Valentinian

Valentinian

Lives in United States FL, United States
Joined on Sep 14, 2011

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On article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 comments in total)
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DenWil: Wish it came with the 90 f2 installed. Wide is useless to me.

Hopefully Leica will make an interchangeable version of both the Q camera and the 28mm summilux. And of course other Q lenses: 50mm , 90mm, 135mm etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 23:59 UTC

I took a beautiful portrait of a face of a lady friend of mine (the lady is so beautiful that it would have been difficult, even for me, that the portrait could be ugly - and no, I am not posting it). Then unsing photoshop I made it B & W. I like the black & white version more than the original.
My point is that for certain type of photos (face portrait is my case, but there could be other cases), for certain type of photos black & white is better.
However, I cannot afford the Leica monochrome and a Leica lens unless I mortgage my house, and then manage to escape my wife reaction.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 11:28 UTC as 64th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (496 comments in total)

it seems a very nice camera .....
I would buy it; but have the E M-5 and would not consider upgrading to the G7 because:
- would use the G7 with 10mm, 14mm and 25mm, but would not mount the 75mm without ibis.
- now my money needs to go to a tele (Kipon & Canon 200mm/2.8 L ?) then in a year or two will look for a new camera with ibis.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 16:53 UTC as 76th comment

Nikon 300mm/f4 ... shorter, lighter.......available next month for $ 2,000.
When will OLYMPUS release their 300mm/f4 ?????

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 12:43 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted (244 comments in total)

could Voigtlander manual-focus wide-angle lenses be mounted on the A7-II with an adapter? anyone did that?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights (70 comments in total)
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Valentinian: Barney Britton (6): "one of the main differences in terms of performance between DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras has been autofocus".
Well... also the EVF still has to catch-up with the DSLR' OVF...

EVF has been improving, but it is not yet as good as OVF for manual focus

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 22:02 UTC
On article Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights (70 comments in total)

Barney Britton (6): "one of the main differences in terms of performance between DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras has been autofocus".
Well... also the EVF still has to catch-up with the DSLR' OVF...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 14:19 UTC as 16th comment | 13 replies
On article Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue (378 comments in total)

Nobody need me to say that in the film era Leica was great: first class lenses, terrific range finder body.
However, now, it is not cost-effective to make perfect lenses, because the modern camera software will correct distortions and aberrations; and the camera body doesn't have to last forever, because the digital evolution makes any camera almost semi-obsolete after a few years compared to the new developed ones.
Sorry, Leica: you were a dream..... Now you are a memory of excellence. But to take photos other cameras are more fit.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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ThePhilips: The LX100 made me realize what's missing.

No matter how hard I look at it, I see LX100 as nothing else but a m43 camera with a premium 12-35 zoom glued to it. There is no point for me to buy the LX100 as a camera - (if I decide to buy it) I would be buying it as a "lens" for my m43 collection.

And that made me realize: the missing are an LX101 with 100-300mm eq lens and an LX102 with 7-20mm eq lens. If Pana engineers have managed to cram the 12-35 into such dimensions, I'm pretty sure they can also do some magic with the longer and the wider lenses. LX100 is targeted at pro/semi-pro/enthusiasts. But to cover the market better, they also have to differentiate with the lenses: some users like it wider, some users like it longer. I'd definitely buy the LX102. And very likely the LX101. But LX100? I have already two lenses covering the "standard" range...

I "liked" your first paragraph: it was a great thing to say that the LX100 is actually .... a lens !
actually, a very good lens: why would you buy a 12-35/2.8 when you could buy the LX100 and have a second body?
I don't agree on your second paragraph:
while a lens like the one on the LX100 could not be made for the innterchangeable M4/3, a "good" 100-300mm equivalent can be made, and I wish it would be made, or, even better, a prime 250mm/f4.5... (just dreaming)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 22:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (441 comments in total)

What would be the technical reason not to release a 24-75mm(equivalent)/f1.7-2.8 for the interchangeable lens micro four thirds system?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
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Valentinian: and a TC 1.4 compatible with this lens only!

I am upset.
Just waiting for LX100 reviews: if wide-angle distortions prove being well corrected, then I will sell my 10mm/2.8, 14mm/2.5 and 25mm/1.4, will buy the LX100 and keep the E M-5 with the 75mm (unfortunately w/out TC 1.4)- No I do not need the Huge Oly 40-150 -

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:42 UTC
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Valentinian: and a TC 1.4 compatible with this lens only!

yeah... it really makes sense not to make it compatible with the 75/1.8

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:18 UTC

and a TC 1.4 compatible with this lens only!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:55 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
On article SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card (162 comments in total)
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Miron09: All SanDisk cards I ever used fell apart after a few months of usage. Samsung product much better. Never managed to break a Samsung card. I'd never spend so much money on such a product with such a short life span

your SanDisk cards fall apart? what do you do to them, bake them?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 00:37 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (855 comments in total)
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Valentinian: another month, and we'll see how the coming Panasonic LX8 will compare to this camera.
competition is good...

well.... it took 3 months....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
On article Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial (279 comments in total)
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aandeg: They must have wanted to film a black camaro in a cave.

black cat in a cave at night

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 11:16 UTC
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neil holmes: Spy meets and befriends simple person, spy gets said person to push the button for photo of forbidden military base......who gets charged???

Paparazzi outside celebrities place ......gets passing kid to climb tree and push shutter for pic in breach of law....who gets charged??

I believe that Mr. Slater owns the copyright, but not for the reason you say: copyright law is one thing; being charged for causing someone else to do something illegal is another completely different thing (IMO).
Mr.Slater (IMO) owns the copyright for 4 reasons:
1) he is the producer - went to the apes, set the equipment,
2) he turned on the camera, took some pictures - so initiated the process.
3) after the ape took the camera, Mr. Slater allowed the ape to take hundred of pictures
4) Mr. Slater postprocessed and edited the pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 01:15 UTC

"Copyright law states that works not originated by a human author can't support a copyright claim"
The picture originated in the owner's camera; also, because he owns the camera and the memory card he also own whatever is in it. Wikipedia doesn't own it.
'a work owing its form to the forces of nature and lacking human authorship is not registrable.'
But if he (presumably) edited the picture, then shouldn't his editing work be copyrightable?
Also if he allowed the monkey to take pictures (or didn't stop it by taking the camera rightaway from the monkey) then he "used" the monkey as an assistant photographer...
So the picture should be registrable.
Anyway, a monkey is not a "force of nature": it is a living inteligent being, capable of this kind of behaviour..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 22:11 UTC as 499th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2255 comments in total)
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ARB1: I wonder if I can just purchase the little red Leica sticker and put it on my Olympus OMD.

Nah.... I wouldn't do that to my good old E-M5

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 02:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (880 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: This review is nothing new at all.

I have purchased Panasonic cameras because of DPR reviews, and EVERY SINGLE TIME I WAS EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED.

I'm never going to fall for it again.

pls give an example, with details

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
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