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Big deal.

If you reduce infinity by 15%, you're still left with infinity. (trust me, it's true).
Dropping Hasselblad prices by 15% takes then from being absurdly, ridiculously and obscenely overpriced, down to absurdly, ridiculously and obscenely overpriced.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 07:14 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (368 comments in total)

I compared the IPhone 6 Plus with the Galaxy Note 4. To my mind, the Galaxy's phone was way better. Low light levels were coped with much better and, generally, I felt it was a no contest comparison. Not saying the iPhone was bad, just that the Note 4 was better.
It would be nice if they offered RAW shooting on the Note 4 and I'd like an optical zoom (of course). Maybe on the Note 6?????
I wonder if smartphones, will ever supplant DSLRS? I really think they will, one day.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 10:30 UTC as 103rd comment | 2 replies

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?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 01:28 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
On Connect post Samsung Galaxy Camera in-depth review (82 comments in total)

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

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....

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.

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.

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