photogeek

photogeek

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Nov 15, 2003

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On Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with three 8MP cameras post (32 comments in total)

Cyber-espionage features are built in for free.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (188 comments in total)
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Ken Rocket: how many shades of gray does it have? I want more than 256.

Fifty ought to be enough for everybody.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 00:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1047 comments in total)

Silver award? Buuuurn.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 18:06 UTC as 123rd comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (368 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Found this morning on the Leica website:

http://en.leica-camera.com/World-of-Leica/Leica-News/About-Leica-News/Global/Important-Information-Concerning-the-CCD-Sensors

Additionally, I have seen a letter address to the Leica Users Forum
(http://www.l-camera-forum.com) from Leica Product Management extending
sensor 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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 00:26 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (368 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Found this morning on the Leica website:

http://en.leica-camera.com/World-of-Leica/Leica-News/About-Leica-News/Global/Important-Information-Concerning-the-CCD-Sensors

Additionally, I have seen a letter address to the Leica Users Forum
(http://www.l-camera-forum.com) from Leica Product Management extending
sensor 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.

@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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (368 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Found this morning on the Leica website:

http://en.leica-camera.com/World-of-Leica/Leica-News/About-Leica-News/Global/Important-Information-Concerning-the-CCD-Sensors

Additionally, I have seen a letter address to the Leica Users Forum
(http://www.l-camera-forum.com) from Leica Product Management extending
sensor 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.

>> 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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (368 comments in total)

Facepalm. Leica should just give up already, and re-brand itself as a third party lens manufacturer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 19:45 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (515 comments in total)

How times have changed. Sony completely dominates the list.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:05 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies
On Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II article (177 comments in total)
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ekaton: Waiting for the A7rIII with IS, silent shutter and touch screen.

And the actual lens lineup worth a damn.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 00:09 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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photogeek: Does anyone actually use the "DOF preview button", especially on APS-C bodies with tiny viewfinders? Why is it even worth a mention? You can't tell the effect in the viewfinder anyway, not to the extent that you'd be able to tell how sharp the background would be.

@armandino you should check out a viewfinder on a FF body or a mirrorless camera. APS-C DSLR viewfinders are such a non-starter.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 01:40 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

Does anyone actually use the "DOF preview button", especially on APS-C bodies with tiny viewfinders? Why is it even worth a mention? You can't tell the effect in the viewfinder anyway, not to the extent that you'd be able to tell how sharp the background would be.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 18:45 UTC as 53rd comment | 7 replies
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (174 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Not something I'd be buying, but it's good to see Canon doing something innovative. It does make the 4-pound Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM look small, light, fast, and cheap, but cinema lenses are never cheap and this does have 2X the focal range of the "Bigma" not counting the teleconverter. ;-)

Also works well for weightlifting, for biceps, back, and forearms in particular. Given its dual purpose, it's a steal at that price.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)

What's up with all the shovel-sized phones as of late? How do you even carry something like this if it doesn't fit in the pocket?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 20:39 UTC as 10th comment
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bluevellet: Cool promo video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4gDABcgio

I like that the lens doesn't extend when zooming, great for weather sealing and basically makes the lens a little shorter than the kit zoom (40-150 f4-5.6) when zoomed all the way in.

Snap focus ring, retractable hood and close focusing distance are nice bonuses.

IQ and AF remains to be seen, but looks promising on paper.

The beard on that guy is, shall we say, misguided.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:10 UTC
On Google Photo Sphere now available for iOS post (20 comments in total)
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Guy Swarbrick: Incrementally, not dramatically increased. There are far more Android phones out there than yPhones.

That's too simplistic a view. It is well known that iPhone users use their iPhones as _smartphones_ a lot more. AppStore still sells a ton more apps and makes more money, iOS devices dominate when it comes to mobile web traffic. So it's a bigger deal than it seems.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 06:24 UTC
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (379 comments in total)
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TylerQ: Just love reading all the whining about this issue that affects a small number of cameras used in a way the majority of photographer don't use it.

As far as I can tell, almost all cameras released thus far are affected, including mine. So it's a "small number", but only because a small number of cameras has been sold so far.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 02:42 UTC
On Exposing sharks in a positive light article (62 comments in total)
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stdavid: Until very recently sharks have withstood the impressive test of 400 million years of rigorous evolution. Unless humans stop the senseless slaughter of these magnificent creatures many species could well face extinction in our lifetime. Extinction means forever.
Great photos

_We_ are now the top predator in the food chain. So we don't need to worry about their reduced numbers. Last I checked, humans also eat fish quite happily.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
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Prairie Pal: 6 identical pictures of kids pointing weapons with the same unbelievable "green-screen" open mouth expressions, and fanged monsters added in post. I wouldn't say this is a new DPreview low, but really don't you have better things to with your time than repost crap like this? Don't you have camera reviews to catch up on? Looking at this is like Canadian Tire money; the second after you exit the store you throw it away.

Says the guy with this "stunning" art to his name: http://www.dpreview.com/members/2305010268/galleries

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 03:21 UTC
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (170 comments in total)
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photogeek: Too bad most of their lenses have noisy, slow motors and are worthless for fast moving subjects. FWIW, I ended up going with MFT after trying both X-T1 and E-M1 side by side. E-M1 is just much better made and all their lenses (at least all I have tried) have ultrasonic motors. The only real flaw that I could see in Oly lineup is their 17mm f/1.8 lens, which, while not that bad in absolute terms, is not that good either, and worse than their f/2.8 zoom.

Still, though, would it kill them if they put ultrasonic motors into everything, like Oly did?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (170 comments in total)
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photogeek: Too bad most of their lenses have noisy, slow motors and are worthless for fast moving subjects. FWIW, I ended up going with MFT after trying both X-T1 and E-M1 side by side. E-M1 is just much better made and all their lenses (at least all I have tried) have ultrasonic motors. The only real flaw that I could see in Oly lineup is their 17mm f/1.8 lens, which, while not that bad in absolute terms, is not that good either, and worse than their f/2.8 zoom.

Optical quality, maybe, by a hair. Mechanical - nope. Also, Fuji primes are about twice as large than their Oly counterparts, and quite a bit heavier, too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 06:47 UTC
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