dash2k8

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The article doesn't say how high the drone was flying at so we can't really decide if the drone was hovering too low for Meredith's comfort, or if it was flying very high and the guy just as a distaste for drones.

As a drone operator myself, I don't think I would ever fly one over someone else's backyard simply because there's nothing interesting to shoot there. Even if I wanted to peep on someone, a drone is definitely not the most discreet way of doing it with all that propeller noise. A hot-air balloon perhaps?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 03:26 UTC as 22nd comment
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HRC2016: My friend wants to know if there is a drug test required.

Rule me out, then, as I spent two weeks in Moscow a few years ago.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 01:33 UTC

Doh, I don't have any Hassy experience despite over 20 years with Nikon. I knew I should have gotten my feet wet with medium format...

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 01:32 UTC as 11th comment
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dash2k8: Hopefully it comes with a fire-proof battery compartment! I live in Asia and Samsung S7's battery issues and subsequent recall have terribly damaged their business here. It's really going to have to work extra hard to get back in the game.

Yes, thanks for pointing out my mistake! Note 7 it was!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 00:19 UTC

Hopefully it comes with a fire-proof battery compartment! I live in Asia and Samsung S7's battery issues and subsequent recall have terribly damaged their business here. It's really going to have to work extra hard to get back in the game.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 10:32 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (494 comments in total)

Rangefinder, DSLR, smartphone... one thing that we could all benefit from, as noted in this article, is to slow down and THINK about our photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 22:39 UTC as 77th comment
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Frank_BR: Do not be so impressed. The article numbers only reflect that 2016 was an atypical year. Who does not remember the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco? In March Samsung starts mass production of the Galaxy S8 and things return to normal.

That's a lot of free iPhones given away. How come I didn't get one!?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 01:07 UTC
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Fujica: All this shows is that you pay much too much for your iOS device.

Apple is a master in profit optimisation.
Its also one of the reasons why I am starting to turn my head away from them. They don't listen to what their customers actually want, but all they care for are their investors.

The stupidity is in its userbase that think its great to get ripped off.
They'll even love their enourmous profits of which they don't get anything in return off.

Yes their devices work fine, but they would also work as fine if you paid a more honest price for them. Not to say that you are in a vendor lock in situation which makes it harder to break out off.

Apple has grabbed you by your balls so to speak ;)

"iPhones, MacBooks and Apple watches are grossly overpriced and often behind the competiton."

Strange, I compare the specs between the best iPhones and best Android phones and guess what? They appear very similar! Unbelievable! I agree that Apple products come with a price premium, but as stated repeatedly, the best Android phones cost the same, so overpriced? Then all expensive phones are overpriced. And behind the competition? Yeah, the Samsung S7 Edge gimmick was really awesome... If you're going to say iPhones are behind the competition, at least point out some PROOF. Anyone can make blind generalized statements. "Android phones are all copycats of iPhones." See how that doesn't work?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 01:05 UTC
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radissimo: 0k, so this confirms that iPhones are bit overpriced?!

my cons:
proprietary charge port
no headphone jack
no wireless charging
more closed ecosystem comparing to Android
high price

facts

I hear you. I don't think I have emotional ties going either way, I buy what I enjoy using. So should everyone else. All companies should make their products at the lowest cost and sell at the highest price for maximum profit, but people are now geeking out over the fact that Apple has succeeded at that.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
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radissimo: 0k, so this confirms that iPhones are bit overpriced?!

my cons:
proprietary charge port
no headphone jack
no wireless charging
more closed ecosystem comparing to Android
high price

facts

@Zdman @Josegaut I've owned phones from both sides so I'm not defending one or the other. My best Samsung's cost as much as my newest iPhones.

I merely point out that as far as price goes, you can't say "iPhone is too expensive" while Android has equally-expensive offerings. You've not refuted this point and are clearly favoring the Android system. To each his own.

@Josegaut, why would anyone want to slam his phone on the gravel to prove a point? That's like saying you take your weather-sealed lens out into a storm to prove it can still work afterward... An iPhone can do everything your current phone does, so if an iPhone is an expensive toy, is yours a cheap toy?

If you like something, keep using it, nobody is trying to convince you to switch. No need to go the full mile to discredit others for liking another brand.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 23:05 UTC
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radissimo: 0k, so this confirms that iPhones are bit overpriced?!

my cons:
proprietary charge port
no headphone jack
no wireless charging
more closed ecosystem comparing to Android
high price

facts

The best Android phones cost about the same.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 08:14 UTC
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Fujica: All this shows is that you pay much too much for your iOS device.

Apple is a master in profit optimisation.
Its also one of the reasons why I am starting to turn my head away from them. They don't listen to what their customers actually want, but all they care for are their investors.

The stupidity is in its userbase that think its great to get ripped off.
They'll even love their enourmous profits of which they don't get anything in return off.

Yes their devices work fine, but they would also work as fine if you paid a more honest price for them. Not to say that you are in a vendor lock in situation which makes it harder to break out off.

Apple has grabbed you by your balls so to speak ;)

iPhones cost about the same as the top-tier Android devices, so I disagree that people are paying too much for their iOS device. I think we all pay too much for our smart devices regardless of brand.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 08:12 UTC

I don't live in OZ so I can't enter, but I totally look forward to the spectacular entries that are sure to flood in.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 08:01 UTC as 3rd comment

The lines along the edges are very straight. If the price is reasonable, I'm sure to get one.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 09:52 UTC as 63rd comment

I'm very intrigued in this camera but it's really going to cost the house to buy the body and a few lenses. Might rent first.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:16 UTC as 4th comment

How much for this body?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:15 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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dash2k8: If we did a blind test with professionals and took away the red dot, then told the testers that this camera costs $6600USD, I wonder how many would say they want to buy one?

I know Leica produces amazing lenses, but my point is how would this specific body pass a blind test. The reviewer went out of his way to mention the bad ergonomics several times in his article, even saying it causes pain. I'm just saying, put it through a blind test and we'll see if people will really love it for what it is, not the red dot it has.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:03 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)

If we did a blind test with professionals and took away the red dot, then told the testers that this camera costs $6600USD, I wonder how many would say they want to buy one?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 03:47 UTC as 97th comment | 6 replies
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: The conclusion about Leica cameras is always the same; you pay the Ferrari price for Chevrolet performance.

@HowaboutRAW The problem here is the body isn't worth the money. Sure you get superb lenses but it's not comfortable to shoot with. So you have great lens and average body, that means it's still overpriced. For this cost, I would expect better ergonomics, not an uncomfy brick.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 03:34 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Leica — thumbs up. All others — big thumbs down.
This is a lovely camera. And this how things are done: Leica comes one time, and delivers superb FF mirrorless products — when compared to Sony and Fuji and Olympus, all who take several iterations and many years of procrastination and milking of user's money to get somewhere nearby of a contraption, which somewhat deserves to be called 'a mirrorless system camera'.
Even now, not a single mirrorless camera from those manufacturers — or from any other manufacturer — compares to the sophistication, quality and effort put into the SL, or Leica Q (fixed lens mirrorless).

@Perar The SL's price makes it a bad buy. It's not remotely worth the price tag. This review pointed out several bad things about the camera, including bad ergonomics that make using it uncomfortable. The author of the article specifically mentioned "the SL is too uncomfortable in the hand due to its minimalist aesthetics." Is this "how things are done"? Companies should make cameras uncomfortable to hold? What about the ugly JPEG colors? Or is the SL only supposed to shoot RAW? Basically this camera is an overpriced, unbalanced entry into a crowded sector of the market, not the highlight that you make it out to be.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 03:30 UTC
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