imsilly

Joined on Feb 10, 2013

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On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2247 comments in total)

Great!

All Leica needs to do now is throw this in the bin and do it again with a FF sensor, an M mount and focus peaking.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 04:06 UTC as 385th comment | 12 replies
On article Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses (218 comments in total)

Is there anything worse then bad HDR processing?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 14:00 UTC as 92nd comment | 2 replies
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JDThomas: Im sorry, but I don't see these as "documentary" photographs. Aren't documentary photographs supposed to tell a story or chronicle some sort of event? There is no context to these photos. I wouldn't be able to tell if this was Sarajevo or Los Angeles.

These images are "OK", but nothing amazing. I see photos on Instagram everyday posted by amateurs who never picked up a "real" camera in their lives that are as good or better.

I don't think anyone cares what your interpretation of "documentary" is.

I also think it's ludicrous to compare selected photographs from Instagram, to a single photographer. Like an infinite number of monkeys slamming away at typewriters, with Instagram if you have enough shots from enough people you will inevitable find impressive photos.

Also what is a "real" camera?

What a tool, typical photography ponce.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2013 at 10:30 UTC
On article Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor (756 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: It is possible that the moron who conceived and designed the Hassleblad Lunar and this Leica X Vario is the one and the same idiot.

Hey, I'll just attach a red dot on my X20 and I can resell it for $1200! It has a wider zoom, faster lens, OIS, digital overlay OVF, 60fps 1080p, faster focusing...

No single person could be that stupid.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 09:39 UTC
On article Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? (369 comments in total)

"Do not want!"

Link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 09:30 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release (302 comments in total)

I think the only successful product would be a stripped down full frame mirrorless camera that took M-mount lenses.

Maybe they could do away with the rangefinder (kinda radical, but frankly the Ricoh GXR M-mount module proved you can do this) to cut costs and size.

Hopefully what it won't be would be either an aps-c version of the M, or some fixed lens X100 clone. There are already cameras out there that fill that niche. I hope Leica are brave and aren't worried about cannibalizing M sales and produce a decent camera.

I've been wanting an excuse to invest in a set of Leica primes, I hope they give me it.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 21:28 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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mjolnirq: [Off-topic] question about language :)

I am a non-native English speaker, and the sentence

a) "Currently these screens utilize the fairly rare metal, indium"

caught my attention. Is it grammatically correct or should it read either

b) "Currently these screens utilize the fairly rare metal indium"

or

c) "Currently these screens utilize a fairly rare metal, indium"

? Both version b) and version c) would have an exact correspondent for the use of the comma in Italian, my native language, but the use of the comma as in a) would be unusual/wrong in Italian, hence the question.

"By Pythagoras

i'm going to reply because i have a masters degree in applied linguistics and 10 years of teaching english grammar to foreign students. technically you're right, there shouldn't be a comma. but 99% of native speakers won't "feel" like it's wrong when they read this sentence. comma usage in english is fluid, similar to fashion. at this point the sentence in question might actually be acceptable, even if the logic isn't there.
and finally, there are lots of examples where english comma rules differ from romance languages. giving a list is the first one that comes to mind. reporting speech is another one."

I fear for your students. Your own grammar isn't exactly great. Lucky for you most foreign students are unlikely to pick up on your mistakes.

Playing fast and lose with commas has become endemic to modern English. That doesn't mean it is right to throw them around without a care in the world.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 19:46 UTC
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