JimWongyyz

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Too bad it does not come in Hermes or LV casing/ bag. I want a matching camera bag to go with my girl friend's Hermes handbag at country club.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 21:22 UTC as 5th comment
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Mike FL: India has population as large as China, so when will Leica make an Elephant special edition for India?

It is not about population. It is all about rich camera collectors. They worship Leica over there.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
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REDred Photo: I was at a show this weekend and spent some time chatting with the Sony reps. I mentioned that, in my opinion, Minolta's Maxxum 7D was the finest ergonomic design of any DSLR ever made. It was truly a masterpiece of control. Nearly every control you'd ever need to change for different situations was available somewhere on the outside of the body. Menus were only for custom functions, quality settings, jpg options, etc.

Then Sony bought Minolta and moved away from the finest camera design paradigm ever made. The head rep responded with: "Sony needed to leave the past behind and move into the future."

Why does moving into the future have to mean abandoning the tactile controls which have evolved over a century of logical evolution? Do they really believe cameras would never have had dials and buttons if touch screens had existed back then?

Sometimes things are done the old way not because it's how things have always been done. Sometimes it just happens to be the best way to do it.

That Sony head rep's response is typical marketing response, his answer is make you go away.

If Sony is reading this : when customer gives you advice, you take notes and send it back to head office. Saying something relevant is only to pizz off your customers.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 02:13 UTC
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booggerg: oh gosh a little scratch on the front element won't show up in the pictures.. especially if you shoot wide open.. their own articles supports this

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches

There is no excuse for a poorly designed product.It does not require high tech science to make enough clearance for filter thread.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 19:42 UTC

This is a lens design issue. The filter thread on the lens should allow more clearance for filter. It these lens makers were in auto industry, there would be a recall.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 14:23 UTC as 36th comment
On article Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 (488 comments in total)
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AshMills: Id like to see results comparing a kit lens at 55mm with IS at 1/15s at F8 with this lens handheld at 1/15sec at F8. Then lets see who is compromising.

The press release says "The new ZEISS lens is especially suited for advertising, fashion and studio photography". Most likely it will be used with a tripod, and you have plenty of time for manual focus.

Intended purpose of this lens is different from kit lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 14:52 UTC
On article Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 (488 comments in total)

Canon,Leica, Rokinon, Olypmus, Nikon, Voigtlander all use different color for metric and imperial distance scale.

Is Zeiss cutting corner by using one color on both metric and imperial distance scale ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 14:47 UTC as 84th comment
On article Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 (488 comments in total)
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Joseph S Wisniewski: You would think that a company with Zeiss's history would actually have a sense of history.

Back in the early days of 35mm SLRs, all the camera makers tried their hands at 55-58mm f1.4 lenses. It's a focal length that lends itself to better optical design at f1.4 than a "true" 43mm normal. Photographers around the world rejected them, and pushed for a less "flat" normal, something closer to 43mm.

The end result was a "meet you half way" compromise, the 50mm that ruled for decades.

I think Zeiss is about to relearn history, as compromising the focal length to get "uncompromised" optical quality isn't going to work any better now than it did 50 years ago.

Are you try to say Zeiss should make this lens 50 mm instead of 55 mm ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 14:14 UTC
On article Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 (488 comments in total)

This is one ugly lens. Do you guys agree ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 14:09 UTC as 91st comment | 8 replies
On article Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 (488 comments in total)

This is my suggestion to Zeiss:

1. To market a lens at this price, you need to put lens builder's name somewhere on the lens, similar to what Swiss watch maker and Aston Martin car engine builder do. That will make the lens more collectable.

2. The finish of the lens does not look expensive. Any minor scratch on the barrel would be very visible, that would diminish it's re-sale value. If I buy this lens, I would be very worry about of scratching the barrel.

3. You need a more distinct name, a name associate with luxury, exclusiveness. Who cares if Otus is an owl, it doesn't sound expensive to me.

4. I can accept $4K price, I believe it would have a very good re-sale value compare to my Armani suite and Gucci shoes. In your marketing material, you should mention something like after 5 years of use, most Zeiss lens retain x% of their original value and Otus should have even better re-sale value.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 13:10 UTC as 102nd comment | 6 replies
On article Ten items you should have in your camera bag (288 comments in total)
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M Lammerse: The list is a good start:
I usually carry also with me (which might be a tip for others)
- aspirin and several sticking plasters
- a note book and pencil (even in the digital age)
- small LED flashlight, using same batteries as my flashes
- sun or spare glasses

Depending on the event:
Presscard (usually connect it to my bag, important to not forget)
tiny folding chair
parts for a folding step ladder
gas mask
folding reflectors
specific flash diffusers
A small yellow (rain)coat/top with reflecting safety striping for in the dark

And I never ever carry my smartphone in my camera bag. I would advice no one to do. In case of loss/theft or confiscation of your camera bag you can contact those who you need to contact.

Folding chair? Why not bring a shopping bag and sit on the ground.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:53 UTC
On article Ten items you should have in your camera bag (288 comments in total)

Toilet paper. Cannot count on public washroom to supply paper.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:49 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies

Wish Sony can do the same to their XPERIA mobile phones. Bring down price on Xperia line of phones, that will put pressure on Samsung and iPhones.

Not fair that we Xperia and Playstation users are subsidizing photographers.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 20:30 UTC as 25th comment
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marike6: The mirrorless bubble seems to be bursting (or at least showing holes), and Nikon is likely the first of several traditional camera companies to scale back production of MILCs. Although the Nikon 1 system managed to put Nikon in 4th place in the overall worldwide mirrorless market, perhaps enthusiasts are realizing that other than smaller size, there are few real advantages to investing in pricey MILC systems that ultimately don't outperform their DSLRs. It's a pity as the Nikon 1 managed to innovate in some areas where others MILCs weren't able to.

But Nikon is not a large conglomerate like a Sony or Panasonic who can make up for poor sales and unprofitable MILC systems with revenue from other divisions.

Sony division made $15 million profit last year. Any of the Fortune 500 CEO makes more than that.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 17:37 UTC
On article Carl Zeiss drops 'Carl', becomes 'ZEISS' (111 comments in total)

Do you think Zeiss is just name synonym to premier quality ? Just Ralph Lauren paint at Home Depot. We know Ralph Lauren has no clue about latex paint, it just means Ralph Lauren paint is a high end quality paint. When you pay a Zeiss lens for your Sony camera, you are buying a premier Sony lens. Agree ?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 20:56 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
On photo DSCF3403_HD in Tom Schum's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

this is a 'new' wall

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 03:28 UTC as 1st comment
On article Pentax offers K-30 in a variety of colors and finishes (118 comments in total)

Pentax should marketing matching color full leather case, half leather case, similar to those from Kaza.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 03:15 UTC as 15th comment
On article Pentax offers K-30 in a variety of colors and finishes (118 comments in total)
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Cane: I find it funny how the art of photography is a creative art, yet photographers have zero artistic inclinations with regards to their equipment or allow anyone the pleasure of being unique or different. Weird for a group that labels themselves artists. You'd think you could paint your camera, put stickers on it, etc.

And for those that say that wouldn't be professional, it's a k-30, not a Nikon D4. Most people in this price range are taking pictures of family, vacations, etc., not fashion magazine covers or Nation Geographic shots. Why does everything have to be so serious? A black camera doesn't make your pictures better, maybe just your ego. Photography is suppose to be fun, let it be.

Why iPhone and iPad users are having all the fun dressing up their phones.
There is very little choice how we can dress up our camera. There are a few companies offer casing for fujil, Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 03:10 UTC
On article Pentax offers K-30 in a variety of colors and finishes (118 comments in total)

I notice a lot Pentax owners drive Ferrari, Lamborghini, 911 from posting here. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 03:03 UTC as 16th comment
On article Pentax offers K-30 in a variety of colors and finishes (118 comments in total)

I think younger people will likes these color bodies.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 04:21 UTC as 47th comment
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