ybizzle

ybizzle

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ybizzle: Still waiting for the vaporware KODAK Super 8 Camera announced at CES 2016... ;)

Let's hope you're right. I'd like to try this out one day as I was just born when super 8 was first popular. Now in my 30's, I have found a love for film photography through my Leica cameras so this would be next on my to do list.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:36 UTC
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ybizzle: Still waiting for the vaporware KODAK Super 8 Camera announced at CES 2016... ;)

Sure but where is actual camera that was announced a year ago??

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:24 UTC

Still waiting for the vaporware KODAK Super 8 Camera announced at CES 2016... ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:11 UTC as 108th comment | 6 replies

The popularity of Fuji Classic Chrome film simulation is the real reason this is coming back...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 115th comment | 2 replies
On article GearEye is an RFID-based gear management system (45 comments in total)

Or just look in your bag before you leave to see if everything is there. You can also create a check list to be safe you don't miss anything. This product is DOA and anyone who funds this will pretty much be throwing money in the toilet.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 01:30 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article DxO ONE app update adds support for Facebook Live (15 comments in total)
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ybizzle: The 3 people owning this device will be very happy.

Glad to know I have such loyal followers keeping track of my comments :)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 04:06 UTC
On article DxO ONE app update adds support for Facebook Live (15 comments in total)
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Fachy Marin: The DXO-one is definitely better than all the modular technologies used in LG and Moto phones. Ten times better quality, functionality, etc. you have an actual camera paired with your phone. I hope they can support android in the future.

If you're going to take 2 devices with you, you may as well take any of the small 1" sensor pocket cams. They pretty much all have WiFi and are able to be paired with your phone. Not to mention they offer better handling and features.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
On article DxO ONE app update adds support for Facebook Live (15 comments in total)

The 3 people owning this device will be very happy.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies

I prefer the real bokeh of my GX1 and Oly 45mm 1.8. I carry one in each pocket of my jeans when I need to be super portable yet not lose out on IQ!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 21:00 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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PanchoVilla: This will eat the Fuji XT-2 for lunch and the Sony A6500 dessert! Olympus+Panasonic is unstoppable when it comes to innovating mirrorless cameras!

Spoken like a true fanboy!

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:32 UTC

$2500 CAD is way into full frame territory but you are getting a ton of features for the price. The questions is can Olympus convince those on the fence to buy one!

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:14 UTC as 196th comment | 3 replies
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VENTURE-STAR: Yet another ridiculously expensive and rather silly product from Leica. What are the people at this company thinking when they put products like this on the market? Only a handful of well heeled collectors are going to be customers.

Maybe you should try making a lens that compact @f1.4 and sell it for $400. I'd buy 3 from you!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:18 UTC
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Bershatsky: The Leica system fascinates me, but the prices!!! I've been looking at the 262 MD, and then once you add a lens - ridiculous!!!

So, instead I bought another Loxia lens today. Are Leica lenses better? Is a 262 better than an A7R II combined with the Loxia? One thing is for sure, the Sony is a lot cheaper and with its manual focus assist, I believe I'll get more keepers. Also, I really like EVFs.

Maybe one day, Leica prices will come down or I'll not be so price sensitive.

If you want a Leica, you will find a way to afford one. I was in your shoes once. I tried to convince myself I would be happy with a Fuji because it was more affordable, looked retro, and it produced great images. However, I was not totally satisfied because it was not full frame or had that Leica look. In the end, I sold it and bought an M240. Yes I paid quite a bit for LESS features, but the experience of shooting a rangefinder was priceless to me. You see, it is not that the Leica M will yield better images than a Sony or Fuji, it is the rangefinder experience and the intangible feel that make it appealing. You really need to hold the M to appreciate the fine craftsmanship.

The M will also hold its value. Check the prices for a used M9 for instance and you will see they still demand $3-4K for a nice copy. A Sony of any model will be worth pennies in 5 years.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 20:31 UTC

Small, compact, discreet. Just like the M camera. The Leica man is very happy.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 20:11 UTC as 47th comment

There is no better way to carry my M than with this bag. Pure class, luxury, and sophistication in one package.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 23:45 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)

"This camera may well be the only serious photographic tool one would ever need."

Well you can't argue with that line. Guess it's time to sell off all my gear and downsize to this bad boy.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 86th comment | 6 replies

Zeiss is probably rolling in his grave after seeing his name put on these toy lenses. Despicable!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 3rd comment
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (186 comments in total)
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ybizzle: I gave up on these fixed lens cameras a long time ago. Sold off my X100S and Coolpix A and bought a Leica M. Way more flexible with endless lens choices. Go M or go home.

^ Have fun shooting flattering portraits with that 28mm lenson the GR.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 22:49 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (186 comments in total)

I gave up on these fixed lens cameras a long time ago. Sold off my X100S and Coolpix A and bought a Leica M. Way more flexible with endless lens choices. Go M or go home.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 06:06 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (262 comments in total)
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jadot: Seems like people want this to fail, and it also seems like the IQ plays right into their hands.

Basically, if Apple didn't market it the way they did these images would probably be received more favourably, but the implication that the iPhone could compete with DSLRs was always going to be a tough ask.

Of course there's going to be a difference, but the fact is that this is technology bridging the gap and for a lot of people that's going to be enough to not have to carry around a separate camera.

For me, the iPhone 7 is enough when I can't be bothered to bring my cameras with me, and that's great.

When people pay for photography they're gonna need more or better, but when it's convenience and snapshots and the like the iPhone is pretty unbeatable. It's what most people use as a camera so any improvement in spec and features is welcome, surely?

MK7 it's all relative. If I was driving a $500 car, the iPhone 7 would cost more. Not sure what your point is here. A used Leica M is much cheaper than say a Nikon D5 or Canon 1DXII with similar top end lens setup. Plus it's smaller and much more portable, just like any mobile phone!

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 02:20 UTC
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