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onlooker

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Thanks for that map, DPR. Please keep us updated. I will definitely consider it next time I go to Europe.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 15:27 UTC as 25th comment

Having read all the hot air emanating from him in that interview, it's hilarious when you look at his own profile on LinkedIn. It says:

perry oosting
Member of the Supervisory Board at Hasselblad A/S
Paris Area, France Luxury Goods & Jewelry

And nothing more needs to be said.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 19:18 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
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JordanAT: Hassleblad's two core strengths, mechanical reliability and optics, are likely gone. Mechanical reliability on the level of the film cameras from 40 years ago are lost on the modern camera. By combining the film and body into one unit, you have created a disposable camera. Whether the life is 1 year of 5 years is irrelevant when compared to a product which previously could be expected to have a 20 year (or longer) useful life in a pro shop. If you have to change your body to upgrade your "film," the utility of old hardware diminishes much more rapidly.

As for optics, even if there are any optical engineers left at H it means they're probably woefully behind in creating the massively complex aspherical element design which modern sensors demand for sharp images. Poorly focused "art lenses" will always have their place, but to go forward with world-leading designs will require rebuilding the entire lens line from scratch. And I'm not sure there's enough alligator skin in HK to do that.

"so Haslleblad is really a fuji body with Fuji lenses and an Imacon back what part of the Cameras do "Hassleblad" make ?"

Core values.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 19:13 UTC
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Donnie AI: A Hasselblad DSLR.. or even a Mirrorless Camera. I wonder how much those would be priced.

I hope to see one day, That leaf shutters be introduced to DSLR's / Mirrorless Cameras. Just as what Fuji did on their X100S / T

@Donnie "I hope to see one day, That leaf shutters be introduced to DSLR'"

I think global shutters will come before that, and when they do, it will be over for mechanical shutters.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
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Ian: I understand the guy's concerns, but he's just making photographers out to be even whinier than people think. The business has undergone radical changes, but the excessive whining and complaining by certain groups of photographers doesn't seem to be doing anyone any good. Fortunately most of DPReview's coverage is of the photographers who are adapting the changes and exploiting the new technologies.

@Ionian "But since technology has pretty much made photography as easy as taking a leak"

I disagree. Good photography still requires the same skill as always. Digital photography has not changed that. Grasping the exposure algorithm in the old days was not so hard, and the only thing that changed dramatically have been the post-processing workflow and the ability to self-publish your photos online. However, that affects amateurs only, as pros selling to agencies and publishing houses did not deal much with the latter two anyway in the past.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 17:22 UTC
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Ian: I understand the guy's concerns, but he's just making photographers out to be even whinier than people think. The business has undergone radical changes, but the excessive whining and complaining by certain groups of photographers doesn't seem to be doing anyone any good. Fortunately most of DPReview's coverage is of the photographers who are adapting the changes and exploiting the new technologies.

@Ian, okay, new technologies disrupted the photography industry, but what does that have to do with his contract? I am missing the connection. Can you elaborate?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 05:21 UTC
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Ian: I understand the guy's concerns, but he's just making photographers out to be even whinier than people think. The business has undergone radical changes, but the excessive whining and complaining by certain groups of photographers doesn't seem to be doing anyone any good. Fortunately most of DPReview's coverage is of the photographers who are adapting the changes and exploiting the new technologies.

Can you explain what exploiting new technologies has to do with this?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 21:49 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (294 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: It's like a Toyota Corolla.

@Everlast66 "Its more like a russian Lada, old technology in an ugly bulky body."

And that Lada is the most popular car in Russia.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 20:17 UTC
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BigShooter: I really dislike articles like this...

Who cares what somebody shoots with, just create something and move on.

> Bla bla, learn actual photography, for 99%
> of the people a $200 point and shoot would
> be too much.

Said a man who just recently posted in another thread:

"Personally, after spending a considerable amount of money on my D800(s), lenses, tripods, bags, battery packs, computers, printers etc etc etc the $185 is nothing."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 23:45 UTC
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BigShooter: I really dislike articles like this...

Who cares what somebody shoots with, just create something and move on.

This is a gear site. You know that, right?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:50 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Martin Kozak article (66 comments in total)
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OBI656: I would' not be surprise if this excellent photographer comes from Czech Republic ... Very conceptional work with artistic flare, well done!

From the DPR's description: "Martin Kozak is a sports photographer based in Prague.". No surprised involved.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 23:57 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)
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DavidKennard: Pretty good, but still missing a few things:
Fully articulated LCD
USB3
Global shutter
Built in teasmade

"isn't fully electronic silent shutter the same as global shutter?"

No, the current one is a rolling shutter. It's problematic for quick movement.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 23:10 UTC
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cgarrard: DELICIOUS- RX10 II.

Oh boy.

At this point I'm wondering if Canons Semi-Conductor division can even catch up. Doesn't look likely. Sony is pulling really far ahead of competition, all of it.

s/This camera doesn't need any other lenses/This camera cannot take any other lenses/

There, I fixed it for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:54 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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rsf3127: I'd love to see Canon give up and make an adapter for their EF lenses to be used in FE mount with full af capability.

But I guess they won't do that.

@BarnET "No one apart from photojournalists specialized in sports events would ever buy any Canon body again."

Well, you have to tell Canon that, since they're selling like hotcakes. Apparently the world has not be informed of your pronouncement yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 14:35 UTC
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iAPX: And why not a "modern anachronism" or even an Uchronia?!?

Maybe in this world of multi-purpose tool, it's weird something that just want to do one thingg: taking Black & White photos, and doing it well (I prefer to forget the video mode! lol). But I really think it's interesting to consider, and I wonder if Fuji or others will challenge Leica, with an interchangeable-lens Black & White camera, with an hybrid eyefinder.

Aren't Fuji lenses focus by wire?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 22:55 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (616 comments in total)
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iAPX: I understand why this camera is exciting for some, including me. I also understand why some wealthy wants one, excluding me.

But, clearly it is too pricey, and the sensor is really inferior to what have been made these last years in full frame format. Even inferior to last generation APS-C, and in some case to 1" or micro-four third sensors, if you look at the noise and the dynamic range.

I dream that Fuji will have an hybrid-viewfinder camera with interchangeable lenses, in both TRANS-X and Black&White versions, to offer a competitive challenger.

PS: many old leica lenses are natural resolutions filters for a 24MP sensors, so it's useless to have this definition. More over that, this kind of sensor deserve extremly precise Focus, when using 50mm (or longer) wide open for portraits, and I didn't find people able to do it using their own eyes with a rangefinder. This is not new, it's problematic since 18MP sensors on Leica.

(Never mind, I changed my mind)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 22:48 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (616 comments in total)
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Vitor hugo: EDIT: Nevermind, someone had the same idea as me in the comments.
///What would happen if one: 1) get this camera on a tripod 2) get 3 color filters (Red Green and Blue) 3) takes one photo with each of those filters 4) stacks the resulting pictures as RGB channels in PS?///

As long as nothing moves.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 17:15 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (616 comments in total)
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martindpr: What is the purpose of having a B&W camera in the XXI century?

Shoot color and then desaturate! Or let me guess: If you have a B&W project, you leave your D810 (or your 5D3/5Ds) at home, go buy one Leica and do the job 100% better than you would have done it with your D810??

"brings the black-and-white-only concept up to date", they should have said "brings the date back to the old black and white concept"

"Shoot color and then desaturate! " -- No. If you want good B&W results from a Bayer sensor, there is a lot more processing than desaturate, or the effects are unsatisfactory, to say the least.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 16:46 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (616 comments in total)
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skyfotos: I used film Leicas for many years but have never got used to the fatter feel of digital Leicas. I wish that they would slim the digital models down to the original film M3 size.

"It's impossible now at least. A display + a sensor sandwich " -- If you lose the LCD, you could slim it down quite a bit.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 16:42 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (616 comments in total)
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IvanM: From a purely visual point of view its quite beautiful...as are all the M's. From a practical pov, well its like a Ferrari, one looks at it for a moment, admire it and then just forget about it and move on...its only for people with a very high net worth...

Second job? Where do you get a first job that allows you to do a second job? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 16:26 UTC
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