cheetah43

Joined on Dec 17, 2011

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Get Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Kodacolor. Stick to the exposure guide in the box (maybe use +/- one EV). Shoot. Dispatch all to Kodak. Get transparencies and colour negatives back. Select. Send them to Kodak. Receive the prints. A dream. Photography.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 04:11 UTC as 8th comment

Notebook manufacturers went gamers way and put on shallow wide screens - no-gooders for creative design work. Can not buy a 4:3 formatted equipment (don't want to hear about aux. screens). The phone manufacturers have gone selfies people way with their silly wide and ultra-wide lenses. What is that bulky huge camera module doing on the Leica 1? Couldn't they incorporate a 35mm equiv. lens there?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2021 at 03:57 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
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tkbslc: 19mm is a bit too wide for general purpose lens.

Also, I’m pretty sure it has no aperture mechanism like all other phones. So f1.9 all the time on 1” could make DOF an issue. I guess the super wide focal length helps a little with that.

Quite 19mm! From Leica? Ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2021 at 03:42 UTC

Digital - take a million photographs, pick a few, spend hours on post-ptocessing, you get a result of some sort. Film - think creatively, think again before pressing on the shutter, lab processing (some darkroom manipulation for B&W), you get the result. The Vogues, Bazaars, LIFEs, National Geographics of that world show what film photography is all about. Nobody wrote thousands of square metres of stuff on shallow depth of field (these days they give the manipulated version of it a silly name). One used f1.2 or f1.4, and there it was the shallow depth of field.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2021 at 03:37 UTC as 8th comment
On article Hands-on with the new Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH (391 comments in total)

Panasonic, well done! They have succeded in making DPR use up plenty of column-feet on this obsolete formatted lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2021 at 03:41 UTC as 16th comment
On article Hands-on with the new Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH (391 comments in total)

Goodie! 4/3.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2021 at 03:47 UTC as 34th comment
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cheetah43: Leica (or a Canon, Nikon, Sony for that matter) one has got their sensor, processing capability, and lens technology. Why would one attach a third party's cheap lens?

The two-cell brain thinks the image is made by the lens. The image is made by the combination of the capabilities of lens, sensor and processing. Leica, Canon, et al will optimise these things; a cheap, third-party lens will not.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2021 at 05:12 UTC

Leica (or a Canon, Nikon, Sony for that matter) one has got their sensor, processing capability, and lens technology. Why would one attach a third party's cheap lens?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2021 at 06:20 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM sample gallery (DPReview TV) (45 comments in total)

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Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2021 at 06:14 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art field review (115 comments in total)

No doubt, a very good lens worthy of the Gold. Yes, but after the adjustments to photos limited to white balance, exposure, highlights, shadows, white and black levels (as stated). Limited!? Of course, aberrations are sorted out by the lens. In the film era, did one have to worry about so many non-adjustable things? These days, is it that the lens is as good as the sensor?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2021 at 10:33 UTC as 21st comment
On article Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH sample gallery (160 comments in total)
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TheGrammarFairy: Is Leica allowed to make such a boring zoom range? And what’s with the continuous zoom? If it’s not a Tri-Elmar it’s not a true Leica

Good range, good range - on APS-C.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2021 at 01:24 UTC
On article Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH sample gallery (160 comments in total)

Aren't the tweaked colours a little on the cool side? Well, that's the normal state of affairs. Spend 10 grand on equipment and then give up a lifetime on tweaking the photos. One ought to get what one shoots, really! Pleasing results, that is, without tweaking.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2021 at 06:01 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies

Whoever decides the specs at HP, an IT assembly company, choses the easy options - processors, memory, GPUs as offered with their compliments by the excellent renovating manufacturers like Intel, NVidia, etc. But when it comes to meaningful screen formats for the 'creatives' who are supposed to replace their WSs with these HP offerings, HP the assembly company freezes. Laughable!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2021 at 08:22 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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DualSystemGuy: Sure would be nice if they were using Ryzen 5000 mobile in their workstation machines, given how much better they perform workstation tasks, and with lower temps and lower power consumption to boot. Especially in a chassis as slim as this, cooling is probably going to be an issue with the Intel CPU.

16:9 and 1080P is also a curious choice for a workstation machine. At minimum most people are going to want 16:10 and 1440P.

To replace a creative's WS 3:2 is just about tolerable ('old-fashioned' 4:3 better). So, HP wants the creatives to spend on aux. screens.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2021 at 08:06 UTC
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thx1138: As soon as you see the 16:9 screen ratio you turn off immediately. Instant hard pass.

Put politely. Properly said, 16:9 stinks.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2021 at 08:01 UTC

Differences between this 'badged' Sigma Leica lens and the original Sigma lens?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2021 at 04:30 UTC as 8th comment
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)

Yes, yes, we do need them.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2021 at 02:13 UTC as 83rd comment

Differences, if any, please DPR between this and Sigma?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2021 at 05:42 UTC as 26th comment
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)

We do, we do need them. Turn a dial any time rather than fight with symbols on a dirty screen in bright sunshine. Besides, don't latest point & shoot devices produce higher quality?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2021 at 05:36 UTC as 217th comment | 6 replies

16, 24, 70-105 mm!!! In what way does it make sense to have the 16 and 24mm in one body? Why not 24, 50 mm, or 16, 35 mm? They do it because they can - logic is immaterial.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2021 at 08:10 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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