RStyga

RStyga

Joined on Nov 8, 2010

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Ricoh, bring back the GXR with an updated Leica M sensor mount-module for under $1000 or so. It would be an instant hit.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 00:53 UTC as 7th comment

This is important news. Fujifilm is making a difference!

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 11:19 UTC as 7th comment

At least, there is a good enough and big enough SONY now to "handle" those huge A-mount lenses. :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:40 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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RStyga: Camera or no camera, an iPhone without a standard 3.5" earphone jack is plain bad decision-making. What will happen to those millions of current and potential users who own or about to purchase a pair (or two) of Hi-Fi headphones/earphones; change brand, avoid these models?

It is the same argument for having a single port on the new MacBook. Let me be very blunt: who said that an adapter dangling down like a lost erection is as good and practical as having an embedded port?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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RStyga: Camera or no camera, an iPhone without a standard 3.5" earphone jack is plain bad decision-making. What will happen to those millions of current and potential users who own or about to purchase a pair (or two) of Hi-Fi headphones/earphones; change brand, avoid these models?

I like how you embrace so "critically" Apple's cry for a marketing stand-out.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 01:24 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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RStyga: Camera or no camera, an iPhone without a standard 3.5" earphone jack is plain bad decision-making. What will happen to those millions of current and potential users who own or about to purchase a pair (or two) of Hi-Fi headphones/earphones; change brand, avoid these models?

There is nothing wrong with the embedded DAC; it's actually of very high quality considering. If there is an adapter then it's better than nothing but it might make it difficult (or impossible) to simultaneously charge and listen.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 01:13 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)

Camera or no camera, an iPhone without a standard 3.5" earphone jack is plain bad decision-making. What will happen to those millions of current and potential users who own or about to purchase a pair (or two) of Hi-Fi headphones/earphones; change brand, avoid these models?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 00:33 UTC as 129th comment | 12 replies
On article Leica adds 60mm F2.8 macro to TL lens lineup (19 comments in total)

Leica never seizes to amaze the common sense photographer with their deranged "offerings". Comedy day once more starring the "$3K cropped crap".

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 07:31 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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Scott Eaton: Sorry if I'm not on the Adam's bandwagon, but his legacy isn't what people think it is. Adam's goal was to execute a final print and to quantify the aesthetic of silver gelatin printing to a fine degree. The army of fine art photo snobs that use him as a banner really don't get it. Zone system was already well known by practice in the conventional print industry. Adams simply applied it to the chemical / photo medium.
While most of his images are pleasing to the eye, I find many of them to be so heavily manipulated in terms of burn/dodge I don't recognize the scene. Also, if you browse through his dept of energy portfolio the work is pretty bland, so it seems we're making a statement about post image manipulation rather than being a good photographer. Some of his students, particularly John Sexton, IMO, blow Adams away in terms of technical execution and composition. Please, go visit really important 20th century photogs who really should get more fanfare like Russell Lee.

@ dprived prev
My comment stands irrespective of my personal preference in regard to Ansel Adams' work. However, to satisfy your curiosity, I do consider Adams one of the most significant photographers in the relatively-short history of photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 07:25 UTC
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Scott Eaton: Sorry if I'm not on the Adam's bandwagon, but his legacy isn't what people think it is. Adam's goal was to execute a final print and to quantify the aesthetic of silver gelatin printing to a fine degree. The army of fine art photo snobs that use him as a banner really don't get it. Zone system was already well known by practice in the conventional print industry. Adams simply applied it to the chemical / photo medium.
While most of his images are pleasing to the eye, I find many of them to be so heavily manipulated in terms of burn/dodge I don't recognize the scene. Also, if you browse through his dept of energy portfolio the work is pretty bland, so it seems we're making a statement about post image manipulation rather than being a good photographer. Some of his students, particularly John Sexton, IMO, blow Adams away in terms of technical execution and composition. Please, go visit really important 20th century photogs who really should get more fanfare like Russell Lee.

"Heavily manipulated"... well, isn't that an oxymoron in today's digital era... IF Ansel Adams' photos were "heavily" manipulated, what can we say about the mainstream high-end photographers of today?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 05:36 UTC

Whatever it takes H, just get this release right (i.e, bug-free as much as possible)! It's a promising product so it would be a shame to ruin it by marketing decision-making.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 05:31 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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RStyga: Ugly design... Fortunately, K-1 follows K-7/5/3's design lines.

Read your first comment again and you'll probably see who's nasty. Either way, end of discussion.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 12:55 UTC
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RStyga: Ugly design... Fortunately, K-1 follows K-7/5/3's design lines.

Native English? Anyway, a lot a wasted space here and energy (I include myself). I just get ticked off when people reply in regard to anything else (especially, my right or freedom to comment) except my actual photography-related comment.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:33 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)

To those who argue in favour of DSLRs over A7x, A7 series are DSLM not DSLR cameras, and this is a very important difference in many respects (AF accuracy, mirror slap, flange distance etc).

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 14:44 UTC as 30th comment
On article Leica improves Q functionality with firmware 2.0 (59 comments in total)
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RStyga: "a firmware update that adds the option to shoot Raw-only"
Wow! Groundbreaking...

I was being ironic...

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 12:29 UTC
On article Leica improves Q functionality with firmware 2.0 (59 comments in total)

"a firmware update that adds the option to shoot Raw-only"
Wow! Groundbreaking...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 04:16 UTC as 13th comment | 11 replies
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BigG30: Oh here we go again, a whole raft of salty comments on release day. Let me save you the effort, copy and paste one or more of the following and then hit 'post':

- it's too expensive
- it's too big
- it doesn't have IBIS
- pffffft, I'd rather buy a used X-T1
- 24 megapixels? WHY NOT 50!?
- APS-C? Why no full-frame?!?
- pffffffft, x-trans / lightroom wah wah wah

"Where is the orange-green version??"

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 10:30 UTC
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RStyga: Ugly design... Fortunately, K-1 follows K-7/5/3's design lines.

Yes, too late...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 20:48 UTC

At last!!! ...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 09:44 UTC as 4th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (813 comments in total)
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Gesture: Beautiful, neat camera. Why make that viewfinder surround a dust magnet???????????????????????

The designer had no clue about such "trivial" practical issues...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:45 UTC
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