dmanthree

Lives in United States (USA), MA, United States
Works as a IT Security
Joined on Nov 24, 2003
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Plan 9.

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Geez, no love for Apple. On the upside, the prices of used iPads will fall a bit, making them a better deal than any new iPad. While I do agree that Apple lags on updating tech, the are still nice units.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 22:04 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

Looking forward to see how the new AF does with continuous AF. Rugby shots look good. Is it a match for the Oly EM1 II?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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dmanthree: I'll consider MF when it's real MF, not one of these scaled down psuedo MF cams. I guess in my own little fantasy world I'd love a 6x7 100M sensor. Then I'd sell my house to buy it. ;-)

OK considering the price. It's a wonderful cam, and shows what a real MF cam can and should do. Any, very glad to be able to entertain you. But I'd still want that digital Mamiya 7 II. Who wouldn't?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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dmanthree: I'll consider MF when it's real MF, not one of these scaled down psuedo MF cams. I guess in my own little fantasy world I'd love a 6x7 100M sensor. Then I'd sell my house to buy it. ;-)

The Phase One is OK, but for that much money I'd want 6x7. I'd love a digital version of the Mamiya 7II. Loved that cam. Anyway, the new Hassy and Fuji, to me, simply don't qualify as MF. I'm betting when we get the studio scene comparison there's not much separating them and the Sony A7r II.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 13:13 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (83 comments in total)

I'll consider MF when it's real MF, not one of these scaled down psuedo MF cams. I guess in my own little fantasy world I'd love a 6x7 100M sensor. Then I'd sell my house to buy it. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 00:12 UTC as 8th comment | 8 replies

Too bad you can't actually read anything. For all I know these could have been the covers of the Lawrence Eagle Tribune.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 13:45 UTC as 30th comment
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: I would call this lens an "F4 lens", which happens to do OK with wider apertures.

Mared is right.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 23:12 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: I would call this lens an "F4 lens", which happens to do OK with wider apertures.

Eric, please explain. This lens looks stellar right from 1.4. It is a bit sharper stopped down, but still excellent wide open.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (171 comments in total)
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tom43: Why just looking into old film stocks and not designing a complete new slide film with state of the art charactertistics? Better colors, higher resolution and less grain would be a great opportunity....

Yeah, it's called "digital." ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 16:07 UTC
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (171 comments in total)
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antonio petrone: Those who have never taken with Kodachrome can not understand.

I shot lots of it, and I understand that it's limited, slow, and a real PITA to process. Even if they did bring it back, I'd pass. Yes, it has a unique look, but so what?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 16:06 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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Steve Sanacore: It's very annoying when people complain or insult a product they can't afford and or have never even used. These are wonderful cameras with superb optics. Most of their lenses are still optically superior to almost all others. Many Sony A7R2 users have Leica M lenses on their cameras because of the unique quality of the images. Price is irrelevant to those who enjoy shooting Leica rangefinders. You can say the same for Hasselblad and Phase One, grossly overpriced for those that don't need it. The world is filled with super high priced items that provide nothing but glamor, like, $20,000+ watches etc. At least in Leica's case, it provides amazing lenses in a tiny form factor that few can compete with. Those that can see the nuances in the images that Leica's deliver appreciate it and are willing to pay for it.

Howaboutrraw, if it's easy to prove, prove it. Or find some proof and show me. I'm not new at this, and know nonsense when I see it. I'm not saying the Leica isn't a fine camera that can use some very nice lenses. I am saying it isn't capable of producing better images than some much less expensive cameras. Until I see some real proof, well...

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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Steve Sanacore: It's very annoying when people complain or insult a product they can't afford and or have never even used. These are wonderful cameras with superb optics. Most of their lenses are still optically superior to almost all others. Many Sony A7R2 users have Leica M lenses on their cameras because of the unique quality of the images. Price is irrelevant to those who enjoy shooting Leica rangefinders. You can say the same for Hasselblad and Phase One, grossly overpriced for those that don't need it. The world is filled with super high priced items that provide nothing but glamor, like, $20,000+ watches etc. At least in Leica's case, it provides amazing lenses in a tiny form factor that few can compete with. Those that can see the nuances in the images that Leica's deliver appreciate it and are willing to pay for it.

Haboutraw I'm not lost in testing, and shot a Leica for years. I don't dispute that they're fine lenses. But your claims are simply unprovable. Are the better than Zeiss? Better than the latest Sigma Art lenses? I agree lenses can have a "look" to them, but many aspects of a lens' performance CAN be measured. If you can prove to me that this camera will produce better images than competing cameras for much less, show me. I'm not a believer. It's jewelry.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 14:29 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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Steve Sanacore: It's very annoying when people complain or insult a product they can't afford and or have never even used. These are wonderful cameras with superb optics. Most of their lenses are still optically superior to almost all others. Many Sony A7R2 users have Leica M lenses on their cameras because of the unique quality of the images. Price is irrelevant to those who enjoy shooting Leica rangefinders. You can say the same for Hasselblad and Phase One, grossly overpriced for those that don't need it. The world is filled with super high priced items that provide nothing but glamor, like, $20,000+ watches etc. At least in Leica's case, it provides amazing lenses in a tiny form factor that few can compete with. Those that can see the nuances in the images that Leica's deliver appreciate it and are willing to pay for it.

Howaboutraw, can you prove that statement? Can you show me any hard data to prove that Leica lenses are better? Nothing anecdotal, something where a third party who is reputable doing the testing.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 01:48 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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Steve Sanacore: It's very annoying when people complain or insult a product they can't afford and or have never even used. These are wonderful cameras with superb optics. Most of their lenses are still optically superior to almost all others. Many Sony A7R2 users have Leica M lenses on their cameras because of the unique quality of the images. Price is irrelevant to those who enjoy shooting Leica rangefinders. You can say the same for Hasselblad and Phase One, grossly overpriced for those that don't need it. The world is filled with super high priced items that provide nothing but glamor, like, $20,000+ watches etc. At least in Leica's case, it provides amazing lenses in a tiny form factor that few can compete with. Those that can see the nuances in the images that Leica's deliver appreciate it and are willing to pay for it.

T3, I think it's very appropriate that you compared the Leica to jewelry. That's what it is, after all.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 01:24 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Nice, but still jewelry first, a camera second. No question it will produce nice images, but so will a ton of other much less expensive cameras. Not for me, I guess.

EricWN, I shot a Leica M5 for about 10 years. I understand Rangefinders. But time has passed them by. I have nothing to get out of my system, but I guess you did. Feel better? :-P

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 01:23 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Nice, but still jewelry first, a camera second. No question it will produce nice images, but so will a ton of other much less expensive cameras. Not for me, I guess.

So we have a camera that harder to use, and less capable than many lower priced alternatives. And that makes it....what?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Nice, but still jewelry first, a camera second. No question it will produce nice images, but so will a ton of other much less expensive cameras. Not for me, I guess.

Uh....no. If I wanted one, I'd have one. Read the preview, and see if these statements give pause: exact framing is impossible, and focusing can be difficult (paraphrased). Sorry, with the high quality EVFs that are available now there's no excuse. Rangefinders like this are a curiosity. And why buy one, for this much money, when you need to use an add-on EVF for proper framing and focusing? Jewelry.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 14:39 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)

Nice, but still jewelry first, a camera second. No question it will produce nice images, but so will a ton of other much less expensive cameras. Not for me, I guess.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:59 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies
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dmanthree: Further proof that this wasn't really designed for still shooters. Yes, the new sensor and IS are good, but every review or summary I've seen of this camera focuses on the *very* video-centric features. I'll be acquiring an Oly EM1 II when they're available.

Androole, I never said it wasn't improved, only that the camera seems to be VERY video centric. There will always be comparisons, and we all choose the tool that will be the most useful. For me, it seems like I'd use the hi-res mode, pro capture, and live time exposure a lot more than I use video. Hopefully, Panny will introduce a GX9 with all the still improvements of the GH5 in the same form factor as the GX8.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 15:01 UTC
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eno2: You forgot to mention a major difference between the two cameras:
The Gh5 has a brand new super fast 20 MP sensor without AA filter and the Gh4 has an old 16 Mpix one with AA filter. :)

fujica, so you don't really know, you're just making a huge assumption. Until we can see some results from a full production GH5 we know nothing about its image quality. Even if it does use the same sensor, the IQ may be different based on the supporting electronics.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 22:17 UTC
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