RStyga

RStyga

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On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (91 comments in total)
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RStyga: I don't believe it; Leica builds superior products...

I forgot to place my comment in quotes... :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 05:59 UTC
On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (91 comments in total)

I don't believe it; Leica builds superior products...

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 08:49 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (495 comments in total)

Picking up a Leica digital camera at its regular price is proof that marketing can be effective irrespective of the consumer's expectations and market's landscape. Of course, there are infinitely worse things in life, but Leica probably has the black scepter in the photography world. My condolences to the owners.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 05:27 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

It would be useful to have the numbers per year in a table as well; the graph, due to the mob/cell phone category, does not really inform of the differences in other categories especially for DSLM/DSLR cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 01:28 UTC as 10th comment
On article Leica SL Review (1089 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Say what you want about Leica but their cameras just work. They don't have the most impressive technology ipor spec sheet but they do just what they are advertised to do. You don't have to worry about thousands of settings, lens compatibility, special AF modes and so on. Just use it and it does the job, remarkably well for people who bought one

@HughJ
I'm afraid you are addressing fanatics. One of their main beaten-to-death argument is that Leica's cameras have superior build quality. Whether this is actually true it's besides the point for them. The fact is that Leica digital cameras are grossly overpriced, and almost always lag behind the competition in terms of technology and performance without offering more than above-average build quality. As for Leica lenses, it is true that some of them are excellent performers but, again, grossly overpriced, and they are not unique by any measure; lens competition is present and very much preferable. They will never admit to these facts, though, so we're better off saving our efforts...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 09:07 UTC
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RStyga: Very strong photos, as always. Sometimes it invites the question about photojournalism ethics: where do you stop shooting; I'm not referring to the winning photo necessarily.
Also, in photo 3, "Migrant Crossing", the repeated use of the name "Macedonia", instead of FYROM, is an assault in itself to historical truth, and it's deeply insulting to the Hellenic (aka Greek) culture and its people.

"Refer" to themselves? Germans during WWII, the Nazis, referred to themselves as Aryans; of course, it didn't last. Nor this charade at Skopje will. They are predominantly Slavs, a great portion Albanians and the rest Turks, Serbians, Roma and others. Their ancestors moved to that region about 1,000 years after Alexander the Great's time. Do you need a PhD in ancient history to know this? What do you think they are?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 03:07 UTC
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RStyga: Very strong photos, as always. Sometimes it invites the question about photojournalism ethics: where do you stop shooting; I'm not referring to the winning photo necessarily.
Also, in photo 3, "Migrant Crossing", the repeated use of the name "Macedonia", instead of FYROM, is an assault in itself to historical truth, and it's deeply insulting to the Hellenic (aka Greek) culture and its people.

Agreed, Petrogel. The root of the problem is in the lack of education and integrity. DPR could have reposted whatever news they chose without insulting history and the founding nation of western culture, the latter of which DPR enjoys in all of its applied tech glory today. Ungrateful and uneducated brats...

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:15 UTC
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RStyga: Very strong photos, as always. Sometimes it invites the question about photojournalism ethics: where do you stop shooting; I'm not referring to the winning photo necessarily.
Also, in photo 3, "Migrant Crossing", the repeated use of the name "Macedonia", instead of FYROM, is an assault in itself to historical truth, and it's deeply insulting to the Hellenic (aka Greek) culture and its people.

As I said, Petrogel, it's not only ignorance but intention and bias. In the post-modern world any claim, however absurd it might be, is as valid as the next. A whole country can and has been built on propaganda and opportunism. The problem is not these Tito victims but those from the rest of the world subscribing to their crude irredentism.

DPR, are you going to correct this "inaccuracy" [sic] anytime in 2017 or you'll exhaust your article editing on "serious" typos about camera specs?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 14:25 UTC
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RStyga: Very strong photos, as always. Sometimes it invites the question about photojournalism ethics: where do you stop shooting; I'm not referring to the winning photo necessarily.
Also, in photo 3, "Migrant Crossing", the repeated use of the name "Macedonia", instead of FYROM, is an assault in itself to historical truth, and it's deeply insulting to the Hellenic (aka Greek) culture and its people.

I'm afraid not. Who can hide behind ignorance about such a basic historical fact? There is far more bias and political agendas than genuine ignorance at play. Can you imagine someone claiming that Aristotle, born in Stagira - Macedonia, was not Greek? "Greek-Macedonian border"??? Really? The perpetuation of such a bad joke has to end. Whoever at DPR dared to post such a ludicrous paragraph has the responsibility to correct it immediately with apologies!!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 07:23 UTC
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RStyga: This is incredible. They released this "new" model very recently! Leica has been producing the same basic digital camera design since the M8. For model to model they infrequently change the sensor, and occasionally remove some of the very few features the camera has (i.e., video, LCD, LV) and call that "back to basics" or whatever other marketing euphemism. Now, how on earth they keep debugging such a simple digital camera product? How many decades does Leica need to release a mature product? It's near-featureless and they still find bugs and improvements! What should other manufacturers do, then: release 10 FW updates/improvements per year? And on top of that Leica charges 8X more than the competition (ah, yes, I forgot; Leica has no competition...)

It's characteristic of your "expertise" how well you maintain those shiny Leica blinkers you wear. I'm happy for you.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 05:35 UTC

Very strong photos, as always. Sometimes it invites the question about photojournalism ethics: where do you stop shooting; I'm not referring to the winning photo necessarily.
Also, in photo 3, "Migrant Crossing", the repeated use of the name "Macedonia", instead of FYROM, is an assault in itself to historical truth, and it's deeply insulting to the Hellenic (aka Greek) culture and its people.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 03:27 UTC as 10th comment | 9 replies

This is incredible. They released this "new" model very recently! Leica has been producing the same basic digital camera design since the M8. For model to model they infrequently change the sensor, and occasionally remove some of the very few features the camera has (i.e., video, LCD, LV) and call that "back to basics" or whatever other marketing euphemism. Now, how on earth they keep debugging such a simple digital camera product? How many decades does Leica need to release a mature product? It's near-featureless and they still find bugs and improvements! What should other manufacturers do, then: release 10 FW updates/improvements per year? And on top of that Leica charges 8X more than the competition (ah, yes, I forgot; Leica has no competition...)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 00:37 UTC as 19th comment | 9 replies
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RStyga: There's slight overlapping with the 60/2.4. The 50/2 is WR, the 60/2.4 is macro, that's the most significant difference, it seems.

True, but no one forces you to use a shallow DoF when photo-shooting running children!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
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RStyga: There's slight overlapping with the 60/2.4. The 50/2 is WR, the 60/2.4 is macro, that's the most significant difference, it seems.

I did not say that I always had to wait or wait for a long time. I'm not sure you understand the difference between theory and practice here. There are ways to get a child in focus with the vast majority of cameras if you become familiar enough with the camera. By the way, "running children" without an end point is rarely an interesting subject.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
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RStyga: There's slight overlapping with the 60/2.4. The 50/2 is WR, the 60/2.4 is macro, that's the most significant difference, it seems.

I'll have to agree largely with Vic, although fast AF is always useful. I used to shoot kids during play time outdoors and I had -at the time- at *very* early compact digital camera (around 2004). I used to zone-prefocus and keep the shutter half-pressed until they were within that focus zone before taking the photo. I had a significant amount of success even at such activities as jumping in trampolines, hoop jumping, and running.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
On article Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design (114 comments in total)
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RStyga: Let's see whether this "new" and "inexpensive" product will be at least free of LCD failures and sensor defects. That would be a nice -bare minimum- start for Leica. One baby step at a time...

One camera, REALLY?
"In some cases, particularly when using the camera models Leica M9, M9-P, M Monochrom or M-E with smaller apertures (5.6-22), effects caused by corrosion of the sensor glass may be encountered."

'Okay, so not exactly sensor defects, however a problem that effects the sensor.'
Is this a joke? Does it matter which part of the sensor assembly is affected since the results are affecting the sensor and Leica replaces the sensor not the glass or the napkin or the screw or the paint... Blinkers alert!!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 10:50 UTC
On article Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design (114 comments in total)
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RStyga: Let's see whether this "new" and "inexpensive" product will be at least free of LCD failures and sensor defects. That would be a nice -bare minimum- start for Leica. One baby step at a time...

Blinkers alert!

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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JakeB: There's just a certain 'something' about those shots. An aura. A 'feeling.'

It would be ridiculous to suggest that any other manufacturer's camera/lens combinations costing a tenth of the price could create this 'look.'

It's almost like Leica sprinkled a little, well, let's call it 'pixie dust' into their cameras and lenses and that magic travels along the lens to the sensor and is captured along with the rays of light.

Or perhaps the sensor itself contains this pixie dust and thus imbues the image with the 'aura.'

No matter how it works, one can immediately spot this 'Leica look' that no other camera is capable of creating. It positively glows from each image.

Money well spent, I'd say.

@badscience I HAVE TO SECOND THAT!

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 13:29 UTC
On article Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design (114 comments in total)
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RStyga: Let's see whether this "new" and "inexpensive" product will be at least free of LCD failures and sensor defects. That would be a nice -bare minimum- start for Leica. One baby step at a time...

https://en.leica-camera.com/World-of-Leica/Leica-News/Global/2014/Important-Information-Concerning-the-CCD-Sensors

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
On article Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design (114 comments in total)
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RStyga: Let's see whether this "new" and "inexpensive" product will be at least free of LCD failures and sensor defects. That would be a nice -bare minimum- start for Leica. One baby step at a time...

Not only the M9..,

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 09:47 UTC
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