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RStyga

RStyga

Joined on Nov 8, 2010

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RStyga: How is the winning shot "wildlife"??

It is as wild as a pigeon in a city... not quite the definition of wildlife...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 10:10 UTC

How is the winning shot "wildlife"??

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 06:33 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
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RStyga: From pins to camera straps modern marketing sells through the sexual exploitation of the female body... Low lives...

You don't have to be perfect or self-rigthetous, Scottelly, to reject this "marketing approach"; unless you like it, of course, and secretly wish for more and 'stronger' marketing; in this case, get a room and leave your IQ-less "arguments" outside the sphere of the forum. Or, perhaps, you are in the "business" so you make money out of it and defending the "art"; 'well' done. I find your liberal ideas to be the stuff of progressive morons who think they are modern and normal while they try to get a nibble from the carcass...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 03:38 UTC
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RStyga: From pins to camera straps modern marketing sells through the sexual exploitation of the female body... Low lives...

This is outrageous... Are you hiding behind your finger (if not something else), here??? The ad is carefully 'zeroed in' on the young woman's ass, and the sexual reference is blindingly obvious unless you are devoid of any perceptual mental faculties, no question about it. Make no mistake, it's no random shot; you must be very naive, perhaps the typical "target group", to whistle as if nothing is the matter. Yes, we are "used" to this degradation of the human body, especially the female one, and we call it "marketing" strategy. Euphemisms, like these, are pretty handy but, nevertheless, pathetic excuses and replacements for/of the obvious.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 03:38 UTC

From pins to camera straps modern marketing sells through the sexual exploitation of the female body... Low lives...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 13:32 UTC as 44th comment | 10 replies
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)
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skytripper: "Noxia" has to be one of the worst name choices ever in the history of product branding. The word "noxious" immediately comes to mind.

Terrible branding... Touit, Loxia... no English speaking marketing manager in Zeiss to stop them before it was too late? I guess it's better than, say, "Septiclux". At least these ones look better than the clumsy rubber-monolithic Touit blocks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 23:42 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)
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RStyga: There are so many cheaper and excellent MF lens choices, I wonder why one would pay the Zeiss price...

I have also read numerous comments of how superior Pentax, Canon, Nikon etc lenses are from their owners. Not all Zeiss lenses are that good. I like Zeiss fine, for the right price. I actually own a Zeiss camera. Unless you buy them just for their name, Zeiss are just like any other lens maker. True, they are not priced for complete idiots like Leica lenses are.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 22:53 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)
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RStyga: There are so many cheaper and excellent MF lens choices, I wonder why one would pay the Zeiss price...

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Excuse me, but your arguments are "fluff". What is this superior colour rendition, that certain sparkling clarity, and that 3D efffect or micro-contrast that we, mortals, cannot see?? And how do you know if this is not sensor/processing related? Have you seen Sigma DPMs' output? Is it the lens or the sensor? I can tell you that Ricoh GR has super-crisp output, too. A Voigtlander 21/4 produces extremely vivid photos. And this is just from memory; many more examples are there to demonstrate that Zeiss lenses are indeed very-good-to-excellent but, people, have you seen reviews of the Touits? Please...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 12:37 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)
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RStyga: There are so many cheaper and excellent MF lens choices, I wonder why one would pay the Zeiss price...

Why all biased people use similar subjective arguments? I was arguing with another person, who claimed, if you can call that a legitimate claim, that Leica lenses are perhaps the only lenses with superior colour rendition, that Canon/Nikon do not really know how to do make a great lens (as good as Leica), if at all(!), and that it is only for people who can appreciate the difference these lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 12:37 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (346 comments in total)

I wonder how people compare this atrocious design with the flowing lines of the K-01...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 08:18 UTC as 21st comment
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)
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RStyga: There are so many cheaper and excellent MF lens choices, I wonder why one would pay the Zeiss price...

No account for stupidity...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 07:58 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)

There are so many cheaper and excellent MF lens choices, I wonder why one would pay the Zeiss price...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 54th comment | 8 replies
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RStyga: The Pentax 90mm f/2.8 D FA 645 Macro ED AW SR Lens costs less than half of this lens and offers weather sealing, shake reduction, and macro focusing in a comparable -not identical- focal length and maximum aperture.

In my opinion, for non-professional use, it makes no sense to choose the S system over the 645. In many case, even for professional use.

No, you can buy a system and a car, or you can swap your brain for a system. Since when price does not matter in the retail world? I don't want to hear about the pro BS and superior IQ BS... Yes, there might be a difference, and probably it makes sense when the cost difference is so large, but, as a product, the 645 digital system is the king of medium format.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 13:03 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: Another sony 24 mp
If there are people pay for what they don't know then leica don't bother about red dot, NFC, 4k and so on.
With this price you can go to perfect cam with top glass too.

Your sweeping statements about Canon/Nikon/Fuji scream ignorance and bias. I don't think we can have an intelligent conversation here. Happy Leica-ing...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 10:30 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: Another sony 24 mp
If there are people pay for what they don't know then leica don't bother about red dot, NFC, 4k and so on.
With this price you can go to perfect cam with top glass too.

I was looking at the Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 review by Photozone and realised that it is not a perfect lens as you imply. High vignetting wide open (needs to be auto-corrected at the expense of increased noise), some issues with bokeh, and -the destructive- RSA. I also checked the Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH review there: bad vignetting wide open and OK bokeh with highlight issues. I didn't feel any chills reading the reviews, I have to say; very good lenses, far from perfect, and insanely expensive for what they offer.

Now, if you are happy to overlook all these issues and prices just to get that great colour that no other lens maker can produce (and, perhaps, not many photographer can see) then you might, just might, have some issues yourself, in all due respect.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 17:21 UTC

The Pentax 90mm f/2.8 D FA 645 Macro ED AW SR Lens costs less than half of this lens and offers weather sealing, shake reduction, and macro focusing in a comparable -not identical- focal length and maximum aperture.

In my opinion, for non-professional use, it makes no sense to choose the S system over the 645. In many case, even for professional use.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 13:26 UTC as 8th comment | 13 replies
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caravan: Looks like an excellent prime at a fair price.

Yes, it is a very fair price. I think it would still be fair if Leica raised it to $25,000. No, wait, $45,000, what the hell, make it $50 grand to be right.

The Pentax 90mm f/2.8 D FA 645 Macro ED AW SR Lens costs less than half and offers weather sealing, shake reduction, and macro focusing. It must be really inferior, pretty worthless....

What is wrong with you, people??

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 11:12 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: Another sony 24 mp
If there are people pay for what they don't know then leica don't bother about red dot, NFC, 4k and so on.
With this price you can go to perfect cam with top glass too.

HowaboutRAW,
I saw that Leica just released an $8K 100/2 lens for the S system; it must be *really* good, eh? You can also buy a Pentax 645Z with that money, but, hey, whoever does the latter is ignorant of what Leica lenses can do, right?

I think Leica should support "impartial" people like yourself...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:54 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: Another sony 24 mp
If there are people pay for what they don't know then leica don't bother about red dot, NFC, 4k and so on.
With this price you can go to perfect cam with top glass too.

"The Leica M9's RAW file scored much better than the matching JPEG, with total dynamic range rocketing to 11.9 f-stops from 7.84 (an improvement of over 4 f-stops), while the score at the highest quality level increased about 1.9 f-stops from 6.81 to 8.67 f-stops. This score is still a little below average compared to the best APS-C sensors, but much better than the camera JPEGs."
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/M9/M9A5.HTM

Am I reading this wrong, too?

Spent an arm and a leg for a full frame camera only to compare it with APS-C cameras and, then, fall behind, even there?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:39 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Macro photography article (57 comments in total)
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princecody: If you think those macros are good check out mine.

Super Macro Northern Pearly Eye Butterfly
https://www.flickr.com/photos/princecody/9873421005/in/photolist-oopzev-g3tS5D-g2v3ei-gdtMAj-grbunh-fvbViL-g2vg2e-fAksKL-fvrMVM-fu5tC1

Blue Dasher Dragonfly
https://www.flickr.com/photos/princecody/14725130460/

Northern Pearly Eye Butterfly https://www.flickr.com/photos/princecody/14693411179/

Swallowtail Butterfly Semi Macro https://www.flickr.com/photos/princecody/14751875029/

Nice work but not nice showing off of it...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 06:37 UTC
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