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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These posts really sadden me.

It seems no dimension of our lives is being left untouched.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:42 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply

Why no Medium Format forum here?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:44 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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DFPanno: Other then video and MF junkies I can't see why one would buy this over the Batis.

@Becksvart

Your contributions to this thread actually involve projection, erroneus inferences, and logical fallicies.

THAT'S how these threads get screwy.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 15:13 UTC
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DFPanno: Other then video and MF junkies I can't see why one would buy this over the Batis.

@Mssimo - What is to understand?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 21:00 UTC

Other then video and MF junkies I can't see why one would buy this over the Batis.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 19:31 UTC as 32nd comment | 7 replies

Good Lord; so many sour people in the world........

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:43 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
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cgarrard: For any who criticize....

Remember that just being there, is one of the biggest hurdles for photographers. Getting off the bum - if you will. It's easy to forget how much work goes into just getting your camera in the right spot, let alone getting your timing and exposure and composition right. While some compositional elements could be nitpicked here, we are talking about a 16yr old with limited experience pulling of what most readers here wish they would get themselves off the couch to do. Perspective indeed. ;)

@Peacekeeper

Not a particularly gracious post....

I live along the sea here in New York and I am no more than a half-hour outside NYC yet the vast majority of teens locally will not take advantage of that fact in the context of photography.

Is it appropriate to diminish the works of the folks that do take advantage of our opportunities (teens or not) by pointing out that we live in outside one of the most interesting cities in the world?

A little churlish; no?

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
On article Lensbaby Twist 60 real-world sample gallery (98 comments in total)

Fun; $250 not too bad for a specialty lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 23:12 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Top tips for composing great landscapes (129 comments in total)

I think one of the biggest problems many have is the notion that the wider the lens the better the landscape.

"Getting it all in" rarely leads to compelling shots.

I would agree that the Columbia waterfalls are hard to capture. Just there and I found it pretty tough…….

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 13:48 UTC as 41st comment
On article Raw capture coming to iPhone in iOS 10? (43 comments in total)

For those with existing phones I reccomend PureShot. It will generate a "dRAW" file.
"The term “developed RAW”—dRAW—is used to describe a TIFF image that has had no in-app post-processing applied and, critically, no JPEG compression at any stage."

http://jag.gr/pureshot/

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 15:49 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (265 comments in total)

Just sold mine.

Still a great camera but the files from my A7R II are truly on another plane.

The Sony's limitations and ecosystem meet my needs and that made it easy to switch.

They need to incorporate some of the advantages of the EVF into their SLRs and come up with a truly competitive sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 14:15 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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DFPanno: Lots of silly responses here.

First off - the fact that Leica is charging $7,500 for this body does not make it worth that amount. It is not some sort of platinum standard for imaging - not by a long shot.

(I can guarantee that for 99.9 percent of the people here cannot produce better images with the SL than they can with a $3,200 A7R II)

Secondly Canon makes some fabulous lenses. In fact it makes many lenses that Leica will never make.

If this Novoflex adaptor works well it is a real bonus for SL shooters and a win/win for both companies.

@paul cool - that's not accurate.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 14:36 UTC

Lots of silly responses here.

First off - the fact that Leica is charging $7,500 for this body does not make it worth that amount. It is not some sort of platinum standard for imaging - not by a long shot.

(I can guarantee that for 99.9 percent of the people here cannot produce better images with the SL than they can with a $3,200 A7R II)

Secondly Canon makes some fabulous lenses. In fact it makes many lenses that Leica will never make.

If this Novoflex adaptor works well it is a real bonus for SL shooters and a win/win for both companies.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 21:32 UTC as 18th comment | 8 replies
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villagranvicent: Absurd. Leica is all about glass, why would anyone (other than posers) would want to use Canon glass with the SL?

Is like buying an iPhone 6S+ and get a Gowin charger.

There are lots of reasons.

Might I suggest that you take a look at Canon's offerings? You might see a lens or two that Leica does not make.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 21:22 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Arek Halusko (42 comments in total)

Lovely images.

Mind if I ask what you use for your B&Ws?

LR? NIK?

Great tones.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 00:25 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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J Parker: Leica haters of the world, unite....

Leica does it again. First, Leica introduces an $8,000 monochrome camera and many of us are outraged. But Phase One introduces a monochrome camera that costs 5x the price ($40,000!) and the forums here are silent -- no outrage -- nothing. The Leica version saves you $32,000 -- the least we could've done was to say thanks. The humanity.

And now Leica releases a camera without an LCD.... Who do they think they are?

Seriously, all joking aside -- I wear a Timex -- but I would love a Patek Phillippe -- it is a pure work of art that also happens to tell time. Leica sells works of art that also happen to be photographic tools. And that I can understand. People buy fine art not for how it makes others (i.e. you) feel, but how it makes them feel -- and this can be an extremely powerful thing both logically and emotionally.

My auto fanatic friends don't stop enjoying their Mustangs when Ferrari puts out a new model. Enjoy the camera you have.

@pnphoto - Sorry charging more for less IS stupid.

Not for the seller (that's actually genius) but for the buyer.

For a couple of bucks I can buy black electricians type and cover it all up.

When I get tired of pretending I am Alfred Eisenstaedt I can simple remove it.

That said; to each his own. If this turns someone on go and buy it; life's short.

Personally I can't see giving up the advantages of the lcd but I shot film for 37 years with a blank back so it holds no romance for me.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 00:40 UTC

I'm "all in" with Sony at this point so I hope they continue to do well.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 23:58 UTC as 32nd comment
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J Parker: Leica haters of the world, unite....

Leica does it again. First, Leica introduces an $8,000 monochrome camera and many of us are outraged. But Phase One introduces a monochrome camera that costs 5x the price ($40,000!) and the forums here are silent -- no outrage -- nothing. The Leica version saves you $32,000 -- the least we could've done was to say thanks. The humanity.

And now Leica releases a camera without an LCD.... Who do they think they are?

Seriously, all joking aside -- I wear a Timex -- but I would love a Patek Phillippe -- it is a pure work of art that also happens to tell time. Leica sells works of art that also happen to be photographic tools. And that I can understand. People buy fine art not for how it makes others (i.e. you) feel, but how it makes them feel -- and this can be an extremely powerful thing both logically and emotionally.

My auto fanatic friends don't stop enjoying their Mustangs when Ferrari puts out a new model. Enjoy the camera you have.

@MyReality - Sorry; I just think that emotional connections to material things is weird.

What makes you think that photography is less serious today? I'd love to hear a rational explanation.

Real value comes from creating compelling images no matter the brand or level of expense.

I can introduce you to photographers with Rebels that can wipe the floor with some of the Leica people I know.

Sorry to intrude on your Leica romance.

A fool and his money are soon parted - King Solomon

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
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J Parker: Leica haters of the world, unite....

Leica does it again. First, Leica introduces an $8,000 monochrome camera and many of us are outraged. But Phase One introduces a monochrome camera that costs 5x the price ($40,000!) and the forums here are silent -- no outrage -- nothing. The Leica version saves you $32,000 -- the least we could've done was to say thanks. The humanity.

And now Leica releases a camera without an LCD.... Who do they think they are?

Seriously, all joking aside -- I wear a Timex -- but I would love a Patek Phillippe -- it is a pure work of art that also happens to tell time. Leica sells works of art that also happen to be photographic tools. And that I can understand. People buy fine art not for how it makes others (i.e. you) feel, but how it makes them feel -- and this can be an extremely powerful thing both logically and emotionally.

My auto fanatic friends don't stop enjoying their Mustangs when Ferrari puts out a new model. Enjoy the camera you have.

A very romantic view of the company and its products.

Furthermore I doubt very many people here are emotionally connected to Leica one way or the other.

I think Leicas are overpriced and the lack of an LCD is just stupid.

Your analogy of Leica as a photographic version of a Patek was possibly valid in the days when they were mechanical devices but not anymore.

At least a Calatrava will hold two-thirds of its value of the next ten years; this camera will not.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 23:11 UTC

The difficulty in extracting gear from the ends of the bags is typical of soft bags.

I generally will carry two cameras so my favorite is the Lowepro Event Messengers.

I have both sizes.

Semi-rigid walls mean it is super easy to get to your gear quickly and extract it readily.

The are really made for events; in fact a rep at Lowepro in CA said it was one of the most popular bags for wedding photgraphers for that very reason.

Downside is that there is no bad weather cover like their other bags.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 73rd comment
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