krassphoto

krassphoto

Lives in United States NY/NJ, United States
Works as a dental lab owner/technician
Joined on Sep 24, 2006
About me:

Enjoying taking pictures and videos and collecting/restoring vintage film cameras.

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photoholiko: If a private equity funds gets a hold of Leica you will see lots of junk with the Leica name on it. It will be sad to see that.

Regarding "lots of junk with Leica name on it", I'd be more concerned about "Asian optics groups" rather than private equity funds...

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 02:57 UTC

I wish they make a digital FF Lynx 14e. But in reality most likely it will be another "unprecedented" overpriced nonsense with Yashica name on it...

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 18:30 UTC as 36th comment
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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krassphoto: Oh, I'd love to see a comeback of wonderful Yashica rangefinders in digital form!

Roland, Leica's been making digital rangefinders for a long time. Why can't Yashica make something similar, maybe not FF, but APS-C sized sensor, with Fuji type manual controls and packed with film imitating filters, and more sanely priced? I think they can, at least in theory...
I'd buy a digital Lynx 14E in a heartbeat!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 21:59 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)

Oh, I'd love to see a comeback of wonderful Yashica rangefinders in digital form!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 92nd comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (736 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: it did not need to be smaller it did not need a dongle flash to replace the elegant inbuilt pop up one

while the upgrade to the 24 mp excellent xtrans sensor is welcome

it didn't need to lose the d pad.. touch screens are good but not enough to lose 5 input buttons

I've been waiting for this camera a long time but ill pass
keep my xe2 and xpro2

Hey, maybe Fuji have plans for the xe4 already, who knows? :) With all these issues addressed.
So far I'm disappointed, but feel better at the same time that I can keep my xe2 with no doubt and instead of new body, get myself a nice lens ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (736 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: it did not need to be smaller it did not need a dongle flash to replace the elegant inbuilt pop up one

while the upgrade to the 24 mp excellent xtrans sensor is welcome

it didn't need to lose the d pad.. touch screens are good but not enough to lose 5 input buttons

I've been waiting for this camera a long time but ill pass
keep my xe2 and xpro2

Agree again! And those are exactly my turn-away points! Replacing physical buttons with touch screen ones contradicts the whole Fuji thing about manual control camera IMO.
I was waiting for this camera too. I wish they left the ex2 body untouched, just added a new 24 mp sensor, and maybe, ISO dial and tilt-screen.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (204 comments in total)
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webber15: I won't buy as I have the Xpro2...but...I'm liking this.
I like the idea of Fuji keeping the Xpro or XE line "purer" I.E. no flippy screen and ibis...
Xt line or proposed new high end system can happily push on as a technological "tour de force".

It's how I see it anyway...

We all are so spoiled by technology! :)))
Hey, even my 1st digital camera - Minolta A1 had a tilt screen! When I take it in my hands now, I laugh, but back then it was a $1K 5MP masterpiece! 😁

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (204 comments in total)
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webber15: I won't buy as I have the Xpro2...but...I'm liking this.
I like the idea of Fuji keeping the Xpro or XE line "purer" I.E. no flippy screen and ibis...
Xt line or proposed new high end system can happily push on as a technological "tour de force".

It's how I see it anyway...

I do a lot of ground level photos (car shows, for example) and I wish my xe2 had a flip. Have to use other cameras instead. Don't feel like lying on the ground.
And, if they already made a 90 deg. flip, why not already make it 180, or even better - fully articulating. It would attract more buyers.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (204 comments in total)
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webber15: I won't buy as I have the Xpro2...but...I'm liking this.
I like the idea of Fuji keeping the Xpro or XE line "purer" I.E. no flippy screen and ibis...
Xt line or proposed new high end system can happily push on as a technological "tour de force".

It's how I see it anyway...

Dave, no offence, but to my eyes thinking that flip screen is just for selfies, looks silly as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (204 comments in total)

No articulating screen and ISO dial, flash is gone... Thanks, Fuji! I'm keeping my XE2 and my wallet is happy. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 11:59 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan (46 comments in total)
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Sangster: Looks sanitized compared to Vietnam war photos.

Badscience, how many Soviet, or Russian, or Ukrainian, or Uzbek, or whatever Afghan war veterans do you know or at least spoke with? You're a pathetic demagogue, typical keyboard warrior, picking on words and pretending to know everything about everything. Stop making a fool out of yourself, for God's sake, it's embarrassing.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 03:30 UTC
On article Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan (46 comments in total)
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Sangster: Looks sanitized compared to Vietnam war photos.

Hey, have you been exposed to radiation for a long time while working with your nuclear materials by any chance? When you are reading someone's comments and replying to them, try to use whatever left of your fried brains, not just your fingertips.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
On article Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan (46 comments in total)
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Sangster: Looks sanitized compared to Vietnam war photos.

"i personally resent seeing anyone disparage the American soldier

they put their life on the line for what they believe is right they follow orders"
Cosinaphile, i have to break out agreement and reply to your comment because I couldn't agree with you more in that!
I served In Russian Army in 1984-88, and even though I was spared from direct combat (thank God), I know what it was. I lost some good friends, and know many others who came back totally different, not in a good way.
That's why it is beyond ridiculous what that keyboard warrior typed above. "the decision to go to war is easy..." It's not about whether I'm ready to die or not. He totally missed the point what to die FOR!! Yes, I am ready to die to defend my family, my house and my Land, but I don't want to sacrifice a finger for someone's political ambitions or financial profit.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
On article Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan (46 comments in total)
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Sangster: Looks sanitized compared to Vietnam war photos.

...and you're right behind your keyboard talking things you have no freakin' idea about. go get some coloring books, snowflake. I'm done with you here.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
On article Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan (46 comments in total)
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Sangster: Looks sanitized compared to Vietnam war photos.

lol, you're so pathetic. I did'n give you an answer, but you already answered for me.
Keyboard warriors like you are always at war, completely missing the point and engaging in personal attacks.
Even though I don't have to, I'll give you my answer which is "yes".
Have you?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 16:21 UTC
On article Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan (46 comments in total)
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Sangster: Looks sanitized compared to Vietnam war photos.

What an absurd and degrading question

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
On article Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan (46 comments in total)
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Sangster: Looks sanitized compared to Vietnam war photos.

Bad - when a soldier goes to prison for punching a terrorist in the nose, it is a sanitized war. When the crucial combat decisions are made in Washington by corrupt politicians, whoes main concern are their kickbacks from military contracts, it is a sanitized war.
You fight a war to kill the enemy, period. Not to bring a western-type democracy to savages who are 500 years behind, and don't want to go any forward.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 14:25 UTC
On article Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan (46 comments in total)

Why not learn on Russian experience? They couldn't win there, and they weren't as ceremonious as politically correct US forces. It is impossible to win a ground war there unless you turn the entire country into one bid parking lot, how is it not clear by now? Get the hell out of there!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 03:49 UTC as 9th comment
On article Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan (46 comments in total)
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Sangster: Looks sanitized compared to Vietnam war photos.

Because the war is sanitized too. That's why it's going on for 16 yrs with no win

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
On article How the viral 'climber eclipse' photos were shot (60 comments in total)

Just amazing!!! I'm speechless

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 23:31 UTC as 21st comment
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