shigzeo

shigzeo

Lives in Japan Chiba, Japan
Works as a Writer, Audio Critic
Has a website at http://ohm-image.net
Joined on Sep 14, 2010
About me:

utterly impressionable

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On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (348 comments in total)
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String: You can complain about the price all you want and say how superior X brand is but the simple fact of the matter is that there is no other FF rangefinder made. And nothing works better with Leica M glass than a Leica M body.

I hope it makes all the negative posters feel superior commenting on how Leica is just another piece of "jewelry"; no doubt your master photography skills can get the same results with an iPhone.

@dansclic:

When did Ricoh or Fuji make an APS-C rangefinder camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 11:55 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (348 comments in total)
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pshummer: Just because you get a Leica M10, that doesn't mean you become a better photographer but if you have a chunk of disposal money, then it could be a great toy to have. I would rather get a Sony/Fuji/Pana and I would spend the rest of the money for my photography trip, make my girlfriend happy, maker her say " Mew,Mew!"

@Dan_168:

I'm not sure if you are talking to me or if you are talking to someone else. My work allows me trips only seldom, so it isn't even a consideration when purchasing a camera. The camera, however, I can budget in business expenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 01:51 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (348 comments in total)
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pshummer: Just because you get a Leica M10, that doesn't mean you become a better photographer but if you have a chunk of disposal money, then it could be a great toy to have. I would rather get a Sony/Fuji/Pana and I would spend the rest of the money for my photography trip, make my girlfriend happy, maker her say " Mew,Mew!"

@T3:

There is also another cohort (any probably many more) who can't afford any of that stuff but buy Leica stuff. I'm among that group. I buy and use Leica to satisfy my. In medium format needs both professionally and for personal use.

I buy and use Leica because I like using it and find it's use philosophy spot on. Careful purchasing, and purchasing only what I need.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 00:21 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (348 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Getting very bored, very bored indeed, with the constant talk about price.

Unless you live a life of austerity, refusing to own premium brands on a consistent basis, the complaining about the price of a Leica is hypocrisy.

Own a nice watch?

Would choose an Audi over a VW?

Prefer wearing GANT or Hugo Boss over Walmart own brand?

Look at yourself in a mirror and tell me that you dont choose any such thing and yet maybe you are one of these people who gets all steamed up over Leica?

If so, pack it in. It is boring and hypocritical.

Leica is easy to understand. They make unique cameras that work in a unique way. The price, is the price. Get it or don't get it. Its up to you. But no-one is making you buy one.

If people do want one of these unique cameras, then they will pay what is needed to get one. No different to deciding you want to wear a tailor made suit over one off the peg.

So stop bleating about the price and give us all a rest.

Peace. :)

Someone needs to ask @blessingsx about his headphone collection. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 23:20 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (348 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: M10 or fujifilm gfx?

Kind of a different market don't you think?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 23:16 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (348 comments in total)
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pshummer: Just because you get a Leica M10, that doesn't mean you become a better photographer but if you have a chunk of disposal money, then it could be a great toy to have. I would rather get a Sony/Fuji/Pana and I would spend the rest of the money for my photography trip, make my girlfriend happy, maker her say " Mew,Mew!"

Not sure the argument is that an M10 will make you a great photographer. What I understand from other M users is that it's the M experience that draws and keeps its user base not the promise (that no one is making) that you will become a better photographer because you own or use a Leica.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (348 comments in total)
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String: You can complain about the price all you want and say how superior X brand is but the simple fact of the matter is that there is no other FF rangefinder made. And nothing works better with Leica M glass than a Leica M body.

I hope it makes all the negative posters feel superior commenting on how Leica is just another piece of "jewelry"; no doubt your master photography skills can get the same results with an iPhone.

What's the non-FF rangefinder option that you allude to?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 23:12 UTC
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turbsy: $450 for a slow 50mm? No thanks Fuji

@Sean65:

Yeah, I'm having a hard time understanding why that basic information isn't getting through. F/2,0 is fast.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 01:49 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Hope it's as optically good as the 35mm f2.0, that's starting to approach Leica and Zeiss territory.

It's a nice lens, but in no way the equal of a modern Leica lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:33 UTC

Amazing how closely the f/2 series follows a Leica summicron design ethic. Beautiful.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:32 UTC as 1st comment
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turbsy: $450 for a slow 50mm? No thanks Fuji

@turbsy:

Of course it is a 50mm lens. Just as a 50mm lens made for MF or LF is a 50mm lens. The thing is, this 50mm lens only covers APS-C and only works with a single system.

It gives an angle of view similar to a 75mm lens on FF and a DOF equivalent of F/2,8.

The Fuji 35/1,4 is the one that should be compared to FF 50mm lenses, and those at f/2,0 to be most accurate in terms of both DOF and FOV. As I said above, APS-C lenses tend to be more expensive at similar FOV/DOF equivalents, sometimes almost double.

But again, this 50mm lens shouldn't be compared to 50mm FF lenses as the angles of view they give on their native mounts are completely different.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:30 UTC
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turbsy: $450 for a slow 50mm? No thanks Fuji

It's not slower than other 50mm lenses. It is slower than 50mm lenses faster than it. But let's be clear, there are few 50mm lenses for APS-C sensors. Instead of comparing it to FF 50mm lenses, it is fairer to compare it to 75mm FF lenses of around f/2,8.

APS-C lenses, when compared to FOV/DOF equivalents tend to be more expensive than FF counterparts, anyway. But make sure you're not comparing across incompatible FOV lines.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
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turbsy: $450 for a slow 50mm? No thanks Fuji

Slower than most what?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 01:59 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (398 comments in total)
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MJSfoto1956: so what's fifth? "V" perhaps? then there is six and seventh. Not buying it...

M

Horrible, brain dead marketing. i, ii, iii, iv, etcetera make far more sense.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 01:49 UTC
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villagranvicent: I am glad with each new release the M9 keeps losing value and gets closer to my camera bag.

@rgump12:

Um... red herring much?

I tend to buy from Hong Kong because it is so much cheaper. It is in fact, so much cheaper that I could buy a ticket to Hong Kong, get a hotel, eat a lot, buy a Leica, fly back, and still save some dosh.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 02:00 UTC
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shigzeo: Why?

@xeriwthe:

There are some weird, complete aesthetic craziness that is normal here. So, while it sounds stupid, it is pretty spot on in some ways.

Still: why?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 01:05 UTC
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villagranvicent: I am glad with each new release the M9 keeps losing value and gets closer to my camera bag.

Here in Japan used copies still go for around 4.000$. I think it is time to migrate.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:40 UTC

Why?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 23:14 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
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24Peter: Thanks everyone for your kind words and other feedback. It means a lot to me! And thanks again Chris Williams and the other Editors for this great opportunity to share my work on DPReview. Nice to be able to give something back since you guys have helped me so much when I was starting out. Check out some of my latest moon shots on Instagram (@peteralessandria)

@Mike FL

Good comment, but imho, what's got under your bonnet?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 11:15 UTC
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cosinaphile: walk anywhere in america with one of those pieces of art and you'll be instantly gunned down and filled with lead by a "peace" officer.

Um... and many more Americans are killed (and per 100.000) by other regular thuggy Americans doing their thing: going around doors, flipping burgers, appearing in a stairwell, or regular asshat stuff.

The police are too shoot-happy in America. That is a fact. But they are less shoot happy than much of the general population DESPITE interacting almost exclusively with thugs, felons, and terrorists.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 10:26 UTC
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