starwolfy

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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 30th comment | 7 replies
In reply to:

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

I like the idea of a reliable digital film-like camera (need a shutter lever though). I think it could be convincing to some people still shooting film because they dont want to shoot a "computer camera" like today. But I wish it could somehow also keep the film look and colors and solve the post processing issue for those who don't want to waste time post processing dule raws. I dont know if its feasable to really replicate film colors for every tones that are digitally captured but that would be awesome.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 14:35 UTC as 117th comment

Love the pics but can't help feeling we've already seen everything about this tourist place of China.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 32nd comment

I have this bag. Overall it's good but many things seems not mature enough so overall i feel so so.

First: the peak design clamp system that you are Supposed to clip on a side of your bag feels very unsecure with heavy cameras as the side pockets become loose and makes your camera very nose heavy like it may fall down.

Second: the bag may look big but indeed you cannot put as much as you would first think inside. It kind of lack big pockets and deviders are meh...despite all the marketing.

Third and probaby the biggest issue to me : the front pocket is badly designed. The bottom part doesnt extend when you put stuff in this pocket so the overall capability is very small and the pocket become hard to close with just few things only. You need to press it hard toward the internal part of the bag to be able to close the pocket when it contains only say two batteries and a charger...and few random small things. Moreover the design of this pockets is made in way that the bag doesnt grow much bigger externally when you put more stuff in it but it rather become tigther inside keeping the external look good but the inside even less able to carry stuff.

Except that ! It's very well made. It feels nice to touch. There are some eronomical parts that are very good like the top zip, the simple idea to hold your tripod and the clamp to ajust the size is very nice. I like this bag a lot but at near 300 euros with shipping I expected a more mature product.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies

As a rat shooter I can't wait to try this in my cave !

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 18:49 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

Is it compatible with Leica SL + Leica flashes ?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 18:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)
In reply to:

dansclic: One of thé major qualities you expect from à semi pro body is that its battery is able to allow you min. 5/600 shots. This is,incredible that Fuji is not able to solve that problem !!

The Leica SL is your best bet then.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 18:24 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)

As this is the 2nd time Samsung gives up its customers/supporters in the camera business my guess is we won't see them around here for a long time.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 08:06 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Flickr makes Auto-Uploadr tool a Pro-account exclusive (97 comments in total)

Flickr is soooooo slow.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 19:13 UTC as 40th comment
On article Polaroid-branded BrightSaber Pro wand packs 298 LEDs (41 comments in total)
In reply to:

AllanW: DPreview.... trying to understand what output this has as compared to a speedlight. Any info on this?

Simple : it has less power, less range, it cannot freeze action, it is harder to accessories.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 07:55 UTC
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

Stollen1234: sorry but not going to invest a dime in Russia until they respect their own people.. dont forget photography is all about art and art is intesive feeling and love..and this is all missing in today,s Russia

Because you think america respects all Americans ? Or french government respects french people ? Or greek government respect greek people too ? Or... erhhh this nevers works indeed.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)

I am wondering what is the weight of the body. Anyone ?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

Who uses a 90mm APO at 1/125 with a Leica M and expect sharp result anyway ?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 18:30 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)

The NX mount is their error. Could never physically support full frame sensors which basically are what people want to buy these days. That's their mistake number 2. The 1st mistake, still related to their mount, was being less compatible than Sony mount for legacy lenses (remember it was the crazy trend when the NX camera was launched...before Sony Nex line - yes).
They also chosed to launch their first NX camera with an already 3 years old outdated sensor that made them lose the upcoming iso race from the start. And that's all these points, very seriously pointed by the haters, that made Samsung become unliked or ignored.
I even remember DPR be rather so-so and kind of cold in their reviews about sony NX cameras in comparison to the more enthousiast writing style they used for Sony (despite...frankly, the NX was much more mature as a system that the Nex for many months / years. Pancakes anyone ?). I feel its a bit hypocrite for them to say now that they wish Samsung dont leave the camera business lol. Such enthousiasm would have been better 4 years ago.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:38 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

The best part:

1.0x viewfinder magnification.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:14 UTC as 60th comment | 8 replies
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (408 comments in total)

After Leica, Samsung NX line is my favorite for ergonomics, UI interface and handling.
I still remember the great NX10 that was a very capable camera, if not an amazing one.
Samsung suffered too much of the high ISO performance comparison against Sony (when they were basically just a small stop worse). They obviously fixed this with their last cameras and provided so much more specs than other competitors in the fields. It's a shame it's not selling.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 16:48 UTC as 84th comment
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