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joe6pack

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Marty4650: Leica virtually owns this market. Expensive, but where else can you get an extremely high quality monochrome camera?

This isn't a camera for me, but Leica knows what they are doing. They understand their customers.

I'm just stating the facts. B&W picture is free of chroma noise which is what most people considered noise. By shooting in B&W, you can go very high in ISO and people aren't as bothered by the luma noise and many consider them "artistic".

Turning color photo into B&W does not just remove chroma noise. The chroma noises are converted into luma noise. But I don't believe Monochrom sensor is much better. I have seen M-Monochrom samples. There are still significant noise at ISO 2000. Not a whole lot better than my camera from the same generation.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/1950564/?inAlbum=leica-m-monochrom-preview-samples

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 05:11 UTC
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Marty4650: Leica virtually owns this market. Expensive, but where else can you get an extremely high quality monochrome camera?

This isn't a camera for me, but Leica knows what they are doing. They understand their customers.

My image after B&W filter is free of chroma noise.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 00:20 UTC
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Marty4650: Leica virtually owns this market. Expensive, but where else can you get an extremely high quality monochrome camera?

This isn't a camera for me, but Leica knows what they are doing. They understand their customers.

I grabbed this low hanging fruit with my existing camera with a B&W filter. I can easily go ISO 12800. Cost me $0.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 20:53 UTC
On LG G4 puts focus on the camera post (75 comments in total)

I just wish they make the phone smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 00:17 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (218 comments in total)

"Original Cost: A family home".

Maybe the previous owner's wife divorced him after buying that lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 21:22 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply

The way I do ETTR is I use multi-metering and set the exposure compensation to +1.0Ev or up to +1.7Ev when I am outdoor. I can say that I have at least overcome the ISO 200 limitation on my NEX-3N. However, a couple of downsides are:

More edits needed. Almost all RAW files needs reduced exposure during development, and in varying scale.

I must remember to change the setting back when shooting video. Or the video will be overblown and, AFAIK, there is no way to fix that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 18:14 UTC as 138th comment

You know what would be an even better idea? Sony opens up the App store and API to 3rd party developers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 05:16 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (167 comments in total)

If they make one for E-mount, they can charge 2x the price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 05:38 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Evening at Mussoorie in the An image challenge (1 comment in total)

I don't really see anything wrong with this image to deserve this rating.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 1st comment

I don't know about you guys. Watching the side by side comparison (1:44) is feels great. A picture is worth more than 1,000 insults.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 17:39 UTC as 37th comment
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (137 comments in total)

The 58 lady is using it all wrong.

She need to flip the phone.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 22:51 UTC as 51st comment

A tablet PC using Intel processor can run Windows 8.1! Who would have thought of that?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 19:55 UTC as 33rd comment
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (242 comments in total)
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Weia: It would be nice to add to all the measure of the sensor (not all are mentioned) and the optical zoom range.

Agree with Weia for the call for sensor measurement. If you are writing an article to compare camera phones, you should consistently provide the size of the sensor and focal length in a easily accessible table format. Otherwise, the F-number alone isn't very useful.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 18:04 UTC

The Amazon offer is quite attractive and it also locks people in their Prime subscription. But being cheap, I backup my photos to Flickr. Just in case I had a double harddrive failure. JPEG is good enough for me for the last resort.

With my current boardband uplink speed of 1.5Mbps (that's upload, not download). It will take forever to upload raw files anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:09 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

I've been searching for answers to no avail. Does the CM1 has a lens cap? Or needs one?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 20:43 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

This is a well calculated shot.

OT: who has 1000m lens again?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 22:11 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

Even though I'm not going to buy it. The price seems reasonable for a durable bag to me. I mean, do you know how much an LV bag costs?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 21:57 UTC as 36th comment
On Olympus offers Stylus SH-2 with Raw support article (46 comments in total)

1/2.3" sensor with an F3 lens for Star Trails?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 19:12 UTC as 6th comment

All pros and no cons. I am feeling more and more that these videos are all paid advertisements. Tell me this isn't so!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 00:31 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

A lot of good information (and no flirting this time!).

Just a bit too commercial and feels like a 16-min ad.

On a diff note: I like how the photographer say the A6000 is "light, compact" while holding that FE 70-200mm lens (11:38 mark)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 02:08 UTC as 121st comment
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