Tape5

Tape5

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On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (467 comments in total)
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Tape5: If Leica believes they can crack the already very loyal commercial and fashion market with a new system on the strength of their lens tech they are dreaming.

They can sell / give-away their cameras to this niche market and push perhaps 1000 MF cameras out a year.

Phase One, Hasselblad and Mamiya have their devout users who will not touch another system on the account of the specific images they are used to and they are very fussy about established support and service.

Leica's foray into the MF market is something they just had no choice but to commit to, because 35 mm pros ( photojournalists mostly ) stopped using Leica a good while ago and because they felt that their brand would suffer if they didn't.

The S system is like the ghastly green and yellow D&G jacket that makes no sense but had to be made so that D&G can remain D&G.

But hey, all I'm saying is that if I had a few hundred millions, I wouldn't sink it in a new MF business in the current market.

Chill dudes.

What is ten years between friends? I call ten years recent. You call ten years a lifetime.

Only the future will tell. The assumption by a whole lot of Leica martyrs is that Hassy and Phase 1 are going to sit back while Leica sneaks into their bread box.

Besides, what is it to you? Chances are none of you have ever used a Leica and never will.
You could always do better in life sticking your neck veins out for your own burnt sausages.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2018 at 19:01 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (467 comments in total)

If Leica believes they can crack the already very loyal commercial and fashion market with a new system on the strength of their lens tech they are dreaming.

They can sell / give-away their cameras to this niche market and push perhaps 1000 MF cameras out a year.

Phase One, Hasselblad and Mamiya have their devout users who will not touch another system on the account of the specific images they are used to and they are very fussy about established support and service.

Leica's foray into the MF market is something they just had no choice but to commit to, because 35 mm pros ( photojournalists mostly ) stopped using Leica a good while ago and because they felt that their brand would suffer if they didn't.

The S system is like the ghastly green and yellow D&G jacket that makes no sense but had to be made so that D&G can remain D&G.

But hey, all I'm saying is that if I had a few hundred millions, I wouldn't sink it in a new MF business in the current market.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2018 at 05:27 UTC as 35th comment | 13 replies
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (467 comments in total)
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Tape5: Leica didn't enter MF to sell cameras. It was more an act of Leica auto-eroticism and in that sense a private act. They don't care if they sell less than 100 units.

@Barney

Precisely.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2018 at 05:13 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (467 comments in total)

Leica didn't enter MF to sell cameras. It was more an act of Leica auto-eroticism and in that sense a private act. They don't care if they sell less than 100 units.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2018 at 20:50 UTC as 58th comment | 10 replies
On article Finalists in Taylor Wessing portrait prize announced (93 comments in total)

First it's sad, then it's so sad it's funny, then it's so funny it's sad.

But right at the end it's funny.

mmm...No, it's really very sad.

I'm laughing though.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2018 at 17:19 UTC as 29th comment
On article Canon EOS R sample gallery updated with Raw conversions (572 comments in total)

Lip filler mania. Brought to you by Canon.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2018 at 22:12 UTC as 64th comment
On article Leica M10-P real-world samples gallery updated (112 comments in total)

The Leica magic is visible in every shot. Very annoying indeed.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 17:45 UTC as 24th comment
On article First impressions: DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom (129 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: Just got mine today! Now I need to learn how to not crash.

Best of luck to you.
You'll be fine. And if you crash it's all for the sake of art and adventure. Just replace the damaged parts and keep flying.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 17:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Leica M10-P (523 comments in total)

Es ist die beste Kamera der Welt !

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 17:37 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the new Leica M10-P (523 comments in total)

Go unannounced?

Then you'll have to conseal a vessel to deal with the fluids.
I say go announced and be proud of wetness.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2018 at 21:33 UTC as 56th comment

Granpa is joining the party at 5 am.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2018 at 20:56 UTC as 101st comment | 3 replies

A one inch sensor deserves to be able to fly beyond 31 minutes.
There's no point teaching your grandpa new Timberlake moves if you cannot remedy his arthritis.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 16:53 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces 64GB and 120GB XQD memory cards (225 comments in total)

You get ONE new untested camera with ONE relatively failure prone XQD. You put one inside the other and head out for that "shoot or get shot" assignment.

It's like trusting Kinko to take your rottweiler for a walk.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 16:40 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

What on earth happened to the cliche wisdom everyone has been splattering at the newbie photographers for the last half century?:

"Invest in lenses."

Now it's suddenly "Invest in Nikon's late-arrival camera and prepare to pay for new not-yet-existing lenses?"

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 17:40 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies

The problem is not the camera which is just another OK camera.
The stupidity is on the price tag.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 14:07 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies

Teaser definition by Webster :an advertising or promotional device intended to arouse interest or curiosity especially in something to follow.
Fail by definition.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 15:40 UTC as 116th comment | 5 replies
On article The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 takes aim at the iPad Pro (261 comments in total)

Apple total company value just surpassed 1000,000,000,000 US dollars. That is 1000 billion.

And what do they give us? The new Mac Book Pro, which is a joke compared to all the top Windows laptops.

Profit, profit, profit, tech. Profit, profit, profit, tech.This is how they tick. Very old fashioned. In less than ten years they are ash.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2018 at 12:59 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies

"We are preparing for the next 100 years by leaping into a new dimension"

It's amazing what a few lines can do.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2018 at 15:41 UTC as 140th comment | 3 replies

"This new mount is Nikon's response to the challenges of the future."

Finally, a lens mount that addresses climate change and over-population.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2018 at 12:35 UTC as 189th comment | 9 replies

Obviously most want to look through a bright viewfinder, and shoot high res photos of fast moving things with the toys they already own while the camera is shaking.

This proves that grown up boys want exactly the same thing as when they were 7.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 17:56 UTC as 127th comment
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