WRB2

Joined on Nov 14, 2017

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unhappymeal: How many cheap, manual focus lenses do we need in this space? We already have the TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 with a clicked aperture ring, the KamLan 50mm f/1.1 with a de-clicked aperture ring and the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 (on Mk III now!). I'm sure Kipon, Meike and Voigtlander also have similar focal lengths and aperture lenses available.

Great points.

At $200 even if It went down to $100, while I wouldn't like it, I can live with it for a true chance to try it. Now, if I paid say $3,857 USD and it went down to $1,928 or so, in two words, NO WAY!

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Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2021 at 21:42 UTC
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unhappymeal: How many cheap, manual focus lenses do we need in this space? We already have the TTArtisan 50mm f/1.2 with a clicked aperture ring, the KamLan 50mm f/1.1 with a de-clicked aperture ring and the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 (on Mk III now!). I'm sure Kipon, Meike and Voigtlander also have similar focal lengths and aperture lenses available.

CVs are not what I would call low cost. I'd put them in the middle tier. But that's me.

More is not bad as long as they can stay in business. Frankly, at this price point I'd give it a whirl and then sell it for $170 and if I didn't love it.

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Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2021 at 19:30 UTC

While it's not for the mass market, it's a pretty big niche market. It will be interesting to see if Apple comes out with it's own silicon for the GPUs. All the memory on the same chip, dang it would scream.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2021 at 19:47 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Dang Dang DANG IT, I was thinking about this seven years ago and figured someone already had a patent on it.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 16:10 UTC as 5th comment

Thank you Michael your efforts and DPR for for calling out a TRUE Internet Hero.

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Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 15:18 UTC as 29th comment

Yeah! It's wonderful news. I love the size of m4/3 bodies and glass. While I've jumped into an X-body, not a lot of investment that would stop me from jumping down the m4/3s path. There is some great glass and wonderful C-mount classic glass that would work really well.

B2 (;->

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 01:41 UTC as 61st comment
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WRB2: Appears to be a step down from the old Series E lenses of years ago.

Perhaps call them Series EZ?

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Photography and the image are not always about the most perfect XXXXXXXX (insert your choice aspect for the xxxxxx).

There's aspect of old glass from many manufactures that I love and don't want to give up. While there is a cost factor, that's no where near the top of the list for me (right now). Distortion is a factor that to me is equally important as sharpness.

Beyond IQ, there's the feel of the lens, in the hand and on the camera.

I own the 28/2.8 AIs and love it, and I think mine focuses closer than this one does.

Just another perspective.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2021 at 21:52 UTC

Appears to be a step down from the old Series E lenses of years ago.

Perhaps call them Series EZ?

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Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 16:09 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
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Grenosr: I know I'm gonna regret asking, but who's taking photos with an iPad? Or at least, taking enough to justify paying for an app.

If I had the new big Pro I would. I'm wondering how it looks on the Mini (medium format feeling, once it gets an update in processor/camera).

I'm wishing that Apple would really take advantage of the extra internal real estate the iPad gives them to upgrade the cameras.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2021 at 15:13 UTC

My thought is that they got it right.

802.3 and HDMI ports are very handy for wire based folks like me. Wireless charging is IMHO tips the scale over to when I replace my iPad (not any time soon), I will spend the bigger bucks and get one that works with this.

I'd call it an iMac impersonation than a Mini. It's the docking station version of the some of the more feature rich case/keyboard/stands that our out there. Not everyone's cup of tea, but for enough, it looks like a home run!

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Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2021 at 16:39 UTC as 2nd comment
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dmanthree: So...Leica is admitting that the standard version isn't up the task of a photojournalist? Sad. Especially since Leica rangefinders were a staple of so many war photographers in the past. Times really have changed, I guess.

Nah, I think there Hermes edition sold out slowly so they are trying a different approach the attract the well-healed who worry and have lots of gold coins under their beds.......

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2021 at 14:27 UTC

I'm going to wait for the aluminium foil top plate so I can avoid the government and the aliens from .......................

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2021 at 14:02 UTC as 58th comment
On article These open-source medium format cameras are 3D-printed (73 comments in total)

Thank you DPReview

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2021 at 22:35 UTC as 10th comment

Very cool, this is what the internet was meant to be. Thanks DPReview for sharing this info!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2021 at 15:49 UTC as 17th comment
On article Have your say: Vote now for best camera of 2020 (245 comments in total)

I don't have any experience with the cameras listed here.

With the exception of my first place vote (X100), I looked at it from the perspective of what companies made a jump into something beyond just more of the same. Monochrome Q, Z5, and Zeiss were my 2nd, 3rd and 4th picks.

More of the same is expected, I want to see companies trying for the home run in creative ways to stretch offering with lower-cost/high-performance, features that speak to a niche NOT artsy-fartsy (do we really need to have posterization built into a camera when we can do it in post?)

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2020 at 16:21 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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Tonio Loewald: The brownie was a 117 format (roll film) camera…

Did the Brownie name only get used on 117?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 16:28 UTC
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Maoby: The Cosmic 35 is part of my collection of compact 35mm, acquisition May 1985
It is a very nice camera, very well built

https://www.flickr.com/photos/maoby/albums/72157643155475364/with/13508526955/

Thanks for the link

It does look like fun!

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 16:26 UTC

I love the idea.

I'm thinking that some earlier electronic cameras might be more expensive than the $20 limit to breath life into.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2020 at 15:24 UTC as 29th comment
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Jones Indiana: This is the only right thing that could happen.

It was ridiculous that the US government wanted to hide the truth over COVID19 and the number of people dying from it. Typically Trump to lie and deceive and withhold people from the actual truth.

Yes he may have flown there illegally, but in this case it was for a good cause to show reality and what is going on. His drone was mostly confiscated for political reasons. If it was for something else he was filming he would have been fined only.

This was a commercial endeavor on his part. While it is a good outcome, I would think the police precinct that made the arrest should pay for the replacement drone he purchased and take ownership of it.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2020 at 16:25 UTC

Are they trying to create thing that make us forget all the other really bad things going on in the world today. IMHO, they have come very close and I wish they would stop.

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Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 13:28 UTC as 24th comment
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