starwolfy

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Oh...maybe a chance they finally fix Flickr :

- Poor ergonomics
- Damn slow despite Optic fiber

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 17:16 UTC as 33rd comment

Damn it...my face is somscary whenI try to blink (without success)

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 07:39 UTC as 47th comment

Return to Castle Wolfenstein

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 22:13 UTC as 21st comment
In reply to:

sh10453: Part 2:

1) Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 24-105mm L lens + Power Grip (Motor Drive) ... $3,199
2) Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro $849

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-22-3-MP-Full-Frame-CMOS-SLR-Camera-24-105mm-Lens-Kit/311413820817?_trksid=p2045573.c100506.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37468%26meid%3Dc37f92b77f5446e1ac635f141f6ea60c%26pid%3D100506%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26

3) Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0 L, II, USM, IS $999

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-16-35mm-F4L-IS-USM-Lens/331733822883?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37468%26meid%3Db7600ab70f844d8ebce26be9744bb66d%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26

4) Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5, L, II, USM, IS 2,099

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-100-400mm-f-4-5-5-6L-IS-II-USM-Lens-EOS-DSLR-Camera-NEW-9524B002-White-/321906325884?hash=item4af31cb97c:g:36kAAOSwT5tWMndi

TOTAL: $7,146.00

Count them. 4 Canon L lenses.

Now you do same comparison but in kilos and grams.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
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Marty4650: I can't decide.

Should I buy this lens or should I pay my electric bill for the next two years? Or perhaps buy groceries for a year?

Or maybe I could buy a really nice horse to ride?

decisions..... decisions....

When I see your electric bill...i now understand why you cannot afford this $8000 lens.

I pay like $300 a year...

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 18:17 UTC

I don't like the black tab and I hope it is not made of plastic...in old days even the tab was made of chromed brass.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 10:14 UTC as 48th comment | 7 replies
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George Zip: I have seen that photo a lot of times. I honestly always thought it was a staged shot because it looked so "perfect". I am not from the USA.

Just did some reading, apparently it is not staged, but the photographer was accused of staging it.

Hello. I've always read it was staged. The soldiers had to redo the flag raise so the photograph could take the shot.
Of course I was not there at the time...

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 06:40 UTC

I am wondering why Leica emphasize so much the Summarit line on their product pictures.
I have noticed we see a lot of body pictures with the 50 or 35 summarit lens which is to me a bit akward since it is probably not the "sexiest" lenses in the Leica line and in fact their entry level products.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 07:04 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

Love the new theme but please make sure we have a shortcut to go back to the forum when we are reading a post. Exemple : I read a post in the Leica forum. I can see the title "Leica forum" but I cannot click on it if I need to go back straight to the root of the Leica forum.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:42 UTC as 194th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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sibuzaru: They really studied the Leica SL... even the battery got the same system, for me it looks like a grip can be easily fitted there.

Yake, do you own a SL or you just judged based on some reviewers comments online ?
I have the SL and it is confortable to hold all day long.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:15 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)

Hasselblad just created a medium format body with the size of a 24x36 FF Leica SL. Impressive.
Moreover the lenses are so small. I am now scratching my head at how Leica SL lenses can be so big...when Hasselblad of capable of making top notch medium format lenses for basically 1/3 the price ?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:25 UTC as 160th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (183 comments in total)
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plevyadophy: Sony need to learn from the past.

Nokia, and Sony Ericsson between them at one point had something like a whopping NINETY PERCENT of the smartphone market to themselves (their only "serious" challenger was the Blackberry).

Sony messed up BIG time by not making it easy for developers to make apps for what was then, and in my view still is, one of the two best smart phones ever made (Sony Ericsson P990i and Nokia Communicator).

I still have a SE P990i and hate Apple iPhones (I don't like not having proper hardware keys, and I despise having my battery held hostage (one can't simply swap out a drained batt for a freshly charged one). However, I was given an iPhone about a year or so ago, and given the usefulness of the Apps available for the platform, I have this week made the painful decision to finally retire the old SE P990i, grit my teeth and live with the Apple device.

- Part 1 of 4 -

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Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 06:35 UTC

I am a full frame user and I think this lens is very interesting.

24mm with an equivalence of a f2.8 24x36 DOF + a F1.4 light gathering capability is quite interesting for group pictures in low light for example.

I have plenty of F1.4 lenses and thin DOF is always the issue. I usually prefer to go up to F2.8 even in low light because of the DOF issue making me almost never use F1.4.

I think that background blurring capabilities of bright lenses is so over rated. It ads nothing to the image but an empty blur and not context.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:07 UTC as 79th comment | 21 replies

Most people think a Leica SL is "average" just because it has one stop lower performance at high iso compared to an A7R lol.

Also, they think all Leica bodies are "average" without considering the fact a camera company can evolve.

The Leica SL is an - expensive - but also excellent camera with the best EVF to date on the planet.

The Leica Q is selling like hot cakes.

The Leica M is the only digital rangefinder camera on the planet.

Leica bodies are average ? Let me laugh. Expensive yes. Overpriced - certainly. Average - technologically not anymore; if spec sheets was the only thing of interest for you.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 08:44 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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dmanthree: What's the point of spending all that cash for a Leica and then *not* using Leica lenses? Why not just get a Canon?

Long zooms, T/S lenses, cheaper but good glass anyone ?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 20:17 UTC

I like it. I use my SL with M lenses to have a small-ish package and I'm glad I'll be able to use my SL with say a 100-400mm + 1.4x converter for birding/ safari : meaning a totally different use case.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 19:07 UTC as 26th comment

First !

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 20:37 UTC as 13th comment

Way too much publicy for this brand in here these days. Sponsor ?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 20:17 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (146 comments in total)

I hear many positive things about this strap but make sure to check it before you go to avoid this :

https://fstoppers.com/originals/why-insurance-could-have-saved-me-when-my-peak-design-strap-failed-59094

This kind of issue is what is preventing me to buy one for my 7000 euros Leica Sl (without lens). Not too hot on the idea of dropping this because of a thin string.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 14:52 UTC as 28th comment | 7 replies
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ThePhilips: Stumbled on a simple explanation how Leica brand works, and why Leicans defend it so hard:

http://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/091115/psychology-behind-why-people-buy-luxury-goods.asp

Here is my explanation on you :

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/judging-others

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
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