RStyga

RStyga

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (608 comments in total)
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RStyga: Why do we prefer this system over MFT, Fuijifilm X, or Samsung NX, again?

I thought image quality was somewhat important too... and MFT seems to have fast AF to say the least. My question was almost rhetoric.

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (608 comments in total)

Why do we prefer this system over MFT, Fuijifilm X, or Samsung NX, again?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 04:10 UTC as 113th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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RStyga: If there were no IQ issues due to the small sensor size, now with the "significant boost in resolution" will surely have. Nikon, Nikon, what on earth...

I'd prefer improvements in noise control.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 00:14 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

If there were no IQ issues due to the small sensor size, now with the "significant boost in resolution" will surely have. Nikon, Nikon, what on earth...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 00:50 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (137 comments in total)

I'd like to see the D810 OF version (Oil-Free).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 06:37 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (97 comments in total)

Nikon, is this oil-free? It's a rhetoric question.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 23:07 UTC as 8th comment
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RStyga: Very expensive at this price. I had the impression, too, that Fujifilm lenses are all great but they are not all that impressive according to reviewers such as Photozone. E.g. the 18/2 has 4.8% native distortion, CAs, field curvature, and low-res periphery; the 35/1.4 has low-res periphery until F5.6 and slow AF. There are really good lenses from Fujifilm but cost three-to-four times more than their 18/2. And many suffer from slower-than-competition AF.

I do not pick on Fujifilm lenses. When I decided to try the system I looked for lenses and found out that the 16-50 is mediocre, the 18/2 problematic (and not a true pancake like the 27/2.8), and as for the other "good" ones, very expensive. I'm not interested in picking on any manufacturer's lenses, have better things to do with my time. The 18/2 was highly praised was released for its construction and size so I started with it to realise how mediocre it was.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 07:53 UTC

Very expensive at this price. I had the impression, too, that Fujifilm lenses are all great but they are not all that impressive according to reviewers such as Photozone. E.g. the 18/2 has 4.8% native distortion, CAs, field curvature, and low-res periphery; the 35/1.4 has low-res periphery until F5.6 and slow AF. There are really good lenses from Fujifilm but cost three-to-four times more than their 18/2. And many suffer from slower-than-competition AF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:50 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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Vetteran: dpreview has always been extremely harsh on Leica. What's the motivation for dpreview to write this article? Why didn't dpreview just contact Leica and then write the article once the battery was received? No, instead preview decided to write this article to make Leica look like a bunch of fools. This article is the ultimate troll.

Leica reps offer free coffee and courses? That's very expensive "free" coffee and courses, indeed!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:37 UTC
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Vetteran: dpreview has always been extremely harsh on Leica. What's the motivation for dpreview to write this article? Why didn't dpreview just contact Leica and then write the article once the battery was received? No, instead preview decided to write this article to make Leica look like a bunch of fools. This article is the ultimate troll.

Why not? Isn't Leica extremely harsh on consumers?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 19:57 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (543 comments in total)

Sigma has done it again. A magnificent lens, it seems to be. The proclamation by the reviewer reminded me of the same proclamation by Popular Photography & Imaging about the tiny and feather-weight (albeit much darker) Voigtlander Heliar 50/3.5.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 00:41 UTC as 59th comment
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)
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RStyga: Much nicer in my opinion. Now, what's left is to reduce the price to reflect its real value.

I can't see why a leica mount DSLM wouldn't sell. Remember Ricoh GXR & A12 M mount? A monochrom DSLM would also be a great seller.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 13:09 UTC
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)

Much nicer in my opinion. Now, what's left is to reduce the price to reflect its real value.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 09:44 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
On BBC examines 100 years of Leica article (24 comments in total)

Beautiful photos; however, it's not Leica that made it happen, but the photographers who used it. Film Leica cameras are very well constructed, to be fair, and pioneering design-wise. Today, Leica (especially cameras, not so with lenses) is more a brand name than anything else, and the company sells history and brand name. The video is promo and, as such, misleading. The fact that Bresson used one lens only and managed to capture such significant photos, indicates how much less important was the camera gear to the end result. Digital photography has redefined the art medium-wise.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 09:20 UTC as 4th comment

Sony A7/s need a lightweight and very compact standard prime, a bit faster than F2.8. The Zeiss 35/2.8 is almost fine but a bit too wide/dark/expensive. In my opinion, a 45mm F1.8 at about half the Zeiss' cost would be ideal.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 03:34 UTC as 11th comment
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RStyga: Samsung NX1000 inspired design, Leica (dis)functionality, and Leica pricing. Well done, well done...

good luck

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 07:20 UTC
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RStyga: Samsung NX1000 inspired design, Leica (dis)functionality, and Leica pricing. Well done, well done...

@T3 - In digital cameras, especially for consumers, "quality" is determined more by technological features and less by build quality (provided a minimum is met). Leica still has the technology:construction ratio wrong. The same was the case with the most part of the German car industry in the 80s and 90s: solid construction, average performance. I cannot see why a photographer will not have pride of ownership with, say, a Ricoh GR, or a Nikon A as opposed to a Leica T. Unless, Leica aims solely to rich fashion victims and the like.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 04:40 UTC
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RStyga: Samsung NX1000 inspired design, Leica (dis)functionality, and Leica pricing. Well done, well done...

If you consider Samsung a cheap -in quality- alternative to Leica then you accept the artificial separation between products imposed by marketing. Samsung is not a cheap-product company, needless to say. Whoever cannot see that is a victim of marketing. I understand people prefer to buy a product with high prestige but then, again, people do all sorts of pathetic things, that's no argument in favour of Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 06:35 UTC

Samsung NX1000 inspired design, Leica (dis)functionality, and Leica pricing. Well done, well done...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:19 UTC as 10th comment | 7 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (647 comments in total)
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RStyga: It is unfortunate that MM cameras are usually sold to professionals, who typically are too busy making money or strengthening their business networking to reduce their usually inflated egos and photo technology ignorance in order to see such superb offerings as the 645D/Z are. Professional photographers are overestimated.

Maybe you didn't read what I wrote.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 19:57 UTC
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