MarcMedios

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MarcMedios: Professional photographers only care about one thing: did the picture come out the way I wanted it to come out? Professional photographers are not here to "prove a point" or anything like that. This camera, with the fake advance lever and no LCD screen proves --as if more proof were needed-- that Leica has abandoned professional photography to transform itself into an object of decor or a status symbol. Why would you not want to see, immediately, what happened?

@Frekeman - "chimping" has never made miss one shot that I wanted. Not one. I know when I'm in the thick of things not to even look down. However, 70% of my shooting is in live music concerts, where lights change every 3 seconds not only in intensity but color. It is stupid not to take a look every 3 or 4 frames to see what's going on, that's how fast paced concerts are. I am particularly happy with my 80D... amazingly fast auto focus, no noise until 12,600 ISO and very accurate color rendition.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 16:06 UTC
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lecycliste: I’ve been a Leica user since 1969. In all that time I've seen Leica almost forced out of business at least twice by unwise product decisions. They ignored the shift to SLR cameras, and were very late to that game. Then they ignored digital, and were very late to THAT game. Both times they came up with product solutions that kinda worked, and just well enough to keep them in the game.

Now they release a camera that aspires to a stripped-down focus on the essentials. Would I use what looks like an advance lever as a thumb rest? No. Do I want to be forced to use an app on my phone to select raw vs JPEG, shutter delay, single-shot or burst mode shooting? No. Do I want to go back to not knowing if I got the shot or not until I return home? No. Some essentials are missing.

And there's no discount for all the missing functions. No, I think this camera is a money-wasting profit grab. The lenses give you the Leica look, but you work much harder to get there, for the same high price.

I shoot tons of concerts. Everything you say is 100%. Do I have time to look at my smartphone and do stuff to it to make the camera work? Hell no! Do I want to see immediately if I'm getting the right exposure on the 99th light change in 20 minutes? Hell yes. Right now I'm a happy camper with my 7D and 80D, why would anyone sacrifice instant disaster check?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 15:20 UTC

Professional photographers only care about one thing: did the picture come out the way I wanted it to come out? Professional photographers are not here to "prove a point" or anything like that. This camera, with the fake advance lever and no LCD screen proves --as if more proof were needed-- that Leica has abandoned professional photography to transform itself into an object of decor or a status symbol. Why would you not want to see, immediately, what happened?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 15:17 UTC as 259th comment | 5 replies
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photolando: Wow. Dean Collins would be so proud. Someone basically took two P22 Lightform panels (they were 78” x 42”) and one P15 (42” x 42”) Lightform panel and snapped them altogether. Something Dean and a lot of us were doing 30 years ago. Lol!!!

Nothing new folks. Panels have been around a long time. Heck, you could make this out of PVC pipes and some white or diffusion material for a lot cheaper.

Never mind the naysayers. You CAN build one way better and cheaper and more customized with cheap PVC piping found at home depot and a couple of translucent white shower curtains found at Target. It takes, literally, 10 minutest to plan it (so you know what to buy), once you have the pieces, about 20 minutes to assemble.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2018 at 13:36 UTC

Because every portrait should look the same

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2018 at 13:34 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Hands-on with the new Leica M10-P (523 comments in total)

I go to my local Leica store a lot (Coral Gables, FL); to be honest, the kind of photography that I see there is amazing... but could have been taken by any other camera as well. I am always amazed at the price some people are willing to pay. I have an old Canon T2i for street, a 24 mm 2.8 which, altogether, probably set me back around $700 - $800 everything considered (new T2i when it was new, used 24 mm). Quality-wise, few (really few) people can tell the difference.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2018 at 21:29 UTC as 57th comment
On article Fujifilm's XF10 is a small, wide-angle APS-C compact (875 comments in total)

I have been waiting for Fuji's replacement of my delightful X20 which is a great travel camera. Sadly, a fixed 28mm equivalent lens is just BS. One of the things that made the X20 so delightful was the 4:1 zoom coupled with a bright aperture and optical viewfinder. This is just like a glorified Point & Shoot.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2018 at 14:45 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (612 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: I can't imagine paying almost $1,300 for a camera with a rinky dinky fixed lens where a mere 70-something mm is an F 5.6. That's downright awful

@Peter Bendheim - I don't own kit lenses for the same reason. I can't stand the thought of having a mediocre, say, 55 mm with a maximum aperture of 5.6; Ever since my first DSLR (an ancient XT or XS or something like that) I buy the body and then the lens I want. I am not a huge fan of primes, though I have a 50 1.4, 24 2.8 and had a 28 2.8 that I gave to my sister in law. I shoot concerts so my go to lenses are 24-105 f4 and 17-40 f4. I find the entire kit lens mania of being 3.5 to 5.6 and mainly 5.6 to be unacceptable, yes.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 02:35 UTC
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Pejannl: Nice review. Close, but no cigar, though. Yes, Godox sells an external battery pack PB960, but.... erhm.... The Ving 860ii does not have a connector for an external battery pack...

To me, this was the one and only disappointment after I bought it, because the flash, and its internal Li-Ion power, is just excellent. Since I have these, I use them exclusively at weddings. I combine the flashes with Magmod clones (from Selens) which all-in-all gives you an affordable studio environment on the go.

F * * K If you think that Pejanni shooting 3,000 images in an entire day is too much, I guess my shooting 1,500 in a heavy metal concer (5-6 hours) is brutally bad???? LOL>

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 02:31 UTC

I just got mine and I bought it with the big commander unit, not the small one.

1. Yes. It is a pain. However, for Canon at least, just go into your flash menu, easy piesy, the camera controls everything and the unit works like a charm.

2. The focusing IR beam on the commander unit is EXCELLENT. It works really well.

3. The flash is very powerful for day to day use.

I couldn't be happier.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 02:27 UTC as 7th comment
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MarcMedios: Screen grab, ctrl right click

Absolutely. But I don't steal images for commercial use. Every so often I might see a picture I like for an internal powerpoint, the screen resolution is more than enough, though. So I don't have a problem with it.

There are dozens (I have a go-to list of 10) of places where you can get really great pictures royalty-free (www.unsplash.com is one).

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 18:17 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (612 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: I can't imagine paying almost $1,300 for a camera with a rinky dinky fixed lens where a mere 70-something mm is an F 5.6. That's downright awful

@Samuel C - don't be childish

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 18:14 UTC

Screen grab, ctrl right click

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 02:23 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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MarcMedios: So, quick question, is Godox reliable as a brand?

Thanks all

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 00:43 UTC
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MarcMedios: Honestly, 99% of the feedback in professional forums is negative. Yongnuo is one of those brands that people buy because they are dirt cheap; they are considered flimsy, unreliable, prone to constant failures.

Tbasher: some of the pro ones in Flickr

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 00:42 UTC
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MarcMedios: Or... get ACDSee for $79

Yep. It doesn't om the mac. I have pcs

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: Since 9-11 America is the Land of the Fear, and the Home of the Fraid.

Yeah @rustabout66 like you are going to shoot a cop

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 00:37 UTC

Www.photographyisnotacrime.com

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 00:35 UTC as 12th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (612 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: I can't imagine paying almost $1,300 for a camera with a rinky dinky fixed lens where a mere 70-something mm is an F 5.6. That's downright awful

Yeah yeah blah blah, it remains a low Tele with an unacceptable f stop.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 00:32 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (612 comments in total)
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scotthunter: Not a single mention of using a tripod to compensate for the aperture limitations of the lens, even though the conclusion of the review states that the camera is good for landscapes. Put it on a tripod, lower the shutter speed to let some more light in, increase the ISO as required, and this camera is capable of better images than the G7X II or RX100V due to the significantly larger sensor providing better dynamic range and increased resolution.

The camera is totally useless for photographing concerts, for example. Who carries a tripod to a concer? Totally useless for photographing street. Totally useless for photographing real travel

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 01:03 UTC
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