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For heaven's sake. How much extra would it have cost Epson to put in automatic focus? How difficult would it have been to have glass film carriers to ensure perfect flatness of the film?
I'd hardly call LEDs and "improved" plastic carriers mind boggling. I'd call this a minor, minor, change.
Am I being unreasonable here?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 01:28 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
On Samsung Galaxy Camera in-depth review post (82 comments in total)

Why, OH WHY, don't they offer a phone capability? - How much harder could it have been?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 04:59 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

Imagine if Leica - in 1955 - had come out with a film camera that wouldn't accept color print or slide film... It would have seemed an absurdity. I realise that the analogy breaks down a little bit because Leica have optimised the Monochrom for B/W but will the results really justify this astronomical price? I would have thought a Pentax medium format digital SLR would still end up giving better results than the Leica - and of course the Pentax can take color if and when desired. The cost would end up the same....

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 06:46 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Is it me or do most of the portraits in the M Monochrome section appear unfocused?
If they are focused, then the shrpness is woeful.

I'm an Leica "M" film user from a long way back and I would have been extremely disappointed if those samples had come from one of my M cameras. I realsie that the camera is probably pre-production but it is only 2 months pre-production and the camera should be sorted by now.
Am I being harsh? - No, at $8000 I expect impeccable results.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 09:35 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply

This is analogous to the Men at Work riff in "Down under" that was found to have elements of an old nursery rhyme "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree"
There may have been a similarity but I'm damned if I can hear it. The nursery rhyme was composed in 1934 and someone - somehow - bought the rights to it recently. How can anyone buy a nursery rhyme after 75 years and then claim they've been ripped off? These people who cry "Plagiarism!" are (ab)using the courts to feather their own nests - The courts nowadays always oblige - like faithfully dogs. Megaupload's boss now is in jail for this. I don't like this thin end of the wedge. It's as if the law will soon be completely co-opted by the music and publishing industry to further their income and rob society of its freedoms. Preserve your rights and lobby your politicians & complain, before these parasites get a legal toehold.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:17 UTC as 302nd comment
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