Minolta4Life

Minolta4Life

Joined on Feb 28, 2013

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On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)

Oh, hell no!!! This thing goes far beyond the realm of good taste. Didn't Sigma get the memo, Small is the new big. This thing looks like an ice cream sandwich; albeit, I'll be it can shoot the pants off Canon or Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 21:04 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Oh, hell no!!! This thing goes far beyond the realm of good taste. Hand grip (or something that resembles one) with strap eyelet in the way, and no protrusion for finger grip looks non-functional. Squared off corners, long and unorthodox... Which pocket does this fit into? I love my SD15 Dinocamera, but come on Sigma...this is the fat chick with the nice personality.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 6th comment
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (352 comments in total)

Not impressed. Canon needs to step up their game as of late.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 21:43 UTC as 48th comment
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (352 comments in total)
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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.

No G13 or 14 ever existed. Must have been the 15. I do agree that if Leica made it, it would be a hot little momma, but they didn't. It's the same old boring Canon design with minimal upgrades IMO. The G's are great cameras, but I haven't seen any improvements that would make me jump from the 12 to the 16. I like the LF1, but it's too tiny, so I'll probably go with the new Nikon for a compact.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 21:40 UTC
On About Philosophy in the Book Store challenge (1 comment in total)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Nice shot.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 00:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Can't help staring at you in the Can't help staring at you ! challenge (6 comments in total)

Steve McCurry's 1985 photo still inspires many photographers even today. Not to call anyone a copy cat, but once you have Steve's photo imprinted in your mind, it's hard not to compare any like work. Nice work, but this shot is up against a legend.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 23:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Jurassic Coast Exhibition, Berkley Square in the Spangle challenge (4 comments in total)

Love it. Nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 23:50 UTC as 3rd comment
On No - You listen to me !!! in the Defiance challenge (7 comments in total)

Gotta love a good argument.. BTW, nice capture.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 23:49 UTC as 1st comment
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andyvanzz: Would be interesting to know the value of his collection.

What would really be interesting is to know how many of them actually work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 23:42 UTC

What's up with the telephones on the nightstand (middle right)? Are they camera phones, or is old boy expecting some booty calls from camera groupies.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 23:32 UTC as 51st comment
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andyvanzz: Would be interesting to know the value of his collection.

I'm sure some are worth some coin, but the value of a film camera isn't very much these days, unless it's a true classic. I think I saw a lot of 12 minoltas on ebay for $89 BIN... What a shame, but technology marches on...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 23:27 UTC
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tabloid: As usual we have usual cretins with their sarcastic comments.

We need more censoring on these sites.

Unless a person has something constructive to say, his post should not see the light of day.

I would love to be moderator on these sites.

More censoring??? That comment alone is far more disturbing than anything I've read on this forum.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 23:22 UTC

That's nothing... I have one camera with about 5,000 different personalities. Does that count? I own the Sibyl SD15. No shot is ever the same.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 19:38 UTC as 69th comment

nevermind the "critics", some people feel they haveto find fault in everything. Black and white is awesome because it gives us a sense of detachment being we don't view the world in b&w. to add color to the photos makes them more real and allows us to relate IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 03:33 UTC as 40th comment

I considered one of these, but couldn't find use for it. Too big for a compact, too small for a DSLR. I really liked the built in viewfinder and flash. I think if they lose the grip, and integrate the viewfinder into the body similar to a rangefinder, they would find a bigger audience...maybe.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 21:02 UTC as 222nd comment | 1 reply

Yes!!!!!!!!!!! Finally someone came up with something fresh and new. It's a work of art, and it the image quality is worth a damn, I'm all in! I've been waiting for the reincarnation of the L1/LC1.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 00:39 UTC as 21st comment
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Vitruvius: If I had one of these people would ask me if I built the hand grip in my garage. I mean just look at the huge DIY screws. High end?? NOT.

I agree. They could have at least sculpted the grip perfectly to the body, or something more than simply plaster a hunk of "exotic" wood to the body.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 21:35 UTC
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Markie77: This camera just looks weird. Mixing wood with plastic not a good look. If Hasselblad REALLY want to branch out and increase their profit margins, they should start thinking about putting those handles in other places too. Hey how about a broomstick. A $5 broom could be worth $700 with that hand grip on it.

I'm going to get a couple of those wooden beauties for my car doors.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 21:32 UTC

I know this sounds terrible, but I can't wait to see what they come out with next. I'm never had so much fun, or read so many funny posts in my life.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 21:31 UTC as 24th comment

I am posting a second time, as I always do after an initial post to ensure my first reaction was not "knee jerk"....please see my first post.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 21:10 UTC as 31st comment
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