dmanthree

Lives in United States (USA), MA, United States
Works as a IT Security
Joined on Nov 24, 2003
About me:

Plan 9.

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whakapu: Ordinary cameras that no longer function are said to be "bricked" but I'm not sure of the correct term for Leica. Maybe "Lego 25"? (This would refer to the solid gold Lego bricks Lego used to give to employees after 25 years service and which now sell for about $20K)

"Gold Brick?"

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
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WryCuda: Many years ago, one of the silliest people that I ever met was wildly enthusiastic about on-line selling, so that was enough for me.

Seriously, I knew a complete idiot who was wildly enthusiastic about driving, but I haven't sold my car. I've bought and sold lots of stuff on line and have never had a problem. Just use caution and think before every transaction. Had one minor issue on ebay with memory cards, but it was resolved.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
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Mescalamba: Yea that happens if you cant really make new tech for CMOS. Or dont want to.

The reply sounded like CMOS in general was topped out. Well, it sounded that way to me, anyway. I don't think Canon sees this as an issue. This camera is not designed for professionals and prospective buyers won't do much digging about DR, noise, or anything. They'll just see a FF Canon at a decent price and buy it. And given Canon's massive market share, they're probably right. That said, well, it's not a bad cam, is it?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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Mescalamba: Yea that happens if you cant really make new tech for CMOS. Or dont want to.

Except that Sony and Nikon are doing much better. With CMOS. Go figure.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:08 UTC
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BobORama: And Linux? I guess they don't generate much DPR ad revenue.

Right. So the answer is "no." GIMP isn't bad, but it's no PS. Not even close.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 20:10 UTC

I'd love to see the direct price comparison. I've spec'd out laptops and if equally configured, they're a lot closer than a grand. But the lack of ports is a very valid complaint. Apple really blew it on this one. Hopefully they'll correct the error when I need to upgrade my Macbook.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 13:39 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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BobORama: And Linux? I guess they don't generate much DPR ad revenue.

Is Photoshop available under Linux?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 13:37 UTC
On challenge Your City - Curved Buildings (1 comment in total)

Surprised that no shots of the brain health center in Las Vegas were entered.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 12:36 UTC as 1st comment
On article Leica M10 1.9.4.0 firmware arrives with major bug fix (59 comments in total)
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Denbettes: Thank God for this update... but what a pity I'm a bit short in cash to buy that faster SD card. Maybe I can take it out my e-reader...😵

It was a pretty good attempt, but I expect a few more about the usual combination of Leica's priciness and flaws. Then the usual replies about how those comments are born of jealousy by those who can't afford one, and so on. I'll sit this one out since my much less expensive camera has never produced a black image. Granted, the perfectly exposed ones aren't works of art, but they aren't black.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
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nerd2: I cannot understand why a well grounded company like Red is speaking utter bulls**t like " 3D/VR/AR/holographic display thanks to nanotechnology"

Wait....didn't the Borg use nanobots to enhance their beings? Is it possible that Red is a front for the Borg?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
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nerd2: I cannot understand why a well grounded company like Red is speaking utter bulls**t like " 3D/VR/AR/holographic display thanks to nanotechnology"

I guess they needed to make fully buzzword compliant.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (155 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Yes, the M8 can be had relatively cheaply, but not because it was superseded. It's because it's crap.

Martin, I've looked for Brooklyn Kings and found, well, nothing. Can you post a link?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 21:31 UTC

The iPhone replaced the Instamatic. Except with much better image quality. It's wonderful for what it is, but limited.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 01:32 UTC as 29th comment
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (155 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Yes, the M8 can be had relatively cheaply, but not because it was superseded. It's because it's crap.

Yes, I shot one. And it was pretty dismal. It just can't get the colors right, so much so Leica gave away free external hot filters to correct it. Sorry, it was crap. Yes, if you convert to B&W it's fine. But really, when it can't show black as black what good is it? Premium price for a well made camera with great glass that can't get the colors right. As far as being easy, well, why pay that much to work harder? There is no such thing as "Leica magic." I shot an M6 for years and loved it. But the M8? Utter crap.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 22:05 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (155 comments in total)

Yes, the M8 can be had relatively cheaply, but not because it was superseded. It's because it's crap.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 17:46 UTC as 10th comment | 9 replies
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ThatCamFan: They seem to be the pioneers of everything despite being years behind every single manufacturer of anything (phones, tablets, cameras & on and on)

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop, and Pagemaker were all Mac programs first. Hmmmm....

But I've tried to forget about Lotus Jazz and Fullwrite. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 20:39 UTC
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jazja: MAC: plug and play
PC: plug and pray

I use Macs and Windows. The later versions of Windows, from 7 on, are very good. While MS has tripped over their feet on interface issues, they have produced stable operating systems. I've had no issues with my Windows machines. But, well, I prefer Macs.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 12:15 UTC
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Arca45Swiss: Is this the new Mac Pro Tim Cook promised? A souped up iMac ?

Hope so. It's nice, but still an iMac. Professionals might want more screen options.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:43 UTC
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Henrikw: most importantly for those who use their computers for editing; is there an option for a matt screen or only a mirror?

The screens aren't as high gloss as in the past. Reflections are pretty well controlled. But I'd still prefer a matte screen...

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:40 UTC
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dmanthree: Have they abandoned the headless Mac? No Mini news, no Pro news. Too bad.

"Headless." The new iMac, like all iMacs isn't headless.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
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