rondom

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rondom: Sheer stupidity. You could apply this to the most mundane photograph and conclude that it has some merit. There is no formula for good photography.
Once again, "How to...." culture at work.
And, I wonder, why is it always the Americans that come up with this nonsense?

@Damian Ok, so at least you agree with the premise of my argument. That's something.
As of American bashing: obviously it's not limited to Americans but it is the product of their culture (which is dominating the world)

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
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rondom: Sheer stupidity. You could apply this to the most mundane photograph and conclude that it has some merit. There is no formula for good photography.
Once again, "How to...." culture at work.
And, I wonder, why is it always the Americans that come up with this nonsense?

The true ignorant is the one who mistakes beauty with art. Leonardo would have told you the very same, and hopefully with the help of a translator you would have understood it.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 19:00 UTC

Sheer stupidity. You could apply this to the most mundane photograph and conclude that it has some merit. There is no formula for good photography.
Once again, "How to...." culture at work.
And, I wonder, why is it always the Americans that come up with this nonsense?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 106th comment | 4 replies
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rondom: Now you've got your ultimate bokeh...enjoy!

@lightright: probably not. It's amazing but damaged front element, unlike the back, is never as bad as it looks. here is an interesting article:
http://kurtmunger.com/dirty_lens_articleid35.html

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 15:57 UTC

".. we doubt there's anything to be done about the lens."
why?
I would think it would be possible for Leica to replace the damaged glass elements. Total of 8 elements in 5 groups, and judging from the only photograph, the shattered one is the front glass and the filter. The shell seems fine.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 15:51 UTC as 77th comment

Now you've got your ultimate bokeh...enjoy!

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 13:35 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
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exdeejjjaaaa: oy vey... ADL where art thou,

yes judging from comments here, they better continue to be around for a while

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 10:20 UTC

How about Dpreview? Everyday thousands of comments and messages are sent in. How about those guys who are in charge of sorting them out and posting them in the relevant forum pages?
How are they treated I wonder. I once received a message from an Indian operator who said Richard Butler was screaming his lungs out because his reply to a dude who disagreed with his review was mistakenly posted in off topic forum.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 07:36 UTC as 30th comment
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Aroart: I was a reg customer of B&H for 3 yrs. Having more than half of there staff being Hasidic Jewish never really bothered me.. I stoped going because I had returned a few cameras and they gave me issues and eventually black listed me because of the returns.. I now only go to Adorama and they are much better with customer service and photo gear knowledge...

@jacs as brand new?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 04:49 UTC
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Aroart: I was a reg customer of B&H for 3 yrs. Having more than half of there staff being Hasidic Jewish never really bothered me.. I stoped going because I had returned a few cameras and they gave me issues and eventually black listed me because of the returns.. I now only go to Adorama and they are much better with customer service and photo gear knowledge...

Good job! I'm glad they did. As far as I know B&H never resells these. if Adorama treats you differently, and has no problem with you returning as many cameras as you want, I would suspect that somehow they resell these as "new". Yet another reason to prefer B&H over Adorama. And please if you want to try cameras rent them don't buy them.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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PeterY: Bye bye B&H....hello Adorama!

What makes you think things are very different over there? Their prices are pretty much the same. They are located in the very same city and located few blocks apart. I would think they pretty much follow the same type of business practices to remain competitive. But if you believe otherwise please let us know why. I always preferred B&H over Adorama, because I once had a lousy experience at Adorama, and that was it for me. I'm sure I could have had the very same bad experience at B&H, and would end up preferring Adorama over them. I doubt these are very different type of establishments. If anything B&H has become bigger and more professional over the years.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
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rondom: Beautiful engineering. If you're interested in a sectional diagram of the lens, you can find it over here:
http://forum.mflenses.com/testing-my-lenses-part-130-minolta-md-rokkor-40-80mm-2-8-t70339.html

@Robert I believe I am pretty well protected and I received no warning but still, here you have it:
https://ibb.co/mFAkMa

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 10:26 UTC
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rondom: Beautiful engineering. If you're interested in a sectional diagram of the lens, you can find it over here:
http://forum.mflenses.com/testing-my-lenses-part-130-minolta-md-rokkor-40-80mm-2-8-t70339.html

Actually the source is here and even better, as it also shows the relative position of glass elements at different focal lengths:
http://www.rokkor-x.narod.ru/user_manuals/rokkors_schems/

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 19:14 UTC

Beautiful engineering. If you're interested in a sectional diagram of the lens, you can find it over here:
http://forum.mflenses.com/testing-my-lenses-part-130-minolta-md-rokkor-40-80mm-2-8-t70339.html

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 19:08 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies

“This will destroy that. The book will kill the edifice.”

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:09 UTC as 256th comment

.......

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 14:01 UTC as 28th comment

This looks more like divorce photography.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 18:04 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
On article Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone (115 comments in total)

Oh nice...a rangefinder phone is on the way.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 18:45 UTC as 37th comment
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cosinaphile: i want to like these more than I actually do .... they strike me highly competent visual puns having more to offer advertising or poster art than a real contribution to the art of photography itself.

fun to look at,....certainly,....and worthy of some admiration at very least
they show an intelligent effort to explore something in a novel and playful way

my favourite is "I've fallen and i can't get up!"

15 across / left to right

You're both extremely polite. These are bad as photography and also equally bad for what it does to architecture. Reducing both to oneliner illustration. The fact that it is overwhelmingly loved here, and promoted as "incredibly creative" is also the other part of the problem

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 19:21 UTC

I have a scarier script for the makers of this silly movie: it is about a middle aged guy who spends 18 hours a day at dpreview.com and he only talks about equivalent aperture, dynamic range, and sensor size.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 14:49 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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