Imagemaven

Imagemaven

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Apr 29, 2011

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The market is always changing yet at the same time stays the same. In the 50's and 60's Nikon had the Ftn and people could have used smaller Leica M cameras. Nikon did not go away for lighter and smaller. In the 70's Nikon F2 and Olympus had the OM and pentax followed with mx but Nikon still was the choice. The 80's and 90's Nikon F3 and contax came out with GREAT G cameras but Canon joined the pro market to copy Nikon. etc... What I am saying is that there are reasons to use the Nikon as a professional camera. The continuous F mount, built like a tank, vast accessories, NPS, etc. I have used Nikon since the 60's first as a student then as a pro. But I have carried with me a Rollei 35 or similar.
I could take great photos with my Leica X-1 but on a job but would never think of using it. Clients would look at you as an amateur if you brought a small camera. Nikon I trust, the only true Camera / lens company left, sorry Leica you're a luxury goods company now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)

Hermes. Obviously Leica is no longer a camera company but a luxury brand. Maybe they can even partner with Porsche.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 17:09 UTC as 116th comment
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gustabod: didn't ask if they thought their cameras are overpriced?

I had an M8 with 1200 shutter actuations and it "died" Leica wanted $900 to repair. They DO NOT support their customers as the interview said. In fact I have had many new leicas and lenses over the years and they lost a customer with this behavior.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 13:16 UTC
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)

I have been a photographer for some 35 years. There is no one perfect tool/camera. There is only the camera for the job that you need it for be it a commercial job shooting architecture or the style you shoot as an artist. I have taught,( as well as worked as well as exhibited for the past 20 years), and as a teacher I have sent students to the Museum of Modern Art's permanent exhibit and have asked them to find the photo which is perfect. The answer is always the same, either they are all perfect none. What makes them perfect is the artists vision what makes them imperfect is you can always find some technical issue. I also when asked by a student what camera to buy give the same answer, use the one that feels as if it is one with you. Years ago some would complain about Nikon because they felt it focused and the f stop ring went backwards.
Kertesz used 2 1/4, leica, Olympus, and Polaroid and always created great works. Gene Smith used borrowed Minoltas, and created great works.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2012 at 13:45 UTC as 154th comment
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