gordon lafleur

Joined on Feb 23, 2011

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On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (598 comments in total)

No built in viewfinder? no thanks.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 15:57 UTC as 16th comment

Sony don't get it. The whole point of mirror-less cameras is compact size. These huge clunkers are ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 00:45 UTC as 90th comment | 5 replies
On article Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E (134 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Would rather get the Fujifilm x100

It's a no brainer. If you want a status symbol buy the Leica. If you want to make photographs buy a FujiX series. (I own three)
http://lightmancer.blogspot.ca/2014/09/the-day-leica-left-me.html

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On article Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E (134 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Would rather get the Fujifilm x100

Buy one if you're interested in status. Buy a Fuji X-100T if you are interested in taking pictures, or an XT-1 with the 23mm 1.4 if your really think you need a faster lens.
Leica is redundant.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 17:26 UTC
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AshMills: "minimum aperture not affected" - yes, but what about MAXIMUM aperture?

Dude, f3.5

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
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Eyeglass10101: The idea seems great: no loss of aperture (no typical teleconversion loss of two stops or more) and seemingly great Fuji optical quality. But my experience with teleconversion screw-on lenses have always been poor. I hope they have figured something out that has not been done yet.

f3.5 I'm afraid

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
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Mattersburger: That's a lot of metal & glass to get to an f2 normal.

Hey, it's not f2, it's f3.5.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
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schaki: Lol. Sony and their huge lenses..

Tmmbits Full frame lenses do not have to be bloated clunkers llike this. Lots of full frame lenses are very small, especially primes. Old film lenses like Pentax M series and Olympus OM lenses were very small. Leica M lenses are very compact. Old Zeiss lenses were bloated clunkers like their modern ones however. The lenses for the old Contarex 35mm cameras were huge.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 22:03 UTC
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Daniel Bliss: A small camera wants a small lens. This one is begging for a really good 35/2.

$800 for a 35mm f2.8? $1000 for a 50mm f 1.8? give me a break. I'll spend my money elsewhere thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 23:15 UTC
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Daniel Bliss: A small camera wants a small lens. This one is begging for a really good 35/2.

The only stealing going on is by Zeiss and Sony. Your average "junk" lens, like a Nikkor or Canon do just fine thanks. I remmember a few years ago seeing tests in one of the mags of a round-up of 50mm normal lenses. The Zeiss was twice as expensive as all the other "junk" lenses, but it tested in the middle of the pack.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 23:13 UTC
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schaki: Lol. Sony and their huge lenses..

Nice little cameras, big clunky over-priced lenses. The lenses may be smaller than the DSLR ones, but those are monstrous. What's the point of making compact camera bodies if you don't make lenses to match. Maybe they could hire Pentax or Olympus to make lenses for them. Zeiss is a big part of the problem. Their lenses have always been bloated, over-rated clunkers.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 23:07 UTC

This is complete horse-pucky

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 16:33 UTC as 413th comment | 1 reply
On article DxOMark investigates lenses for the Nikon D800 (80 comments in total)

No surprise that the clunky Zeiss lenses fared so badly. They've always been over-rated. Maybe they should be selling re-badged Samyangs.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 19:03 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Wow, check out the white paper nay sayers, very impressive.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 18:51 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview (146 comments in total)

I love my x100, but I have two concerns that are not mentioned in the preview. The shutter lag, not from the autofocus, but the crazy aperture dance the camera does befor every shot, and second, the terrible overlay of the distance scale which obscures the bottom of the viewfinder in manual focus mode (and which they won't let you turn off in manual mode)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 16:47 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview (146 comments in total)

Sounds good so far, but my biggest concern, does that horrible distance scale still intrude into the picture area in manual focus, and will the camera let me turn off now?

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 23:18 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery (106 comments in total)
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marike6: IQ seems good, but the colors from the Fuji X cameras are significantly better.

But the image of the kid on the beach show the big problem with a lens sans lens hood as with light hitting the front element, contrast is horrible. I don't know if there is a way to mount at least a screw in lens hood, but just shooting the naked lens in not the way to go.

Fuji's lenses are every bit a match for Leica's.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 05:20 UTC
On article Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery (106 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: I would rather pay $800 more for the FF Sony RX1, APS-C compacts are a dime a dozen but there are very few FF compacts under $3k.

Ehhhh....I'll stick with my Fuji x100 thanks very much. Hey, and DP review, if you need someone to shoot some test pics, I'll gladly help out for free. These are frankly dreadful.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 05:17 UTC
On photo IMG_0899-ACR in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

Good grief, look at the horrid noise! My Fuji x100 blows Canon's doors off at high ISO

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 18:47 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon EOS-M preview samples sample gallery (6 comments in total)

Good grief, look at the horrid noise! My Fuji x100 blows Canon's doors off at high ISO

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 18:47 UTC as 1st comment
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