Irakly Shanidze

Irakly Shanidze

Lives in United States Grosse Pointe, United States
Works as a creative
Has a website at www.shanidze.com/en
Joined on May 21, 2004
About me:

I am a founder of International Academy of Photographic Arts that provides
online classes and live workshops in fine art photography ith an emphasis on creative approach and lateral thinking in the US, Canada, Western Europe and Russia.

Irakly Shanidze's recent activity

  • Thank you for the correction! I did read about earlier cameras, none of them were actually successful. So, while writing, I did not even recall this fact. As to 0.73, this very well may be, as the ...
  • Replied in We are lucky
    For undisclosed reasons, the publisher objected to a Kindle version, and Amazon took it down. If you want, send me a private message, I will explain how to get PDF, or iBook
  • Replied in We are lucky
    actually, 1/50 is MUCH easier to focus than on M9. I did not have a need to use my 1.4x magnifier even once. maybe with the 90 only.
  • I know the place! The colors are true to life, this is exactly how it looks!
  • Replied in Irakly
    I am holding one in my hands right now, and kill me if it is painted. Granted, it's a prototype, but according to Leica, it is fully identical to the production version, except "push" instead of ...
  • Replied in We are lucky
    the viewfinder is 0.72x, as opposed to 0.68 on earlier digital M cameras, but it if physically larger, so the rangefinder rectangle is also larger, hence easier focusing.
  • Do you have an ISO12500 shot from any of the cameras you mentioned to compare?  I am really curious.
  • When I started shooting for Ballet Detroit, we agreed on a certain style, hence most photos are B&W. Admittedly, the main studio presents formidable lighting challenges, when it comes to color ...
  • Replied in We are lucky
    Who said that I did not? :)
  • Replied in We are lucky
    Thank you Choi for your kind words. It is very comforting to know that my hard work resulted in more than just a pleasant read :) I would really appreciate if you kindly spare a few minutes writing ...
  • No, what I really like about this camera, it is neutral in a sense that it does not contaminate a signature of a lens used. Believe me, it is much easier to get crazy colors from M10 DNG files ...
  • It was a good decision  lossless compression is inconsequential to image quality, but increased performance
  • No prices have dropped last time I checked (this morning that is). going prices for used: m8 $1200-1300 m9 $2300 old sensor m9 $2700 new sensor m240 $3500
  • You seem to be missing cause and effect  relationship here  it is in fact possible to make rangefinder lenses smaller BECAUSE by definition their optical formulas are simpler due to the lack of ...
  • One more thing... yes, in theory the maximum aperture can be computed as D/F, but with modern aspherical designs this is not the case for wide angle lenses. Their front element diameter suggests ...
  • Replied in DANG!
    Hahaha, I adore how Steve casually slipped in the info about him being a part of in-crowd :)
  • Any SLR lens requires at least two additional optical elements to lengthen its working distance (the distance between a rear element and a sensor), which is necessary for the lens to accommodate ...
  • I don't have it. I have the 1.4/35 pre-ASPH Summilux. f/2.8 and up it is just as good as ZM, wide open it glows like it means it.
  • Great eye. Just out of curiosity I tried Voightlander Nokton Classic 1.4/40 and was severely underimpressed with results. I have Zeiss example pictures, but ISO6400 was the highest. I will shoot ...
  • that's the whole point: numbers sound so impressive that people just fall for them automatically, without doing the math, or performing real-life tests.
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