RStyga

RStyga

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On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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RStyga: That serves them right, they needed that bit of humility, arrogant dinosaurs... I'm happy to hear, now, all those Leica fanatics telling me how superior Leica cameras are in terms of build quality, once more...

Have you got a large store of labels for people, Z? Isn't that the essence of the masses' "thinking"?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 02:25 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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Ron Poelman: It's NOT corrosion ! It's an interesting patina you can only get on Leica.

:-) That would raise the value!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 01:19 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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RStyga: That serves them right, they needed that bit of humility, arrogant dinosaurs... I'm happy to hear, now, all those Leica fanatics telling me how superior Leica cameras are in terms of build quality, once more...

I'm "happy" to receive the expected responses. Supporting a company who milks the crap out of you, selling you hot air, is admirably nonsensical. Beats all marketing efforts having you true-to-the-art guys, the calm and composed non-fanatical Leica follo.. er.. consumers spreading the good word about the brand. I don't have to be arrogant or humble about Leica. It is what it is. Truth hurts, no question about it. Keep on spending the "reasonable" amounts of money Leica requires... I'm sure Canon, Pentax, Zeiss, Nikon, Olympus and Fujifilm will somehow find "stupid" consumers to make sense of their "inferior" products filled with "useless" features and "low" build quality.

@paulski66
I do feel compassion for the people who saved for ages to buy one. However, spending $6K for an M-series body and $1.5-3K for each lens is a seriously stupid decision, especially if one cannot afford it. Whatever happened to maturity there?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 01:11 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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King Penguin: Wow......that's going to hurt M9 second hand values enormously .......

Good!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 00:09 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

That serves them right, they needed that bit of humility, arrogant dinosaurs... I'm happy to hear, now, all those Leica fanatics telling me how superior Leica cameras are in terms of build quality, once more...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 00:08 UTC as 95th comment | 17 replies

Stingy and silly... with this "gift" they are trying to lure buyers into purchasing a camera system... Instead, they could 'afford' to offer a lens (to keep).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 00:04 UTC as 6th comment

H has lost the plot...
It might be a reasonable move in terms of modest profitability and target group analysis but it reflects rather negatively on the company's image. I'm pretty sure they could produce their own compact camera or -at least- do a better job in disguising the re-badged Sony to give customers the impression that it is an H version.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 00:28 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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BadScience: not really useful for landscapes which would most benefit from higher resolution; but are taken with long exposures.

As oldfogey rightly says, not only does the camera need to be rock steady (not a problem) the subjet does to - and that is a big problem.

Cant see this being a good idea.

Not all landscape photography utilises long exposures...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 23:53 UTC

Unbelievable. Just when we thought that by closing down the factory and calling the deal off, this charade would be over...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 01:45 UTC as 96th comment
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RStyga: These announcements in the MF sector reinforce Pentax 645 digital series system as the most user-friendly, cost-friendly and full-featured one by far. Some pros would still pay the insane price of a Phase One (I'm referring to the cost of the matching back not the body or lenses) because of a certain feature they need but for everyone else Pentax 645 digital is the king.

Like I said, some of the pros do pay that amount, them or their company, but for the rest...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 23:37 UTC

At last!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 02:02 UTC as 114th comment
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RStyga: These announcements in the MF sector reinforce Pentax 645 digital series system as the most user-friendly, cost-friendly and full-featured one by far. Some pros would still pay the insane price of a Phase One (I'm referring to the cost of the matching back not the body or lenses) because of a certain feature they need but for everyone else Pentax 645 digital is the king.

True, the 645D/Z sensor size is a cropped one but so are in many Mamiya/Leaf/Phase1 digital backs. Again, the larger MF sensors carry an extremely high price.
As, for the lenses, especially given their price, I beg to differ. They are very capable lenses, full stop.
The MF Pentax service is not something I have experience with, so I'll have to accept the comment as it stands.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 12:53 UTC

These announcements in the MF sector reinforce Pentax 645 digital series system as the most user-friendly, cost-friendly and full-featured one by far. Some pros would still pay the insane price of a Phase One (I'm referring to the cost of the matching back not the body or lenses) because of a certain feature they need but for everyone else Pentax 645 digital is the king.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 23:02 UTC as 9th comment | 7 replies
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RStyga: Is this output from an APS-C sensor camera??

It was a rhetoric question...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 07:16 UTC

Is this output from an APS-C sensor camera??

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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RStyga: H medium format camera bodies are also very questionable design-wise, plain ugly in my opinion. No surprise for the rebadged ugly Sony compacts. I hope they never get to collaborate with Leaf-Mamiya-Phase.

@Blackbox
NONSENSE. Ugly IS ugly. Camera design matters, especially to non professional photographers who shoot because they appreciate not only the end result on the paper (or in their pockets) but also the art on the tool itself. It is called industrial design and digital Hasselblads are a failure in this respect. As for calling all non pros who own, say, a used $900 Mamiya AFD series camera "rich" and stupid, well, it demonstrates your unsurpassed wisdom...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:05 UTC
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fmian: Kinda sad considering it's a Leica, fixed lens, and that the Xpro 1 + 35mm (closest match on the comparison tool) absolutely destroys it.

Or a photographer rather than a fashion victim...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 10:57 UTC
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mikeber: People may ridicule these "creations" from Hasselbald, but in essence they are a desperate company. How can any medium format company generate enough cash these days? They have very few options left and the future seems dim.
Purists always miss the good ol days, but is making cameras like in the 1970s going to save Hasselblad and Leica?

I don't think so. H can certainly do better in the compact-camera market segment than rebadged Sony cameras...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 04:36 UTC
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RStyga: H medium format camera bodies are also very questionable design-wise, plain ugly in my opinion. No surprise for the rebadged ugly Sony compacts. I hope they never get to collaborate with Leaf-Mamiya-Phase.

Nonsense. Ugly is ugly. Plus, amateurs nowadays do buy MF cameras (e.g. Pentax 645D/Z, Mamiya AFD film etc).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 04:35 UTC

H medium format camera bodies are also very questionable design-wise, plain ugly in my opinion. No surprise for the rebadged ugly Sony compacts. I hope they never get to collaborate with Leaf-Mamiya-Phase.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 14:19 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies
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