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Josh Leavitt: Maybe a true digital rangefinder sporting the Leica M mount with a Sony full-frame sensor at an MSRP of $1499? That would be nice.

A shame. I can't afford an M and so many current photographers don't understand how wonderful rangefinder photography is.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 23:16 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Maybe a true digital rangefinder sporting the Leica M mount with a Sony full-frame sensor at an MSRP of $1499? That would be nice.

cosinaphile
There's no doubt Mr. K could have pulled this off and I, too, am disappointed that he didn't. The Nikon FM10 was built on that Cosina frame that became the Bessa RF bodies for screw-mount, then M-mount lenses. The rest is history.

Go to cameraquest.com for some fun reads.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:11 UTC

A lomo-photography, pinhole, smart phone lens accessory. Probably already been done.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:07 UTC as 24th comment

Canon and Nikon want to borrow that creative team.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 40th comment
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Josh Leavitt: Maybe a true digital rangefinder sporting the Leica M mount with a Sony full-frame sensor at an MSRP of $1499? That would be nice.

Isn't that what modern technology and manufacturing should give us!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (136 comments in total)
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47872Mike: One of the things I find interesting about this is the extent to which Nikon were perceived as being market leaders at the time. Their swivel-body design stood out, caught the imagination, and seemed to be the way forward. I don't know how many more Coolpix 950 and 990 cameras were sold than Canon G1 or G2s, but I do remember how enthusiastically these Nikons were received.

The 990/995 was and still is a superb camera. Maybe, Nikon's high point in compacts.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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photoaddict: I cannot understand the appeal of mirror-less camera. I find it very unnatural to use. I like using optical viewfinder. I like looking through it. I hate looking at the LCD screen or EVF. It looks awkward and doesn't give you what you want to see.

I can see the size being smaller as a nice bonus but.... other than that, whats the reason for it?

"Why would anyone ever want Live View on a DLSR."
"I don't want to photograph through a miniature video screen."
Perspectives change. I always thought the SLR view screen was artificial and, certainly, constricting, also.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:20 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (461 comments in total)

Welcome with the newer sensor. Just wish Canon would focus on dynamic range.

Body only should be $400.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 84th comment
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Mateus1: "If Nikon will go mirrorless, it must be FF with corner EVF".

Otherwise no buy for me.

So, Nikon... bring to live Nikon SP but digital...

36Mp, EVF with x0.74 magn., full camera control with AF-On button + joystick, put grip, tilt LCD... and four primes at start: 24/2, 35/2 50/2 and 85/2 with aperture rings and no by-wire focusing.... and I am sold.

Be first FF mirrorless with corner VF.

Only Panasonic and Fuji get it.
Even at APS-C, do something like the first Sigma DP cameras BUT add a corner EVF. Keep it small, simple and simple to operate. Yes, a smart phone is already in so many folk's hands, and it is simple to operate.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
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vFunct: Companies should drop all mirrorless camera development, since mirrorless cameras are not useful. Real photographers only use dSLRs. Mirrorless cameras are for people that don't know how to take a good photo. The only thing these people do is type on message boards.

Remember, there is nothing a mirrorless can do that a dSLR can't do better.

Yes vFunct. I remember for years how Phil Askey would always say that why would anyone want LiveView on a DSLR!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
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M Chambers: Rather than come in late to the game Nikon should focus on making lenses to be used on other mirrorless systems.

Exactly. There's a precedent for this in the early days when Nikon supplied lenses for Bronica or a Plaubel Makina.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: This comment section is a total embarrassment for the field.

Inane, nonsensical, and whiny sobs go on and on about how the shots aren't so good. While they comment in their basements with potato chips on thier chest.

While I love photography, what I do not love so far is other photographers. Heads so far up thier own semi creative behinds (this extends to other art disciples as well, but..) that they cant smell the roses and give a here here for an already accomplished photog that got the chance to do his dream project.

I am six years in, and encountered nothing but resistance or ineptitude from other photogs. But I expect it at this point - artists have become the sole reason that other artists struggle to make money and go on to bigger things. Crab, meet barrel.

I will continue to do photography whether it is successful or no...but right now, photographers are their own worst enemies, and I'd rather dance with the heartless biz people than this sorry bunch. Just disgusting.

One does not have to be a filmmaker to critique a movie or a master chef to critique a meal or a professional athlete to critique an NFL game WELL.

Have you ever taken an exceptional photograph?
I may have, but such questions are irrelevant.

The magic of photography isn't in the equipment or the lighting. It's in gaining rapport with the subject. This is what a Mary Ellen Mark or Bruce Davidson or Larry Clark have done. A simple TLR in film days can do as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:58 UTC

Props for using a Mac.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:54 UTC as 41st comment
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Camera5: Last close-up of Jennifer Lawrence's face is a wonderful shot. Emotionally compelling and transcends the fame to unlock something of the sitter as a human being, a good strong photograph! One of the best ever taken of her. Stylistically it subtly references the 60's and there is something of the sixties ingenue about Lawrence.

Hardly.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:53 UTC
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Marc Rogoff: My god there are bunch of miseries commenting here.... This should be a place for constructively engaging encouraging not diminishing. I have looked at some of the photos belonging to some of those commenting and I would say that they should avoid throwing stones and examine their own glass houses. Someone that steps up to the plate in tricky circumstances should be encouraged not knocked down.

Irrelative.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:49 UTC
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CreeDo: Generally there's too much "let's bash good photographers so we can feel superior" here...
But in this case... people have got a point.

Without claiming I could do any better, and without knowing jack about portrait photography, I can honestly say that last pic of her really doesn't look great because she looks so shiny and oily, and her pores are so noticeable. Much more so than if I were just standing a few feet away looking at her.

I thought the idea of the makeup (and lighting, and post) is to conceal that stuff, not make it stand out so much that it actually distracts from her natural beauty.

If that's just the side effect of a sharp lens and great high-res sensor, then he needs to work in post to minimize it, or consider a more "aesthetic" lens.

CreeDo Seeing the same thing in recent galleries from the best and greatest cameras. Many working today would be well-served by going back and working some with black and white film and learning how to render human skin.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: This comment section is a total embarrassment for the field.

Inane, nonsensical, and whiny sobs go on and on about how the shots aren't so good. While they comment in their basements with potato chips on thier chest.

While I love photography, what I do not love so far is other photographers. Heads so far up thier own semi creative behinds (this extends to other art disciples as well, but..) that they cant smell the roses and give a here here for an already accomplished photog that got the chance to do his dream project.

I am six years in, and encountered nothing but resistance or ineptitude from other photogs. But I expect it at this point - artists have become the sole reason that other artists struggle to make money and go on to bigger things. Crab, meet barrel.

I will continue to do photography whether it is successful or no...but right now, photographers are their own worst enemies, and I'd rather dance with the heartless biz people than this sorry bunch. Just disgusting.

While they comment in their basements with potato chips on thier chest.

Sorry, these aren't exceptional photos by any means.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (290 comments in total)

Cute, cute, cute.
But this is not a coming chapter. It is a first chapter for a company that purchased the Yashica brand name. Just like Cosina is Voigtlander, but at least Mr. K brought forth a huge run of camera bodies and lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 20:10 UTC as 18th comment

Last photo. Is this what all our technology gets us. Pasty makeup. Try that shot with a Rolleiflex and better lighting.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:59 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
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photoaddict: I cannot understand the appeal of mirror-less camera. I find it very unnatural to use. I like using optical viewfinder. I like looking through it. I hate looking at the LCD screen or EVF. It looks awkward and doesn't give you what you want to see.

I can see the size being smaller as a nice bonus but.... other than that, whats the reason for it?

Part of the genius of Sony is that they didn't worry about folks adapting other lenses to the short flange new EVF cameras. Nikon just doesn't get it. Canon put its toe in the water with the EOS-M, but that platform needs to be more than a lifestyle camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
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