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 Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (363 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Could someone please add a Leica filter button on this site (just like the dark/light reading mode switch), with as purpose to allow hiding all posts about Leica products?

I don't like to see Leica products. This is not because they are bad, but because of their rediculous pricing.

Their products target the 'oldskool Leica hipsters/fetishists' and the very wealthy, which constitutes a very small number of persons. They therefore do not deserve this level of coverage.

'Oldskool hipster'?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 12:50 UTC
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erichK: Is that actually a woman engineer on one of their teams, If so then, Olympus really is blazing ahead of its patriarchal hierarchical competition is a first small step towards started using aLL of its human potential. It was, after all, the way a WOMAN used his newly developed, small that inspired Yoshihisa Maitani to go ahead with his innovations - like the OM line, on wjich this camera is ultimately based.

@Zeikon:

I certainly don't read, nor see how you can read: 'Given the same qualifications, a man would typically get a job over an equally qualified female' into 'Olympus really is blazing ahead of its patriarchal hierarchical competition' without further explanation.

The language is suggestive of progressive thought or critical theory, but it isn't explicit. And there exist people that use that language that _don't_ believe in favouritism in hiring.

You are reading beyond the quoted text, and obviously something you believe, but again, which wasn't in the original text.

I know that Fogg brought affirmative action into the mix, which was his mistake. But you addressed it straight on, and I responded to you.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 06:58 UTC
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erichK: Is that actually a woman engineer on one of their teams, If so then, Olympus really is blazing ahead of its patriarchal hierarchical competition is a first small step towards started using aLL of its human potential. It was, after all, the way a WOMAN used his newly developed, small that inspired Yoshihisa Maitani to go ahead with his innovations - like the OM line, on wjich this camera is ultimately based.

@Zeikon:

And if that minority is equally qualified, what makes it worth the company's while to hire that person over the majority, which may or may not be a stabler employee?

Side note: my wife is a biologist working in a pharmaceutical company. She has a PHD. In her lab, 8 out of 10 people were female. And that was the case in most of the biology wing at her university. Should the university work to ensure that more males fill biological positions? Or, as my wife observed, males tend not to be interested as much in the soft sciences. They gravitated toward computer sciences, physics, and even chemistry. Women gravitated to other sciences.

If personal preference is expressed sexually, is it fair, good, or even equitable to horseshoe people into positions in order to fulfil quotas? Again, why? There are a thousand questions that call the efficacy and equitability of affirmative action into question.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 23:51 UTC
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erichK: Is that actually a woman engineer on one of their teams, If so then, Olympus really is blazing ahead of its patriarchal hierarchical competition is a first small step towards started using aLL of its human potential. It was, after all, the way a WOMAN used his newly developed, small that inspired Yoshihisa Maitani to go ahead with his innovations - like the OM line, on wjich this camera is ultimately based.

@Zeikon:

Now that we've entered the wasteland, why not? Where did @erichK say that (quote) "Given the same qualifications, a man would typically get a job over an equally qualified female"?

And now that it seems that both the OP, yourself, and at least one other person in this thread are determined to reference either affirmative action, or conspiracy theories (patriarchy, the skipping of equally qualified women for engineering positions), why don't we ask a few questions:

1. is it important to get 1:1 sex representation in every wage labour position? If so, why?
2. If not, are there jobs that should be dominated by one sex or the other? If so, why?
3. In reversed positions, affirmative action would have to hire a man in lieu of a woman, or in Japan, a non-Japanese instead of a Japanese in order to fulfil quotas. In any affirmative action case, how can you ensure that the minority (according to the position held traditionally by one race, one sex, etc.) is equally qualified?
cont..

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 23:46 UTC
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erichK: Is that actually a woman engineer on one of their teams, If so then, Olympus really is blazing ahead of its patriarchal hierarchical competition is a first small step towards started using aLL of its human potential. It was, after all, the way a WOMAN used his newly developed, small that inspired Yoshihisa Maitani to go ahead with his innovations - like the OM line, on wjich this camera is ultimately based.

Why oh why do we have to bring in critical theory into a thread about a camera? God @erichK, can't we just talk about the content of the interview?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 00:49 UTC
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vscd: Mirrorless without the need for a stupid EVF, what's not to like? ;) if only the Leica Q wasn't so expensive... so this may be the next small gadget to get.

I'm sorry, I meant the X-T1. I sold it prior to the X-T2 coming out, got a decent price for it, and with savings from other sales, purchased a Leica SL. I have been using an M240 for a while.

I tested the X-T2 at Yodobashi and wrote ecstatically about its z-axis tracking AF ability. http://ohm-image.net/opinion/photophile/fujifilm-x-t2-18-55-z-axis-tracking

It is far better than the SL tracking along the same axis. But in terms of interface speed, reliability, and general speed of use, the SL is, at least for me, far, far superior.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 00:45 UTC
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vscd: Mirrorless without the need for a stupid EVF, what's not to like? ;) if only the Leica Q wasn't so expensive... so this may be the next small gadget to get.

@pepeta:

I didn't suggest that there are advantages to the Q's fly by wire. It does, however, feel a lot more like a proper mechanical focus system, with firm connection between the ring and the barrel, and it requires torque to move. Even the briefest of handling would show it is superior in feel, albeit emulation, to fly-by-wire lenses on the Fuji cameras.

I do not own a Q and I used to own an X-Pro 1 and X-T2 and X100s, whose lens was the shoddiest feeling of any non-toy digital camera I've used. Great functionality, but horrible manual focus feeling.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 02:31 UTC
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The Name is Bond: Even the D810 has excessive moire in many circumstances. Xtrans does very effectively avoid this.

At other times, it does not. It's tit for tat as far as I'm concerned, preening for your dollars behind one or another marketing lean.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
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vscd: Mirrorless without the need for a stupid EVF, what's not to like? ;) if only the Leica Q wasn't so expensive... so this may be the next small gadget to get.

The Q also focuses by wire. It is just implemented well.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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princecody: Fuji LISTEN! Make a X100 without the rangefinder. Add touchscreen & tiltable screen.

There's no rangefinder to see here, move along.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 13:22 UTC
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ThatCamFan: If they learned to build factory's like we do in Iceland there would not be a scratch on the building.

Trying to think of a country with better experience in manufacturing/engineering under the constant threat of earthquakes than Japan. Iceland isn't near the top of any hypothetical list.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 07:25 UTC
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)
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Josh Leavitt: I don't think there's any need to worry about DJI shifting manufacturing of Hassy's to China. Chinese companies are very aware of the stigma attached to their manufacturing sectors, and DJI wouldn't throw their money away by compromising the perception of quality with the Hasselblad brand - so Hasselblad will remain a swedish company in every sense.

DJI's return on investment will likely manifest in using Hasselblad branding with their drone products. So the merger seems to be win-win solution for all parties, including the consumer

@mxx:

Fiio are cutting edge in price. They started out and still are buoyed by their image as a cheap alternative. Hifiman have awful quality control. Liven over at headfonia has gone through several of their flagship in order to get one that didn't look like crap or worked as advertised.

Made in China can be good. But rarely when it comes on the back of a designed and sourced in China company. China has potential, but its culture of corruption and lowest common denominator thinking erase most of its advantages.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 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 (345 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 (345 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 (345 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 (345 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 (345 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 (345 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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