RStyga

RStyga

Joined on Nov 8, 2010

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On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)
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uhoh07: Also, why has the M9, MM or 240 have never, as far as I can tell, received a full review on this site? I did see an M8 review, and M9 preview, and a four page romp "shooting with the M9-P."

Love it or hate them, these are benchmark digital systems and can be easily rented, one has to wonder why such short shrift at DP?

Preferably such review would be done with the help of a working Leica pro, to avoid the all to common DP foible of "I can't get used to where they put such and such button".

The Leica takes practice to use effectively. I bought the M9 solely for the results with RF wide glass, and at first found the focus and framing method difficult real world. But 11 months later I far prefer the M9 to frame and focus over my A7 even at high speed.

Most hysterical is the DXO rating of the M9 sensor, which simply proves their numbers measure values which are irrelevant to many of us, and certainly have nothing at all to do with how sharp an image will be with a lens attached.

Keep the self-delusion alive...

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On The Month - December challenge (1 comment in total)

Early summer time (for the southern hemisphere) is OK?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 23:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 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...

My friend (and I'm not being ironic), I have repeatedly stated that a) I have nothing against film Leica cameras, on the contrary, b) I even like digital Leica cameras *provided* the price is right, and c) my main objection rests with the pricing and marketing policy of the company as well as the mentality of a large number of Leica owners. I do use M39/M mount non-Leica lenses and I can afford a Leica (more so, a film one); I just refuse to pay the asking price. Recently, I found a near-new M8.2 for the price of three new Ricoh GXR+A12M and I passed. Probably considered a great bargain by Leica followers but it is utterly stupid to buy a much inferior camera because it's a Leica; the GXR is light years ahead in all meaningful respects and very well priced.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 22:45 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 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...

The problem would be for me to think that my word is nonsense and still stating it. What is quite amusing is the labeling and boxing I'm subject to because of my opinion, you included. So, if you'd all drop it this would a very small thread. Instead, you like to post nonsense. I'll stop here, though, as you are a waste of time. Like you said, my opinion is stated plus I never found much sense in most Leica owners.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 01:17 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 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 for you. However, the Leica owners/wannabes do not listen to reason, anyway. Hence, it serves them right what's happening. Maybe the next $7K will be spend on the newer model and life goes on happily in LaLa land.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 22:46 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 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...

Film Leica is mostly good with me. I'm referring to the digital series and to the hordes of fashion victims spending thousands on the Leica name for no real reason (hence the "serves them right"). The "Leica experience" is mostly delusional fluff. Agreed, nice cameras (in certain ways), but I'm not considering spending 3-4 6Ds in cost to acquire one solely on the base of the special RF experience. Get real...
At the same time, I understand why Leica owners or wannabes are so passionate about Leica: you spent/will spend thousands on a digital camera, it has to be good enough to account for its price. It has to! It's a Leica!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:19 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)
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King Penguin: Wow......that's going to hurt M9 second hand values enormously .......

And why not "good"? My comment is aimed at the certain minority-majority of fashion victim Leica "photographers". They know why it is made... What is your problem? Defender of the crown?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:08 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 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 (378 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 (378 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 (378 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 (378 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 8th 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 98th 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 10th comment | 7 replies
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