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On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (135 comments in total)
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Maoby: The Leica M8, this is my next victim :)

Great set of self-portraits with old digital cameras! You were having some bad hair days. The Leica M and Panasonic G1 are quite useable still, but some of the others would be a real challenge.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:56 UTC

Oops, that is 75,000 refugees according to the article. It's a tragedy that will have no good outcome.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 21:52 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Oh, here is another pseudo social media site that wants you to create an account, password, etc. And if you upload any photos, they can use and sell them any way they want.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 2nd comment
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absquatulate: Not sure what the problem is with companies producing modern versions of old lenses with character, or why people are whining about it. They're for creative use and lots of people will enjoy using them, they might need to have a rethink on the pricing though.

Don't forget the usual power vocabulary you read from the marketing and photography experts here: the price is obscene. What an absurd price. It's criminal. It's in Leica territory. How can they justify it?

But we are spared one topic that causes orgasmic outbursts of frothing: this lens should cover"full frame."

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 13:35 UTC
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digiart: I'm not a fan of "protective" filters. However, circular polariser filters are really useful. But they do noticeably soften images at the longer focal lengths.

But a circular polarizer filter is not a "protective" filter, it is an optical element designed to modify the light in a specific way. So you are confusing or mixing the two - they have different functions.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 21:28 UTC
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andrew atm777: Very well said, david franklin. It's hard for the liberal media and the dumbocrats to admit that we finally have a real president-who is down to earth and making some REAL CHANGES THAT BENEFIT AMERICANS.

And for those who are foaming at their mouth that trump is being investigated, just remember that "innocent until proven guilty" applies to trump as well.

There have been numerous cases when obama and hillary should have been charged for breaking the law....but nothing happened and the liberal media were all quiet....

There is sooo much bias and so much hatred towards trump and those on his side....and the dumbocrats are so blind to see their hypocrasy. Even the phrase "America First" has been interpreted to be racist....

I no longer watch the liberal media....i know their agenda....and i will not feed myself TRASH!

Wow, are you sure you vented and spewed enough? No comments on the quality of the photography?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 01:27 UTC

Very interesting, but most poses are somewhat of a characture. I think the fill flash is a bit heavy. I would like to have seen these done in b&w film.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 17:54 UTC as 51st comment
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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Autriche78: I can totally sympathize with the resolution issue. I recently took a large group picture (50+ people) with my bitingly sharp 10-24 Fujinon lens. Being mindful of distortion I had to back up enough to not shoot at the widest possible angle. Because I was using a 16MP body, when zooming in to the individual face level, there was pronounced softness in the images. While I very rarely encounter this situation, it was all the incentive I needed to step up to the new 24 MP sensor.

Beware: there is minimal resolution increase moving from 16 to 24. It is a squared relationship, not linear. To double your resolution, you would need 64 mpixels.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 02:40 UTC
On article Kodak is building new film processing facilities (17 comments in total)
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RedFox88: The lack of comments tell how dead film really is

Sorry, Red. The lack of comments underlies the predisposition to digital photography of readers of this site. Venture out in the real creative world, and film is enjoying a huge revival.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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DeathArrow: The D from dpreview stands for what?

Considering some of the smug superiority in "I would never go back to film," D could be douche or dipshit.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 02:05 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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Franz Kerschbaum: The Contax RTS is a classic gem. It had the first electronic shutter and is legacy zeiss lenses still hold their value! http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Contax_RTS

@Guy, a other problem is ignorant and lazy sellers who find some once decent camera like a Rolleiflex at a garage sale and try to resell at an absurd price. Yes, a pristine 2.8F fetches $2000. Their mildewy piece of neglected crap is worth almost nothing.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 01:57 UTC
On article FilmLab is a film negative scanning app for smartphones (112 comments in total)
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ms18: I don't really understand people still like / shoot film. Because an escalator can be used as steps as well. Shoot digital turn off auto preview. Do not see the images in back screen bring them home and see in computer only. If you need just take the camera to super market comeback then view it in your PC to simulate you went to studio to develop it. don't shoot more than 24/34 pictures. Now you get the feeling of shooting film. Fuji cameras are more like mechanical cameras.

If you can't control mind. Go to a meditation club. Do not shoot film to learn calmness.

In this video he says he has problem with negative scanners. No there is no problem with scanners. Problem is applying chemicals to the film before we could scan.

It really does not matter if you do not "understand people still like / shoot film." Thousands do for various reasons. But the developer of this app may be trying to help folks with their family negatives and transparencies dating back decades. They may not want to buy a scanner, but might be willing to try their phone and this app. As for film: try it; you might like the experience and artistic output.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 01:19 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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DANdeMAN: The level of retardation of some comments is making my https://68.media.tumblr.com/3abd0a5b9b66f93053260e989cf56a72/tumblr_niss2cWQyn1si33xqo1_400.gif

Retarded comments are par for the course here. Orgasms erupt on three topics among Dpreview "photographers":
1. Black and white photography.
2. Film photography.
3. Anything Leica.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (92 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Have to laugh at all the half-wit negative comments here....

When you read what many of these "photographers" post in comments, the term half-wit is pretty appropriate.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 04:10 UTC
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peterwr: Interesting that this thing isn't getting nearly as much hate as a new Monochrom would. And it's ten times the price and only double the resolution.

There's nowt so queer as folk...

The title did not include " Leica," so the hate/jealousy crowd did not click on this article.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
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photog4u: Asinine just found another gear. That said, I'll keep an open mind about what this black and white back can do for the money. Am I missing something?

A lot of the standard Dpreview crowd are missing something when it comes to black and white imaging.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
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Gesture: A solution in search of a product. Clear sign that the industry has over-evolved.

How do you have even the slightest idea whether this is a solution in search of a product??

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
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OlyPent: I'm not looking to spend $50k on a camera, but it would be interesting if one of the mainstream makers offered a basic monochrome FF camera for around $1500.00. I've got IR converted colour cameras, but they're not the same.

Leica has it's Monochrome. Leica has been mainstream since the 1920s ( but I know what you mean as per the standard Dpreview crowd).

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 17:34 UTC
On article Film vs. digital: Can't we all just get along? (44 comments in total)
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JohnnyFl: Film is long gone why even have this discussion, ridiculous.

Oh, really? Just like vinyl records are gone? And painting with some semi-liquid pigment on a canvas? And manual transmission for serious drivers?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 01:52 UTC
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bluesman2070: Similar to the Canon EXEE film camera from the early seventies.


Some of the Kodak Retinas, such as the reflex, also had different front lens units to change focal length.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
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