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 The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (119 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: This camera gets so many things right. But the Leica premium just blows it out of the realm of practicality. The design, interface and style work so well. But take a look at what Fuji is offering and its no longer a conversation.

@entoman:

Pretty good advice. However, I've found that no camera is good for all genres of photography. The M is next to useless for macro, general action photography, and very obviously, anything that calls for AF. But it is the longest-supported currently developed-for mount with a staggering array of lenses, many of which never lose value, and many others which can be had for a song.

The camera hardware is both outmoded, and blisteringly up-to-date. Outmoded in that it is basically 1950s hardware around a digital core. Up-to-date in that there is no one else on the forefront of rangefinder technology and the current M has one of the best rangefinder optical systems of any 35mm rangefinder camera. It is a breeze to use, quiet, and unobtrusive.

I'm excited for the next iteration.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 00:35 UTC
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (119 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: This camera gets so many things right. But the Leica premium just blows it out of the realm of practicality. The design, interface and style work so well. But take a look at what Fuji is offering and its no longer a conversation.

@Archiver:

Sticking with it is hard. I spoke from experience. And after going through the purchase history of my mates, we each agree: they've spent far more than Leica prices on their X's, their A7's, etc. Now, I have purchased a lot FOR my Leica, but I've not sold anything, not lost money on new-to-used conversions, and have in the end gotten really familiar with my gear. Naturally, that goes for any camera. But this forum is comprised of people who change brands often - more often than normals, and who, in general, don't realise how much money they've spent.

But as you said, sticking with it is the battle.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 11:26 UTC
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (119 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: This camera gets so many things right. But the Leica premium just blows it out of the realm of practicality. The design, interface and style work so well. But take a look at what Fuji is offering and its no longer a conversation.

About the only encouragement I can offer is this: if you can afford to pick and choose between Fuji/Sony/Olympus, and do any amount of yearly or bi-yearly upgrades, you can afford a Leica. I did just that. I sold my A7r, my X-T1, my X-Pro 1 and decided I'd just stick with a platform and REALLY enjoy the single lens I could afford.

Two years later I've added a couple of lenses in lieu of the money I'd have otherwise spent on non-Leica cameras. Judging by the amount of body churn people go through on these forums, other brands's lower prices are uniquely blinding sales points.

By the time you've tried, bought, and sold, you've used up far more money that you would have in originally getting a Leica and sticking with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (174 comments in total)
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Robert Schroeder: In 2006, if you already had a halfway decent compact camera, 6 MP would have been a downgrade, not an upgrade, at least as long as there was enough light. 6 MP wasn't even enough to confidently say it would have been better than 35mm film. In 2006, I truly think there were better options, even for beginners, than a Nikon D40.

I print for magazines at 6MP. Looks great.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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dolmen: What a dismal venue to choose to shoot in.Almost as if Olympus wanted to fail with this body.

Or, that Olympus hoped for good environmental testing. Thor thundered in answer.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 11:59 UTC
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davev8: i find a book last month that a take out the local library in 1989....not sure how big a fine i have clocked up

Good form.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
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davev8: i find a book last month that a take out the local library in 1989....not sure how big a fine i have clocked up

@PhotoUniverse:

"Judging from your writing, you didn't even read it;-)"

And the award for 'douche of the day' goes to...

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 07:59 UTC

Slapping on 24k gold plating equates to the Rolls Royce of the drone world... clueless.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 29th comment
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shigzeo: Kind of a shame it's limited to 32GB, but otherwise, I'm biting my lip.

Well, certainly a person scoffing at 32GB wouldn't be looking at a new MacBook Pro. I am impressed by this new Surface. I'm in the market for a new workstation, and while I want to stick with Apple (all my software, driver ease, workflows, etc., rely on OSX), but they haven't updated the Mac Pro for four years. The iMac is a shell of what it was 5 years ago.

They have stopped pushing the envelope on both hardware design, and basic interfaces.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 08:02 UTC
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Momamy: I use my surfacebook to run photoshop. I already pre ordered the surface studio. I think its going to be a great asset to photographers.

I typically use all 32GB of my iMac, so I'm dubious that this machine would be good enough for my uses. But the design that enables so many input methods, is elegant.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 03:41 UTC

Kind of a shame it's limited to 32GB, but otherwise, I'm biting my lip.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 03:40 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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Oli4D: Interesting for sure... but a glossy screen?
No thank you.

@3DSimmon: it's in the video.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 08:51 UTC
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Oli4D: Interesting for sure... but a glossy screen?
No thank you.

Agree re: glossy screen. But such a great idea otherwise.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 07:19 UTC
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Ben Stonewall: Most people share their 'beautiful' experiences with smartphones.

Some of us unplug all electronics when we're having beautiful experiences. We've seen what happens with celebrities. It's only a matter of time till the beautiful experiences of plebs get the cloud treatment.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
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justmeMN: "DL’s concept and target is users of the D800 series,’ says Inoue"

Huh? That makes no sense to me.

Your experience just isn't beautiful enough to get it.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
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justmeMN: "And then we're not seeing cannibalization between the DSLR and the Nikon 1: the customer is completely different."

So, they won't make APS-C (or FF) mirrorless because it might cannibalize their DSLR sales?

An idiotic position. If you allow your OWN product to cannibalise other products of yours, you have a better idea of what your customers like, and you ensure that they don't run to other companies.

Sometimes I don't understand how Nikon are still in business.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 15:14 UTC

When did Nikon take up social justice and the sublimation of the self?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 58th comment
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EthanP99: Who would buy this... this doesnt look like anything collectable.

@dlb41: it is that.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 04:34 UTC
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EthanP99: Who would buy this... this doesnt look like anything collectable.

Of course, it was quite easy to push the 'made in Japan' thing when, prior to the war, you've been wholesale copying German products and establishing factories based on copied foreign designs, and after the war and being gifted German patents, to 'crush' German industries.

Had Japan had to develop, research, and bring up their own camera industry, jealously guarding it from copy-all Japans, it would have had a lot harder time. But they took over precisely because their copy industry set them up to capitalise on someone else's hard work.

Japan is a hard-working country, but give credit where credit is due: and in the optical world, it isn't Japan. It's German designs which are responsible for Japan's success, and American and other allied agents that invalidated German patents before handing them to the Japanese.

Japan was basically given entire industries for free. Had they failed, that would be a story. That they haven't _is_ a testament to their hard work, but also to luck.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 00:25 UTC
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EthanP99: Who would buy this... this doesnt look like anything collectable.

This is one of the most iconic designs in the camera world. Both the Nikon and the Contax it is based on, are the second most famous 35mm rangefinders on the planet.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 01:14 UTC
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