rondom

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trungtran: There be bigger discounts if every stopped buying sigma lenses for 3 months.

Brilliant. And what do you think will happen with the prices after your 3 month boycott ends?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 07:51 UTC

Looks like it’s time to look for another online community of incredibly talented enthusiats and retouchers to convert these back to black and white.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 19:42 UTC as 105th comment

Dpreview, Starbucks mug equivalencies please? Thank you

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 22:02 UTC as 31st comment

So, what would that be? $2400 equivalent?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:07 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies

Why the hell did they change the old G1X body design?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 06:39 UTC as 204th comment
On article New product overview videos: Sony a9 and FE lenses (128 comments in total)

Only sponsored comments should accompany sponsored articles.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 17:49 UTC as 37th comment

Great concept for people with only two hands who cannot stay away from their smartphones for more than 30 secs.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 06:33 UTC as 8th comment
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georgievv: I tried to reply to the negative comment by rondom but that comment was deleted by the time I pressed "Post" Here it is anyway, maybe other trolls will get the message.

"I hope that you are saying this lightly because you've never lost anyone close to you. Once you get through that experience, you will appreciate the human factor in this story and will understand how really special those images are to Arty's family and how special they were to him. On stories like this, if you don't have anything positive or constructive to say, just stay silent. "

@georgievv, True, I wasn't clear enough in my initial comment. I would like to direct you to other projects that I consider much more successful in that regard:
http://mywifesfightwithbreastcancer.com/photographs/
https://www.lensculture.com/articles/nancy-borowick-cancer-family

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:17 UTC
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georgievv: I tried to reply to the negative comment by rondom but that comment was deleted by the time I pressed "Post" Here it is anyway, maybe other trolls will get the message.

"I hope that you are saying this lightly because you've never lost anyone close to you. Once you get through that experience, you will appreciate the human factor in this story and will understand how really special those images are to Arty's family and how special they were to him. On stories like this, if you don't have anything positive or constructive to say, just stay silent. "

Sorry that your comment got deleted. Probably It coincided with my editing, because I wanted to add that I watched the video.
Unfortunately, after watching this introductory video, I thought that it was more about the photographer than Andy.
May he Rest In Peace. My condolences to his family.
To me, the pictures looked very unspecial just like the audio track with cheap emotional piano playing.
You should realize that, a worthy cause doesn't translate to successful art. In this particular instance, that's how I felt about the project, and I believe that I have the right to express that.
And of course, I lost many loved ones- just like every human being. The heaviness of the subject matter doesn't give the right to immunity from criticism.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 21:56 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?

@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 82nd comment

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

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 13:35 UTC as 90th 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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