King Penguin

King Penguin

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On article Video: How to pack for a two-month photo expedition (56 comments in total)
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darlot: I bet this guy can't make enough money from photography for a living.

Why does everyone seem to think you have to make money out of photography?

Whatโ€™s wrong with doing the adventure and the photography for the joy of it......

The joy of being in the outdoors, experiencing the elements of nature or enjoying different cultures, histories, etc and photographing your experiences is not about monetising it....that would cheapen the whole experience IMHO.....

Link | Posted on May 5, 2018 at 12:48 UTC
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Tape5: Nice sensitive humble photographic work.
This demonstrates extreme poverty however. Many of these poor souls are suffering from conditions they are not even aware of. In these communities if you get sick, you're gone: Severe infections, appendicitis, gall bladder disease, acute diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, mental illness, severe nutritional deficiencies, etc.
So there's a lot happening behind the beautiful photos.

Well said Michael....

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 17:58 UTC
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Tape5: Nice sensitive humble photographic work.
This demonstrates extreme poverty however. Many of these poor souls are suffering from conditions they are not even aware of. In these communities if you get sick, you're gone: Severe infections, appendicitis, gall bladder disease, acute diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, mental illness, severe nutritional deficiencies, etc.
So there's a lot happening behind the beautiful photos.

Tape5 - you're attitude is perhaps reminiscent of a white missionary in the 19th century - saving souls and improving the locals whether they wanted to be saved or improved or not!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 15:09 UTC

Superb in all respects.....bravo....

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 13:35 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply

Does it add stripes? ๐Ÿ˜€

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 18:32 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (385 comments in total)

Nice to see Leica had 2 cams on the list....the same number as Sony, ha...

Not bad for a niche low volume (compared to Sony) manufacturer......

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 21:05 UTC as 95th comment
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (385 comments in total)
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walker2000: Well, these are professionals, who had many years of careers. Of course they have and like to use legacy DSLR equipment.
If they start fresh today, their choices will be different.

Just a guess, because heโ€™s a Sony fanboy? ๐Ÿ˜€

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 20:46 UTC
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M Chambers: Isn't this like attaching a motor to your bicycle? It defeats the purpose of both a bicycle and a motorcycle.

In the early 60s when I was very young my mother had a small two stoke engine attached to the front wheel of her bicycle.....they were quite popular then! Now obviously they have electric motors which do the same thing as battery technology has improved.

So your point was?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 21:36 UTC

Yep, Leica was right all along......even itโ€™s shape is copied by many mirrorless offerings......

Long live Leica ๐Ÿ˜€

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 21:02 UTC as 214th comment

Great vid, makes my recent investment (investment? ha, who am I kidding!) in a M10 and Summicron 35mm f2 seem very reasonable......

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 20:09 UTC as 34th comment
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Sakura Sakura: This is never really going to be a cost effective practical solution for converting old film SLRs to digital. Ergonomics & quality issues will be problematical & then there's the reliability of these ageing cameras. The real question - Is there a market for a basic DSLR without all the bells & whistles that emulates a film SLR? How many folks would buy into that I wonder?

Yes, although not a DSLR.....itโ€™s called a Leica M10!

Iโ€™ve been fortunate to have used one since Xmas, marvellous camera, so simple to use, no gizmos or features one never uses.......just pure camera ๐Ÿ˜€

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 10:14 UTC
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GRicoh: Ah yes, nothing says "stunning portrait" like a gray coat in front of gray water, gray skies and a gray city. Truly masterful work that couldn't have been done with any other lens.

And for a change: A grey cat on a grey carpet.
STUNNING

50 shades of grey is very popular at the moment.....

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 21:29 UTC
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enssorcel: 'it's harder to nail focus stopped down': So Leica lenses don't even have aperture linkage to the camera body?

Not an issue and irrelevant on an M series camera as you are not looking through the lens!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 18:19 UTC
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (233 comments in total)
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keepreal: Why are manufacturers almost exclusively making large aperture quality lenses lenses which are far too big and heavy to carry around as part of an outfit with more tolerable size and weight for general use?

For many like me, especially amateurs, f/4 or even f/5.6 would be a perfectly satisfactory maximum aperture. I like ultra wide angle lenses for landscapes and rarely shoot wider than f/8.

I did try the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 but returned it because it was slightly decentred. Otherwise it was surprisingly good. I then thought I would splash out on the Distagon 15mm f/2.8, which is even from edge to edge from f/4 and outstanding, apart from very heavy vignetting wider than f/5.6 and only just acceptable even then. Zeiss told me it is the same optically as the Milvus. I sent that back too because, like the Samyang, it often failed to respond when I used the command dial on my Nikon D610 to operate the aperture but a Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4 I have with the aperture ring works fine.

No need to go for a smaller sensor......just get a Leica, their lenses are tiny compared to these bloated offerings.....

I've recently switched from a Nikon system to Leica as I predominantly shot street and landscapes.....I've not missed autofocus at all and the quality of the lenses are simply outstanding......

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 14:07 UTC
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King Penguin: Wow.....an American film director/producer uses an American designed product from an American company to produce an American film using no doubt American actors.....and you guys don't like it and slag it off!

I thought you lot wanted to make America great again!

I don't know, you're a fickle lot you guys......

....and by the way, this is how you spell colour and harbour.....just so you know for future reference ๐Ÿ˜€

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 21:36 UTC

Wow.....an American film director/producer uses an American designed product from an American company to produce an American film using no doubt American actors.....and you guys don't like it and slag it off!

I thought you lot wanted to make America great again!

I don't know, you're a fickle lot you guys......

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 21:30 UTC as 99th comment | 4 replies
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Snapper2013: Nice, and they are surprisingly affordable!

Kelstertx - $145 for 3-5 lenses? Contact lenses, perhaps!

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 23:26 UTC

The good news is they are continuing to make to Leica M mount rangefinder models.....so still plenty of choice for potential M10 users....

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:58 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

Great photos......esp no. 1๐Ÿ˜€

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 08:04 UTC as 18th comment
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veroman: The kit that I took with me on a recent trip consisted of:

1) A Leica Digilux 2
2) A Canon G7 (the original)
3) An Olympus E-1

They're all at least a dozen years old, and they all still take great pictures.

The Leica Digilux 2....I used to have one back in the day, great camera and superb performance at ISO 100........loved it at the time....didn't loose much when I sold it a few years later either....happy days.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
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