King Penguin

King Penguin

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munro harrap: I have read and take on board Omura's quotes etc, but this is not anything to do with the camera. There are thousands of people who continue to delude themselves that 1. There is a Leica "Look", and 2: that using a Leica somehow aids humanism in photography- your empathy and fellow feeling for your subjects.

No. I have now been using DSLRs since 2008. Before I used a Sony R1(only 10MP, but the fastest camera prefocussed ever made). If you look at my work on any machine at all, there is NO difference, aside from file size and resolution, NONE.

There are monochromes shot on Nikon Fs, Olympus OM2s, Leica M and Screw bodies, and colour on 1Ds Canon, Nikon D800 and Sony R1, and aside from their size and resolution limitations they are all indistinguishable. The degree of application and attention to what's in front of me has been greatly improved by being able to see it as the cameras lens does because I can see the result An RF VF sees small all in focus-not what you get at all.

Dear me, Munro Harrap, it was a figure of speech....but it was very sunny here today in Barcelona......it's rare that it's not as the rain in Spain really does fall mainly on the plain....

I'm just glad I'm here and you're there......after your grizzly confession concerning my uncle.....the Emperor!

Anyway, the Absolute Radio show starts in a few minutes and I'll be otherwise engaged listening to that......

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
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munro harrap: I have read and take on board Omura's quotes etc, but this is not anything to do with the camera. There are thousands of people who continue to delude themselves that 1. There is a Leica "Look", and 2: that using a Leica somehow aids humanism in photography- your empathy and fellow feeling for your subjects.

No. I have now been using DSLRs since 2008. Before I used a Sony R1(only 10MP, but the fastest camera prefocussed ever made). If you look at my work on any machine at all, there is NO difference, aside from file size and resolution, NONE.

There are monochromes shot on Nikon Fs, Olympus OM2s, Leica M and Screw bodies, and colour on 1Ds Canon, Nikon D800 and Sony R1, and aside from their size and resolution limitations they are all indistinguishable. The degree of application and attention to what's in front of me has been greatly improved by being able to see it as the cameras lens does because I can see the result An RF VF sees small all in focus-not what you get at all.

Munro Harrap......no I'm not Kevin, I'm not quite an old crusty but I did get my first proper camera, a Yashica Rangerfinder, back in 1973 when I was 14.

Being a Radio 4aholic I've no need to listen to iPlayer as my yacht has a great 4G reception so although I'm over 2000 miles away from Blighty at the moment in sunny Barcelona, I'm able to listen to R4 live....and yes the 6.30 comedy spot for me is a always a stop and sit down moment, along with the Today programme, The World At One and The World Tonight.....I'm a newsaholic as well......

Being a King Penguin (and my first name is not Fuh, before you ask), I prefer to be swimming in the south Atlantic doing tricks for free fish for the Blue Planet team but the waters of the Mediterranean will do me for the time being......

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
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munro harrap: I have read and take on board Omura's quotes etc, but this is not anything to do with the camera. There are thousands of people who continue to delude themselves that 1. There is a Leica "Look", and 2: that using a Leica somehow aids humanism in photography- your empathy and fellow feeling for your subjects.

No. I have now been using DSLRs since 2008. Before I used a Sony R1(only 10MP, but the fastest camera prefocussed ever made). If you look at my work on any machine at all, there is NO difference, aside from file size and resolution, NONE.

There are monochromes shot on Nikon Fs, Olympus OM2s, Leica M and Screw bodies, and colour on 1Ds Canon, Nikon D800 and Sony R1, and aside from their size and resolution limitations they are all indistinguishable. The degree of application and attention to what's in front of me has been greatly improved by being able to see it as the cameras lens does because I can see the result An RF VF sees small all in focus-not what you get at all.

Dear me Munro Harrap......your preaching again and knocking on doors that aren't really interested in your strict fundamentalist philosophy.....

Give it a rest for gawd's sake.....what is it to you whether someone can or cannot afford a Leica.....how do you know he can't, you've just presumed he can't......a most bizarre attitude!

....and for your comments on photography.....may I suggest you stop digging the hole and perhaps you should see if anyone will be kind enough to give you a ladder to get out of it!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
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munro harrap: I have read and take on board Omura's quotes etc, but this is not anything to do with the camera. There are thousands of people who continue to delude themselves that 1. There is a Leica "Look", and 2: that using a Leica somehow aids humanism in photography- your empathy and fellow feeling for your subjects.

No. I have now been using DSLRs since 2008. Before I used a Sony R1(only 10MP, but the fastest camera prefocussed ever made). If you look at my work on any machine at all, there is NO difference, aside from file size and resolution, NONE.

There are monochromes shot on Nikon Fs, Olympus OM2s, Leica M and Screw bodies, and colour on 1Ds Canon, Nikon D800 and Sony R1, and aside from their size and resolution limitations they are all indistinguishable. The degree of application and attention to what's in front of me has been greatly improved by being able to see it as the cameras lens does because I can see the result An RF VF sees small all in focus-not what you get at all.

Golly, so many words Munro Harrap......anyway re your experience of never going above ISO 800, each to his/her own, I currently use a Nikon Df & D610 (only 16mp & 24mp, but you know what that's enough for me), I regularly capture images from ISO 6400 to ISO 12800 and I am generally very pleased (+ bit of tweaking) with the results.

I admit the M10 may not be quite as good in low light as a Nikon Df but from the photos I have seen on Flickr, it seems to have very good at high ISO performance......

.....and finally, if you are happy using zooms then good for you.....I personally prefer small discreet primes and then zoom with my feet, but that's just me,

Perhaps, the above exchanges between us all show the diversity of photography.....and all available at price points to suit the pockets of budgets from high to low .....

We live in golden times........

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 22:03 UTC
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munro harrap: I have read and take on board Omura's quotes etc, but this is not anything to do with the camera. There are thousands of people who continue to delude themselves that 1. There is a Leica "Look", and 2: that using a Leica somehow aids humanism in photography- your empathy and fellow feeling for your subjects.

No. I have now been using DSLRs since 2008. Before I used a Sony R1(only 10MP, but the fastest camera prefocussed ever made). If you look at my work on any machine at all, there is NO difference, aside from file size and resolution, NONE.

There are monochromes shot on Nikon Fs, Olympus OM2s, Leica M and Screw bodies, and colour on 1Ds Canon, Nikon D800 and Sony R1, and aside from their size and resolution limitations they are all indistinguishable. The degree of application and attention to what's in front of me has been greatly improved by being able to see it as the cameras lens does because I can see the result An RF VF sees small all in focus-not what you get at all.

Ha.....great story Munro Harrap, I understand now....you have the eyes and precision of a surgeon and perhaps the heart of Burke and Hare.....perhaps its best if I stay in the south Atlantic performing tricks for fresh fish.......😀

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 20:47 UTC
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munro harrap: I have read and take on board Omura's quotes etc, but this is not anything to do with the camera. There are thousands of people who continue to delude themselves that 1. There is a Leica "Look", and 2: that using a Leica somehow aids humanism in photography- your empathy and fellow feeling for your subjects.

No. I have now been using DSLRs since 2008. Before I used a Sony R1(only 10MP, but the fastest camera prefocussed ever made). If you look at my work on any machine at all, there is NO difference, aside from file size and resolution, NONE.

There are monochromes shot on Nikon Fs, Olympus OM2s, Leica M and Screw bodies, and colour on 1Ds Canon, Nikon D800 and Sony R1, and aside from their size and resolution limitations they are all indistinguishable. The degree of application and attention to what's in front of me has been greatly improved by being able to see it as the cameras lens does because I can see the result An RF VF sees small all in focus-not what you get at all.

I wonder, Munro Harrap, if you follow your philosophy of cameras with everything else in your life?

You're not a 'doorstep preacher' by any chance, are you?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 15:53 UTC
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munro harrap: Its not the price, but the utility. Leica know its days are numbered and that their own autofocus and add on any lens 4K video Leica SL is just SO much BETTER and also £1000 cheaper!! (Chief competitor to Sony's A7R series) Dumb-dumbs buy Ms now, dont ya know!! Why do you think there are so many desperate people making a big fuss here: they are all finding out all that the M series lack. No variable dioptre correction. No autofocus. Inability to use long lenses without additional EVF. Relatively noisy and only 24MP resolution sensors with bad rep for failing... Astronomically priced own-brand lenses , many unsuitable for the digital sensor, yawn, and now no video at all, at all, at all. And only £6300+ body only from Amazon now, with only 2 year EU guarantee....

Words of wisdom?

Have you seen the size of the SL lenses? There 'ain't that many of them either.....as for the Sony......nah, doesn't do it for me, thanks....

Finally, you get your stuff from Amazon? Why, when you can get it from the Leica Mayfair store in London for £500 less! I wonder which will give the best personal service?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
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munro harrap: Its not the price, but the utility. Leica know its days are numbered and that their own autofocus and add on any lens 4K video Leica SL is just SO much BETTER and also £1000 cheaper!! (Chief competitor to Sony's A7R series) Dumb-dumbs buy Ms now, dont ya know!! Why do you think there are so many desperate people making a big fuss here: they are all finding out all that the M series lack. No variable dioptre correction. No autofocus. Inability to use long lenses without additional EVF. Relatively noisy and only 24MP resolution sensors with bad rep for failing... Astronomically priced own-brand lenses , many unsuitable for the digital sensor, yawn, and now no video at all, at all, at all. And only £6300+ body only from Amazon now, with only 2 year EU guarantee....

Dear me, you really have a bee in your bonnet don't you......some people, like me, don't care about video......I've owned many digital cameras from M43 to APSC and now FF and I've never, ever used the video facility in any of them......and my current DSLR doesn't even have that feature and I'm glad it doesn't.

Neither do I use any IS or OIS lenses or bodies, preferring to use nice compact discreet primes ranging from 16mm to 85mm. I don't do sports or birding so don't want or need anything longer and I find 95% of my photos are taken with my 20mm and 35mm lenses.

Can't you just accept that not everyone wants the latest 'must have' gizmo 'spray and pray' toy and some people prefer to focus on the subject, the light and the composition.......

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 17:22 UTC

Great pictures......just getting a level horizon on the sea as the boat rocks and rolls is difficult enough.......

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 20:45 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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stevevelvia50: An interesting article on m4/3 Olympus EM 1 verses the Nikon D 810 prints. Without high res mode.

http://www.thewanderinglensman.com/2014/02/the-practical-difference-between-full.html

Yawn....it's high ISOs that you'll notice the difference......ISO 6400+ and its amazing how often one uses high ISOs.....at least when one has a FF camera, that is......

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
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derfotograf: When I saw the massive casing (called 'body') compared to the tiny sensor, I was shocked. The size is almost that of my Nikon with a full frame sensor.

Something is going wrong in the camera industry for tiny format factors...

Honestly, you guys really have your blinkers on....M43 has many advantages for video, etc and their smaller bodies and lenses are OK if weight is an issue for you ........but you incessantly carp on about small form factor and how large FF lenses are.

Yes FF lenses can be large as can M43 lenses........ but my FF system and prime lenses are actually quite compact and would deal with 99% of most normal average enthusiasts needs.....so stop misleading people and to suggest by way of example that one would use a fisheye to capture a football match is quite a ridiculous way to make your point.....quite ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 05:58 UTC
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derfotograf: When I saw the massive casing (called 'body') compared to the tiny sensor, I was shocked. The size is almost that of my Nikon with a full frame sensor.

Something is going wrong in the camera industry for tiny format factors...

I've got 5 actually, from fisheye to portrait, and there are loads to chose from, not just from Nikon but Canon and Sony too......so stop peddling your misleading information about FF sensors = huge lenses, 'cos that's not the case!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 19:59 UTC
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derfotograf: When I saw the massive casing (called 'body') compared to the tiny sensor, I was shocked. The size is almost that of my Nikon with a full frame sensor.

Something is going wrong in the camera industry for tiny format factors...

Err....my Nikkor 50mm f1.4 is very compact....and it's one of the best 50mm lenses out there, cheap to buy too, my Nikkor 16mm f2.8 Fisheye is also tiny and it's smaller and lighter than Ollies 8mm offering and has a great reputation.....having a FF camera doesn't necessarily mean huge lenses and you have the benefit of a sensor that is 4 times the size meaning much better low light performance......I'll repeat much better low light performance!

You M43 guys need to open your eyes and stop believing your own bulls poo poo.....

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
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princecody: New King of micro four thirds 🤔

Like Elvis in his latter days.....bloated!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 14:21 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (384 comments in total)
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BurningPlatform: Still a long way to go to be able to challenge real cameras. Try to photograph a wedding with this. Or a sports event. Even kids' sports. Or the moon. Or wildlife. You may have a few nice photos but you'll miss a lot. Please also buy a proper camera. This one will not make you a photographer. Or videographer.

Whilst I love my FF DSLR, taking pictures of dolphins playing in the bow wave of my yacht is much easier and I get a much better hit rate using my iPhone 6s+ or my iPhone 7.......

Using the DSLR and trying to hold it steady as the yacht moves up and down through the waves, heeling and rolling at the same time + making sure I don't fall overboard or drop or bang the camera or lens, it is almost impossible to get an in focus shot as the dolphins randomly surface and leap.

Trust me, as I sail often I see dolphins quite regularly and the iPhone always gets the shot whereas my lovely DSLR generally misses it!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
On article Hands-on with Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 (119 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: So, still any complaints about the size and price of the new Olympus primes? (not that I don'tappreciate lower prices, weight and size)

I'll take your word for it......though you can't get away from the fact that Leica for their M cameras manage to design and build super quality and very tactile lenses in extremely compact packages....but obviously at a price!

They're obviously doing something right and in my humble opinion don't deserve the vitriolic comments that are posted by many commenters on this site.

If fact I'm seriously thinking of putting my Nikon Df (which I love), my Nikon D610 and all my Nikkor prime lenses on eBay and getting a M10 and a lens or two.......sort of an Xmas treat to myself........

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 (119 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: So, still any complaints about the size and price of the new Olympus primes? (not that I don'tappreciate lower prices, weight and size)

What about their film cameras then, the lenses work well with both film and digital mediums!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
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ShatteredSky: So, still any complaints about the size and price of the new Olympus primes? (not that I don'tappreciate lower prices, weight and size)

Just get a Leica lens, super quality as per this beast but much smaller and lighter.....

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 16:17 UTC

Makes me laugh.....a lot of people who purchased mirrorless and M43 to 'save their backs', etc with smaller and 'so much lighter' cameras will now purchase this dobbing great lens.......

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
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shademaster: Hurts a bit. Should have bought during the firesale for $1000. Now they go for $2k used.

Rubbish there's a new one on eBay for £800 at the moment, buy it now or best offer!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
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