Sumsare

Joined on Nov 8, 2017

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Ben Herrmann: Interesting in that we were born in Germany. My father was a WW II Panzer officer and during the end of the war after the battle of the bulge, he came upon a prison camp with bodies stacked sky high. At that point he realized that this was not what he was fighting for and he and several other tank crews surrendered to the British.

When we emigrated to the US in the early 1950's he indicated that "we are now Americans," and should embrace all that America had to offer.

More so however, are those in our society who tend to ignore history - true history - and rather, selectively embrace what they wish to embrace. To this day I occasionally run into folks who deny that the holocaust ever happened, which always stuns me.

What Hitler did can happen again today, in particular towards the Jewish people. This is true in the Mideast and there are unfortunately folks in every country who will hate the Jews and deny that the Holocaust ever happened - that it was just a Jewish PR stunt.

Thank you for sharing this post.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 17:45 UTC

Love the GW Bush reference at the end. lol. 'we can't get fooled again."

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2019 at 07:18 UTC as 77th comment
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HRC2016: Lots of pictures of him with the cameras but no pictures of what he's done with the cameras.
I have no idea who he is but if he advances the art, that's fine.
And if you wonder why Leica's are expensive, consider the company is sending free gear to people who can easily afford to buy it.

You have no idea who he is but you assume that he can easily afford to buy Leica gear. Ok.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 18:01 UTC
On article Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L sample gallery (464 comments in total)
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Sumsare: You buy this lens for the same reasons that somebody buys thirty-thousand dollar stereo speakers, to tell people that you bought thirty-thousand dollar stereo speakers. Would I buy this lens if I hadn't switched from Canon to Sony? Yes. Would I be able to tell the difference or take better photographs because of it compared to other high-end lenses? No. But to each his own. However, I do give kudos to Canon and Nikon for pushing lenses to the extremes. They may not be as practical but it's always important to push the technology to unconventional areas.

I can afford this lens and if I moved back to Canon then I would seriously consider this lens. But I also know the law of diminishing returns. The mega-pixel race is over, and now we move on to what, the aperture race? And as I mentioned above, I do applaud Canon and Nikon for pushing the envelope in lens technology, and the competition and choices benefit all of us whether we buy these super lenses or not.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 19:53 UTC
On article Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L sample gallery (464 comments in total)
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Sumsare: You buy this lens for the same reasons that somebody buys thirty-thousand dollar stereo speakers, to tell people that you bought thirty-thousand dollar stereo speakers. Would I buy this lens if I hadn't switched from Canon to Sony? Yes. Would I be able to tell the difference or take better photographs because of it compared to other high-end lenses? No. But to each his own. However, I do give kudos to Canon and Nikon for pushing lenses to the extremes. They may not be as practical but it's always important to push the technology to unconventional areas.

I bet you that if I showed you two photographs from this Canon lens and from another lens that is $2000 cheaper that you would not be able to tell which photograph came from the Canon and which photograph came from the cheaper camera. I also bet that if you showed these same two photographs to thousands of photographers that the preference rate for either photograph would be the same, assuming that the focal range, aperture, everything else were the same. It happens with speakers, automobiles, wines, food. We think that because we spend more that the product is better. That is not always the case. A 2.0 zoom 28-70 is unconventional. How many companies make this type of lens?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 18:46 UTC
On article Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L sample gallery (464 comments in total)

You buy this lens for the same reasons that somebody buys thirty-thousand dollar stereo speakers, to tell people that you bought thirty-thousand dollar stereo speakers. Would I buy this lens if I hadn't switched from Canon to Sony? Yes. Would I be able to tell the difference or take better photographs because of it compared to other high-end lenses? No. But to each his own. However, I do give kudos to Canon and Nikon for pushing lenses to the extremes. They may not be as practical but it's always important to push the technology to unconventional areas.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 17:47 UTC as 54th comment | 13 replies
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (365 comments in total)
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Banh Mi: I will grab the 105mm f/1.4 , 5lbs ? no big deal. The big lens makes me likes "a pro" haha haha. My clients keep saying that :D

Amen! Appearance is half the battle. Benjamin Franklin would take a wheel barrow of books home every night so that the people on the street would see him and be convinced that he was working his ass off.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 15:22 UTC
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (365 comments in total)
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Richard Kwon: It's finally time for me to switch completely over to Sony. I can't wait for the 24mm and the 135mm F1.8 in the FE mount. I was planning on buying the Zeiss 25 and 135, but I think I will wait for the Sigma first and decide. Options are great for Sony!!!

The 85GM is heavy, but I don't find it slow at all. Will they make them faster and lighter in the future? You bet. I'm very happy with my 85GM.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 15:18 UTC
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (365 comments in total)
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User0141875632: WoW! Now is a good time to be a Sony user. Can't wait for my A7R III to arrive!

I switched from Canon to the a7riii and I love it. Bought the 24-20 and the 85GM. Happy that Sigma is on board with some cheaper but I'm sure just as good glass.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 15:05 UTC
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