mb65

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Joined on Dec 26, 2006

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On article Leica M11 initial review (804 comments in total)

Long time ago I learned to take photos with my Leica IIIf (gift from my father who got it from his father who got it from a a German colleague/friend in the 1950's). I have huge respect for this company which went through so much and is still alive. I also understand Leica Ms are rather unique expensive and exclusive tools. But I would not dismiss them as just too expensive. They are legend, and I hope they are here to stay as a statement for people today and people to come.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2022 at 17:21 UTC as 173rd comment
On article Erez Marom: On Originality in Landscape Photography (304 comments in total)

Excellent images. Nothing I can add.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2021 at 14:25 UTC as 64th comment

The most striking difference imho is size and weight, and in this regard Ricoh wins. The other point is IQ. I see a point in having these cameras only if they produce the best possible images in their sensor class and may be above. Other than that I think a smaller system camera will do better and be more flexible.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2021 at 09:17 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Gorgeous camera!
1. The price is due to small scale production (and labour costs)
2. Leica M has survived almost anything and many other manufacturers are gone
3. If one does not like like video, just do not use the function! No need to scrap it.
cheers...weiter so Leica!
Mattia

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 07:55 UTC as 12th comment

This is a formality. Many words to say nothing. The reality is that cameras will sell less.
1. Smartphones killed the snapshots
2. Then they will kill sub FF cameras
3. M43 had its moment but this is gone. Olympus is leaving to avoid further losses. Panasonic will follow.
I enjoy my Oly and lenses and I will do so in the future, but the system is fading away. That is the way it goes with technology.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 13:03 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
On article Fujifilm Japan to increase color film prices by 30% (175 comments in total)

Can anyone tell me where in Switzerland I can have my film processed and printed for acceptable prices. I am not talking about developing film and scanning and printing digital scans. I am talking about analogue Chemical processing like in the good old film days. I live near Zuerich and I have never seen any...
Regards
Matttia

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 17:16 UTC as 29th comment | 6 replies
On article Olympus E-M1X vs Nikon D5: shooting tennis (649 comments in total)

Shooting with M43 is not necessarily an advantage. So why would anyone choose m43 over FF? After reading this article I do not see the point. I shoot m43 because it is smaller and lighter. I recognize IQ from my A7R II is better.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 12:40 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article Leica Q2: What you need to know (367 comments in total)
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mb65: 5k euros are better invested in a interchangeable lens camera. The Q is lovely though.

U r right, I should have written spent instead of invested

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2019 at 21:26 UTC
On article Leica Q2: What you need to know (367 comments in total)

5k euros are better invested in a interchangeable lens camera. The Q is lovely though.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2019 at 07:16 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (850 comments in total)

I have the first one. It produces excellent pics. It is pocketable. It is slow at start up and does not have an EVF, a problem in direct sunlight. I would like to upgrade, but I am surprised to see that every iteration is so much more expensive. The model one was already expensive at 800 CHF in CH but the VI is almost twice that. Cameras do get better but the Sony are getting also more expensive. Model VIII will have a 2000 CHF price tag.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 18:02 UTC as 115th comment | 6 replies
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SkyTamer: Great news!
I love this film and the gray tonalities it supports.
Hope this new film retain the results from the old formulation.

Cheers

One question: how do you process it? I mean, scanning and digitalizing it makes little sense to me; but labs are disappearing...
Mattia

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 17:04 UTC
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cosinaphile: I appreciate b brittons musings about how leica helps one to slow down, to the advantage of the image, how the work involved and the commitment makes results favorable, more satisfying. This is a great topic, I would have read it readily , at 4 time the length.Having said that, I don't think the camera of the year designation is cogent here.
Given the sensor performance ,the cost & the general difficulty of getting good results with the rangefinder focusing method. especially for those who are newbies to the concept & commitment necessary,
A better title would be the "favorite camera I used this year & why" cameras of the year should be practical affairs that don't play into this idea of acquiring cultish obscenely expensive "objects" which is what leica has become.........

continued :

well said cosinaphile

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 10:07 UTC

This story is not true. Unless someone did it on purpose with a hammer os so. Other than that, fake news.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 27th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (931 comments in total)

I have several film cameras I would love to use. But I do not know where and how you develop your negatives. OK for the film and slides but how do u print? Most people seem to scan but I never understood why you would like to do that.
Print labs that work in analogue mode? This used to be the rule, but now? I live in Switzerland, I would love your input. But please no film scanner...
Mattia

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:58 UTC as 382nd comment
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (215 comments in total)

But
I do no see an EVF on the Canon..
M

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:26 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (732 comments in total)
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mb65: Amazing all this.I have a Sony RX100 and I am very happy. Now a simple question.
Most video pros work with MF. I tried AF and tracking and always run into trouble. Moving subjects, low light, reduced DOV and, above all, hunting. But MF is difficult. I saw some video of the Canon 70D and was positively surprised. What happens with these new Sony in real world situations when shooting videos?
1. Many paople moving. Which one will be tracked? Hunting?
2. Subject moving on different backgrounds. Hunting?
3. Moving from one face to another. Hunting?
I really cannot tell how well this system works. May be you can.
TNX
Mattia

Thanks really nice reply. Still it is not clear to me what happens with several peopke/faces, moving o not. If they r close it is hard to go MF and hyperfocal, so let s wait.
And see
Mattia

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 21:20 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (732 comments in total)

Amazing all this.I have a Sony RX100 and I am very happy. Now a simple question.
Most video pros work with MF. I tried AF and tracking and always run into trouble. Moving subjects, low light, reduced DOV and, above all, hunting. But MF is difficult. I saw some video of the Canon 70D and was positively surprised. What happens with these new Sony in real world situations when shooting videos?
1. Many paople moving. Which one will be tracked? Hunting?
2. Subject moving on different backgrounds. Hunting?
3. Moving from one face to another. Hunting?
I really cannot tell how well this system works. May be you can.
TNX
Mattia

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 14:06 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1021 comments in total)
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mb65: This camera has amazing specs and it is indeed good value. But it is NOT pocketable. So if you compare it with similar size gear, you may just go for interchangeble lens cameras with similar size sensors (or even APS C). They will be bigger with a zoom, that is true, but similar with a a pancake.
If you do not need 4K (and most do not) I think the Sony RX100 III makes more sense. If you go bigger then go for bigger sensors.
Just my 2 cents.
Mattia

It is all about priorities. At this size and weight I would prefer a larger sensor.
M

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 15:07 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1021 comments in total)

This camera has amazing specs and it is indeed good value. But it is NOT pocketable. So if you compare it with similar size gear, you may just go for interchangeble lens cameras with similar size sensors (or even APS C). They will be bigger with a zoom, that is true, but similar with a a pancake.
If you do not need 4K (and most do not) I think the Sony RX100 III makes more sense. If you go bigger then go for bigger sensors.
Just my 2 cents.
Mattia

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 16:32 UTC as 174th comment | 4 replies
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2247 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: Another articel about this aluminium block.
I hoped the battery was already exhausted!

I saw the Leica T but did not use it. I found it beautiful but very big, being equipped with a APSC sensor and not having an integrated EVF. You can check yourself with CameraSize. Strangely the lenses and EVF are black. They do not match the alu body at all. A black version of the T is on the way but I could find any info about alu lenses. This is weird given the price tag.
As far as criticism about the specs and performance, I understand it has issues. But Leica does not need to sell so many, and it may still turn out to be a success.
Bye now, Mattia

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:46 UTC
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