armanius

armanius

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a Attorney
Joined on Feb 22, 2009

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Gotta say that it looks pretty cool though.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 23:08 UTC as 90th comment
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Mssimo: Cant wait to slap this baby on my pentax Q.

Massimo ... are you the Massimo from Brazil? Did you delete your Flickr account?

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 23:00 UTC

For $7200 ... I'd rather have the old 50 Cron and the chromatic aberrations plus $5000.

I wonder if we are going to see exponential increases across the board soon on other Leica stuff. $4000 for 50 Lux feels like a bargain now.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 22:53 UTC as 59th comment

Surely Leica could have at least used a nicer LCD! My M9's LCD is worse than the one from the Oly E410's dating 2007 or 2008.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 20:37 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
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Albino_BlacMan: Now how does this work? Does everyone get a new camera for free? Can you send you camera in to have the sensor swapped for free? Or are the "beta testers" SOL and forced to pay for the new sensor?

We are at the end of April already. So does it mean March 2013??

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 01:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (756 comments in total)

Got my XP1 today. My biggest concern is also the aperture blade chattering, clicking or rattlesnaking. How this escaped or got passed the attention of Fuji's quality control and testers ... I have no idea. This is the same noise that the Panasonic-Leica 25/1.4 does when mounted on an Olympus Pen. Oly/Pany never resolved the issue as far as I know. I hope Fuji doesn't follow in their footsteps and addresses the chattering in the next few days. I'll wait a little bit longer to see what Fuji does, but will return the camera if it's not addressed within the return period.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 19:13 UTC as 65th comment
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anecolove: They should have included this screen on the GX1...

Amen!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 06:14 UTC

Woohoo! Another re-iteration of the 12 mp sensor! Priced at only $100 less than the GX1 ... why would I choose G5 over GX1? I suppose the GF5 is the first Pany camera with a high res screen.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 06:13 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply

EP2??? That camera is more than two years old. Glad Adobe updates more frequently!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 15:43 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 article (215 comments in total)
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Melbourne Park: I think your twilight shot is artistically brilliant, on several levels.

Worth the article just for that shot.

By the way, which lens was that taken with?

BH in NY has early April as the estimated release date.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 23:11 UTC
On Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 article (215 comments in total)
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Jonathan McGee: For those of us with a non-micro 4/3'rds investment, I wonder how well the larger 4/3'rds lenses will balance on it. Is the 12-60 simply going to be an unwieldy beast?

The 12-60 is tough to balance on the GH2, which is more or less the size of the OMD. AF speed is attrocious when combined with the GH2 as well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 23:10 UTC
On Book Review: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer article (150 comments in total)
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Anna Schlecht: Since reading the NYT Magazine article about Maier I'm transfixed. Like many people, I'm riveted & awaiting the remaining 90% of her work to be revealed.

To the nay-sayers: I've seen a lot of utter crap exalted as fine art. Maier's work is deeply affecting. I share the perspective from other reviews that Maier photographed the way that Studs Terkel wrote - capturing the street life of everyday people. And yes, her story, or what little we know of it infuses one's appreciation. But that is often the case with great artisits - - Modigiliani, Basquait & Capa to name a few.

Other nay-sayers discredit Maier's lack of sophistication or training. Bear in mind that many of the greatest photographers had precious little if any training - Weston had 6 months. Clearly she had a sharp eye for composition, the timing of when to shoot and the confidence to know that the single shots she took were indeed what she wanted to capture

Big thanks to Britton for this review.

I am with you! I find it humorous that anyone would criticize Maier for lacking sophistication or training. Her photos speak for themselves. If anything, Maier's purported lack of training highlights her natural talents as a photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 17:07 UTC
On Book Review: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer article (150 comments in total)
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armanius: I rank Vivian Meier right up there as one of the great street photographers. Her photos capture the moment and the personalities in an emotionally inducing manner. I ordered this book from Amazon more than two weeks ago. Still waiting for it to arrive. I assume they didn't print too many books.

Thanks WT21! I got it at retail price, or at least I "ordered" it at retail price when Amazon itself was carrying it. It's ridiculous how these re-sellers buy a $30 book, and then try to resell it for $100+ just because the supply is low.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 21:06 UTC
On Book Review: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer article (150 comments in total)

I rank Vivian Meier right up there as one of the great street photographers. Her photos capture the moment and the personalities in an emotionally inducing manner. I ordered this book from Amazon more than two weeks ago. Still waiting for it to arrive. I assume they didn't print too many books.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 19:44 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

Can anyone explain to me why Olympus always chooses to limit what functions the user can assign to the FN buttons?? On the EP3, we weren't allowed to assign ISO to the top FN buttons. Now, ISO can be assigned to four out of the five FN buttons, BUT, metering can't be assigned to any of the five buttons.

Is there a logic to Oly restricting camera user's ability to FULLY customize the buttons?? I just don't get it.

It can't be that much harder or costly to allow full FN button customization. Please some explain this to me ...

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:37 UTC as 380th comment | 1 reply

Five customizable FN buttons. And metering can't be assigned to any of them. WHY????

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:33 UTC as 40th comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!!! Why isn't metering assignable to ANY of the 5 FN buttons?????

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:04 UTC as 386th comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

Canceling the NEX7 preorder and getting OMD instead. Woohoo! Not ready to cancel the XP1 .... yet!

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:59 UTC as 387th comment
On First full-res Fujifilm X-Pro1 images appear on the web article (216 comments in total)

Got hit with the virus too. Although from a link from another site connecting to the "sample" images. Whoever hacked the site to insert the viral link figured that there would be a lot of folks interested in seeing the photos.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 19:48 UTC as 33rd comment
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (756 comments in total)

Any information on what type of manual focus aids the XP1 will have? Peeking, magnify, electronic rangefinder, something else?

If the XP1 is any good IQ-wise, and it provides a good MF aid, I'd probably dump the M9 even though the XP1 is not full frame.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 18:22 UTC as 213th comment
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