gsmith08

Lives in United States Germantown, United States
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Joined on Jan 9, 2009

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  • Pete, thanks for your thoughts. First, having used a D700 then D800e Nikon with the their 24-70mm f/2.8 the Leica while just a bit longer is not heavier and has what I have come to appreciate an ...
  • Pete, not sure I understand the whole saddo thing but sure I can go with it which makes me another saddo using the Leica SL for landscapes. I noted you are using the Tri-Elmart 16-18-21mm which I ...
  • I had nearly the same decisions to make a year ago when I had a Leica M9 and three lens kit and Nikon D800e with an extensive set of lens including a number of Zeiss primes. While AF was also ...
  • Congrats on what is by far the best camera I have ever owned and in fact sold my Nikon D810 and many of what are Nikon and Zeiss best lenses.  However, before doing so I spent several month ...
  • Agree with Godfrey.  I have had the SL for 1yr and use the 24-90 SL zoom 95% of the time.  The comments in this thread that it is a "dinosaur" or "huge" can be qualified relative to the pro Nikon ...
  • I like how you didn't try and overdue the processing of what are excellent photos with strong compositional elements (you like s curves) but I wonder if you intended them to be this low a ...
  • I just got back from the Grand Canyon it is such a magical place and your M240 photo captures that nicely. Composition and colors are excellent but there is a high level of noise and especially in ...
  • Replied in Final Version
    Chris nice job in the redone image and I don't see the boat needs to be removed as its part of the focus of the image.  However, the redo of the redo where the foreground was made much brighter ...
  • Replied in C&C Please
    You said please so I will comment. Your second 30 sec exposure photo suffers badly from camera shake thus is blurred over the entire image. The beach photo I like for the most part but would have ...
  • I agree with others that I would be proud to have taken this photo.  Excellent composition with leading diagonal lines pointing to the sunset.  What I found might be improved were blown highlights ...
  • I fear that this too is not any better with respect to looking over processed relative to your initial effort so I decided to have a go. First, you have about the same amount of space for the ...
  • Not that I am any kind of a expert in landscape photographer but been learning since well before digital so thought you might like another CC. The one you thought had not enough background and ...
  • Agree, excellent advise as blown highlights can be impossible to recover in post.  I have a Leica SL and not an M240 but would assume there is a setting where overexposed areas are blinking in the ...
  • Rather harsh critique but honest and changing setting to improve jpg images from the camera is going to help.  However, we can perhaps also give some advice regarding composition and exposure.  ...
  • I would have preferred the photo without all of the photoshoped images inserted; I get you were adding humor but not my cup of tea. I would perhaps be more forgiving if you cropped both sides and ...
  • Not sure I can be of much help given I don't have the X Vario Leica or Sigma SD1M DSLR but what I did comment on above is how well the Zeiss zf.2 lenses, and especially the 135mm APO, work on the ...
  • Vieri, what you suggest makes a good deal of sense; as primarily a landscape photographer the SL 24-90 Elmarit covers exceptionally well the majority of what I need. However, I have been weighing ...
  • Very nice review of the S-adapter for the Leica SL and you make a good argument for why if you already own wonderful S lenses the SL could a good back up camera to the S camera. However, you didn't ...
  • A few months back I had similar thoughts about switching from the Nikon D800e to the Leica SL and you might read comments I posted several weeks back: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57854266 M ...
  • Very nicely written and organized review coming from the learned perspective of a professional. As a long-time DSLR user and nature photographer, I became intrigued with Leica SL’s potential as a ...
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