deep7

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a writer/photographer/ecologist
Has a website at deeppics.com
Joined on May 10, 2008
About me:

God makes it, I see it and photograph it. Sometimes that works well!

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On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (187 comments in total)

The combination in photos 2 and 3 looks really appealing, despite all the black paint. If that body is the H version, the focal length range would actually be pretty useful!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 03:02 UTC as 8th comment
On article Leica SL Review (726 comments in total)
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saeba77: i really can't understand why buy this camera.
the cons are all the things you had to look when buy a camera:

Heavy and unbalanced with native lenses
Grip is frustratingly unergonomic, makes camera feel heavier than it is
JPEG color is just unpleasant
Autofocus speed highly lens dependent
Autofocus subject tracking lags behind competition
Dynamic range lags behind competition
Slow card write speeds

So why? If i buy a ferrari or a mercedes i pay much but i had build quality and also best tecnology...with leica only best build quality and best viewfinder...too less for me

if i want a leica may be is better the old history model for collecting

Don't forget this "heavy and unbalanced" thing is one reviewer's take. Others find it excellent (read comments below to see that).

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (726 comments in total)
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lightandaprayer: Leica should stick with what it knows best: rangefinder cameras. I've never understood why the company even bothers with SLRs.

No worries. Leica's fault for making it look like a DSLR! Which is the one thing I don't like about it...

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (98 comments in total)
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Jeff Keller: By the way, if anyone has any ideas for future TBTs, please post them or send me a PM.

Actually, I agree with Oboyle about the TZ1. A truly revolutionary camera.

Also, how about the Olympus E330 (and it's Panasonic/Leica siblings)? This was the first mainstream SLR which offered practical live view, with the option of using phase-detect autofocus even. It also had the now expected tilting screen. I know the Olympus E10 preceded this but that had a translucent prism and no interchangeable lenses, in the normal sense. The E330 set the mark for most SLRs and even "mirrorless" cameras today. I never liked mine but acknowledge it was an absolute ground-breaker.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (98 comments in total)
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jwd8002: As a Sony A7r2 owner I read this and weep, I really, really weep. Why, oh why why why please tell me why doesn't Sony make a decent walk-around lightweight zoom lens like this Canon. Or the even more versatile and wonderful Canon 24-105 L f4. Instead Sony makes multiple 50 and 85mm primes. Mr Sony please please please give us a decent zoom.

I wouldn't call the original 24-70L a lightweight...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (98 comments in total)
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davev8: i believe its predecessor the 28-70 F2.8 was optically better ..not inflicted with bad field curvature. at the wide end like this lens

Really? In thousands of photos, I never saw that. I'm surprised.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (98 comments in total)

I had one of these in film days and absolutely loved it. Even though people find flaws with it in the digital era, it seemed perfect to me and plenty of images on my walls are testament to it. I loved how the reverse zoom worked with that long hood and how the focus was instant and accurate with the eye controlled autofocus on my EOS30. Built like a tank too! I wouldn't get one now though. That 70mm end is just too short for a general purpose zoom, for my uses.

Interestingly, there has been a "recent" take on the 28-70 option, which is still listed as available. That is the rather amazing Olympus 14-35/f2 zoom. But, yeah, 24mm does seem to be a sweet spot for a lot of people, myself included.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 19:37 UTC as 17th comment
On article Leica SL Review (726 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: In film era, both Leica lenses and cameras were perfect products.
In digital era, Leica is only excellence in optics.
May be Leica should learn more from ARRI AG how to change the business model.

Leica's business model seems to be working well for them at the moment.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 08:51 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (726 comments in total)
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lightandaprayer: Leica should stick with what it knows best: rangefinder cameras. I've never understood why the company even bothers with SLRs.

lightandaprayer - You do realise this isn't an SLR, don't you? If you read the text, it's easier to focus than a rangefinder and has autofocus too. It also has the best available electronic viewfinder (which really also means the best available viewfinder, though some people may not get that). In many ways, it's better than what Leica knew best...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 08:47 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (726 comments in total)

This review has made me REALLY want this camera! Yes, I know I'd have to try it first to see if it fits me but the whole balance of better-than-average sensor, wonderful optics and clean design just appeal so much. Of course, Leica would need to produce a longer lens for it first (though the three available lenses cover pretty much everything else I do).

And my boss would need to produce a hefty pay-rise if I wanted it soon...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 00:53 UTC as 68th comment
On article Leica SL Review (726 comments in total)
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Benny Hill: Don't think expensive is the correct word.....
For about the same price I could buy a Nikon D5, Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 and a Nikkor 70-200 f2.8.
Sure it's a nice camera though

blessingx: Yes.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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deep7: 60D successor?

Sort of. The 60D was built down a bit from the 50D and copped some flack for that. The 70D returned to the level of the 50D. Hence my comment.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 07:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)

60D successor?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:43 UTC as 95th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1507 comments in total)
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deep7: This could be a camera that a lot of people would buy for life. We are getting spoilt rotten these days!

It was a baffling review. A totally disproportionate number of words about specific, sports-orientated autofocus features that only part of the market will use but so little about image qualities and general usability. I haven't owned a Sony since my rather good V3 a decade or more ago but this seems more compelling than alternatives from other manufacturers, by some way. You might not get that from reading this article though!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 19:24 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1507 comments in total)

This could be a camera that a lot of people would buy for life. We are getting spoilt rotten these days!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 08:30 UTC as 122nd comment | 3 replies
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Elliot H: It took till now for Nikon to realize just how much the non-professional camera market has shrunk?

After decades of carrying heavy gear, these 1" sensor cameras do feel very liberating. I also believe the sensor in my FZ1000 performs better than most DSLRs from ten years ago - and they were good enough then...

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
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villagranvicent: Seems Sony FE and Leica SL are competing to see which one has the bigger one.

It's a Leica.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 04:39 UTC
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villagranvicent: Seems Sony FE and Leica SL are competing to see which one has the bigger one.

Nothing Panasonic about the SL or its 90-280. It's all Leica. You are very confused!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
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Magnar W: Earlier the problem with the E mount was lack of lenses, now there is almost too many! Which I find just great! :-D

And yet nothing really long yet, which keeps a few of us out of the system!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 01:52 UTC
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (363 comments in total)

Lovely combination. As it should be!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 33rd comment
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