rondom

rondom

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rondom: Too bad the conductor is facing the audience...other than that, perfect.

Well, I meant facing the opposite side of stage, maybe facing the "seats" would have been a better word...but jacs is right they have probably rehearsed long enough together.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 08:30 UTC

Too bad the conductor is facing the audience...other than that, perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 08:01 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies

Well, at least, all musicians will agree on the interpretation of the piece...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 21:50 UTC as 80th comment
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rondom: Leica folks usually are good at emphasizing the "je ne sais quoi" aspect of their cameras and lenses, and refuse to judge their cameras based on absolute image quality, sharpness, resolution etc.
but ironically, the mono is the ultimate pixelpeeper's camera, and its strength, which I don't deny at all, lies at pixel level analysis and comparison against other cameras.
I guess what I'm trying to say is the following: if you are interested in the "big picture", I don't understand the point for this, and if you are a pixel peeper, then in my mind, you are kind of denying the Leica legacy...curious to hear your take based on this very point.

Don sata: thanks for this...I am not very knowledgeable of every Leica offering. I am personally not interested in clinical perfection neither, and when people talk about unmeasurable qualities of their Leica lenses, I don't feel like challenging them at all. But this camera seems to be about nothing but measurable perfection, hence the point of my comment. If I'm wrong, I sure would like to be corrected.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 21:42 UTC

Leica folks usually are good at emphasizing the "je ne sais quoi" aspect of their cameras and lenses, and refuse to judge their cameras based on absolute image quality, sharpness, resolution etc.
but ironically, the mono is the ultimate pixelpeeper's camera, and its strength, which I don't deny at all, lies at pixel level analysis and comparison against other cameras.
I guess what I'm trying to say is the following: if you are interested in the "big picture", I don't understand the point for this, and if you are a pixel peeper, then in my mind, you are kind of denying the Leica legacy...curious to hear your take based on this very point.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 21:27 UTC as 126th comment | 6 replies

Not a useful range: I'll wait for 12-4000.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 12:32 UTC as 15th comment
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (137 comments in total)

all you need is the other halves and superglue.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 10:20 UTC as 62nd comment

it is interesting: nobody talks about the winners but the photographer that established the grant. i don't want to raise this as an argument against Reichmann..not at all...but it is obviously not the purpose of this type of initiatives.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 11:57 UTC as 3rd comment
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Pentax wants to hear from the troll in you

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 22:36 UTC as 117th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

This camera is excellent looking until you start shooting with it, and then it looks like a dog with an erection. The built in cap makes it even worse.
One other point: I don't think anyone would be jumping up and down if they saw the lens performance before the built in digital lens correction kicks in.
(Having said that I can understand the enthusiasm over this)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:27 UTC as 278th comment | 5 replies

I would like to wait for the special edition: portraits of two sexy models of your choice included...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 13:40 UTC as 21st comment
On Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions article (72 comments in total)

Next in the series: tips for photographing dating couples...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 07:09 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)

Pick any forum any day, half of the threads are April's fool material...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 09:31 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

An old guy on steroids, hair implant and face lift...retro gone wrong.
I have problem with the retro movement in general, but this is the worst I have seen in a while. The body proportions look terrible.
I have zero problem with classic cameras. Some of them are gorgeous- including Nikons...
"new" does not need to look "old" in order to be good looking. I am not a fan of the modern DSLR design, but the answer shouldn't be in trying to squeeze them in 50 year old shells.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:25 UTC as 808th comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

I expect this to be part of the "retro-looks" trend, and I think this will be its only connection with the past cameras: the look of the shell...hope I am wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:58 UTC as 163rd comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

He looks rather depressed for someone with a dream comes true camera...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:50 UTC as 164th comment | 2 replies

I need a wooden lcd, with previewed images engraved in wood.
ok, not to be hard on my favorite camera maker, the poor souls are only charging an extra 100 bucks for it. And it is not as tacky as the infamous hassel thing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 17:59 UTC as 16th comment
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CameraLabTester: "...is entirely composed, using satellite images, which are freely available for public use."

Fantastic!

If I like a picture, I'll just lift the original from Google or NASA.

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provided that you can find it!
you have a rather large database to choose from...
of course you can also find something more appealing during the process!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:48 UTC
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ConanFuji: I don't understand how this is photography on the so called photographer's part.

More like graphic tweaker.

If you had the chance to go to the space with a camera, you would get the very same flattened view to choose from. So in other words: the reality from that vantage point is already two dimensional, just like a photograph. So satellite photography is not about transfering a three dimential world to two dimensions. it is always working with a two dimentional world.
i think your criticism is more valid for the guy who reframes google street view. That's indeed retaking a photograph...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 08:43 UTC

Hasselblad design department consists of a microwave:
They place Sony cameras in a tray for 30 to 45 seconds, and voila...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 22:50 UTC as 193rd comment
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