shutterbud

shutterbud

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A couple of great shots there.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 23:25 UTC as 11th comment

Eeeer, Apple don't make cameras. Do they?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 08:46 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1292 comments in total)
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shutterbud: The Myth of the upgrade path? What myth?
The article states that it could be seen as a myth because FF cameras tend to be bigger and more expensive. So what? Then it advises us to buy more APS-C lenses and pretends that no-one knows how to buy a FF lens for a Crop body.
The whole article is badly thought-out, slightly insulting, logically incoherent and seems to offer only one piece of advice, which, if followed, would ensure a bag full of useless lenses in the event of going to FF.

Well that changes everything. I myself have lost count of the number of threads I've seen entitled "I just bought a new lens and I don't know why."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 18:26 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1292 comments in total)

The Myth of the upgrade path? What myth?
The article states that it could be seen as a myth because FF cameras tend to be bigger and more expensive. So what? Then it advises us to buy more APS-C lenses and pretends that no-one knows how to buy a FF lens for a Crop body.
The whole article is badly thought-out, slightly insulting, logically incoherent and seems to offer only one piece of advice, which, if followed, would ensure a bag full of useless lenses in the event of going to FF.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 18:13 UTC as 120th comment | 6 replies
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (69 comments in total)
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shutterbud: I have a soft spot for Leica, but I really hope the T is a one-off

Ah, so very good is bad.
Carry on gentelemen.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (69 comments in total)
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shutterbud: I have a soft spot for Leica, but I really hope the T is a one-off

Value is a personal thing?
Only to an extent and Leica have pushed it too far with this one. Take, for example, a Patek Philiippe Gondola in 18K Yellow Gold. Yes, it costs a fortune, but its PURPOSE is to look amazing and to cost a fortune. That's its job. That's why someone buys a PP, VC or AP watch.
That is also the purpose of a T- which is totally AGAINST Leica philosophy to date.
The XT-1 is fairly priced in m opinion. As Leica has shown for decades, the cost of truly high build quality is and always will be high. As Leica shows perfectly with the T, the cost of designer jewellery is even higher. The IQ is not in any way commensurate with the cost. The X-Vario does as good a job for goodness sake! As does the XT-1, A7 and many others

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 16:21 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1824 comments in total)

One look at the AF spread and I'm out. Seriously, it's pathetic.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 288th comment
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (69 comments in total)
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shutterbud: I have a soft spot for Leica, but I really hope the T is a one-off

You do know how much the T is?
Stupid money

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 14:58 UTC
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (69 comments in total)
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shutterbud: I have a soft spot for Leica, but I really hope the T is a one-off

Well this is an incredibly salient point isn't it? Why pay funny money for a camera which isn't really a Leica? Body made by Audi, lenses made by God-knows-Who, sensor made by....who again? I dont give a stuff that the shell is handrubbed. If I want to make straight lines I don't employ a man who has been trained for years by Zen Masters to make perfectly straight lines and charges $200/hour. I buy a ruler.
It's a con. A very nice con, possibly worth buying into at 1/3 of the price. But as it stands, it is a designer handbag

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 08:17 UTC
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (69 comments in total)
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shutterbud: I have a soft spot for Leica, but I really hope the T is a one-off

I am sure you are right, but still....
I've seen a couple of people using them in public places and everytime I have I have shaken my head. Owners might like to convince themselves about its unique qualities, but the sad fact is, they have spent a stupid amount of money on a crop-sensor camera simply because its pretty

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 04:17 UTC
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (69 comments in total)
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shutterbud: I have a soft spot for Leica, but I really hope the T is a one-off

Of course I haven't used it! I dont know anyone silly enough to have bought it. What I dont like about it is that, despite taking nice pictures, it is ludicrously expensive for the sake of being ludicrously expensive. It is photographic jewellery.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 03:49 UTC
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (69 comments in total)

I have a soft spot for Leica, but I really hope the T is a one-off

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 18:50 UTC as 3rd comment | 25 replies
On Have your say: Best Consumer ILC of 2014 article (27 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: I have a feeling the horrible little α6000 is going to take this.

Better that than a horrible little post showing one's prejudice.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 10:43 UTC
On Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' article (29 comments in total)

Most of these are more thn worthy of a look. Nice to have a showcase that's not a let-down for a change.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 04:17 UTC as 10th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1231 comments in total)
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shutterbud: The last gasp from a once-great manufacturer. This model admits that Canon is so far behind the times that they have to give you everything they have to make the purchase of their latest APS-C camera even worthwile.
Compare a D700 to an A7R.
Then compare a 7D to this.
It really is quite sad.

Bud,
When you called me "Bud" you sound like an idiot. And continued to sound eve more idiotic. Perfect focussing is a gimmick is it? Just stop.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 19:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1231 comments in total)

The last gasp from a once-great manufacturer. This model admits that Canon is so far behind the times that they have to give you everything they have to make the purchase of their latest APS-C camera even worthwile.
Compare a D700 to an A7R.
Then compare a 7D to this.
It really is quite sad.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 18:32 UTC as 162nd comment | 4 replies
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (467 comments in total)
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shutterbud: DPR should not publish recommendations for a category if it has not reviewed all the cameras in this category. Any 8 year old could tell you that! This entire article is not only pointless and extremely embarassing, it endangers the credibility of this website even more than the several glaring deficiencies we have witnessed this year. What can we expect next? Best FF camera of 2014 is the Nikon D1,000 based on what Nikon told DPR they expect to be able to produce in 2017? "Best Compact in History is the LX3.....because that is the one I took on my Honeymoon?"
A lot of people are spending a lot of money on their photography and this is the site they used to go to first to get the facts. Now they have to negotiate their way through DPR articles, re-interpreting bias and extrapolating from information gleaned from other websites and DPR members' comments.

Well done. You have managed to completely fail to understand every single one of my premises, invent your own as if they were rejoinders and inject an additional mercentile element which never existed.
Do you write for Fox News?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 16:32 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (304 comments in total)
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shutterbud: The Nikon 1 was included but the Sony A6000 was not? That is wrong. The Nikon 1 is a compact camera; a vastly overpriced compact camera which produces compact camera IQ. The A6000 produces images on a par with anything short of full-frame and handles well. Its ommision is a huge oversight. Small, fast, light-weight and fantastic IQ is the very definition of the enthusiast mirrorless camera category. NX1? Nikon 1? I don't think so. I very nearly bought the GH4 but it was too much money for a DSLR with a shrunken sensor. Unless one is invested heavily in lenses or has decided to get good at video, it makes a lot more sense to buy a D5300 or K3 and decent lens instead. DPR is definitely getting confused. As to the category system, I agree it is messed up. It should be "What can I get for X dollars?" or "How much must I spend to do this?" Not "Does it have a mirror?"

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The situation with Canon is very sad. The 70D is a lovely camera to hold and use; I nearly bought it. But the images it produces are simply not up to today's standard. I am very happy with the output of my A6000; so much so that even The Mighty A7 is not automatically a better choice- +1 bit of colour depth, +1 E.V. of DR but the trade-off is slower AF which is uncertain in low light and losing the sweet spot you gain using FF lenses on a cropped body. The A7II appeals, but the upgrade in IQ is smaller than the upgrade from a 70d to an A6000!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 02:51 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (304 comments in total)
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shutterbud: The Nikon 1 was included but the Sony A6000 was not? That is wrong. The Nikon 1 is a compact camera; a vastly overpriced compact camera which produces compact camera IQ. The A6000 produces images on a par with anything short of full-frame and handles well. Its ommision is a huge oversight. Small, fast, light-weight and fantastic IQ is the very definition of the enthusiast mirrorless camera category. NX1? Nikon 1? I don't think so. I very nearly bought the GH4 but it was too much money for a DSLR with a shrunken sensor. Unless one is invested heavily in lenses or has decided to get good at video, it makes a lot more sense to buy a D5300 or K3 and decent lens instead. DPR is definitely getting confused. As to the category system, I agree it is messed up. It should be "What can I get for X dollars?" or "How much must I spend to do this?" Not "Does it have a mirror?"

Weeelll, Canon are throwing everything they've got at their latest "Flagship" and are still behind u4/3 in IQ, Nikon are notorious for being unconcerned about their cameras actually working, have crap colours and a terrible AF spread, neither Pentax, nor Fuji, Nor Panasonic, nor Olympus have a full-frame model. Sony SHOULD be the new Kings of FF, but if they don't get some killer lenses in the next 18 months they will be "the company that didn't understand photographers". The silliest thing is, Panasonic should be the new FF kings. Given what they have done with their sensors, a FF GH5 would be astounding. Will they though? Doubt it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 16:55 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (269 comments in total)
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cheetah43: An ugly grip [why have one at all], mode dial sticks out, exposure compensation dial is imbedded, the contraption above the lens is ridiculous [there are no mirrors there, so put the blooming viewfinder somewhere else]. Obviously it is never going to be pocketable, not even trenchcoatable [you know from whom], so why bother coming up with a design that resembles a Giza pyramid? Leica has got a thing or two to teach.

It's always better if you post a comment which actually means something. However, we have come to expect nonsense in this section of this site. Well done quezra for ensuring the Intelligence Quotient is appropriately low on this little segueway.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
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