MarcMedios

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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.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 14:43 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy (63 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: Honestly, I didn't find it that good at all. I think one might be jaded by the sheer amount of photography one sees on a daily basis.

I didn't say "overwhelmed". I said "jaded". It is a completely different word. I still don't find her work that great.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 15:09 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy (63 comments in total)

Honestly, I didn't find it that good at all. I think one might be jaded by the sheer amount of photography one sees on a daily basis.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 20:34 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies

In spite of the drawbacks, it is an absolutely great idea. I hope Canon and Nikon do it soon... and better.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 14:01 UTC as 25th comment
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (697 comments in total)
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FeDost: Why spending money for something which is just a cool gadget which is desperately copying Leica's camera when you can have the same result or even better with the Ricoh GR?

P.S.
For who gonna say "because the viewfinder" you can have a Zeiss viewfinder on the GR for less than money than x100T.

The main problem with the add-on viewfinders is that they completely destroy the entire raison d'etre of the rangefinder type camera: the slim silhouette which is discrete, easy to handle and compact. The tall viewfinder feels like an add-on all the time. The Sony R100III has a very credible solution: a pop up viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 21:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (697 comments in total)

Nope. I am a real fan of rangefinders: lighter, faster, noiseless and beautiful on top of that. But, honestly, for $1,300 I don't want to be tied down to what some Japanese engineer decided would be my lens. I want options. So, either interchangeable lenses or a zoom. If a zoom, at least 5:1, so maybe 28-150 or something like that.

In essence, I'm describing my X20 with a large, real, honest to goodness, sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 21:34 UTC as 36th comment
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AlexRuiz: I have come to the conclusion that these forums are the hang out place for expert photographers and legal counsels. LOL

Probably because many of us have taken the trouble to get educated in our basic rights. Education is really cool, Alex, it gives you knowledge.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
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jhinkey: I see nothing inherently wrong with citizens photographing/making video of public servants performing their duties as long as:
(1) They do not interfere with the police action
(2) They, while photographing/making video, do not shirk their citizen responsibility to act if needed to assist the situation if necessary - meaning don't stand there with a camera while someone is getting beaten, abused, needs medical assistance, etc.
Though I'm an avid supporter of the police in general, they are human too and bad apples need to be rooted out. Here in Seattle there have been multiple incidents where the police clearly have gotten out of control or behaved inappropriately - as well as many equal incidents where the people the police are trying to arrest are out of control. Taking images of police goes both ways - both supporting the police AND supporting those being arrested, etc. by the police.
People tend to "behave" better when recorded - and that's a good thing.

I don't see how any photographer can be an "avid" fan of the cops. They pulverize our civil rights any time they can get away with it

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 20:34 UTC

A huge amount of credit goes to Carlos Miller and www.photographyisnotacrime.com or www.pinac.com he has done a huge amount of work, fighting, taking legal action and in general not allowing the police to whittle away at our civil rights

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 20:33 UTC as 20th comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1623 comments in total)

The logical conclusion should be that the format, sensor size and system you ultimately choose need to respond to your individual present needs and future aspirations as a photographer.If I were a war photographer, for example, I would use a small rangefinder, big sensor, probably non interchageable lens with a good 5:1 zoom and quick aperture. If I were a high fashion photographer, maybe I would aim at a medium format. Depends on what you do.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 16:15 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (385 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: Utterly stupid. More money than brains, that's for sure. Then again, people buy Leicas...

You must be thinking of a parallel universe dougigreen. Every article on modern Leicas usually stresses:

1. Optics not that great
2. Ergonomics, and esepcially menus, not that great
3. No viewfinder

And by the way, unique doesn't automatically mean better.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 02:47 UTC
On article Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E (133 comments in total)
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EduardoKleinFichtner: I do not know why people complain about Leica cameras. Envy? This is a masterpiece, pure design, pure technology, pure engeneering. Is it expensive? Yes. But, if you can do it better, just do it!

More like pure bull sh*t to me

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 23:09 UTC
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (385 comments in total)
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bronson: The conversation that SHOULD have taken place at Nikon Marketing....

"People let's think of the most gawd awful product we can produce, estimate how much damage in dollars it could do to our brand, then NOT produce it, but instead, use the money we just saved to donate to a worthy cause".

"Joe?"

"How about a gold plated camera?"

Next is Leica

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (385 comments in total)

Utterly stupid. More money than brains, that's for sure. Then again, people buy Leicas...

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 23:05 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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Iam1of2: Yes, but what have they done to improve the base processes like providing curves, smart objects, 16 bit processing, etc. So far, all I read is that they have provided "fluff" for work that could have been previously accomplished by a little extra step or two in the past couple of versions. Nothing here of value for me. I'd rather spend $50 on "Elements XXL" which adds about 200 Photoshop features to Elements as a plugin.

Could not agree more with you. Fluff.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 01:44 UTC
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perivalepaul: If I upgrade it will be from version 9.

Two questions, do you you think it will be of benefit from 9 to 13 and does 13 contain the pen tool ?

I'll be using it for photo work and very little if any video.

Thanks.

Paul...

Well, I use 11 and I find it way way better than 10, which is what I upgraded from. Where I see the difference is in the enhancements, the conversion to B&W and the actual user interface.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 01:43 UTC

So nothing professional, just a bunch of amateur stuff.

For my money, they should have a full set of curves. Actually, all I would want for Elements is:

1. Real curves
2. Ability to write "actions" (Macros)

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 01:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (477 comments in total)
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Anzere08: What was the deal breaker for me since the X10 has been the on/off process (you have to turn the lens to turn the camera on or off). I tried the camera for a week and it became annoying. It doesn't allow you to use the camera with one hand. I was hoping for the third generation they would add a classic on/off switch like on all their other cameras.

yes. That is a real pain. Royal actually.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (477 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: I bought the X20 at $600 and have never ever looked back. It is an amazing camera. There are two areas in which I found it to excel:

1. Street photography, where the camera is as unobstrusive as it gets yet, the fast lens and lack of shutter lag deliver time after time

2. Concert photography, where the fast zoom and ability to set manual controls quickly provide a huge advantage. In many concerts I find myself outshooting other pros with 7D's and such.

The X30 will definitely be in my replacement list

Absolutely. the NEX would have an edge on 2 things: extended ISO and less noise I think.

However, I am not an absolutist, I don't think this is a this versus that choice. I liked the X20 for many other reasons, one of which was that it fits well in a pocket.

And, basically, I just liked it. The NEX I liked (I haven't kept up to date on them) was the NEX 7 which I think was almost the perfect camera at the time.

To my original point, I love the camera: it is great for street, great for concerts but I would never venture to say it is the "best" for either. I just happen to like it a lot.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:29 UTC
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MarcMedios: Meh. What's the point of spending a ton of money if your other photographer friends are not going to salivate?

darngooddesign... must be awful to be you! Living life literally. You can't recognize a ribbing comment if it bites you in the ass.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
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