dads looking to take vacation pictures with 'the best,' regardless of whether a giant, heavy medium format system makes sense to lug around on a tropical vacation. Leica has become another symptom of our underlying societal problem.

Also, anyone who does not see that even the most expensive digital device will be completely leapfrogged by its the most bargain basement competitors a couple generations later is an idiot and deserves to be parted with their money.

The Q is about the same size as the original M3, unlike the bloated digital Ms of late.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 03:40 UTC
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