rallyfan

rallyfan

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rallyfan: The Sigma DP "M" series offers excellent solutions to questions very few are asking and for which even fewer are willing to pay; a very impressive evolutionary dead end that sold slowly and performs even slower. Dreary cameras lacking what Ignatius J. Reilly would call the proper geometry and theology, taste and decency.

The rest are good choices.

I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against the Sigma DP Merrill. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.

Boethius would have found the Sigma appalling.

I must warn everyone about my pyloric valve.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 04:22 UTC
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rallyfan: The Sigma DP "M" series offers excellent solutions to questions very few are asking and for which even fewer are willing to pay; a very impressive evolutionary dead end that sold slowly and performs even slower. Dreary cameras lacking what Ignatius J. Reilly would call the proper geometry and theology, taste and decency.

The rest are good choices.

Thanks. I try not to think about it, try to move on and leave the "DP M" thing behind.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 01:29 UTC
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PicOne: Might this mean that DPR will wake up a bit and perhaps attempt a review of a Merrill compact?

That'd be a sad day.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 00:23 UTC
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Lea5: You must see this as a bigger thing. I fear this will be the future model of everything. Apple is doing the same with their software. I tried to get Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Logic Pro in the traditional boxed version. Negative! You can only download them at the Apple App Store. Similar to Adobe. My new iMac has no DVD/CD drive anymore. So Apple expect you to buy (rent) and download everything. PC manufacturers develop the same system and predict, that in the near future this system runs all computers. That means you don't own workstations/notebooks anymore you have to rent them. And if you are not "connected" you don't have access to your computer, to your softare, emails, cellphone etc. They (who are they?) want you to be connected all the time and must subscribe and pay for it.

In the future there are two sorts of people: connected and unconnected.
The unconnected won't have access to the society anymore. Even Stanley Kubrik wouldn't have thought of that.

This is a nightmare!

You do not have to subscribe to the Apple software. I don't see how your inclusiong of "(rent)" is relevant. You don't have to rent the Apple stuff. You can use the same sort of EULA that you are used to ("buy" in quotation marks because if you are in places like the US the EULA states you are merely licensing use, but in any case you get the idea -- the old style ownership still applies for stuff from the App store).

Link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 22:08 UTC
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raimundo gaby: The RX1 is a superb camera. Magical indeed. I am loving mine.

Sure, but depending on the day of the week and his whims, last I checked his website varied from boring and uniformative to creepy. Not exactly a reliable source... He used to be entertaining but now it's just a huge waste of time (plus some of the photos are unnerving).

Link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 22:06 UTC

I don't listen to corporate spokesholes etc. braying even if the company wants my business, and Adobe by their own admission do not.

In any case, I think we're moving to C1P from what I hear. There were some scripting issues but I think they're not insurmountable. I don't know what version we're getting but I think it's 6 or 7 or something. Anyway, no more Adobe stuff -- makes no sense any more.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 21:39 UTC as 162nd comment
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Guenter Borgemeister: >the Editors Awards were given to the Canon EOS 6D and Sigma's DP Merrill series of compacts.

Wouldn´t it be time for the dpreview team to review the DP Merrill series?

I would be disappointed to see a DP M series review.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 19:50 UTC

The Sigma DP "M" series offers excellent solutions to questions very few are asking and for which even fewer are willing to pay; a very impressive evolutionary dead end that sold slowly and performs even slower. Dreary cameras lacking what Ignatius J. Reilly would call the proper geometry and theology, taste and decency.

The rest are good choices.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 19:45 UTC as 26th comment | 7 replies
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penguinman: From Andy Rouse web page.

Pointless Comparison

This is a plea to the lens geeks. Please do not start comparing the Canon lens with the Nikon one, it is pointless. The Nikon 200-400 does a great job for Nikon photographers and the Canon lens will do a great job for Canon photographers. Comparing the two is just pointless, as no one is going to change camera system to use this lens are they? No they are not, so please don’t fuel the silly Canon vs Nikon debate anymore, it’s not what this lens or this review is all about.

Don't be daft. The lens is not going to be a first purchase for anyone. If you're keen on the Nikon go buy three. Whether you or I or anyone like them is irrelevant; from the perspective of a Canon system, they may as well not exist.

Edit: Now that I think of it, disregard the above in favour of this response: Cool story bro. OKthanxbye!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 20:28 UTC
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penguinman: From Andy Rouse web page.

Pointless Comparison

This is a plea to the lens geeks. Please do not start comparing the Canon lens with the Nikon one, it is pointless. The Nikon 200-400 does a great job for Nikon photographers and the Canon lens will do a great job for Canon photographers. Comparing the two is just pointless, as no one is going to change camera system to use this lens are they? No they are not, so please don’t fuel the silly Canon vs Nikon debate anymore, it’s not what this lens or this review is all about.

@ryansholl:

The Nikon does not work. Its optics are interesting only in theory; it will not fit the camera. This has nothing to do with what you apparently perceive as... accountability in lens performance.

If DPR can muster a few contenders in this category that will actually work on a Canon body, that'd be interesting. The Nikon is neither interesting nor relevant, because it simply doesn't work.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 20:10 UTC
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NancyP: The pros and the bureaus will buy it. These aren't made for the masses. If you want a decent lens for the masses, that is what the 100-400mm L is for. Me, I shoot with the 400mm f/5.6L no-IS and am happy.

That's a nice lens though, and it's available less than $1,5k new. It's a very nice value. For what I do IS isn't all that much of a necessity and I can get by find without it usually too. The 400 focuses great.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 19:28 UTC
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SeeRoy: Having previously worked with broadcast ENG/EFP video cameras, where integral "range extenders" (aka TCs) are a standard component of many zooms, it's always puzzled me why this configuration has taken so long to arrive in the stills sector. Those video lenses aren't exactly cheap either.

I wonder if it's some sort of hesitation to fit the integral extender into a body that could see harsh use, bumps, etc.? I don't quite know, I'm just speculating.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 19:24 UTC
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penguinman: From Andy Rouse web page.

Pointless Comparison

This is a plea to the lens geeks. Please do not start comparing the Canon lens with the Nikon one, it is pointless. The Nikon 200-400 does a great job for Nikon photographers and the Canon lens will do a great job for Canon photographers. Comparing the two is just pointless, as no one is going to change camera system to use this lens are they? No they are not, so please don’t fuel the silly Canon vs Nikon debate anymore, it’s not what this lens or this review is all about.

The question is how this lens performs.

How the Nikon performs might under other cirumstances be midly interesting; however, every second spent by DPR or another reviewer discussing the Nikon is a second not spent discussing this lens.

The Nikon is useless because it does not fit a Canon body.

Those saying "we need to know to make purchasing decisions" are simply not in the market.

Expecting people to believe you need to decide now, without having either system, whether a $12K USD lens is right for you in order to make it part of your "first" purchase into a system is really not on. Nobody's buying the story, and you're not buying the lens. Either lens, if we're honest.

Stop lowering the level of the discussion.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 19:18 UTC

Best news I've heard all year. We were told this should be available 08/13. Waiting to rent may not be practical depending on production run size.

The only potential weakness is the TC selection mechanism -- what isn't there cannot fail -- but the service is going to be a must-have for this anyway.

Very exciting.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 13:38 UTC as 74th comment
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rallyfan: Photojournalists use the Leica M, eh? To do what, cover the Vietnam war? How many Ms are going to be at the upcoming Champs League final, between two ostensibly German teams at that?...

Either delusional or a misguided attempt at brand promotion. Poseur.

OK good news then. It's stated in flattering terms ("no longer as strongly...") but it is realistic. My misgivings seem unfounded.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 23:21 UTC
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rallyfan: Photojournalists use the Leica M, eh? To do what, cover the Vietnam war? How many Ms are going to be at the upcoming Champs League final, between two ostensibly German teams at that?...

Either delusional or a misguided attempt at brand promotion. Poseur.

We are in full agreement! Heh heh... Nice.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 23:09 UTC
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rallyfan: Photojournalists use the Leica M, eh? To do what, cover the Vietnam war? How many Ms are going to be at the upcoming Champs League final, between two ostensibly German teams at that?...

Either delusional or a misguided attempt at brand promotion. Poseur.

That's not the century we're discussing though, and unless there is a grammatical, linguistic, or transcriptional problem, that's not the century mentioned in the interview comment.

Notice that your statement switched tenses: "... are classic reportage cameras..." yet "... were used..." The point is whether they are, rather than were, used.

Is the Leica M being used this century by photojournalists? If not in press conferences or sporting events then where? There is no shortage of land wars, regrettably; are they being used there? How about breaking stories -- any Boston photos from Leica M pros? Local interest stories? Anybody covering a ribbon cutting ceremony at a community center with a Leica M? Where are the Leica M pros today?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 21:47 UTC
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marike6: DPR, why are some making personal attacks below?

There is no complain button on camera release threads.

No problem.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 21:04 UTC
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rallyfan: Photojournalists use the Leica M, eh? To do what, cover the Vietnam war? How many Ms are going to be at the upcoming Champs League final, between two ostensibly German teams at that?...

Either delusional or a misguided attempt at brand promotion. Poseur.

OK then, that's not an unreasonable interpretetion. It could be a misunderstanding due to English/German differences in expression etc. I suppose.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 20:39 UTC
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marike6: DPR, why are some making personal attacks below?

There is no complain button on camera release threads.

Do you mean "flag as inappropriate?" I tried out of curiosity and the option does appear -- in this comment subthread it's under the "Like" button (with the up arrow on the left, the count on the right) and it appears if I hover over the "Like" button.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 19:42 UTC
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