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On article Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue (378 comments in total)

The issues surrounding the corrosion are, and have been, well understood for years. All CCD and CMOS color sensors need some form of IR suppression. There are a limited number of glasses that have both the optical quality and the absorption properties required to do the the task. From an optical standpoint, they need to be thin. In the M8, leica/kodak got badly burned by concentration on the optical properties of the glass without really looking into the absorption properties. The problems with the Schott and Hoya glasses are similar. You need to put a protective coating over many of theses glasses such as an anti reflection coating. If you do this, you run the risk of putting another scratchable element over the glass that can be damaged by mechanical cleaning. The glass used in the M9 sensor was ill chosen for two reasons: it's thermal properties and it's humidity (hydroscopic) properties. Leica was just on the cusp of the learning curve and they are paying the price....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 13:02 UTC as 2nd comment
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jrivasmdobg: looks like they are copying the FUJI XPRO 1!

I own and use both leica M and Fuji X cameras. The XPro-1 certainly does NOT Feel like plastic. It is also more rugged than the M. The X Pro 1 got completely soaked outside in a rain storm. After drying, it worked just fine.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 23:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm introduces XF 27mm F2.8 'pancake' lens (88 comments in total)
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g2iSite: Maybe a stupid question, but how do you adjust the aperture without an aperture ring on the X bodies?

The X 1 pro allows adjustment from the back of the camera with all lenses with or without a ring. The aperture ring on the lens does nothing but send information back to the camera to set the aperture. If you are in a fixed ISO and you have the Dynamic Range adjustment turned off, you can simply used the buttons on the side of the menu button to move the aperture. This works with all lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 20:47 UTC
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MiTaka: No internal LUT adjustment is sad, and really this should be standart feature for monitors like that. With open drivers, Dell do You hear the last part!

The i1DisplayPro is a very reasonably priced professional quality calibrator. As far as the Open Source drivers you request, it is important to remember that these lut commands are complex and not part of any standard. This results in service calls that the manufacturer of the display cannot answer. Also, it is not just the lut commands, but the device interface. These systems all use USB because of the massive problems with DDC/ci drivers on most Windows Graphic cards.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2013 at 14:59 UTC
On article Lytro Light Field Camera now works with Windows (39 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: This is probably a big deal to the 5 people who actually bought a Lytro.

I own a lytro and use it and enjoy it. I also own a D800 and an M9. The Lytro interested me because of the infrastructure that they built and the server based technology that allows you to post an image that requires massive processing on any web based application. The social aspects of the camera are similar to instagram and other photo processing apps that most snobs that post in these forums wouldn't use. I was quite surprised that they got funding to do this project. They've done a fine technical job. This type of technology has deep uses in medical imaging as well as micro topographical mapping. It isn't suited for the typical photographer....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2012 at 16:15 UTC
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