Clint Dunn

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On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1230 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

@Tommi K1 - I've been shooting since the mid nineties using everything from an EOS 3, to a Mamiya 645 to my current Leica M240...but feel free to tell me I don't know what I'm talking about. At any rate...the Olympus is a GREAT camera if image quality is not on the top of your list of requirements for a camera. Yes, it is fast and capable and this may allow it to get shots you wouldn't get with say an A7ii...but the image quality is not as good. I've printed from all sorts of different cameras up to 24x36 and I definitely see a difference.

Anyway...the Olympus is small, compact and very fast. It's also overpriced. You say that there is nothing in APS-C or FF that competes with it...so by that logic we should start to see all the Canon white lenses disappearing from the sidelines at sporting events....yeah right.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:15 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1230 comments in total)

'Overdeveloped'....I guess that's what you do when you're committed to a M4/3 sensor and need to try and create value in a $2000 camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:01 UTC as 205th comment | 15 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1230 comments in total)
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ttran88: Could we come up with something more original than "price too high " troll attempts. It's getting played out guys.

Really?? You're tired of 'price too high' comments??? How about sensor too small??? How about...price is too high for a camera with this tiny sensor....does that work?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (173 comments in total)

Cue the idiots who are going to say that the 'earthrise' photo was a fake....

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 23:56 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
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vscd: Seriously, Wh*Th*Fu*. I would like to see the results... if it beats the OTUS 55mm 1.4 it would be quite amazing, but I doubt it will be anywhere there @f2

$8000!!!eleven!!1!

Objective...says the guy who references DXO and has probably never even touched either lens. The link I sent you was to Roger Cicala's tests....he is fairly highly regarded. DXO hasn't even tested the 50mm APO. Roger Cicala has no skin in the game...he didn't care which lens came out on top.
As for being polite...you started this thread saying Wh*Th*Fu*.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
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vscd: Seriously, Wh*Th*Fu*. I would like to see the results... if it beats the OTUS 55mm 1.4 it would be quite amazing, but I doubt it will be anywhere there @f2

$8000!!!eleven!!1!

@vscd - Can you read??? I already showed you a link that shows the 50 APO is sharper then the Otus. However...it also just happens to be a LOT smaller.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
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Toselli: The color may be stupid, but the lens itself does really perform great, this is an 85 megapixel sample (with adox cms 20 film):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/97869800@N07/26739871676/in/photostream/

@entoman - 'But seriously, can you really see a photographer (as opposed to a poseur) wanting to mount a bright red lens on his/her camera? Or is this the latest fashion?'

You've obviously never been to Hong Kong....or mainland China.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 23:44 UTC
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grock: I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS WON SO I THINK IT SUCKS!

Guys...obviously grock was being sarcastic...

@Grock - Just because people don't think the photo deserved to win doesn't mean they 'don't get it'. It just isn't that good.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 22:58 UTC
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NaBalam: "Leica's niche is not "photographers who desire the best", but rather rich point-and-shooters without a brain" SO TRUE. If you take a picture with a LEICA, oh boy you have to say it out loud! "Picture of my cat, #leica #noctilux #FINEART" Otherwise what's the point of owning such amazing equipment?. Leica does not offer NOTHING, absolutely nothing that actually helps to get better photos. Good Glass? Fuji makes great glass, Speed? No way Jose, Weather resistant body? High ISO performance? Size? Leica is about one thing: THE LEICA EXPERIENCE and this so call "experience" has little to do with photography. I love how people tries to justify spending big money on stupid things. "If you've never owned a Leica you don't know what you are talking about"... mediocre.

@NaBalam - No...buying a D-Lux instead of a LX100 would be silly...since they're essentially the same camera. An M240 is not a rebranded Panasonic, Fuji, Sony whatever. In fact, the Leica rangefinders are the ONLY cameras that perform properly with rangefinder lenses. Have you used rangefinder lenses?? I'm not just talking about Leica...my Zeiss 35mm 1.4ZM is AMAZING.

Once again....keep talking about what you know nothing about, you make yourself look foolish.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
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tkbslc: I get a bit weary of these "largest ever" or "fastest ever" or "most megapixels ever" claims. It's pretty obvious that each year or two as technology advances that the new gear will be "the best ever". Claiming to have the "best ever" every single year, is a little much.

Something a bit less dramatic would be a lot better. Maybe, "Seagate increases portable drive capacity to 5TB".

@AbusiveReducer - 'Whereas a camera that has 32 megapixels probably won't do anything you couldn't do with 24 megapixels'

...or you could look at it this way....your 24mp camera probably won't do anything you can't do with 16mp. See what I did there?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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dennis tennis: typical DPR comments, without studying the submitted work, posters will of course claim that they can do better. Isn't this the norm here? Quantum physics? meh easy stuff I could do better "if I wanted to". Brain surgery, meh. for idiots, I would have been a better surgeon, "if I wanted to".

I could do better....no...seriously....
The winning photo is technically sound but other then that it is completely forgettable. In my opinion the nude of the old lady is a much more interesting photo.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
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HRC2016: For starters, why is his tie askew?

@DWinter - You see...the problem is you're doing all the talking but the photo says very little.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
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vscd: Seriously, Wh*Th*Fu*. I would like to see the results... if it beats the OTUS 55mm 1.4 it would be quite amazing, but I doubt it will be anywhere there @f2

$8000!!!eleven!!1!

Actually...forgetting about other characteristics like rendering, bokeh etc the Leica APO is sharper then the Otus 55mm.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/06/05/which-50mm-lens-is-the-best-lensrentals-roger-cicala-set-out-to-answer-this
The Leica is also TINY in comparison....although it lacks weatherproofing and AF and is slightly slower as f2 is the fastest aperture. Is it worth this kind of money??? For most of us the answer would be no...but if you can afford it you're getting a heck of a lens. It's called diminishing returns.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 22:19 UTC
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NaBalam: "Leica's niche is not "photographers who desire the best", but rather rich point-and-shooters without a brain" SO TRUE. If you take a picture with a LEICA, oh boy you have to say it out loud! "Picture of my cat, #leica #noctilux #FINEART" Otherwise what's the point of owning such amazing equipment?. Leica does not offer NOTHING, absolutely nothing that actually helps to get better photos. Good Glass? Fuji makes great glass, Speed? No way Jose, Weather resistant body? High ISO performance? Size? Leica is about one thing: THE LEICA EXPERIENCE and this so call "experience" has little to do with photography. I love how people tries to justify spending big money on stupid things. "If you've never owned a Leica you don't know what you are talking about"... mediocre.

Also...I should add that I've owned the Fuji X system...specifically the X-Pro1 with the 23mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4 and the 18-55 OIS. I prefer my Leica kit to the Fuji and yes, the image quality is superior. I will say that the Fuji lenses are excellent and VERY good quality optically. However, the whole Fuji system feels cheap and hollow when you pick up any of their cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 22:02 UTC
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NaBalam: "Leica's niche is not "photographers who desire the best", but rather rich point-and-shooters without a brain" SO TRUE. If you take a picture with a LEICA, oh boy you have to say it out loud! "Picture of my cat, #leica #noctilux #FINEART" Otherwise what's the point of owning such amazing equipment?. Leica does not offer NOTHING, absolutely nothing that actually helps to get better photos. Good Glass? Fuji makes great glass, Speed? No way Jose, Weather resistant body? High ISO performance? Size? Leica is about one thing: THE LEICA EXPERIENCE and this so call "experience" has little to do with photography. I love how people tries to justify spending big money on stupid things. "If you've never owned a Leica you don't know what you are talking about"... mediocre.

Well...you've never owned a Leica so you'll never get it:) It's always curious how people hate what they don't understand. There's no doubt Leica is overpriced for sure but the quality is definitely there and many of us don't mind paying for it.

I would personally never buy most of the Leica 'collector' items that come out but hey, if someone is willing to pay for them then why not. It's called a free market.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
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Charrick1: I have been saying for years that Leica is a total rip-off, is in no way about "pure photography" (an idiotic term in itself which is usually synonymous with "We didn't put any R&D into video mode, and we're proud of that"), and is rather just betting that rich people with little sense will fall for their products. By the way, I don't even believe this lens is the sharpest 50mm. I would bet that if tested, my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art stopped down to f/2 would perform better than the Leica which has a maximum aperture of f/2. Leica's niche is not "photographers who desire the best", but rather rich point-and-shooters without a brain.

@kelstertx - Ha! I wish I was a wealthy retired Dr, I'm 44 yrs old and have an 8 month old so retirement is a LONG way off for me. You don't understand the Leica allure, I get it, it's fine. As I said I used to write comments like this on photo forums when I was a strictly Canon guy. I used to write people are insane spending $2k on a 50mm f2 lens....and that was before the 50mm APO was even around.

All I can tell you is that once I used one for the first time and saw the quality of files coming out of my M8 and the quality of the rangefinder lenses...and how small they were....I never looked back. I now have an M240 and while it's far from a perfect camera I am super happy with it.

Leica has a lot of products I would not consider either such as their 24mm Summilux at a ridiculous $7000, or this red 50 APO for $8000. However....you can build up a nice collection of gear buying used Leica lenses and supplementing with the better Zeiss and Voigtlanders which is what I've done.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
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PropaPH: two words: carbon footprint

Oh give it a rest man. Four words: Spare us the lecture....

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 23:52 UTC
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Charrick1: I have been saying for years that Leica is a total rip-off, is in no way about "pure photography" (an idiotic term in itself which is usually synonymous with "We didn't put any R&D into video mode, and we're proud of that"), and is rather just betting that rich people with little sense will fall for their products. By the way, I don't even believe this lens is the sharpest 50mm. I would bet that if tested, my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art stopped down to f/2 would perform better than the Leica which has a maximum aperture of f/2. Leica's niche is not "photographers who desire the best", but rather rich point-and-shooters without a brain.

Also....one should look at the size difference between the Sigma ART 50 and this Summicron. The Sigma is a 77mm filter size and the Leica is a 39mm size. Personally I would never spend $8k on this Summicron but my days of lugging around HUGE DSLR lenses are over.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 22:28 UTC
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Charrick1: I have been saying for years that Leica is a total rip-off, is in no way about "pure photography" (an idiotic term in itself which is usually synonymous with "We didn't put any R&D into video mode, and we're proud of that"), and is rather just betting that rich people with little sense will fall for their products. By the way, I don't even believe this lens is the sharpest 50mm. I would bet that if tested, my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art stopped down to f/2 would perform better than the Leica which has a maximum aperture of f/2. Leica's niche is not "photographers who desire the best", but rather rich point-and-shooters without a brain.

I used to write comments like yours when I was younger and broker and never had even touched a Leica. There's no point in even arguing with you because if you haven't owned/used Leica then you won't get it. Likewise, if you are purely pragmatic and place no value on intangibles (like build quality and fit/finish) then you won't get it either.

Leica is overpriced, there is no doubt. You can get better quality for less money in most cases. That said....I sold off 100% of all my Canon gear (including L glass) and I've never looked back. That said, Leica is a luxury brand and sometimes they come out with silly products (like this one) that I would never even consider buying. However, to lump all of us Leica shooters as 'rich point and shooters without a brain' just makes you look stupid.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 22:03 UTC

Stop it my eyes are bleeding.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 21:56 UTC as 86th comment
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