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On Phottix Mitros Flash for Canon Review article (38 comments in total)

The portraits prove, beyond any resonable doubt, that the little diffusers, whether they are expsnsive Gary Fongs or inexpensive pieces of plastic, just don't do anything at all.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 12:58 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

I would hope most of the people reading this site would have those, for sure. I recently added one more: a bean-bag-mini-tripod. It is a beanbag with a tripod head and great when shooting in locations where the mini-tripo is too clumsy: for example, windowsills, held against a light post... the bean bag conforms to the surface really well.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:58 UTC as 77th comment | 4 replies
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (352 comments in total)
In reply to:

MarcMedios: It's a great little camera. Put a Leica logo on it and most of you guys who now criticize it would be salivating for it.

I have a Fuji X20 which cleanly outmatches the G16 in two areas which are important to me: shutter lag (the X20 has none) and small size. However, the G series is excellent; I've used several, a G10, G12, G14, G1X and they all perform admirably, much better than, say, the Leicas that are nothing but rebadged Lumixes.

Could have been another 12 for all I know and it just looked different to me. I'm always amazed at how people always grab some tiny detail and hang their entire argument on it.

The point is not the nomenclature, but the camera itself. The times that I've used G's, I have found the image to be really good, the quality solid, the controls very good and the only thing that I didn't like that much was the size and, naturally, the shutter lag.

People are willing to pay $200 or more for the rebadged Lumix under the Leica badge when they are clearly inferior: long lags, slow focus and, in the case of the M's, notorious problems such as the shredding of the memory cards.

Yet, when a manufacturer takes a good product, slowly but surely makes it better, it is criticized because "it is not enough"

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 19:19 UTC

Flickr has royally screwed up. Their landing page is unwieldy, can't be customized at all by the users and frankly, I'm not posting anything more until that is fixed.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:36 UTC as 44th comment
On Equinox modular and Leica X3 concept cameras article (41 comments in total)

Mind boggling and very creative. I hope both see the light of day.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 23:43 UTC as 15th comment

If the sensor is in the lens and given that th lens controls could be incorporated right into the lens, why design such a retro ugly body? They could have broken all design paradigms.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 21:17 UTC as 5th comment

Too little, too late. Where the industry needs to go is improving the current SLR-look-alike design and evolve it into something 21st century. The new Sony/Hasselblad design, for example, is very innovative.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 23:17 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery article (114 comments in total)

As a professional photographer I'm astounded that anyone would consider that camera seriously; no viewfinder, no interchangeable lenses... just an over-priced P&S

As a lifetime advertising and marketing expert, I'm glad the X-2 exists; it validats the triumph of branding over objective metrics; it is the greatest case history in the world (maybe the 2nd, the 1st one are the little leicas that are rebranded Lumixes). I absolutely love the existence of the X2

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 03:55 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

An expensive P&S; no interchangeable lens in today's market? Not for a pro, that's for sure

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 14:31 UTC as 4th comment
On ACD Systems issues ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 article (75 comments in total)
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Dean Baird: ACD is the company that bought Canvas (from Deneba), then discontinued it on the Mac platform. I would never trust them with anything ever again. I can only presume that they will--on a whim--decide to discontinue a product.

With Canvas X, they wouldn't support it and they wouldn't sell it to anyone who would. They've made enemies of everyone on the Mac OS Canvas-using community.

If you choose to throw in with this company, you've been warned. If you're a Mac user, you're begging for trouble. That's the one thing ACD can be counted on to deliver.

apart from sounding "precious" as they say in England. So what? You buy a program, especially something as cheap as ACDSee, work with it now and improve now. If they discontinue it, so what?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 14:43 UTC
On ACD Systems issues ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 article (75 comments in total)

I love it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 14:41 UTC as 16th comment

What a non-event. One would think that, today, you could easily develop an interchangeable lens body. Who wants to be limited to the lens that a manufacturer chooses for you?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 14:00 UTC as 24th comment | 7 replies
On Is Instagram 'debasing photography'? article (291 comments in total)

What is "real" photography anyway?

1. When they switched from plates to film... was plates real or film?
2. When they switched to digital... was film real or what?
3. Was Polaroid... which wasn't really film OR plates... real? Or not?

So now it's digital vs digital?

Seems like a bunch of whiners to me. Sorry, but it is a completely irrelevant and idiotic discussion. In art, the moment you discuss whether something is "real" it is dead

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 12:16 UTC as 73rd comment

When photographs, especially photographs that have been trashed by just about every photographer around, need volumes of explanations, they do not pass the "smell test". They are awful pix.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 01:11 UTC as 173rd comment

Spending $1000 for a 30mm fixed non-interchangeable F1:2.8 lens which is also slow seems pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2012 at 02:07 UTC as 24th comment
On Scientists demonstrate 'paint-on' batteries article (108 comments in total)

Game changer for sure

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2012 at 02:04 UTC as 64th comment

I really don't want the camera to think or choose for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:18 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

This is converter, for pete's sake, same as a point & shoot

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 09:30 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

I honestly don't see the point. Anyone with enough money (and photo education) to be able to spend $7k on a monochrome camera could easily replicate these pictures using photoshop

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2012 at 20:43 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Leica unveils X2 16MP premium large-sensor compact article (208 comments in total)
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thewhitehawk: How this camera performs in actual tests remains to be seen. I'm not sure if Leica did enough to remain competitive with Fuji, then again, I'm not sure if they're trying to be...

I have to say though, this is one of the prettiest camera bodies being sold right now. I think now I know where that Canon Mirrorless Camera concept design that made it's way around the web got inspiration from.

Forget about Fuji... another upgraded P&S... think Nex7

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2012 at 01:18 UTC
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