mick232

Joined on Oct 23, 2011

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We need more categories. Every vendor should get at least 5 titles.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 23:22 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies

That's only impressive because it is gear we know and want. But likely almost anyone here has pricier stuff around them wherever their office is, be it cars, trucks, computer systems, all softs of machinery, nuclear reactors, ...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 19:15 UTC as 48th comment

Looking forward to capturing such videos myself with my mobile phone in a few years time.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 16:57 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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starwolfy: I don't like the black tab and I hope it is not made of plastic...in old days even the tab was made of chromed brass.

It's not plastic, you philistine! This isn't a cheap $2000 lens after all.

It's polyvinyl chloride, produced in a highly sophisticated process. This specially-formulated raw material is based on original developments from the former "Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron" chemical laboratory, since then refined and perfected to achive outstanding mechanical qualities and ensure consistent excellence at all times.

The only other product Leica is aware of that uses materials of similar quality are the Hasselblad Lunar and Stellar cameras, where the same material is used for the exterior shell.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
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Pritzl: When I see a price like that I always wonder what proportion of it is actual "value" versus "exclusivity premium"?

It's not like they had to spend tons of money to develop a new product; it's the same lens in a different dress. A very pretty dress granted, but again, I wonder if this product would actually succeed in an objective market? i.e., at what point does the prohibitive cost become the main selling point?

10% value, 90% premium.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
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neoroblitz: Probably the only company that announces non limited edition colors on an existing lineup and made it to the headlines....

nothing changed but a coat of paint.......

The materials are different? So you think it is actual silver? I doubt that.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 comments in total)
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mick232: Old wine in a new bottle. The Samyang 135/2.0 has just been re-released as a cine lens. What a disappointment.

Xeen 85/1.5 video lens - 9 elements in 7 groups
Samyang 85/1.4 photo lens - 9 elements in 7 groups

Although the claim is: "Rokinon's Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens for Sony E-Mount is built specifically for use as a cinema lens, and is not a modified still photo lens."

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 comments in total)
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mick232: Old wine in a new bottle. The Samyang 135/2.0 has just been re-released as a cine lens. What a disappointment.

Not the same how? Different optics? I bet it is the same lens design with a few features for video such as clickless aperture. All it takes to implement that by the way is to omit a tiny metal ball that enables the clicks.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 comments in total)

Old wine in a new bottle. The Samyang 135/2.0 has just been re-released as a cine lens. What a disappointment.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 11:59 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
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Achiron: Why is this on DPR? Does this really interest any serious photographer? even the least sophisticated photographer will know that smasung's s7 will be better on any situation, yet DPR is flooded with articles about mediocre sensors being utilized in a bad way in cheaply made devices. I come here to read about photography equipment, not about new Chinese cash grabs (ever tried claiming warranty or asking RMA from Chinese vendors?).

Did you know there is a Chinese brand of MF lenses that is copying Leica? Zonlai (can check in my equipment). Some story about those guys would be interesting.

Except that I have nothing to do with US or China govt but live in Europe.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 06:07 UTC
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Achiron: Why is this on DPR? Does this really interest any serious photographer? even the least sophisticated photographer will know that smasung's s7 will be better on any situation, yet DPR is flooded with articles about mediocre sensors being utilized in a bad way in cheaply made devices. I come here to read about photography equipment, not about new Chinese cash grabs (ever tried claiming warranty or asking RMA from Chinese vendors?).

Did you know there is a Chinese brand of MF lenses that is copying Leica? Zonlai (can check in my equipment). Some story about those guys would be interesting.

@tonkotsu This is BS. You bring politics and FUD in a tech discussion. Same FUD can be spread about US tech with NSA backdoors, and don't get me started about human rights.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 04:51 UTC
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tkbslc: It's getting really hard to want to spend $700 on a Galaxy or iPhone when options like this are becoming common.

Believe it or not but my wife owns the predecessor Honor 6 and the camera is actually so good that I keep catching myself quite often telling her to just take the shot with her phone instead of unpacking my full frame Sony.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 19:25 UTC
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Achiron: Why is this on DPR? Does this really interest any serious photographer? even the least sophisticated photographer will know that smasung's s7 will be better on any situation, yet DPR is flooded with articles about mediocre sensors being utilized in a bad way in cheaply made devices. I come here to read about photography equipment, not about new Chinese cash grabs (ever tried claiming warranty or asking RMA from Chinese vendors?).

Did you know there is a Chinese brand of MF lenses that is copying Leica? Zonlai (can check in my equipment). Some story about those guys would be interesting.

Huawei is a major brand not some backyard shop that just copies other products.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
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kimsch: It is almost scary to go to 100 per cent details....

Impressive images.

It may not be very large but it will have lots of detail for sure.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)
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miggylicious: Didn't think that my 4 year old A99 would still perform better (in good light) than Canon's latest beast.

It performs better in the DXOmark, that doesn't mean it performs better in good light.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (183 comments in total)

If I use such an app and an unrelated part such the built-in flash or battery fails, I will insist on my warranty, whether Sony likes it or not. If I have a firmware problem, that is a different story.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 20:58 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

If it covers medium format, it could be good enough for the selfie-cam in my guest bathroom.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 21:07 UTC as 54th comment
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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The Squire: The kitten in #29 looks soft to me.

:-D

To me it looks fluffy

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 12:41 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: App wasn't big enough yet.

Rumors have it that the comment textbox will soon be usable as a word processor.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 12:40 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (180 comments in total)

I'll wait for part 2 (full frame). Why watch minor league when you can watch major league for the same price?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 21:13 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
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