RStyga

RStyga

Joined on Nov 8, 2010

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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 | 8 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 (113 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 (113 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 (113 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 (113 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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iAPX: A noisy picture on the NYC subway at ISO 500, and a grainy one at ISO 3200, with a 24MP "newly developped" full-frame sensor?!?

It's at 2 or 3 ISO-level far away from the now old D610 or D750.
In fact at 3200 ISO, with pixels having the sam exact size as my old D300, it seems to be a par, but it's 10 year's old technology!

What is this mess about?!?

You don't need to buy into the provocatively expensive stupidity of digital Leica. There are RF film cameras for the nostalgic experience. I have an M4-P and enjoy using it (with CV lenses, of course) without subscribing to Leica's outrageous marketing in the digital market.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 03:33 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.

Good to know!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 12:40 UTC

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 02:08 UTC as 3rd comment | 14 replies
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (168 comments in total)
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RStyga: Wow, it only took several years to *approach* the competition. We'd expect Leica to catch up in a decade or two. Going strong!

I make fake competition arguments?? Take your red blinkers off. I don't need to understand anything. Leica needs to understand photographers. For the moment they only understand (or, rather, care about) consumers with fat wallets. Leica makes digital cameras used primarily for street and travel photography. Other camera makers produce cameras that can be used for street/travel photography as well, and perform much better while costing much less. That is a fact. The vast majority of photographers (not rich snap shooters) are not enchanted at all by the archaic rangefinder mechanism. Even Leica is very gently and slowly moving away from it or, at least, providing alternatives like LV; wake up! I'm somehow pretty sure that modern AF is a tad bit better than RF for a photographer who wants to be able to capture light and frame a shot without worrying too much about how to get the 'light box' to do it properly and accurately. How biased you Leica fanatics really are...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (168 comments in total)
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RStyga: Wow, it only took several years to *approach* the competition. We'd expect Leica to catch up in a decade or two. Going strong!

How do you like to position Leica's digicams in their own category and then, wow, magically remove the competition! I'd love to see the next Leica model and it should be called M Typ Ostrich.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
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iAPX: A noisy picture on the NYC subway at ISO 500, and a grainy one at ISO 3200, with a 24MP "newly developped" full-frame sensor?!?

It's at 2 or 3 ISO-level far away from the now old D610 or D750.
In fact at 3200 ISO, with pixels having the sam exact size as my old D300, it seems to be a par, but it's 10 year's old technology!

What is this mess about?!?

@string
How convenient.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:18 UTC
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