winkalman

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photoholiko: Those Leica snobs are not going to mount any lens under $1K on their overpriced cameras.

This comment is several decades late; Cosina/Voigtlander has been making budget M mount lenses since forever.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 15:28 UTC
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anticipation_of: The image quality of APS-C, with the convenience of full-frame and the price of medium format! Now *that’s* luxury.

@jnd The point is simply that any particular camera's value has to be placed in context. It's not as simple as DXO score per dollar. There are a number of perfectly valid reasons for a getting a Nikon D5 and, similarly, there are people for whom a Leica M10 is a perfectly reasonable purchase. The only real criteria being that you enjoy shooting with it and can reasonably afford it.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
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anticipation_of: The image quality of APS-C, with the convenience of full-frame and the price of medium format! Now *that’s* luxury.

Presumably you leveled this same critique at the Nikon D5 since it's essentially the same price and has a DXOmark score that's not meaningfully better.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
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ZeBebito: So basically it is the lowest rated full frame sensor.

There are 4 cameras released in the last 2 years in the DXOmark list that either tied or score lower (two of which I've named above). It's also within spitting distance of the Nikon D5 and Canon EOS 1D-X II, both of which managed a score imperceptibly higher by a whopping 2 points.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 16:29 UTC
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vscd: A Leica is way more than a Sensor. The price is questionable but the performance and ergonomics are great.

Why is it so hard to accept that there are people (many of whom have a large investment in legacy glass) that prefer to shoot digital rangefinders?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
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winkalman: "...the Leica M10 actually scores "more on par" with the best APS-C chips DxO has tested, outperforming them significantly only in the low-light ISO category..."

Is this meant to be surprising? The best APS-C cameras have always been a whisker away from full frame and within a generation or two of tying or even besting them.

If price were all that mattered we'd all be shooting with our phones. For hobbyists the only important metric is whether or not you enjoy shooting with your equipment. For those that enjoy shooting digital rangefinders they can literally only choose from Leicas or the long-dead Epson R-D1 series.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
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ZeBebito: So basically it is the lowest rated full frame sensor.

It certainly isn't.

Nikon D5: 88
Leica M10: 86
Canon 5DS R: 86
Sony A7SII: 85
Canon EOS 5D Mark III: 81

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 15:53 UTC

"...the Leica M10 actually scores "more on par" with the best APS-C chips DxO has tested, outperforming them significantly only in the low-light ISO category..."

Is this meant to be surprising? The best APS-C cameras have always been a whisker away from full frame and within a generation or two of tying or even besting them.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 15:41 UTC as 151st comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for students (68 comments in total)

Everyone knows that students are supposed to get a Pentax K1000.

Barring that, I would say any cheap ILC with a cheap PRIME lens would be a good option. I wish companies would offer a bundle with a 35mm - 50mm equivalent prime in place of the slow kit zooms.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 24th comment
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (424 comments in total)
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winkalman: Even if price weren't a consideration, it's hard to imagine preferring this to a Fuji X-Pro2. A couple of more compact primes would go a long way towards making this a more desirable camera though.

Just to be clear, this new Leica CL isn't a rangefinder either. I didn't say that anyone would prefer an X-Pro2 to a Leica M (although I'm sure some would).

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (471 comments in total)

Isn't this something that could easily be user selectable through a firmware update or is the long exposure noise reduction hard-wired into the circuitry?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 15:49 UTC as 110th comment
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (424 comments in total)
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SafariBob: Looks great - had it been full frame . A7 now selling for a quarter

It's worth remembering that top APS-C sensors are nearly visually indistinguishable from the original Sony A7 sensor. It's not hard to imagine that the Leica may offer a more pleasant shooting experience either.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (424 comments in total)

Even if price weren't a consideration, it's hard to imagine preferring this to a Fuji X-Pro2. A couple of more compact primes would go a long way towards making this a more desirable camera though.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 85th comment | 8 replies

"General opinion seems to be that 8K is a long way off, but it's actually coming much faster than people think..."

"...8K is coming and it's coming fast"

Sorry, but there's nothing about this product announcement to suggest that.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 21:21 UTC as 9th comment
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davev8: if 8K is hear soon then it may be a problem for the video orientated m43 cameras to stay relevant ...i hear no rumor for a 33MP m43 sensor

While 8K is certainly coming, no one knows how long it will be before it's actually relevant in the market segment that m4/3 cameras inhabit. Considering that affordable high quality 4K is only just now becoming common place, I'd guess we have awhile yet. Besides, a 32MP m4/3 sensor would have at least as good of quality as today's 20MP 1" sensors. It's hardly out of the question.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 15:51 UTC
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Arca45Swiss: I could see medium and large format but who shoots 35mm film ?

I get that they have to go where the volume is, but here's hoping that the relaunch will be successful enough for them to make it in 120 as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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JerryWilliam: Another "Fuller Frame" camera. The original Pentax 645 took a 56×41.5mm image on 120 roll film. When will a REAL 645 sensor be produced?

I don't think it's unreasonable for Pentax to assume that photographers in the market for a camera of that caliber would understand that the 645 was a reference to the lens mount it shares with their film line of cameras rather than absolute sensor size. Feel free to continue beating that long dead horse though.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
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JerryWilliam: Another "Fuller Frame" camera. The original Pentax 645 took a 56×41.5mm image on 120 roll film. When will a REAL 645 sensor be produced?

Not that it matters, but 127 film was popular for decades and offers a similar imaging area to the 44x33 digital medium format sensors. So there is a longstanding film precedent for that format.

"127 was a roll film format for still photography introduced by Kodak in 1912.

The film itself is 46 mm wide, placing it between 35 mm and 120 "medium format" films in terms of size.[1] The image format normally used is a square 4 cm × 4 cm. However, rectangular 4 cm × 3 cm and 4 cm × 6 cm are also standard.

127 enjoyed mainstream popularity until its usage began to decline from the 1960s onwards in the face of newer, cartridge-based films.[2] However, as of 2016 it survives as a niche format and is still in production."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/127_film

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
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Juan Batista 32: 7 years ago I fall in love with film again, I got an used Nikon F switching lenses with my D700. As good as the 1st Nikon FX sensor was the texture of film added something else. But the passion didn’t last long: the painstaking scanning process was just too much and newer sensors in middle priced cameras as the D750 are just too good. Maybe for somebody with a darkroom film can offer something, otherwise current digital cameras are too sharp and convenient for any film option to be more than a small niche item.

OP has a point, scanning is a pain to do yourself and expensive to have a lab do. It would be nice to see some fast, affordable, and high-quality film scanners come out of this film resurgence.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 14:09 UTC
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BJN: Styled to look like a cheap Praktica SLR. That's like choosing to style a retro car after the Trabant.

I immediately thought of a Pentax Spotmatic, but I can see what you mean.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 14:04 UTC
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