Papa48

Papa48

Lives in United States Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jun 2, 2018

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On article Leica M11 pre-production sample gallery (95 comments in total)
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Papa48: I'm really trying to be impressed by this gallery. Sorry, but I don't understand what attracts people to this niche for so much more money.

Okay, thanks. Makes sense for those who appreciate that world.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2022 at 15:14 UTC
On article Leica M11 pre-production sample gallery (95 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: Pardon my ignorance, but what is the message behind that wall art of the gorilla releasing the two doves?

You'd have to watch the film, "Harry and the Hendersons". That's a tender-hearted Sasquatch who can't understand why humans imprison birds, and mount dead elk's heads on walls.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2022 at 15:04 UTC
On article Leica M11 pre-production sample gallery (95 comments in total)

I'm really trying to be impressed by this gallery. Sorry, but I don't understand what attracts people to this niche for so much more money.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2022 at 14:57 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On photo Old Church in Dooley, Montana in the Point and shooter's challenge (13 comments in total)
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Birddogman: Thanks to David and those who offered kind thoughts. This church is miles from anywhere and it was a very cool thing to see before it collapsed.

Apologies to the rest. I wasn't aware that changing the sky constituted a "composite image" or that there was some sort of OOC expectation. I mess with pretty much all of my keeper images in PS, so this one was no exception.

I do NOT want to cheat, so I am hereby voluntarily giving up my 1st place.

FWIW, the RX1r II is a terrific camera with superb IQ, but is limited by the fixed 35mm focal length.

Carry on.

Greg

As photographic art, it's amazing. I guess rules are rules, though am glad I saw this excellent image from you in the challenge. Whatever happens with your First Place, the image is in my memory to stay! Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2022 at 15:26 UTC
On photo Habana. Cuba in manishtushu's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Eloquent!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2022 at 11:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF33mm F1.4 R LM WR (116 comments in total)
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Bob P cz: I'm confused by the picture of 35 mm 1.4 lens in the side by side comparison - I remember the 35 mm f1.4 didn't have an apperture ring and looked differently. Did I miss there was a second version of 35 mm f1.4 ?!?

Exactly my best kit as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2021 at 09:56 UTC
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Do_Ki: Why always with the declicked aperture? The mechanism can't be too expensive to include, so why are these cheap Chinese lenses always declicked? I freaking hate it.

These sere originally cine lens designs, before being designed with stills mounts.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2021 at 21:22 UTC
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Do_Ki: Why always with the declicked aperture? The mechanism can't be too expensive to include, so why are these cheap Chinese lenses always declicked? I freaking hate it.

Cinema/video. No jerking, smoother transitions.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2021 at 20:02 UTC
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red pencil: Just goes to show that iphone photographers can take mediocre photos just like Canon,Nikon, Fuji, OMD, Panasonic, Leica, Sony etc photographers here

You're just here to troll.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2021 at 10:57 UTC

It's a very rewarding collection to view, balancing out nay-sayers' comments below for me. A tide of very strong phone images has been washing over the imaging world for some time. Must be a bit intimidating.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 22:13 UTC as 33rd comment
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red pencil: Just goes to show that iphone photographers can take mediocre photos just like Canon,Nikon, Fuji, OMD, Panasonic, Leica, Sony etc photographers here

Are yours better? Post 'em!

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 21:50 UTC

This piece leaves me mystified. Oh well, “to each, his own.”

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2021 at 23:59 UTC as 18th comment
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andyus08: some people have never tried the lens and gave rubbish comments. First, I must agree that chinese lens are not equal in quality control. No wonder the price tag is so low and you can say that " you get what you paid for". However, for some, the quality is acceptable for budget lens and works for many people. I have used this lens on Fuji camera. The build and image quality is good for its price. It's soft but @f2 or above, it's quite good. Of course, if you want top quality, then spend 3 times more to get Fuji lens, period!

Ironically, my MF results are also more consistent with focus peaking turned off.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2021 at 20:15 UTC
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yukosteel: Just finished the disassembly process guide for TTArtisan 50mm F1.2 lens in Fuji X mount:
https://yukosteel.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/disassembly-ttartisan-50mm-f1-4-lens-in-fuji-x-mount/

Your article title states 1.4. Typo? Thanks, for posting. I'm reading it tonight.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 03:05 UTC
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Satyaa: I like the design... aperture ring easy to see to the front, and focus ring where the hand naturally supports the lens.

Anyone have experience with their lenses to comment on the IQ?

Paired with my 16MP Fuji X-Trans sensor, I don't have to make excuses for anything I've shot with it. And I'm back in a fast fixed focal length lens - something I couldn't afford with good conscience, from my camera's brand.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2021 at 11:13 UTC
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Sylverphoto: I would not contaminate any camera with this piece.
Also again: The Font is stolen from Leica. Why can Chinese not invent their own Font Style, as did Zeiss, as did Voigtlander. How hard can this be? Anyone who is buying this should feel ashamed. Really unbelievable.

Photos I've made with this lens are beautiful. My camera is still clean as a whistle.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2021 at 11:04 UTC
On photo Abandoned house on the Montana high prairie in the Urban & rural architecture challenge (9 comments in total)

You've done great work with these. I've returned to admire them a number of times. Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 13:09 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Georgescanvas: So then - phones take excellent images. So why create a distinction by holding mobile phone or iPhone awards??

Commercial entities often support these competitions. Maybe that’s the case here. I’m guessing, and didn’t take the time and effort to research it.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2021 at 10:27 UTC
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midlingphotographer: Proof that you can tell a good story and make an interesting picture with any camera. The accessibility of technology & art mediums is a truly wonderful thing

My phones have been there to make images that proved very enjoyable for the people who matter to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2021 at 22:03 UTC
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winkalman: Seeing great smartphone images is always a little bittersweet for me. It triggers my weird phobia that I will someday capture a truly great image on a smartphone and will then immediately regret not having a decent quality version from a proper camera. Like it'll be the best photo I've ever taken or will ever take but it'll be some grainy overprocessed mess that I can never create a stunning large print of because I was too lazy to carry a decent camera.

Most of us view it on our phones. Nothing lost here!

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2021 at 22:02 UTC
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