DFPanno

DFPanno

Lives in United States The High Dynamic Range, NY, United States
Works as a Image roper in the Rodeo of Life. (or some such)
Joined on Jul 10, 2002

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On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (172 comments in total)

Not a lens I would spend $2,500 on; that's for sure.

I'll take images from my $450 Sony FE 28 and pop them into Analog Efex Pro 2 and get similar outcomes at 1/5 the cost.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 14:43 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
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DFPanno: Well, that was an expensive article for Fujifilm.

I'm going to respectfully disagree.

I have spent a lot of time over the last fifteen years on DPR's Canon and Sony FF forums and I am often amazed how many posters know very little about photography.

(This despite having thousands and thousands of dollrs worth of gear)

The notion that these new MF cameras will be purchased by a different breed of cat will most likely prove false.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 14:55 UTC

Well, that was an expensive article for Fujifilm.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 374th comment | 4 replies
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (494 comments in total)

This is perhaps the single greatest reasons I would never buy a rangefinder. PLaying with tiny frame lines for anything greater than 28mm? That's a bore.

"Speaking of 28mm, while I'm normally more of a 35mm fan, I found myself reaching into my bag for the wideangle frequently when shooting with the M10. Partly for the luxury of a bit more depth of field when shooting street scenes, and partly because I enjoyed being able to live inside the entire area of the M10's viewfinder. Although slightly improved compared to the Typ 240, it's still hard to see all four of the the 28mm framelines in a single glance, but given that the finder itself covers roughly a 28mm field of view, for the most part you can just ignore the framelines completely."

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 13:50 UTC as 132nd comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (888 comments in total)

Nothing beats an excellent optical for composing, low light, and action.

That said I am all in with (Sony) EVFs as I love the features they provide.

Would love a hybrid that could meld the best of both.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 12:32 UTC as 347th comment
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DFPanno: I haven't been a Nikon shooter since my days with film but my take is that they need lenses that are as good as the new Canons and a MILC that is as good as the A7R II.

There are many aspects of the OVF but I am strictly an EVF guy going forward. Too many great features to go back to a traditional view.

In fact I think both Nikon and Canon should introduce MILC bodies that utilize their current FF lenses even if they can't take advantage of the loss of the mirror by slimming the body.

Look at the build quality difference between the new Nikon 105 and the Canon 35 II.

Canon seems to be intent on building very high grade lenses. Where lenses lead the bodies (and hearts and minds) will follow.

Shame they can't/won't produce a competitive sensor.......

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
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DFPanno: I haven't been a Nikon shooter since my days with film but my take is that they need lenses that are as good as the new Canons and a MILC that is as good as the A7R II.

There are many aspects of the OVF but I am strictly an EVF guy going forward. Too many great features to go back to a traditional view.

In fact I think both Nikon and Canon should introduce MILC bodies that utilize their current FF lenses even if they can't take advantage of the loss of the mirror by slimming the body.

https://www.dxomark.com/best-lenses-under-13000-dollars

What are you missing?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 14:23 UTC

I haven't been a Nikon shooter since my days with film but my take is that they need lenses that are as good as the new Canons and a MILC that is as good as the A7R II.

There are many aspects of the OVF but I am strictly an EVF guy going forward. Too many great features to go back to a traditional view.

In fact I think both Nikon and Canon should introduce MILC bodies that utilize their current FF lenses even if they can't take advantage of the loss of the mirror by slimming the body.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 13:12 UTC as 105th comment | 9 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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DFPanno: Cue the chattering classes that can't afford this system and wouldn't know what to do with it if they could......

Nah - Its more money than I need to spend and I myself could not make the most of it.

For those that can justify the cost and have a greater depth of talent it will be a nice addition to their bag.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 17:29 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (83 comments in total)

Cue the chattering classes that can't afford this system and wouldn't know what to do with it if they could......

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 17:03 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with new Voigtländer E-mount primes (116 comments in total)
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dynaxx: "the lens extends considerable when in its near-macro focus range" - need a sub-editor that knows all about adverbs ?

LMAO - best chuckle I've had all week.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 13:10 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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String: If you want a very high quality hand built camera, this is what they cost. No getting around that fact whether it be in cameras, cars, audio, watches, wine, etc.

If that is not important to you, there are the Canon/Sony/Chevrolet/Timex of the world to meet those needs.

All you need to do is hit my profile and you will find a small portion of my NYC pictures.

I've lived here 60 years.

The difference between us is I post under my real name and have forum cred based on my history here (member since 2002) and my work.

You post obnoxius comments under a psuedonym and have no images.

That settles that "howaboutraw".

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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String: If you want a very high quality hand built camera, this is what they cost. No getting around that fact whether it be in cameras, cars, audio, watches, wine, etc.

If that is not important to you, there are the Canon/Sony/Chevrolet/Timex of the world to meet those needs.

I've shot NYC for the last forty years and know of what I speak.

They also shoot film. Some DSLR; lots of MF.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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String: If you want a very high quality hand built camera, this is what they cost. No getting around that fact whether it be in cameras, cars, audio, watches, wine, etc.

If that is not important to you, there are the Canon/Sony/Chevrolet/Timex of the world to meet those needs.

@String - For better or worse "mass market" does not make something worse.

Leica does not have the financial depth to keep up with the big players and in the tech realm less money=less tech.

I have no beef with Leica or their owners but be serious. This isn't 1956. The game has moved on and Leica isn't really part of it when anything remotely connected to value is considered.

I see all kinds of hipsters wandering NYC with Leicas on their chest but my guess is that their photos don't resonate any more powerfully than the boys shooting D750s or 6Ds.

All IMHO of course.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 02:18 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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String: If you want a very high quality hand built camera, this is what they cost. No getting around that fact whether it be in cameras, cars, audio, watches, wine, etc.

If that is not important to you, there are the Canon/Sony/Chevrolet/Timex of the world to meet those needs.

@String - you advance the logical fallacy called "appeal to snobbery".

Giant snicker.

This Leica is most certainly not a "very high quality" "hand built" camera and equating Canon and Sony cameras to Chevies and Timex is patently absurd.

One of the ways that people with real throw weight can afford what they can afford is not spending more than needed to get the desired result.

Incidently - if you would like I am happy to discuss connoisseurship with regard to any of the topics you list above. Lets throw in aircraft and sail/powerboats for good measure.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 23:36 UTC
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Jim Evidon: It makes you wonder how the Weston's, Adams and Andre Kertez managed to take such great pictures without a Canon EOS-1D whatever. Oh, that's right. Talent. The more technology we have, the more complicated the camera. But is it really better for all of the complication? I doubt it.

I may have misinterpreted your comment - I think we are in agreement.

The point is that they would have used the best gear for landscape - whatever they thought that might be.

If they were renowned sports photographers they might have used this Canon.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 00:09 UTC
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Jim Evidon: It makes you wonder how the Weston's, Adams and Andre Kertez managed to take such great pictures without a Canon EOS-1D whatever. Oh, that's right. Talent. The more technology we have, the more complicated the camera. But is it really better for all of the complication? I doubt it.

@PDL - The point is they would have used the best equipment availble for their genre of photography.

They weren't interested in the hipster mentality of "authenticity".

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Sorry Sony/Metabones, I'm buying a Fugi GFX 50S instead. More resolution, more dynamic range, mirrorless.

Using a large Canon lens on a system with a large adapter takes away one of the major "benefits" of the Sony system. Using a 3rd party adapter is a fool's errand in my estimation. AF performance will still not be as good as it would be on a Canon system.

Have to say I don't feel that way.

Canon lenses on Sony cameras via Metabones adaptors has worked quite well for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 14:55 UTC

Can someone give me a ring when you've mapped the A7R II?

Happy to pay a reasonable fee.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:10 UTC as 18th comment
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DFPanno: Interesting pricing for their lenses.

I could see myself splurging for the Trioplan 100 even if it was somewhat expensive.

Problem is at $2,000.00 it is not somewhat expensive. It's really expensive.

Wonder how many they can sell at these prices but perhaps large volumes are not part of their business model.

The trioplan is 2K at B&H

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 23:22 UTC
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