Teila Day

Teila Day

Lives in United States FL, United States
Has a website at www.teiladay.com
Joined on Apr 5, 2005

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Roland Karlsson: He new the officer - so he did not want him to lose his job?

How considerate.

I would put a big fat day-glow-yellow stamp of approval on the U.S. Government allowing the U.S. military to roll M1 tanks over protesters who illegally blocking traffic, anywhere in any city on U.S. soil. Just so you're crystal clear on what I'm saying.. that means I approve of and would even advocate for tanks smushing the b'jessus out of protesters illegally blocking public access. Darn right I said it.

I would also approve of the U.S. Government giving the go-ahead for private citizens to be able to freely ** run over ** illegal protesters blocking public access without the drivers having to fear of any legal recourse.

A 4,700lb SUV on top of people's behinds has a way of getting the message across that you don't block or impede others just because you have an issue. Now you don't have to presume. You know exactly where I stand.

** Frankly, I wish all the protesters would just light themselves on fire for their cause... and that would take care of that. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
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dash2k8: "...banking on the fact that Leica is perceived as a luxury brand versus other big camera companies like Nikon and Canon."

Only in yesteryears. Today, the above sentence needs to have "luxury" replaced with "overpriced and niche" to make sense.

@shigzeo " Vancouver, there were certain intersections where BMW cars were far and away the most numerous on the road. And not even in rich neighborhoods."

BMW's are cars that the middle class can easily afford, so why you would associate BMW with "rich" neighborhoods is a bit odd. A BMW 550 is around the same price as a decked out Jeep Cherokee... do you associate Jeeps with the "rich"? You probably didn't see a lot of BMW M6 Gran Coupés or i8's tooling around the intersection, which are commonly bought by the middle class.

Leica's problem is that its performance whether weighted towards luxury and or the camera performance that photographers have come to expect, are not on par with luxury pricing. Someone holding a digital Leica after holding a Canon 5ds or Nikon D850 should be "wowed"... amateur, collectors and professional photographers alike; but the brand overall fails to impress either demographic which is a point of failure if a profit is to be made and the brand upheld.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
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John Brewton: I have CPL's from four different manufacturers. I agree with Roger's conclusion. The biggest difference I have found is resistance to turning easily. I had to replace all my B+W's because they became impossible to turn - probably dust but it's not exactly something you can clean effectively. Also I had more trouble with the coatings on B+W. Currently using Hoya (67), Formatt (58), Heliopan (82) and NISI (77). I AM an equal opportunity photographer :).

I haven't had a problem with B+W, mine still turn nicely after over a decade of extensive use at the oceans edge in high humidity, sandy, salty environments. No coating issues. Clean the filters each night after use with soft damp cloth and quite often my own breath when I'm on location. No issues to report after nearly 15 years... not *yet* anyway :) I couldn't agree with you more however, I too am an equal opportunity photographer-- I don't have "brand loyalty", I'll use whatever works best for me. Great that you found filters that work well for you (thumbs up for that).

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 21:39 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
The simple bottom line:

Phones already closed the gap to point-&-shoots & the remaining high-end of those (RX-100s, LX-10s, etc..) are closing the gap to the IQ of entry level DSLRs & mirrorless. And then those (by their own portability, speed, resolution, DR & good glass merits) have already matched & in many ways surpassed MF on 95% of their pro value-added use (specialized shoots, high-speed sync via leaf shutters, etc. aside). And lets not even talk about stuff like burst & speed that MF can ONLY touch in their wettest dreams.

Now, S U R E L Y the eye-candy of a shoot with MF gear, pales doing it with a "meek" DSLR/mirrorless & the job's pay certainly may justify the big boys gear. But go hard press most pro clients with shots taken with a top Hasselblad/PhaseOne camera/back or something like a "humble" D850 & just about NONE will be able to actually tell the difference.

Like it or not, soon no one will buy new MF gear and their 2nd hand value will be less than scrape metal.

Zoom ... We're seeing eye-to-eye and like ozturert, you too seem to have a realistic handle on what to use and when, in the context of when it does not make sense to use pricey gear when other gear can give like-results.

Advertising people and art directors can get ridiculous when it come to photography. Consumer, couldn't care less whether you use a Nikon D2x or a Phase 180 to photograph an outfit, lipstick or food. It just doesn't matter much to the consumer when we see it in crummy magazine print.... but I understand when it *can* matter. 18mp or 80mp doesn't matter much on a billboard of course because few consumers will notice the difference as emphasis is simply on the "bigger picture" or general idea.

The want for hi-res photography will indeed increase irrespective of how it's packaged; whether it's in MF form or the capability reduced to iPhone size won't matter. Viewing screens are getting larger; the standard will at a minimum demand MF and LF performance.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
The simple bottom line:

Phones already closed the gap to point-&-shoots & the remaining high-end of those (RX-100s, LX-10s, etc..) are closing the gap to the IQ of entry level DSLRs & mirrorless. And then those (by their own portability, speed, resolution, DR & good glass merits) have already matched & in many ways surpassed MF on 95% of their pro value-added use (specialized shoots, high-speed sync via leaf shutters, etc. aside). And lets not even talk about stuff like burst & speed that MF can ONLY touch in their wettest dreams.

Now, S U R E L Y the eye-candy of a shoot with MF gear, pales doing it with a "meek" DSLR/mirrorless & the job's pay certainly may justify the big boys gear. But go hard press most pro clients with shots taken with a top Hasselblad/PhaseOne camera/back or something like a "humble" D850 & just about NONE will be able to actually tell the difference.

Like it or not, soon no one will buy new MF gear and their 2nd hand value will be less than scrape metal.

Ozturert... keep in mind that price/performance ratio or the ROI is a lot of times not what you detect on the back in (final product), but rather the money saved on the *front end* e.g. processing, how a sensor reports blue sky, skin, and green grasses, along with the utility in cropping which translates into money, etc..
If a particular camera can save 3min. processing, per shot.. that's a lot of savings.

3min /shot x 200 monthly = 600 min saved. That's 10hrs. for one worker at $12/hr = $120mo. saved. If you have 3 photographer/editors on your team, then that's $4,320 per year. Over 3yrs = $12,960 in time savings / payroll alone. That might be the difference between using a D5 and say, a 5Dsr. Change what you're shooting and either camera can give you the savings. That's just one example.

Whether to Invest in MF or not should be an easy question to answer for most people... especially considering the D810, D850, & A7R II :)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
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mbot: Medium Format is dead-in-the-water.

Give me the next forthcoming FullFrame backside-illuminated 24mp sensor from Sony and I'll never look back or forward, I'll be set for life. Combine that with 4K 10bit 4:2:2 video with no pixel-binning, no lineskipping & ALL-I 400mbps video with 7ms latency, and I'll blow you away on-time, every time.

Dedicated cameras will always have a place, oh unless Kim Jong Un hits that red button, then we're all screwed😁

MF is hardly even close to being dead.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 22:52 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Fuji have been eating Hasselblad's lunch, and this is the result.

Predictable given the legacy super high retail pricing strategy by Hasselblad, and the super aggressive pricing point of the GFX.

100% correct. Fuji is putting a hurting on Hasselblad by wooing current and future would-be Hasselblad customers. Pentax on the other hand is a mere cautionary tale because Ricoh-Pentax screwed around and hasn't developed their product line. Tilt/Shift? No. Modern Teleconverter? Extension tubes? or leaf shutter lens? No, No, and No.

At this juncture the only way Pentax will stay relevant is if the company surprises with an excellent 100mp 645 and a few lenses, or even better... A 150mp 54x40'ish size sensor for under $20k and at least 3-5 new lenses offered.

I hate to think that Pentax wasted such a wonderful camera that's brimming with potential.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
The simple bottom line:

Phones already closed the gap to point-&-shoots & the remaining high-end of those (RX-100s, LX-10s, etc..) are closing the gap to the IQ of entry level DSLRs & mirrorless. And then those (by their own portability, speed, resolution, DR & good glass merits) have already matched & in many ways surpassed MF on 95% of their pro value-added use (specialized shoots, high-speed sync via leaf shutters, etc. aside). And lets not even talk about stuff like burst & speed that MF can ONLY touch in their wettest dreams.

Now, S U R E L Y the eye-candy of a shoot with MF gear, pales doing it with a "meek" DSLR/mirrorless & the job's pay certainly may justify the big boys gear. But go hard press most pro clients with shots taken with a top Hasselblad/PhaseOne camera/back or something like a "humble" D850 & just about NONE will be able to actually tell the difference.

Like it or not, soon no one will buy new MF gear and their 2nd hand value will be less than scrape metal.

Hi ozturert... Yes, the *printing* is somewhat specialized compared to what most people print (actually rather common in industry), however the photography (common portraiture or still life) isn't, which can benefit from the advantages of MF, which is what I was addressing.

Zoom's hitting the nail on the head, and my comment wasn't meant as an unkind retort, but rather stressing that whether or not HE can get particular utility from the format often supersedes whether or not a client is able to tell the difference. One has to do with aesthetics, the other has to do with time and money.

Like mowing thick grass with a Diesel compact tractor or gas one... both give the same results, say, when a customer looks at the freshly mown lawn, but the diesel can give so much more utility to the operator. Likewise MF.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 06:57 UTC
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Bambi24: Stop attacking the cop.

Who points a camera at a police officer, in the dark, at 10PM, without even telling the cop he is there.

This is just photography darwinism in action, the same darwinism that gets people killed photographing train tracks.

Bambi, If the cop "couldn't tell"... then he shouldn't have discharged his weapon. Period. You don't discharge your weapon because you *think* someone *might* have a gun *possibly* aimed in your direction.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 05:59 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
The simple bottom line:

Phones already closed the gap to point-&-shoots & the remaining high-end of those (RX-100s, LX-10s, etc..) are closing the gap to the IQ of entry level DSLRs & mirrorless. And then those (by their own portability, speed, resolution, DR & good glass merits) have already matched & in many ways surpassed MF on 95% of their pro value-added use (specialized shoots, high-speed sync via leaf shutters, etc. aside). And lets not even talk about stuff like burst & speed that MF can ONLY touch in their wettest dreams.

Now, S U R E L Y the eye-candy of a shoot with MF gear, pales doing it with a "meek" DSLR/mirrorless & the job's pay certainly may justify the big boys gear. But go hard press most pro clients with shots taken with a top Hasselblad/PhaseOne camera/back or something like a "humble" D850 & just about NONE will be able to actually tell the difference.

Like it or not, soon no one will buy new MF gear and their 2nd hand value will be less than scrape metal.

Zoom.. can YOU tell the difference in cropping latitude between 47mp and 100mp? It's not just about what the viewer can see... it's also about *utility*. If you're printing to a sheet of glass or rows of tile, can the added MF pixels make a difference between you printing a row of tiles in one run or having to break the job up between to print runs?

1. Shooting digital MF is about more than just "image quality".
2. Shooting digital MF is also about utility & processing latitude
3. Shooting digital MF is quite often more about business/monetary decisions.

... If you're shooting to subsequently print on large glass doors, are you going to reach for the D850, or a 100mp GFX equivalent?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 05:47 UTC

The "original price" was silly to begin with and is irrelevant. The bottom line is that Hasselblad is selling the camera now, at a price that simply amounts to less-ludicrous than it had been priced over the years. If the company does not start offering more camera-per-dollar though aggressive pricing and interesting innovation, I think Hasselblad won't have long to walk to reach its death bed.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 05:21 UTC as 40th comment
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ZeBebito: If someone wants medium format IQ, can spend even less, just get a D850 and call it a day.

... or save money buying MF lenses today; then reap the benefit of using them on the 100mp 44x33 sensors when they debut, as opposed to having to pay a premium on MF lenses over today's prices by the time they finally migrate to MF.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 03:44 UTC
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zsedcft: I don't understand this camera or the Fuji 50MP. The sensor is barely bigger than full frame yet there are the compromises with usability, lens availability (particularly on the Fuji) and portability. I can understand the 100MP versions of these because you get the larger sensor that is almost 645 size. I really think a D850 is a match for any of these smaller sensor MF backs. If you are already in for $40k+ for the system, why not just spend the extra $15k and get a real MF camera?

ZeBebito, depends on if you want to think like a business or an individual..

Yes, we're finally recently (after 4 years and before the D850 came to fruition) to the point where FF offers comparable results to 44x33 MF.... that is as long as we're comparing it to the current 4-year-old + technology sensors in the 50c, 645Z, X1D and GFX. You have to think about what relevant FF was available when the current 44x33 base sensor debuted.... the D800 was about it.

At this juncture I wouldn't buy the current 44x33 MF platform(s), and would wait until the newer products debut. It's those products that will be compared to the D850. Expect 100mp or more in the next iteration of MF, and it's hard to believe that the increase in pixels will be the only advantage.

The D850 + certain Zeiss glass, will certainly be a great combination.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 03:40 UTC
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Teila Day: He should be fired and banned from working in law enforcement again in the U.S.. He should also face felony criminal charges. How many shots would've been fired had it been a 250lb, 6'4, dark skinned journalist? Yes... I said it. How would that kangaroo "investigation" wash out? Cop reasonably mistook the Canon® (pun) for a gun? I wonder if the same cop would reasonably mistake a guy coming out of an architecture firm with a long tube of drawings as a bazooka? Nah... probably not...

nikonmojo, perhaps the difference between describing a demographic and an individual is lost on you. It's not poor form to say homeschoolers as a demographic are better educated than inner city kids. Of course the statement doesn't describe *every* homeschooled or inner city child; but is true all the same.

Likewise, it's true that our nation's police are grossly unchecked and have a poor knowledge of constitutional law. Irrespective of whether or not the truth or facts rub you the wrong way... they're still truths or facts. Our nation's police need better training, oversight, and legal reform that makes it far easier convict sub-par officers on felony charges.

The problem is that far more than just a "select few" are sub-par officers.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 02:24 UTC
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Ayoh: $1700 for a 35mm f2.0 equivalent lens? Seems excessive

@mgrum : "I don't know how the likes of the GFX will fare if the next generation of 35mm cameras push past 50MP."

... Because the next generation of 33x44 sensors will likely be 100mp or more. The current base sensor (found in the GFX, X1D, 645Z, and 50C) is practically 4 years old. Senseless (especially if you're shooting professionally or a business) to compare 4yr old tech to current FF when a basic road map of what's coming to market roughly over the next 24 months for MF sensors.

You can reasonably expect FF around 50mp+ for the next iteration of high res. FF bodies, and MF with at least 100mp on the 33x44 sensor; 150mp for the larger sensors.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
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D3v1L: I was waiting for this one. Just have to wait for review, and if it is good it will replace my EF 70-200 IS II, I use it just for portraits. Hope they release same 50 with IS, till then I will stick to my old EF 50 1.4.

Price alone will meter what lenses are purchased in longer focal lengths across most photographic demographics.. More $2k lenses will be sold over a $6k lens.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1175034-REG/nikon_af_s_nikkor_200_500mm_f_5_6e.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/542292-REG/Canon_2297B002_Telephoto_EF_200mm_f_2L.html

*It would be interesting to see how many outdoor portrait & glamour photographers would opt for 200 f/2 over 85 (independent of price), and after spending a week with each lens. I'd be curious to see what many others preferred.

You're absolutely right; lenses like the 16-35, 24-70, and 70-200 f/2.8, etc.. are mainstay / bread-and-butter lenses common to most aspects of photography. The 70-200 is indeed particularly very popular with portrait/glamour work and excels in that capacity.

Best in photography to you Bokeh!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
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sh10453: '... where he began setting up his tripod and camera "in full view of the deputy."'
Also ... " Grimm states that he knows the deputy who shot him"

This sounds like there has been something going on between the two of them.
Did the photographer steal the wife or girlfriend of the deputy sometime ago, or had an affair with her?

I can't imagine that this firing was simply a mistake or a lack of judgment.
This case clearly needs an independent investigation, not an internal one.

I'm not being combative; I just didn't know if you knew such or not. Most people do not. Most soldiers, sailors, and airmen do not, often to their detriment in civil matters. Facts; not my "feelings".

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 23:23 UTC
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SantaFeBill: Sure it was a 'mistake'? There are known instances of police trying to shut down photographing their activities, from confiscating cameras to threatening people with arrest, when the photographer was doing nothing illegal and not interfering with the police.

Such happens daily because police don't know constitutional law (con law), when they should know it better than the typical first year law student and they don't. That's not only sad, but it should be embarrassing to the department.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 23:20 UTC
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sh10453: '... where he began setting up his tripod and camera "in full view of the deputy."'
Also ... " Grimm states that he knows the deputy who shot him"

This sounds like there has been something going on between the two of them.
Did the photographer steal the wife or girlfriend of the deputy sometime ago, or had an affair with her?

I can't imagine that this firing was simply a mistake or a lack of judgment.
This case clearly needs an independent investigation, not an internal one.

Heyitsjoel...JAG? Are you kidding? JAG has screwed more military members because of JAG attorneys not being abreast on state laws. Remember, military atty's main goal is to serve the mil., not service members with civil issues. JAG is a poor place to get info on civil matters. I wouldn't want JAG to investigate which grandkid took the cookie from the cookie jar. JAG needs to stick to figuring out whether or not the military needs to pay someone due to property damage, etc... military stuff like that ;)

Most JAG attorneys are mere generalists. Not versed in family, tax, health, etc.. fields of law... but that's another thread for another day. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 23:13 UTC
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Teila Day: He should be fired and banned from working in law enforcement again in the U.S.. He should also face felony criminal charges. How many shots would've been fired had it been a 250lb, 6'4, dark skinned journalist? Yes... I said it. How would that kangaroo "investigation" wash out? Cop reasonably mistook the Canon® (pun) for a gun? I wonder if the same cop would reasonably mistake a guy coming out of an architecture firm with a long tube of drawings as a bazooka? Nah... probably not...

"Speculating" whether or not law enforcement treats minorities differently is like "speculating" whether or not insider trading is a trading norm.

I said nothing that had to do with playing a "race card" Don't be ridiculous. But I sure as heck did mention race! ... because it's pertinent... still today... in 2017. It's to the point where law enforcement can know as much Con. Law as an animal cracker; drag a nurse (who practical read the law to him) out of a hospital ... and all-the-while think it's 'ok' behavior.

Such plays out throughout the U.S. daily, and if you think race doesn't make a difference in law enforcement then you're oblivious. Cops say things to people in other neighborhoods that they'd NEVER think of saying to a person in mine. That's disgusting.

Court of public opinion? No, more like watching the body cam + using my ears. "got out with a gun... but it's not" .. "camera pointed.. like a weapon"

How else do you "point" a camera?

Fire him.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
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