starwolfy

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You forgot the flashes, the off camera triggers, the umbrellas, the ligther tripod, the heaver tripod, the brigther lens...the uwa lens...the bright uwa lens...the slow but sharper uwa lens (same but with zooms), and so on. Also don't forget about the computer and 4k screen.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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Slapstick Noir: The very next thing you need to do, after getting your new camera, is to go to dxomark and find out how much dynamic range does it have. Then you have to check the MTF of the lens, and last but not least, the ISO in-variance and the exposure latitude. And only then decide if it can take pictures.
Serioulsy, though.
If somebody's got you a Canon M5, you need to carefully look around and find out who hates you so much. Then, it's a revenge time: buy her/him a windows phone or a Linux laptop :-D

I started to use Linux about 3 months ago for programming purpose and there is no going back :)
Much cleaner and faster than windows.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 15:34 UTC
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Sirandar: Growth is a relative term .... It compares where you are to where you were, unless it is projection.

400 million euros? That is a lot of cameras even at Leica prices ....

Interesting ..... In Canada I have not ever seen one Leica camera in my entire life being used in the real world ..... not one.... that says a lot about many things when you think about it .....

Anytime I have a walk in Paris I can see people shooting Leica (myself included). Generally men in their 50's. Film body 80% of the time.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
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sibuzaru: odd that they didn't include the 32gb internal storage on this model, it was such a nice idea

I agree. I have a T and I am disapointed the CL does't have this feature.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 08:35 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (424 comments in total)

What is the max flash sync speed ?
How does exposure preview behaves comparing to the TL2 ?
Can you turn off exposure preview ?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 17:07 UTC as 59th comment
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (623 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Now the question is, should I return my brand new 5D IV (there is nothing groundbreaking about it) or should I run this thing parallel to my Canon system for a year.

It depends. Do you buy cameras to take pictures or not ?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 16:54 UTC

This is scary somehow. World's future will be amazing but scary as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 17:52 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply

This sounds crazy to me. In my country engagement rules are very strict. A policeman cannot shot someone who is not a direct threat. And to judge if someone is a threat the policeman has to evaluate the position of his target and also his attitude. If someone has a gun and is running the opposite way, his back facing the police officer, this is not considered a direct threat anymore. If the police officer get over this and shoots this person in the back then this is considered an assassination.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 14:46 UTC as 62nd comment | 5 replies

Prem's

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 13:15 UTC as 14th comment

Not enough pixels for me. I will wait for the 200 mega pixels version (at least).

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 09:41 UTC as 157th comment
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Jacques Cornell: Trespassing is illegal. Duh. All the hand-wringing in this thread seems rather silly, not to mention wildly blown out of proportion.

Jacques Cornell : we never said is it not illegal ! We said it is not considered to be a crime. It's quite different. The paparazzi will be judged but not for a "crime". He will be judged for offense. In France the word "crime" applies only to killing, raping, etc. Which is what we consider to be of the most important nature as it heavily affects you as a human being (especially if you are killed...).

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 15:47 UTC
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starwolfy: What the paparazzi did is not considered a crime in France I think. He will go to court but I don't think he can be considered a criminal by french law. Criminals are killers, rapists, etc. Paparazzis aren't even we don't like them.

I have never said it is not illegal. I said it is not a crime. There is a nuance about that in french law. Crime is when killing people etc. More "casual" crimes are called "delit" (don't know how to say that in english or if there is an equivalence) and what your risk (prison/etc.) Is much less than for a crime.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
On article Video: Six lighting tips for flash photography newbies (18 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Use the sun bouncing off of a building as your main light. With the sun acting as your hair light. Easey-peasey, as the British like say ;-)

Just make a building. Easy peasy

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (336 comments in total)
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Sezano: Who was that NY street photographer who used only film a flash connected by wire on the other hand to scare the shize out of random people? My hero!

Might be Bruce Gilden.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 17:56 UTC

What the paparazzi did is not considered a crime in France I think. He will go to court but I don't think he can be considered a criminal by french law. Criminals are killers, rapists, etc. Paparazzis aren't even we don't like them.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 18:10 UTC as 13th comment | 13 replies
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (381 comments in total)

Coming from the Leica M "world" I bought a very cheap Leica T (1st generation) to try out this "TL" system.
I have to say I am pretty impressed. Sure the quality is not up to M standards (I mean about the lens construction and also optically) but what Leica made here is a very competent system indeed. I think the quality of the files produced are like 80 to 90% up to what you can get with M lenses and a superior sensor like on the M10 or SL.
The UI is fantastic too.
The bigggest issue with this camera is that the pyschological jump to invest into an APSC system (coming from years of FF system) is rather steep.
If I look with honesty to the files I produce...the T made me realized there is frankly no justified need for a FF system (at least to me) as a daily camera. But it lacks a bit the Magic of the small M primes and also the look of some of them like the 35 Lux or 50 Lux for example.
I am going to invest more into this TL system.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 08:11 UTC as 7th comment
On article The first photo shared from a phone just turned 20 (21 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: Why would I share my newborn with 2000 people? Remembering the intensity of both births I experienced it would be the last thing to cross my mind. But of course the last time I took some images ... after things settled down of course.

To create a buzz and be remembered after 20 years

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 17:22 UTC

I get a lot of dates thanks to my Leica. Mainly one night stands with models.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 19:57 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
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mxx: They should be commended for making this service available. These days most companies just don't "waste" their time like this.

I agree. What they do is great and if it is scalable enough for them to make profits making films this way then it's a win win.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 14:50 UTC

I have optic fiber and Flickr takes ages, I mean...AGES, to load photos.
I absolutely have 0 issue with other websites.
Rarely go to Flickr because of this.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 16:21 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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