Valentinian

Valentinian

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On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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Valentinian: All the comments seem negative. Ok , so this camera is not for the typical advanced enthusiast photographer who reads this site.
And yet... if a flash and the EVF 2 can be mounted at the same time (can they?), wouldn't this Leica quality built camera be a good choice for wedding photographers?

No, I have never shot a wedding - I am not a professional. But. I was recently at a wedding, and I had my E M-5 with pl 25/1.4 and no flash.
the official photographer and his assistant (a beautiful lady - I took pictures of her ...lol.) they had monstrous size professional systems. and the photographer told me (several times) that he loves my little OMD.... (he emailed the same comment after I emailed to him my photo of his assistant...)

my point is that this camera is not for the enthusiast reader of this site. but there are others, probably many other photographers who might find this camera interesting. We should not have only our own narrow point of view...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:47 UTC
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

All the comments seem negative. Ok , so this camera is not for the typical advanced enthusiast photographer who reads this site.
And yet... if a flash and the EVF 2 can be mounted at the same time (can they?), wouldn't this Leica quality built camera be a good choice for wedding photographers?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:36 UTC as 306th comment | 7 replies
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

If a flash and the EVF 2 can be mounted at the same time, it will be a good choice for wedding photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 13:14 UTC as 356th comment | 1 reply
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)
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Valentinian: If this were still the "film" era, then a Leica M7 would be still on top of my dreamed cameras.... it is a very well build camera designed to last forever.
But we are well in the digital camera era, and a Leica doesn't belong by definition, because now a camera becomes obsolete in a few years. Buying a M8, then a few years later replacing it with an M9, and then replacing that with an M... is much more expensive than updating a digital Nikon, Canon, Pentax Olympus etc....
Sad reality... would hate seeing Leica brand disappear...but...dynosaurs had a problem adapting to the enviroment too didn't they?
Or... as long as there are VERY RICH photography entusiasts, Leica will live...Hurrah...

I see your point an partially agree. The M8 is still a great camera.
but your point is also due to the fact that you do have an M8 (and therefore defend the validity of your possession).
Can you really deny that the M9 is an advancement from the M8 ? and that the M improves over the M9 ? Why did Leica improve their flagship digital camera three times in six years?
Did they do that in the film era?
Compared to the M type 240, the M8 is indeed in a sense obsolete. Is it not?

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 23:53 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)
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Valentinian: If this were still the "film" era, then a Leica M7 would be still on top of my dreamed cameras.... it is a very well build camera designed to last forever.
But we are well in the digital camera era, and a Leica doesn't belong by definition, because now a camera becomes obsolete in a few years. Buying a M8, then a few years later replacing it with an M9, and then replacing that with an M... is much more expensive than updating a digital Nikon, Canon, Pentax Olympus etc....
Sad reality... would hate seeing Leica brand disappear...but...dynosaurs had a problem adapting to the enviroment too didn't they?
Or... as long as there are VERY RICH photography entusiasts, Leica will live...Hurrah...

Or, Leica should have a policy to allow customers to return the old camera when upgrading to a new model, then update the old camera to the new specifications, and sell it as a refurbished model.... but.... does this look like a Leica way to do things?

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 13:35 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)

If this were still the "film" era, then a Leica M7 would be still on top of my dreamed cameras.... it is a very well build camera designed to last forever.
But we are well in the digital camera era, and a Leica doesn't belong by definition, because now a camera becomes obsolete in a few years. Buying a M8, then a few years later replacing it with an M9, and then replacing that with an M... is much more expensive than updating a digital Nikon, Canon, Pentax Olympus etc....
Sad reality... would hate seeing Leica brand disappear...but...dynosaurs had a problem adapting to the enviroment too didn't they?
Or... as long as there are VERY RICH photography entusiasts, Leica will live...Hurrah...

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 12:26 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' article (237 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Still no eye level finder either optical, EVF or hybrid. Therefore, not a serious camera for serious photographers. I'll stick to my OM-D and avoid the hand/arm shakes, thank you.

"Good photographers make do with what they have".
Right. but having a choice, a good photographer will prefer to buy a camera with some kind of VF.
Uinless... wait.. if you will give a good photographer for free an E P5, then, yeah, he'll make do with it (but he would prefer you'd give him an E M-5 rather than the E P5 ).
Anyway, as a second camera the E P5 looks awsome.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 23:28 UTC
On More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' article (237 comments in total)
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wayfarers: No build in EVF keeps the cost down. For people who need it here is a new external VF-4 viewfinder which additionally can be angled and can be used by left eye photographers. Not sure that the E-P5 has WiFi: pictures do not show "WiFi" logo, and the body is covered by metal skin (in all cameras with WiFi some external panels have to be plastic, as for example in Sony NEX 6).

If instead of the flash had a EVF would have been a killer

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 23:14 UTC

I have the E M-5 with three lenses: the kit 12-50, the pana-leica 25/1.4 and the panasonic 45-175. I thought I had all the practical focal lenght covered and didn't need another lens. Nikon told me I was wrong. With their Coolpix A Nikon suggests that a small and quality camera with a 28mm equivalent lens is a must-have. That had me thinking. So, today I purchased on ebay the panasonic 14mm/2.5 pancake lens. My E M-5 with it should be small and light (like Nikon suggests it has to be), it will be also almost 1/2 stop faster than the Nikon Coolpix A, and ....the new lens cost me $ 186 (vs. the Nikon $ 1,100 + $ 450 for the VF). Another thing, after I'll receive the 14/2.5 next week I'll have three primes with the same filter diameter of 46mm. Thank you Nikon!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 00:49 UTC as 28th comment
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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Valentinian: Yes, yes... but why would I buy this $1000 camera when I could buy the $325 panasonic 14mm/F2.5 for my E M-5?
and... for those who don't have the E M-5, you could have for about the same dollars this camera with the viewfinder or the E M-5 with the 14mm/F2.5.

this Nikon camera lens extends;
the panasonic 14mm/f2.5 lens is of a different league, with three aspherical lenses, internal focus, and it is 0.8" thick (if size is a priority). and of course you can change lens. Would you really, really buy this Nikon with viewfinder instead of a E M-5 with the pancake lens ?

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 19:34 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)

Yes, yes... but why would I buy this $1000 camera when I could buy the $325 panasonic 14mm/F2.5 for my E M-5?
and... for those who don't have the E M-5, you could have for about the same dollars this camera with the viewfinder or the E M-5 with the 14mm/F2.5.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 18:22 UTC as 105th comment | 8 replies
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)

I have an E-M5 and am pretty happy with it. However I am disappointed that only later, after investing in three lenses (built in Japan), I found out that the E M-5 was built in China. had I known that in advance would have seriously considered another camera. ... or maybe I would have decided to buy it anyway.
But that was then, this is now.
Now am considering to buy a Fuji X20 as a second camera, and really hope that the final review will say where it is built. This time would like to know it in advance. and if I am prejudiced, well, please let me be.
thank you

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2013 at 22:01 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On Epson announces VS220 and VS320 budget projectors article (24 comments in total)

wonder if it woud have been difficult to make it project also the videos...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2013 at 21:47 UTC as 10th comment
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Kodachrome200: olympus please make a fast 25mm lens please

Why ? Why?
I have the PL 25/1.4 , am happy with it, and hope that Olympus engineers use their time for other type of lenses. 25mm is already covered.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 18:56 UTC
On Digital camera lens buying guide article (58 comments in total)

Thanks for the clear guide.
strange that Leica is not mentioned as one of " few companies still make high quality manual focus-only lenses".
By the way, this could have been a good occasion to clarify the issue of lenses made by Panasonic or Sony with Leica and Zeiss names.
what is the difference between these lenses and the lenses actually made by Leica or Zeiss?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 14:41 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies

Very glad to see a lens like this. That's how a lens should be built. Now, hopefully this lens will cause the street price of the 25/1.4 go down a little (even a few $$ help), because, even tho I like this 17/1.8, for me the 25/1.4 fits better within the lenses I have already.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 16:30 UTC as 35th comment
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)
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Valentinian: Trying to guess what Nikon's trying to do, maybe...(maybe) I got it: they would like to kill the m43 by attracting customer from p&s who might be willing to upgrade.
That's because a more and more successfull m43 risks becoming a threat for the big Nikon's (and Canon's) DSRL...

A great system 1 is not a threat for Nikon's FF. The OM D E-M5 and the GH3 are starting to scare Nikon and Canon. So the would like to strangle the m43 sector by taking away from it their future base, therefore M43 manufacturers will not have the risources to do future versions of The OMD and GH3....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 20:44 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)

Trying to guess what Nikon's trying to do, maybe...(maybe) I got it: they would like to kill the m43 by attracting customer from p&s who might be willing to upgrade.
That's because a more and more successfull m43 risks becoming a threat for the big Nikon's (and Canon's) DSRL...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 20:30 UTC as 170th comment | 2 replies

I give credit to Nikon for having introduced the 1" sensor size. However, the question is what type of camera is best fit for this sensor?
I don't dare guessing what Nikon's trying to do.
The best type of camera I can think of for this sensor should be better than a p&s and not trying to compete with m43. Look at the LX7 and the RX100, and do better if you can.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 13:58 UTC as 132nd comment
On DSC00002 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (17 comments in total)
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MrSkelter: What is going on with this model's pupils? Seriously. She looks fixed and dilated. Have they been badly retouched? Contacts?

Now that you mentioned, I would like to know too. the pupils cannot be so dilated due to low light, because a photo taken with 1/60 at F5.6 and Iso 400 means that there was no low light... Also that point of light in the pupils is a reflection of... what? some kind of flash? please the photographer tell us....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 00:45 UTC
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