Steven Seven

Steven Seven

Joined on Dec 1, 2019

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  • Replied in Keep us posted!
    Congrats! I too recently picked up a manual focus M and I'm finding that it's driving me to a completely different type of photography (which I suck at, but learning). Would love to hear about your ...
  • I can offer my perspective as a software executive. To deliver more perceived value, the oldest trick in the book is to frame competitor's offerings as commodity. This is why so many companies are ...
  • In this case I want to shoot wide open at f/1.4. The subject is a city skyline from above at dawn, i.e. not enough light for smaller apertures. Would have been MUCH easier to simply turn the lens ...
  • Replied in Sigh...
    I declare you, sir, to be my mortal enemy! :) I wish you the best with Sony, Nikon or whatever manufacturer caters to pixel peeping. I also suggest you upgrade to a microscope or a medical imaging ...
  • Created discussion thread Infinity focus on M-cameras
    Leica gurus, please do not laugh. I've started shooting with M-glass on Fuji cameras with an adapter and got hooked on the compactness and mechanics of M-mount lenses, so... I bought a film Leica M6! ...
  • Depends on how strict you are with your requirements. You can get pretty close to what you want with a Fuji XPro-series camera with a Fujinon 35mm f/2 (1) It will be even smaller in size/weight.
  • Replied in Sigh...
    They are wasted every time when any of these are true: (1) You are shooting above f/4 or below f/11 (2) You have any motion blur (3) You ...
  • Replied in Sigh...
    They should have focused on increasing the dynamic range and reducing noise. Something similar (or even better) to the latest Canon's 20MP sports sensor. Give us true 14EV at 100ISO and clean ...
  • Replied in An update
    Thank you for sharing! Actually I made up my mind and, somewhat unexpectedly even to myself, I bought a near-mint Leica M6 film body. In the end, it's the process of carefully composing each shot ...
  • Replied in What a surprise
    Wow... What a surprise. I've discovered your site and your photos a while ago and love your style. Kind of shocking to receive a response from The Man himself here on dpreview! :) P.S. Bonus points ...
  • Replied in my Q2 photos
    Your photos are INSANE. Really well done. I wish I could post URLs to specific ones that I found incredible (the software you're using does not allow copy/pasting URLs for pics). You're very ...
  • That's the sensor I want in Leica M11. Ple-e-e-e-e-ase... Goodbye, useless megapixels. Hello, noise-free ISO 6400!

  • You are correct. Leica's viewfinder has higher magnification than Fuji's. But you NEED a better magnification to focus manually. If you want to truly anticipate what's coming into a frame - just ...
  • I love this kind of low-light photography! Nicely done! TBH most of these photos look like they could have benefited from the speed Voightlander 35mm f/1.4 (I use that lens mostly for situations ...
  • I played with the M10-P with 28mm Elmarit in a Leica store. I do not wear glasses and I was able to see the framelines, riiiiiight on the edges of the viewfinder. I've been shooting with a ...
  • Thank you! I certainly noticed that. Another strange thing is that DNG files I took home from the store are significantly better than those I found online (including dpreview), i.e. I am seeing ...
  • Created discussion thread Planning for the M11
    I've switched to Fuji's X-line after years of SLRs due to its compactness and its joyfulness with M-mount lenses, primarily Voightlanders. The process of making photos is much more intimate and ...
  • Replied in Yeah
    Mark, this explains it. Thank you. This makes me believe that Leica is probably fighting some optical (or other engineering) limitations designing for their narrower / shorter mount?
  • This is super-interesting! I found this article: https://petapixel.com/2018/08/29/flange-distance-and-mount-diameter-explained-by-a-lens-engineer/ And in the table of flange distances, it states ...
  • Yep, your comment about the shadow noise answers my 2nd question regarding the ability to push/pull at high ISO in RAW converters. The extra detail is there, while not counted in PDR. Thanks!
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