Lassoni: I've always found it fascinating when watching these kinds of videos. They kind of show how much mankind has progressed in different areas (mechanics, technology..). So much that we don't pay too much attention to these stuff anymore in our everyday lives.
Computers were actually invented _with_ the aid of computers. Computer used to be a profession: rows upon rows of mostly women sat in offices and computed numbers all day. Sometimes multiple times over, in parallel, for verification. Talk about a mind numbing job.
Stacey_K: I have to agree with other posters. These awards, like the news, promote the display of the worst side of humanity. What's next, an award of excellence given to someone who goes around photographing the gruesome details from car crash scenes? It borders on voyeurism. I have zero interest in viewing these type "projects" anymore than I would slow down driving by a crash site to get a better look.
Would you rather it was given to a photo of a kitten? These stories need to be told, or else people will keep slaughtering each other. If anything, I would say the photographers do not go far enough in their portrayal of war. It should be much like the D-Day scene of "Saving Private Ryan", because that's how it really is.
photogeek: Does it tilt back any?
No, I mean further back. If I, for instance, want to take a picture of something below but still bounce light off the ceiling.
Does it tilt back any?
photogeek: Manual focus? What is this, 1935?
Except what you're purposefully not noticing is that with AF you have AF _and_ MF, and with MF only you're SOL with moving subjects, even if you stop down. I can sort of see MF for video, but for photography, MF just plain sucks.
Manual focus? What is this, 1935?
Can I pay for a mockup lens lineup with Monopoly money?
Papi61: Yeah, I agree with CameraCarl that it's in very poor taste to glorify SS soldiers, as they were directly responsible for unspeakable atrocities, especially on the eastern front. I'm ethnically Jewish, and several of my ancestors were murdered by the SS in extermination camps. So you can understand how this particularly upsets me.
Incidentally, it's very disturbing to see how many of America's militia types and gun nuts in general have a deep admiration for Hitler's military and love to parade in Nazi regalia, as this photo shows.
Dude, I don't even know (nor care) who David Duke is, or what his argument is. I'm just saying that if you ask an average American about WW2, they will tell you that the U.S. won the war, and that Germans mostly killed Jews. Neither of which is true.
No. But it qualifies as atrocities nevertheless. Those civilians did not deserve to die.
As to the Jews, the commonly heard narrative seems to portray them as if they're the only injured party in that conflict, while in reality that's simply not true. Most people think that there only were Jews in the concentration camps, and that is also not true: plenty of Russians, Poles, and others died in those gas chambers as well. Most people think only Jews were systematically exterminated by the SS, but people burned alive in the barns in Belarus beg to differ. I mean, I could continue the list, but it won't change your mind. You want to be a victim, and that you will be, facts notwithstanding.
Also, regarding WW2 losses, Russia had far and away the highest number at 26 million. What happened to the Jews was tragic and unfair, but let us not forget who really won the war, and the price they paid for winning it.
Papi61: British medical journal, The Lancet, has put the estimate of civilian casualties in Iraq alone, by 2006 (so it is higher now) at 655000 people. If that's not "atrocities", then I don't know what is. Like I said, war is hell, it's not like our men and women in uniform can choose to just not shoot. The men and women who command them should bear responsibility, and ideally stand trial for war crimes, since we had no good reason whatsoever to be there.
You'd be unlikely to find such a healthy/buff looking soldier towards the end of the war, after the worst military defeats Germany has ever faced.
All soliders, from all sides, by definition, were responsible for unspeakable atrocities. If you think otherwise, I recommend you study history. War is hell. If you don't commit atrocities you get shot by your own.
Video mode still sucks. Better luck next time.
Cyber-espionage features are built in for free.
Ken Rocket: how many shades of gray does it have? I want more than 256.
Fifty ought to be enough for everybody.
Silver award? Buuuurn.
Jim Evidon: Found this morning on the Leica website:
Additionally, I have seen a letter address to the Leica Users Forum(http://www.l-camera-forum.com) from Leica Product Management extendingsensor replacements to those already replaced that may have recurring corrosion as well as a refund to those customers who paid for replacement in the past.
I suspect that those of you who speculate that Leica will leave their customers in the lurch have been stung by past behavior of other camera companies; more likely those considered the big four. I have yet to see any such comments from people who actually own Leica manufactured cameras.
But I do expect to see continuing back biting by those who have nothing better to do than vent your spleen without any first hand knowledge of the subject you seem to hate . So pour it on if it makes you feel important.
@carpediem007 because I enjoy that magic moment when someone's incompetence becomes obvious.
@NetMage yes, I have. I owned an M9, which was pretty bad when lighting was less than perfect (purple blotches in lips under fluorescent lighting, anyone?). Lenses I had with it were breathtaking (Summiluxes), but camera was total garbage. I also had a D700 at the time (have D810 now), and coming back to it felt like freakin' space age. I do use an iPhone, and I do have a MacBook. The difference is, Apple has more than just brand, it also has technical excellence to go with it. Leica only has excellence when it comes to optics. I wouldn't take their bodies for free.
>> stung by past behavior of other camera companies
Such as Leica, who released a defective sensor in M8, and then just sent an IR filter to its customers to "take care" of the problem, without replacing the sensor with the one that has a filter built in. If that's not epic fail, then I don't know what is.
I'm now waiting eagerly for the fail in Typ 240, because with such an illustrious history of fail there has to be something wrong with it, aside from the lack of AF and proper metering.