MarcMedios

Joined on Dec 18, 2009

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Apart from the subscription and data hostage situation described by Falconeyes, if you have the discipline to input everything into your phone, check before, check after, you probably will have the discipline to not lose anything. In a decade as a photographer I think I've lost a charger and a 25 foot extension chord. And the extension chord I "lent" to a fellow photographer who was using it at the time knowing full well that I would never see it.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 23:38 UTC as 35th comment | 8 replies
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (101 comments in total)

So I have a 24 2.8 and 50 1.4 primes which are tack sharp and 2 24-105's I love them so much I have one in each body. Honestly, unless I am blowing up a picture to 48 x 36, it is hard to tell the difference. I think that at the limit the illumination and shutter speed provide more sharpness. I am so impressed with Canon zooms that I just got the 17-40 f4 and that one, too, is super sharp. Not sure that an upgrade to the II is really warranted

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 02:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)

I have an X20 as a "visual notebook" and like it a lot, especially the 4:1 zoom. I can't, for the life of me, seriously consider a $1,200 camera that does not have interchangeable lenses. Why would I want to limit myself to the focal length that some anonymous engineer decided for the camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 02:22 UTC as 23rd comment | 17 replies

Leibovitz or Youssuf Karsh.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 02:40 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (108 comments in total)

I do a lot of heavy metal, death metal, real head-banger stuff. One thing: learn how to pan. In my view, it doesn't matter if the image is a bit out of focus, a bit imperfect, but panning creates some really amazing energetic shots while onstage.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 26th comment
On article 2017 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (331 comments in total)

For the money, I just don't see the big deal. Most of the cameras seem to have problems with the AF; many of the reviews (the Leica, especially) seem to mention low image quality at some point.

Given the limitations --one single lens-- they look to be more like whims that you buy because you want to buy it, than real, hard working professional cameras.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 98th comment
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)
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avicenanw: I find it hard to imagine a Hasselblad without a wooden hand grip.

Nope. The Pentax 67 looked like a regular SLR only bigger.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)
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avicenanw: I find it hard to imagine a Hasselblad without a wooden hand grip.

You are probably a baby!!!! Those of us older than the mountains remember a sturdy box, with a crank on the side, a top viewfinder and a weird knob on the side of the lens for focusing

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 23:33 UTC

I don't know that this article is useful at all. The cameras are all so different that one could argue that they should not be in the same review. Having a Lumix with a little 24-70 zoom next to a monster 28-gazillion zoom is pointless. The focus of the article should have been tightened much more and the cameras compared be much more homogeneous

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 20:17 UTC as 10th comment
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (231 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: I fail to see the allure. Buying a quality point and shoot is still buying a point & shoot. Bottom line, you have a lens that some anonymous engineer decided for you, can't change it, can't zoom in, change your framing... seems like a self-defeating thing to do.

My objection is that they are fixed lenses, prime or non-prime.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 20:11 UTC
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (231 comments in total)

I fail to see the allure. Buying a quality point and shoot is still buying a point & shoot. Bottom line, you have a lens that some anonymous engineer decided for you, can't change it, can't zoom in, change your framing... seems like a self-defeating thing to do.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 16:26 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1495 comments in total)
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bmoag: From the Wall Street Journal. " Leica’s sales have risen around 35%, to €337 million in its most recent fiscal year ended March 31, 2014." There is no breakdown for unit sales (German laws and a nearly 50% ownership by a private investment firm) but although that total does not indicate large sales volumes apparently it is enough to keep Leica going. Honestly, if Leica gifted anyone on this forum with one of these things who wouldn't want one to keep and use?

If Leica gave one to everyone? But that wouldn't prove anything. What proves something is when someone puts his/her hard-earned cash on the line.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 17:15 UTC

I don't see the point of building such a beautiful camera, comfortable to use (it looks very similar to the M2) and leaving out the viewfinder. Especially with creative solutions like the little pop up viewfinder from the Sony!A professional (or semi pro) camera needs a viewfinder. The LCD screen in the back is just not enough for good framing and composing.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 00:35 UTC as 58th comment
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)

I am in love

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 21:27 UTC as 67th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review (311 comments in total)
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Lassoni: boycott canon. no more bad cameras. that's the only way around this

Great backup body

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 01:09 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review (311 comments in total)
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bernardly: My own personal opinion is the T5/1200D is the only currently available Rebel worth buying. I was never and still not impressed by the T5I for its price. The price of the T6S/T6I puts the 70D within reach which is a much better camera all around. The T5 is good enough for its intended demographic of novices and importantly, the money saved on the body can be used for buying additional lenses. The T6S/T6I duo are not for enthusiasts because they are overpriced beginner cameras. Canon will make tons of money upselling customers these newer cameras with their whiz bang consumer features and perception within the brand.

For the same reasons, I would always recommend a Nikon D3300/D3200 over the D5500. And for a bigger budget, the D7100/D7200.

As for the choice between brands, I always encourage people to make up their own minds based on handling the cameras themselves and taking their time to make an informed choice. And of course, there are mirrorless options.

Your "own personal" opinion. Of course. Who else's would it be.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 01:08 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review (311 comments in total)

Absolutely love it. What a great backup camera to have

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 01:06 UTC as 25th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (615 comments in total)

Why did Canon choose to abandon the viewfinder?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 23:43 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup (195 comments in total)
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jhwaaser: I am shocked at the lousy response to the Kodak name on here. Kodak invented digital photography, and Kodak, Nikon, and Olympus, all involved in film photography, were the first to tame the excess contrast of the charge coupled device. As a professional photographer, I tried Agfa, Ilford, and even earlier, Ansco products, but I discovered that Nikon cameras and Kodak film, paper, and chemicals made it easier for mecto make top quality photos without problems. I owned, used, and loved Kodak Z510 and Z712 cameras (okay, so my C735 was a p.o.s.) and I thought I would wait and get a Z-Max at a cheap price when they went out of business, but they sold out of that model first, and I lost out. One of my favorite film cameras was the Retina, and I had a iiic stolen out of a Stouffers motel, and haven't bought a Stouffers product since! High-end Kodak products rock, and I hope that the new products treat the brand name as well as, say, the resurrected Triumph motorcycles....

@RDMPhotos - Kodak is completely out of the photo equipment business. I'm sorry your highly literate mind is also a highly literal mind. Kodak made huge strategic mistakes in their entire approach to digital and cameras, mistakes that basically burned whatever respect you might have had for the brand.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 19:16 UTC
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MarcMedios: More blah blah blah from Leica. Why would anyone settle for fixed lenses for $4,500? It seems that being tied to the lens that some marketing guy in Germany decided was "right for you" is surrendering your personal choice as a photographer. I have nothing against this Leica (yet) or its price... but having a single lens fixed there... forever... nah. I'll pass.

Sorry Clint, not buying it. If you can't change the lens, it is a point & shoot. A good one, for sure, the sensor matches the lens, blah blah blah, but, at the end, you have a nice P&S

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 19:13 UTC
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