Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, Wales,, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Network manager
Joined on Feb 16, 2009
About me:

Aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist.

I have Aspergers, photography is my "special interest".

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Wye Photography: No 6x6 sensor, no buy.

Sure will boy. All the money I would have saved by not buying all those digital cameras over the last 17 years could have paid off me mortgage.

FF! PFFT! 6x6 is the way to go! not those namby-pamby APS-C sensors that get really noisy at ISO25,600

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2018 at 18:17 UTC

No 6x6 sensor, no buy.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2018 at 17:52 UTC as 113th comment | 8 replies
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Petak: Who needs 960mm when we have satellite view in Google Maps?

Google Maps are no good for pedos and voyeurs.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 10:19 UTC
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Stephen McDonald: How long will it shoot 4K video, before it overheats?

Not a problem in Iceland.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 10:15 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: All the Leica bashers complaining about the price have clearly never looked at what highend audio (home) playback equipment retails for, and much of that gear, no not just the digital parts, is outdated within 5 years.

$40,000 is nothing for a turntable; that's without a cartridge and tonearm(s). $250,000 systems are just "midrange".

@HowaboutRAW, I am stunned. That is a lot of money. Interesting though. Please don't ruin it by saying you are into Jazz.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2018 at 12:51 UTC
On photo Yeovilton 2018 in the Airshow challenge (24 comments in total)

Stonking shot!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2018 at 02:25 UTC as 3rd comment
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HowaboutRAW: All the Leica bashers complaining about the price have clearly never looked at what highend audio (home) playback equipment retails for, and much of that gear, no not just the digital parts, is outdated within 5 years.

$40,000 is nothing for a turntable; that's without a cartridge and tonearm(s). $250,000 systems are just "midrange".

@HowaboutRAW, How much! GASP!!! CHOKE!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 18:27 UTC

Soon to be made redundant by computational AI . /s

That doesn't stop me deeply wanting this lens and an M10.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 18:25 UTC as 11th comment
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keepreal: The first picture of that young girl 3984 x 5976 original except that it has been through Lightroom is lovely. Not where intended but the sharpest bit is superb, not a hint of wiriness and the out of focus is more than superb. I suspect this is the typical Leica lens quality with very high resolution but ever so smooth tones.

Mind you, I think it is daft to produce a lens so fast that is not rangefinder coupled and the obstruction of the view through the finder is too great to be acceptable.

My father owned a pre-war Leica IIIa, 5cm f/3.5 uncoated Elmar and a modern 9cm Elmar. It was a lovely camera to use and without a doubt more modern M series film cameras, far far better still. As a result I hankered after one but only recently feel I could afford the outlay but for what?

I do not think Leica makes much sense with digital as they are deficient in certain respects compared with the competition but a Leica lens on my Nikon FX DSLR would be magnificent, if it were possible.

@HowaboutRAW: Spot on!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 11:45 UTC
On article Fujifilm's XF10 is a small, wide-angle APS-C compact (869 comments in total)
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Michiel953: No viewfinder no buy, whatever its qualities.

In the accepted contemporary use of the term 'mirrorless' the Leica M is mirrorless. The mirror in the rangefinder structure is not inclusive in this definition.

The Leica M is mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 09:17 UTC

Some really Stellar pictures!

4 and 10 my faves.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 18:53 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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Bangers and Mash: More fun than a Nissan Versa? No kidding! Anything is more fun than a Versa. I know, I had one. If that be the case, that doesn't say much for that particular Leica. A Kodak Instamatic is better than my Versa. HAHAHA!!!

Putting fun aside, I'm sure it is a stellar camera.

@HowaboutRAW, Heroes (sorry).

Rather enjoyed that and stuffed by the writers' strike.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 17:45 UTC
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keepreal: The first picture of that young girl 3984 x 5976 original except that it has been through Lightroom is lovely. Not where intended but the sharpest bit is superb, not a hint of wiriness and the out of focus is more than superb. I suspect this is the typical Leica lens quality with very high resolution but ever so smooth tones.

Mind you, I think it is daft to produce a lens so fast that is not rangefinder coupled and the obstruction of the view through the finder is too great to be acceptable.

My father owned a pre-war Leica IIIa, 5cm f/3.5 uncoated Elmar and a modern 9cm Elmar. It was a lovely camera to use and without a doubt more modern M series film cameras, far far better still. As a result I hankered after one but only recently feel I could afford the outlay but for what?

I do not think Leica makes much sense with digital as they are deficient in certain respects compared with the competition but a Leica lens on my Nikon FX DSLR would be magnificent, if it were possible.

Owing a Leica (crusty old M2 and M8) for me is nothing to do with the spec sheet, which as you rightly say is deficient, but everything to do with rangefinder photography. If I remember correctly, as DPR said in their M8 review, is something you "get" or not. When you buy a Leica you buy into the heritage and Leica culture.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 17:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm's XF10 is a small, wide-angle APS-C compact (869 comments in total)
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Michiel953: No viewfinder no buy, whatever its qualities.

Sure,

10 I just hate holding a camera at arms length, feel even more disconnected from subject. An OVF/EVF makes the experience intimate and personal.

and

2) Reaction time. Focusing to and fro from hand held arms length screen to subject is becoming increasingly problematic with my eyesight. With EVF/OVF the subject is always in focus.

3) Use of OVF/EVF less distracting when composing. Eye to OVF/EVF naturally blocks out everything not in frame. Composition and pre-visualisation, for me, is improved as a result.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 15:46 UTC
On article Nikon teases mirrorless with video and microsite (1290 comments in total)

I have it on good authority* that the new Nikon full frame mirrorless is in fact a re-badged Sony A7.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 10:09 UTC as 103rd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon teases mirrorless with video and microsite (1290 comments in total)

*This is a huge whopping gurt big lie.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 10:09 UTC as 104th comment
On article Nikon teases mirrorless with video and microsite (1290 comments in total)
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stevevp: Well that was 1m 28s of my life wasted ...

lol

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 10:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm's XF10 is a small, wide-angle APS-C compact (869 comments in total)
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Michiel953: No viewfinder no buy, whatever its qualities.

You did only mention an EVF not OVF. :-)

OVFwise, I do agree with you. No EVF/OVF no buy and for the reasons you previously mentioned plus a couple more.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 10:05 UTC
On article Fujifilm's XF10 is a small, wide-angle APS-C compact (869 comments in total)
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Michiel953: No viewfinder no buy, whatever its qualities.

Leica M8, M9, M, M10 etc... :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2018 at 23:51 UTC
On article Fujifilm's XF10 is a small, wide-angle APS-C compact (869 comments in total)
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cricnours: mmm... no viewfinder = no buy

@pkvman13, you're right, but I am not going to get over it :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2018 at 10:19 UTC
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