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On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)

For those who ask why a camera like this…

Take an M-series Leica with a 35mm Summilux f1.4…go into an funky, old Blues bar. Photograph the musicians (no stage, just a corner in the room)…the people…dancers…you’ll soon be “dancing” with them! You press the shutter button…it fires NOW…no 1/10 second delay. Don’t need IS…you know how to properly hold a camera. AF no good here…light is too low…the rangefinder serves you well…you can focus FAST.

Give me conditions similar to that funky old bar & I know of no other camera that can handle the job so well without calling attention to itself. Get to know the camera…it becomes an extension of your mind.

Disclaimer here…age…failing eyesight…creaky back…can no longer do an M-Leica justice. Can no longer carry anything more than 2~3 pounds. My Leica, SLRs & DSLRs have been abandoned. Now use a Panasonic FZ1000.

For those needing an explanation of "dancing" or extension of the mind…watch a video of Cartier-Bresson at work.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 06:18 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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LJ - Eljot: So, prints from commercial version be less permanent?

Wide color gamut proofs do not apply to fine art, but, to print ads, posters, cereal boxes...short life uses.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 23:11 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: I had the Sony Mavica FD 73........

FD70, FD71, CD1000 here.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 09:54 UTC
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Suntan: A low light camera with a f/2.8 lens... odd.

---depth of focus.
---exact focus point may be difficult in seriously low light...therefor f2.8.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 21:19 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: His house seams way to big to be paid for by his photography. Looks like a annual income of around USA $250,000 to $____________ ? in todays $'s. If you know what his income was compared to __________ or to the average I would love to know. Remember the price of gold then was $35/oz? so $1,000/35=28.6 oz x todays $1,268.20/oz = $36,234. Please comment if you know.

Ansel wrote books, gave many workshops, lectured, was a consultant to Polaroid....& made some income from the sale of prints. I attended 3 of his truly valuable workshops; have a few of his books,
Bought my first aa print for US$6.00...1960. The next one doubled in cost!
I'm not a landscape photographer, but, what he taught was useful to any who wanted to produce a superior photograph.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 09:21 UTC
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (108 comments in total)

Nice shots. Some good tips there. Don't forget the earplugs! Get musician's type plugs...worth it.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 18:05 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
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DoubleDash: Kodak and Polaroid. Very true. IPhone one #1, ridonculous.

The fact that a computer is not on #1 is just shamefull.

Roland— you are correct.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 07:15 UTC
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DoubleDash: Kodak and Polaroid. Very true. IPhone one #1, ridonculous.

The fact that a computer is not on #1 is just shamefull.

without the transistor, there would not have been a computer.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 08:07 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (737 comments in total)
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mangeshck: I have Canon 80D. I like everything on it as I upgraded from 60D. Only problem I have been facing is battery life. I guess I am not able to get more than 450 shots on single charge. Wi-fi is OFF, not even videos are being shot, no live view shooting. Battery seems to go down 1% for every 4 to 5 shots. Any suggestions?

Not a pun — try a different battery.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
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LightCatcherLT: It's strange feeling when you purchased something and then 4 months later they give that completely free... Feeling of betrayal. Can't get it why give away for free if lot's of people paid for it?

Read Nik's opening page...if you bought the collection in 2016, you can get a full refund.

"...If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days."

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 22:09 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: I upgraded to LR6, but it's showing up as a 30 Trial ends in 5 days, from a No-reply e-mail. I installed with the help of chat (which was lame) so this should not be happening. I wasted an hour calling 2 Adobe phone #'s with endless product options but none for Light Room, I was told I would have to pay for support!
HELP please send me a e-mail address for anyone @ Adobe & or phone # of a person there Thanks please like this.

Start Lr6; go to help —> update. Check if you are missing an update. I had the same problem...that disappeared after loading an Adobe patch.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 22:38 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Gene Smirnov (50 comments in total)

some nice work here. especially #8

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 19:09 UTC as 21st comment
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PBR Streetgang: THAT, is a gutsy pilot!

ALL!! fire fighting pilots —fixed-wing & helicopter — are gutsy & seriously careful!
Disclaimer...my son-in-law is a helicopter fire-fighter. My daughter is an ex-ground fire-fighter.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 18:38 UTC
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junk1: How does CC work - do I need to be online to use it every time?

What if I am in a remote area? I need to be able to use my software while on vacation in remote areas.

Does it load quickly, or does it often download updates?

All CC work can be done on your own system off- line for up to 99 days. You must then log on to re-confirm your subscription.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 20:27 UTC
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matt mikulla: Don't like it? Don't buy it.

This lens could be a lot of fun. Fun like: put it on your camera and go make some images!

Not sure why they would release this for just Leica right now. Why not Sony, Olympus and Fuji X mount?

Matt — Leica M mount can be adapted to Sony, Olympus & Fuji. Maybe also Canon, Nikon...not sure there.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 04:21 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1622 comments in total)
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veroman: In the 15+ years I've been shooting digitally, I've shot with nearly every species of digital camera, from 2MP full frame to 2MP point and shoot; from 24MP APS-C to 24MP full frame, etc. I've also shot with a very wide variety of lenses, including full frame lenses on cropped sensor bodies.

Bottom line: if highest image quality is the goal, then full frame or medium format are the routes to take, no question of it. As good as my micro four thirds gear is, my full frame Sony A850 is significantly better. No contest.

As far as full frame lenses on crop bodies goes, the writer left out the important fact that full frame lenses on APS-C bodies provide superior sharpness and clarity at the edges of the frame. After all, you're only using the center to mid-edges of the full frame glass while, with a dedicated APS-C lens, you're using the whole glass, edge-to-edge.

There are other aspects of this topic that weren't touched on in this article. I'm sure other posters will mention them.

nerd2...Canon EOS D2000

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:26 UTC
On article Weird Science: Olympus BioScapes 2014 winners (21 comments in total)

To all...click on olympusbioscapes.com for more fascinating photos & videos. A whole new world in there!

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 20:43 UTC as 11th comment
On article Weird Science: Olympus BioScapes 2014 winners (21 comments in total)
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bobbarber: Number 10 is not identified.

Click on olympusbioscapes.com for the explanation. Also, be sure to watch the video.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 20:40 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: In my opinion, the problem of Sony is the lack of lenses. Personally I find nothing to be excited about so many new camera bodies from Sony is there is no portrait lens to compete with 35 mm, 50mm or 85 mm in the F/1.2-F/1.4 range.

Professionals will have the same issues with A9.

What Sony will do good is landscape photography, but not portraits.

EthanP99 — small-minded comment. We do not all have the ability to manually focus (e.g., macular degeneration).

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 08:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (901 comments in total)
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Rob Klein: I am really curious if the FZ1000 can be effectively used to shoot college and high school sports? Namely, football in poorly lit high school stadiums at night or hockey in less than professional rinks. Anyone used this camera for those purposes or something close that would tell me if this is a wise choice? I freelance for a major city newspaper shooting high school and college sports and need the reach of the zoom on this, as there is nothing comparable in the Fuji X-T1 lens line at present.

PS Geneva — That's good info for Klein.

Something that helps me in low stage light is a monopod with a snugged ball head — reduce unnecessary movement at my end. Not the same problem as very fast action, but, if you have one, it's worth a try with or without the ball head.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 06:26 UTC
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