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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"Business profiles also have a contact button that can be connected with a business number or email address, enabling prospective clients to directly contact the company rather than having to seek contact details elsewhere".

Fab! So I can spam the spammers!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 11:06 UTC as 4th comment
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SRT201: We all know that Leica can make a very good camera and excellent glass. There is no arguing it. There are many professionals who use Leica as those cameras meet their needs for usability and image quality.

On the other hand, It's the galling level of Leica pretense that is hard to stomach. This is truly one of those emperor-has-no-clothes moments but because it's a new Leica MUST mean this is pure brilliance and the faithful will fawn all over it. Apparently having a much higher probability of missing the shot is an improvement, Bravo!

For many it has nothing at all to do with the camera's capabilities. It is simply about being seen with one and knowing that it pairs so well with your new Pradas or something along those lines. It's about the "experience" of using a camera that projects an heir of luxury and exclusivity. Sadly, it doesn't do anything better than any other well-crafted camera/lens.

It's honestly just foppish insecurity on parade.

@ chperezn and anybody who actually cares.

Status symbol! Hardly, the vast majority of my friends don't even know what a Leica is let alone recognise it as any form a status symbol.

A few weeks ago I took my Leica to a wedding. There were 200ish people there. The only person who actually recognised what I was using was the professional photographer hired to shoot the event. He even offered to swap his 1DX for my Leica.

Status symbol! PAH!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 20:33 UTC
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chperezn: Only Leica can cripple a camera and make it sound like they are doing the photographer a favor.

Personally, I think it is the other way around, it is technology that cripples photography and it is technology that will ultimately destroy it.

Photographically the most liberating experience I had is a few years ago when I abandoned the light meter when using my Leica M2. Unless you actually experience that freedom and liberation you will just never know. For those who will actually use this camera, I think it will prove to be the same, a liberating experience. I think other cameras may just follow.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
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mrmut: In a world where you are expected to produce loads of high-quality high-resolution images instantly, this is a joke. Of course, a professional can make a good image even with a piece of crap, but why would he/she want to? I use iPhone for documenting my family, because it is easy and instant. Torturing myself (or my clients) with something like this seems like masochism.

@pnphoto,

Nicely put.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
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zomtekind: I really like it.
Some other brand should come with something like this - full-frame, only iso, speed and aperture analog settings, maybe fixed 50mm 1.8 lens but with down-to-earth prices.

I reckon Fuji will be next!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 20:31 UTC
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Wye Photography: Obviously, REAL photographers use Leica. Those who lack confidence or are insecure use one of those plastic things full of electrical gadgetry and computer control to compensate for their obvious lack of skill and ability.

@Phototroll

Oooops! Raw nerve touched perhaps!

I absolutely agree with every word you typed and said better than I.

I was, for the record (if one actually exists), being facetious. A fact that escapes many as I have Asperger's, and my "S. O. H. " is, let's say "different".

I also am a "REAL" photographer using a Leica M2 and a Leica M8. To me, the Leica isn't just a tool, it is an absolute pleasure to use and beautiful work of art used by a tool.

https://www.facebook.com/chris.bryant.35574

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 20:29 UTC

Obviously, REAL photographers use Leica. Those who lack confidence or are insecure use one of those plastic things full of electrical gadgetry and computer control to compensate for their obvious lack of skill and ability.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 19:21 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies

I don't use the screen to "chimp" on my Leica M8, I forced myself to pre-visualise instead, to see the final result in my mind. So, I would love this camera. Amazing. A brave move. I would love to afford it. I would love to afford a Ferrari as well.

I just wonder if on car forums Ferrari is slagged off or on watch forums Rolex so slagged.

What is the root of all this hate? Jealousy perhaps, or dissatisfaction with life, or job or wife or perhaps feelings of inadequacy???

My Leica M2 and M8 were not worth the money I paid for them, neither is this camera. Neither is a Ferrari for that matter. That's life. Ain't it a bitch!

Well, It's been entertaining reading the comments, keep it up chaps.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 20:34 UTC as 92nd comment | 7 replies
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BSandu: I really love entering any Leica-related subject just for the comments. Always makes my day :)
The sad point is that there are still "photographers" who buy such crap.

@phips243

I tend to disagree with you. My 5cm f/2 Summicron is bitingly sharp on both my M2 and M8, better than "L" glass that I had. It was made in 1957 and was made from metal and glass, unlike modern lenses which are all polycarbonate. The sharpness of my Summicron is consistent all over the frame. It's also quite heavy at 366gsm.

The "old designs" are every bit as good as modern ones. The marvel of computer aided design is in making of lenses that are so small / light / ultra wide angle / ultra long zoom and with double or triple the number of elements found in Leica lenses. Even my four element 1958 Elmar can give the best modern lenses a good run for their money in the middle apertures.

There is little point in having modern CAD and then not be able to produce lenses to Leica manufacturing tolerances.

Leica lenses are the best I have used, and once you have tasted and appreciate that luxury everything else just seems so 2nd rate and overly complex.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On photo Reflection in the Abstract Tree Photo challenge (4 comments in total)

Lovely image, minimalist and tranquil. A worthy winner!

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 14:17 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Huawei launches P9 and P9 Plus with Leica dual-camera (80 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: I would have thought that an Apple Leica collaboration would have been much more suitable!

@Sam Santana

...because most people view Apple and Leica as producing products that are way overpriced (not that I ascribe to that view says me with three Leicas and two Macs).

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 10:39 UTC
On article Huawei launches P9 and P9 Plus with Leica dual-camera (80 comments in total)

I would have thought that an Apple Leica collaboration would have been much more suitable!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 08:11 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
On photo Awash in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)

Superb picture!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 21:28 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

I bet you the third pic is downloaded the most.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 17:35 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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HarryLally: Yes, what's a JOEG?

It's a JPEG but where you go "O" instead of going for a "P"

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)

My only criticism is the film grain in the pictures. As someone who has pushed Tri-X to ISO3200 and ISO6400 in dilute Rodinal, the grain just isn't convincing. Not to me anyway.

Apart from that, I like the camera and would probably buy one IF I had the money. I may even dig out my old Pen FT instead!

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 16:01 UTC as 15th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2489 comments in total)
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Mike FL: By using old Nikon D7100 as a base line, X-Pro2 almost inflates the ISO by ONE STOP in base ISO.

What a surprise even lot of people indicated FUJI is well known for inflates the ISO, but still..

.. WOW.

@AshMills

Just had a look at your website. Some really excellent work there!

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 13:01 UTC
On photo Riihisaari in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)

Superb picture!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 11:17 UTC as 5th comment
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