88SAL

88SAL

Lives in Australia Brisbame, QLD, Australia
Works as a Fine Art @ QCA
Joined on Oct 25, 2011

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Spunjji: Looking forward to seeing someone attempt to justify this with tropes like "well you don't HAVE to buy it" and "you get what you pay for".

Yawn-worthy lens, hilarious price. Glad to see Leica continuing to provide a glorious satire of the entire photographic industry.

I can justify it when yiu consider donestic German manufacture, scope of production, actual quality (took a tour of the factory, amazing attention to detail) and also comparison to quality of cine lenses.

This lens isnpretty amaze really, and fine its expensive. If you wsnt it youll find a way, if you dont then you dont.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 12:59 UTC

Get out of there, Stalker!

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 11:33 UTC as 62nd comment
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SolidMetal: Can you do this with color film? I heard it was much harder to manipulate because its sensitivity to every form of light.

What part are you referring to?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 00:00 UTC
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dash2k8: Thanks to the new FAA rules, no such overhead shots will be possible in the US. I see a lot of people praising these shots (I think they're great, too) and wonder what happened to the critics who condemned the dangerous/risky/irresponsible act of flying over crowds?

If someone in a crowd gets hurt then we really do have a problem. If someone were to die (a water bomb is geavy enough to kill a child if it lands in the wrong place) then the rules would probably be inevitable anyway.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 02:21 UTC
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moimoi: Interesting. I would have thought the raw file submission was obligatory. Strange.

Personally I prefer Magnus Photos, which has probably some of the best photos ever produced.

Not every photo has a raw youknow.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 07:01 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (123 comments in total)
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kgreenhough: Guys, it's time for some tough love. This lens but the latest symptom of the disease that breeds when photographers spend too much time with other photographers. You are lying to yourself if you think that the "unique characteristics" produced by these lenses are anything but ugly. A quirky, overpriced paperweight is not going to set your work apart in any way.

Ms optical is produci g more exciti g stuffnfor much more reasonable prices

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 03:51 UTC
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AprilW: Yet another cool lens that is Canon mount.

"Adapted" Canon EF did not exist in the 60's. I havent looked into it but surely its either hassy or Nikon f. More likely just some custom mount all together.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 05:49 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (285 comments in total)
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ottonis: Dear DPR,

was there a specific reason for omitting the Nikon D750? Its price is consistently below 2000 USD and it would probably be among the best cameras on your list.

Best

David

Is RRP below though?

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 05:21 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (96 comments in total)
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AngularJS: Does it mean instead of 1240 shots it'll be around of 1140? As a Sony user I'm barely hitting 240 on one charge. Nikon spoils it's users :)

Suppose with mirrorless were always runnin g some sort of screen

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 10:09 UTC
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Morpho Hunter: Well (presumably) this camera is already "dead in the water" after it's been rumoured that Olympus's EM-1 mark II camera (with its comparatively tiny, super high quality lenses) will produce 80 megapixel hand-held images .. for a fraction of the cost of the Hassy body and lenses..... but hey .. it could
all be a scam!! The era of full frame and medium format cameras is about to end ...

M43 is amazing and I love it. Maybe some people are getting away with it as their pro tool of choice, but raw results will still be made with FF/MF gear.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 02:45 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: Will Sigma replace the part that gets scratched?

Why should they? They are a 3rd party manufacturer making products that fit KMount prior to release of the K1. The lenses are not defective, pentax has simply released a new product with a different body shape. Offering to make lenses compatible with the K1 is a great show of faith and support to their customers.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 01:58 UTC
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Flashback: As an electronics engineer, I really appreciate all those beautifully crafted components inside. Such a shame to have hidden them in that 'girly' case:-(

Come back Samsung, all is forgiven. . .

Whats so girly about it?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 09:33 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I just love how Panasonic updates the camera I already have for free with all of their latest technologies. Some other companies only give you the new features when you buy a brand new camera.

Lol, fuji is awesome for updating older model too

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 05:05 UTC
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Al Valentino: Terrible article title as it indicates a negative about the lens. However,ngood article and great lens. I purchased this lens at full price, same with all my Fuji gear. Anyway, when i got the lens i did a tripod mounte test with my Nikon70-200 f/2.8 markI at f/5.6. Lomg story short, i sold the Nikon lens within a week along with my D300 and was finally Nikon free in 2013. Wonderful lens.

+1 for the title gripe.
Is DPR aware that by and large the phrase "Eviscerates" means destroy both physically and conceptually on the inrernet. Has Buzzfeed taught them nothing?
Definately went into this with the impression LR was going to pan this lens as terrible, cheap, fatally flawed, DO NOT BUY etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 00:04 UTC
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halc: Nice.

However. Leica has very little experience/engineering know-how in phone-size, super tight space lenses and folding mechanisms.

Further, the biggest problem in phones is the sensor. Leica has zero sensor tech, all they do is buy it from others.

I fail to see how this is - so far anyway - anything but a marketing move.

All the phone makers are battling with diminishing marings. Getting that red dot on your phone might enable you to charge a few $ more per unit. Higher margins is the goal.

Let's see how it turns out.

Dont forget that l
leica orginally shrunk the size of the camera from a house brick to somethjng smaller than a VHS tape

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 23:52 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (309 comments in total)
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ozturert: Design is unique, but I don't see real advantage of mirrorless systems: Weight and size.
But then maybe that's not the point :)

Weight, size and portability just check out the pana GM5 with kit lens. Thats a lot of camera in a seriously portable package - with the option of going large on your lenses for better performance.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
On article Readers' Choice Awards 2015: The winners (63 comments in total)
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Davud: For these top 3 cameras, only Olympus has a vast and mature lens lineup.
Sony has 3 maybe 4 decent lenses (all of them prime) and Nikon DX lenses are cheaply made and got less than desirable optics.
On the other hand Olympus Pro and some of the Panasonic lenses are solid and very hi-end in all the aspects.

What D7200 is cheap??? And light??? Maybe compared to the mega FF Slrs but its heavy and expensive for a crop camera. FF lenses are more out of place on a D3xxx D5xxx cam

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 01:46 UTC
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otto k: Rant:
The video is impressive but I fail to see how this is 48k in any possible meaning, other than marketing fantasy talk. The phones are in portrait orientation so each individual video is 2k wide and 4k tall. If there is zero overlap (doubt it) it would produce 24k x 4k video.

Marketing guys are ruining the world...

As opposed to a 48x2 k image from landscape? Total pixels are the same.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
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