cgarrard

cgarrard

Lives in United States Southern, CA, United States
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cgarrard: Uh, Pentax did this a LONG time ago?

No worries bud!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 19:19 UTC
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Zigmont: "... Fujifilm's claim says that after filing for bankruptcy and discontinuing many product lines in 2008, Polaroid has been “unable to return to profitability through product sales" and now seeks "to generate revenue from what remains of the Polaroid IP portfolio”."

Completely and totally irrelevant to the issue at hand. If that's all Fuji has to go on, they're going to lose, big time.

Yeah not a good defense, but I hope they win the Judgement. Polaroid are idiots.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 19:18 UTC

Polaroid will NEVER get a single dime of my vote for this action against Fujifilm. You failed as a company and now are basically trying to extort, how fricken embarrassing you are. I hope Fujifilm indeed wins this judgement and this move turns out to be yet another greed driven bumble of a decision for Polaroid.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 19:17 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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cgarrard: Uh, Pentax did this a LONG time ago?

Davinator, clearly I put in "ET2" not you. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
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cgarrard: Uh, Pentax did this a LONG time ago?

ET2- Why don't you and I meet up in person one day? You seem to have this long term beef with me here on DPR. I think a good face to face convo would be healthy and fruitful. What do you say? I'm down. Lets meet up and have a chat.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 14:42 UTC

"This is a BIG deal."

For who?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 22:23 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
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Ebrahim Saadawi: It's like a kickstarter for production of 85 year-old men. Why? Old men are great and everywhere, no need for new expensive ones,

Especially since you add zero addition whatsoever!

Just wait till you are an old man :)

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 05:00 UTC
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cgarrard: Uh, Pentax did this a LONG time ago?

All that arguing for not. Never said "first" just said, "long time ago" :)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
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NOWHITELENS: I do not belong to a cult and i am not religious.
I guess that is the reason I fail to get excited over Leica cameras!

"NOWHITELENS
cgarrard:
You do not have to be in a cult or religious, but it helps to believe fanatically in something that does not really exist.
I am sorry if that makes you sad."

It does not, not at all. But you do. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 17:18 UTC

Uh, Pentax did this a LONG time ago?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 16:04 UTC as 230th comment | 31 replies
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jrconner: A photographically mediocre camera with tremendous snob value.

DFAP- Pretty much the entire mirrorless community does it for all those brands. That said, I don't think that is being a snob, I think its just that people have discovered the strengths of going smaller and the brand in general. Snobbery is the ultimate in a superior, vain, and disdainful attitude.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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JacquesBalthazar: Funny that Barney’s pick was published the very same day I purchased my own M10, bringing me back into that idiosyncratic brand’s fold 7 year’s after I had given up on it, post M9 and M8 disappointments.

During those 7 years, I went on a merry-go-round of other systems, and had mostly settled on the Fuji X line. Way too much stuff was bought (new and second hand) or part exchanged along the way, but thank goodness I had kept a core set of M lenses and my old M6 throughout the process. It would have been infinitely cheaper for me to stay with Leica and just deal with the frustrations of the time.

Despite my best efforts, i always missed the M.

All that to say that I exchanged yesterday my whole Fuji X system against an M10. Three large supermarket bags full of lenses, bodies and accessories against one box. Still had to top that off with a little cash.

I now feel « home » again and looking forward to a great M weekend along the old streets and canals of Ghent.... Love to all!

Nothing wrong with the M9/M8 indeed. Both will likely sharpen your photography skills more than an M10 with live view. Unless getting better has no value.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 04:08 UTC
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Blumfeld: Sure it is a nice camera, but sometimes the money would be better invested in art-courses and workshops.

You'll likely learn a hell of a lot more shooting with a Leica than you ever would from an art course or workshop.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 04:05 UTC
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BobYIL: Can we at least expect a review of Barney's choice? Hopefully not again the same excuse this time too "But Leica did not let us have it for long enough to test..." Buying and selling a new Leica M10 following test would not hurt your pocket more than $1.000.

Isn't the M10 being endorsed as his favorite gear of the year a good enough review? I mean, what secrets does the M10 have that aren't so readily available on the net already?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 04:01 UTC
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rfsIII: Cultural Differences 101: In America when someone says or writes the phrase “trust me” it signals that they’re going to tell you a heinous lie and they expect you to believe it even if you have to ignore logic and common sense.
Normally used only by social vermin like politicians and executives.
I hope that the phrase was used in the spirit of the mother country where concepts like truth and honor still have validity.

No rfsll, that's not a declarative lie at all. Not at all. I'll "trust you" on that.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 04:00 UTC
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NOWHITELENS: I do not belong to a cult and i am not religious.
I guess that is the reason I fail to get excited over Leica cameras!

So the prerequisite is that you must be in a cult or religious to purchase or admire Leica cameras? I get sad seeing comments as ignorant as this being posted. I really do.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 03:58 UTC
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jrconner: A photographically mediocre camera with tremendous snob value.

Can you site one example of someone being a snob that owns a Leica? I own two, along with Canon/Fujifilm/Oly/Ricoh/Panasonic gear. I've never seen anyone in Leica land brand brash other brands, let alone how many bash someone with a Leica or the brand. Just who are the snobs, then?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 03:56 UTC

Slow and steady wins the race BB. ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 03:48 UTC as 37th comment

Sorry, I'm so not impressed.

What I see, is a lot of enthusiasm from a guy who was able to use the first back of its kind from Phase One. A back completely out of reach for almost every photographer.

S'bout all. Seems like "more" isn't impressing these days.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 23:38 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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cgarrard: Is it just me, or is it crazy that all these new lenses for mirrorless are just way too ...huge?

Yes, it does make a difference. May not make a difference to you, I'll concede.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 07:30 UTC
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