Viramati

Lives in United Kingdom london, United Kingdom
Works as a photographer retired
Joined on Feb 21, 2008

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If only Sony would learn from fuji. They never will though

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 17:15 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom (121 comments in total)

Had the C2040Z which was my first digital camera

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 09:46 UTC as 23rd comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Kodak Box Brownie

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 17:23 UTC as 448th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

Yet another step backwards for the photographer. First we lost the non reflective screen a few years ago and now SD card reader and USB ports. I recently upgraded my mid 2012 model with an 1Tb SSD drive, 16gb RAM and hopefully it will serve me for years to come.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

So sorry to hear this, I first learned Lightroom through one of his video tutorials. RIP

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 20:28 UTC as 34th comment
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alextardif: Leica Q...sure, expensive jewelry, but one that's easy to justify even for a hobbyist, provided there's access to disposable income. A one-time $4,500 treat, yeah, sure, why not.

SL? Not so much. An exercise in keeping up with technology by Leica. An entirely new system (presumably aimed to be a workhorse for a working pro) that simply can't possibly gain traction like the crazy growth of Sony's FE, simply due to unattainable cost with barely any real ROI. EVF is a thing of beauty, but... not much else.

The Q is far more than a piece of jewellery and possibly the best digital camera I Have ever owned or used

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 13:47 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1166 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: I'd go with something like the a7rii 28/2, but the Q is really pretty though...

I have the A7rII and the FE28 and can tell you that the lens on the Q is a load better as is the whole shooting experience

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 08:55 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1166 comments in total)

I wonder what firmware they used to test as the banding in the shadow areas which was really bad in the first version has been eliminated in the latest update. Without a doubt the best fixed lens digital camera I have ever owned.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 22:13 UTC as 166th comment | 2 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)

Shame about the banding which seems to be about the same as I get with my Leica Q

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply

Will be sticking with my Leica Q

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 18:54 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)

Now we're talking. Great news

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 21:19 UTC as 29th comment
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)
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Viramati: The Leica q richly deserves it's winning position

Yes I used to have the leica summicron 28/2 asph a fantastic lens on the M240 (one of the best leica lenses IMO) but unfortunately a disaster on the A7rII with really bad smearing towards the edges. New it costs more than the leica Q and i traded it in when I bought the Q. I also have the FE 28 which I bought before the Q was released and while an excellent lens for it's price it is nowhere near the 28 summilux on the Q. For street and documentary work the Q excels and as good as the A7rII is technically I really prefer the analogue controls on the Q and the fact the the lens has a good DOF scale and focuses beautifully manually

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 17:21 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)
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Viramati: The Leica q richly deserves it's winning position

I also have the A7rII and along with the FE55 it complements the Q with it's 28mm very well. Of course the A7rII will be a bigger seller but that doesn't take anything away from the Q's strong points

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 16:08 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)
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Viramati: The Leica q richly deserves it's winning position

Well I can tell you that Leica can't keep up with the demand for this camera. You might think it is expensive and it is but it is cheaper than the RX1R and add on viewfinder where when originally released. The IQ from the leica sensor and lens just wow me everytime. One of the best £2900 I have ever spent on a camera

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)

The Leica q richly deserves it's winning position

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 08:48 UTC as 69th comment | 8 replies
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (341 comments in total)
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DStudio: Since some here are raving about the Sony A7R II in comparison, I went back and reviewed the gallery again. I remember I especially liked the photos of the girl looking out the window.

Too bad, they would have been even better with this camera.

The Sony is good, but it's not even in the same class as this camera. Not a single one of those photos compares to the better photos here. These simply have better dimensionality. The photos look and feel more like the actual items, rather than just photos of the objects. These are the nicest quality photos I've seen in a DPR gallery in a while.

There's really no trick to seeing the difference. Just take your analytical, rational glasses off for a moment. Instead observe and feel the photos as you go through them. Don't try *too* hard; just notice that most photos don't have quite the qualities these do. Perhaps some purists will prefer other Leica models, but this Leica glass is still capturing something special that most others miss!

I have both the A7rII and the Q and the files straight out of camera are so much better than the Sony. Yes the Sony files can be worked on but the combination of the Q sensor and the leica lens is sublime.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 12:59 UTC
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (341 comments in total)
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oris: a lot of stripes in the dark areas.
nice photos/
Ori

the sometime banding in the shadow areas is about the only issue I have with the camera but I find it easily removed in Nik's Dfine2 noise management software. Otherwise probabaly the best camera I have ever owned

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 12:56 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1561 comments in total)

Great camera but I will stick with my mkIII

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 19:16 UTC as 217th comment

Looks interesting but not for me. Will stick to my Billingham Hadley pro

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:14 UTC as 11th comment
On article Video Overview: Leica Q (149 comments in total)

Come dpreview let's interview people who know what they are saying. In the UK the 28 summilux is £3979 and the Q is £2900 so the lens costs a third more

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 09:41 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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