RStyga

RStyga

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The orangutan photograph by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan is captivating!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 00:37 UTC as 4th comment
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (108 comments in total)
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RStyga: Why, on earth, would one choose this overpriced piece of crap over, say, a simple Fujifilm X-E2 is one for the books...

jsevidon Since you presented no arguments, make sure at least that you don't make insulting comments in the future towards members just because you don't like their opinion. Capisci? Otherwise you might become the subject of some strong language yourself, just to taste your own "medicine".

noirdesir Snap out of it. Your point is pointless. You're nitpicking.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 00:23 UTC
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (108 comments in total)
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RStyga: Why, on earth, would one choose this overpriced piece of crap over, say, a simple Fujifilm X-E2 is one for the books...

jsevidon Are you equating criticism of a product with a verbal attack on a person?

noirdesir Yes it does, have you noticed the price tag of that thing? It's unacceptable and indicative of Leica's know-how and marketing in the digital era. Enough said.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 05:11 UTC
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (108 comments in total)
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RStyga: Why, on earth, would one choose this overpriced piece of crap over, say, a simple Fujifilm X-E2 is one for the books...

Jsevidon: Take your Leica blinkers off for a while, manage your rude behaviour and read:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3968503
https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/246272-so-why-the-banding/
http://www.fotodesign-rs.de/leica-q-typ-116-review/
Type "Leica Q banding" in any search engine and continue reading...

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 09:56 UTC
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RStyga: It's quite telling that the AF Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH POWER OIS m4/3 lens costs $1500, and the MF Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 m4/3 lens sells for $800.

Ο νοών νοείτω.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 02:53 UTC

It's quite telling that the AF Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH POWER OIS m4/3 lens costs $1500, and the MF Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 m4/3 lens sells for $800.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:35 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies

With a retail price $1,280 it's a winner; no, wait, I inadvertently omitted a non non-significant zero! Leica is reaching out to the financial skies for idiots and rich... idiots. I think the logo under this company name should read, Leica "The anti-photography dollar-company".

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:30 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (108 comments in total)
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RStyga: Why, on earth, would one choose this overpriced piece of crap over, say, a simple Fujifilm X-E2 is one for the books...

I handled a Leica Q the other day, testing it etc until I took a few high ISO photos in good lighting... oh, my, the noise, the banding! "Piece of crap". Piece of crap!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 12:57 UTC

Royal BS with a PC twist. Where is the art here: that the judges got fooled by the photo thinking it's one of a human and it evoked BS about "evolution"? Primary school judges? They might want to raise the artistic bar a tad weenie bit next year...

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 05:16 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (108 comments in total)

Why, on earth, would one choose this overpriced piece of crap over, say, a simple Fujifilm X-E2 is one for the books...

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 05:02 UTC as 3rd comment | 14 replies
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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Scottelly: What do I think of it? I think it's ridiculous. For half the price I can get a Sony A6500, which is about the same dimensions and weight, the same resolution and sensor size, but includes IBIS, a tilt screen, and a build-in flash. The lenses are much cheaper too. If I were a Leica lens owner with a bunch of compatible lenses and didn't already have a great new camera I might consider it, which is probably why Leica made it, but like most Leica cameras, I think it's ridiculously overpriced, as is that 18mm f4 lens for more than a grand. It seems to me like that lens should be aboet $500 and would be about $300 or $250 if it were a Sony G series lens with the same specs. $1,200?!? REALLY? For an f2.8 lens that would be expensive, but that thing's f4!

Check out the 116 gram Fuji 18mm f2.0 lens:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/839138-REG/Fujifilm_16240743_18mm_f_2_0_XF_R.html

It is quite a bit longer, but their shorter f2.8 pancake lens is just 78 grams. (The Fuji XF 27mm f2.8)

I don't think so: A Fujifilm/Sony/Olympus/Panasonic is not a Hyundai and a Leica is not a BMW. They are of the same class and quality. The Leica build quality is a myth. They actually have as many defects, if not more, as the competition.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 02:27 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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RStyga: a mediocre APS-C DSLM with an insane - as expected - price tag; what are they on "offering" an ordinary wide-angle pancake at $1300?? Acid? Wake up Leica before you go bankrupt again!

Re Leica's financial situation, I beg to differ; you're not reading the business news much, it seems. As for the "colour" of Leica's $1300 pancake, no thanks, I prefer a 'lowly' Fujinon or Panasonic for a small fraction of the price.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 02:14 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)

a mediocre APS-C DSLM with an insane - as expected - price tag; what are they on "offering" an ordinary wide-angle pancake at $1300?? Acid? Wake up Leica before you go bankrupt again!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 23:05 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
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RStyga: Right...

"A lot of Leica rangefinders' appeal comes down to the quality of construction."
There is no such appeal but myth. Leica cameras are not better constructed than high-end DSLM cameras, say from Fujifilm or Olympus. Full stop. On the contrary, they are occasionally riddled with issues and design flaws. Leica has demonstrably poor know-how in the digital age, yes!

"The whole process of taking someone's picture is less confrontational than it might be with a larger and louder camera."
Is Barnes living in past decades or something? The vast majority of DSLM cameras today are smaller and lighter, thus less intrusive, than Leica bricks, and - because they have AF - take photos much faster thus the subject feels for much less time being under the spotlight.

@ mandophoto
No, let's not compare with FF, let's compare with cameras. Leica is a brick, heavy without ergonomics, low/bug-tech, expensive, overrated, poorly designed & executed.

@ Wild Light
I'm sure you feel "something" when you rotate the lens focus ring, as much as other photographers feel "something" when they do similar tactile operations to lenses on their DSLM (Fujifilm, for instance).

@ surelythisnameisfree
Camera reliability, size, ergonomics, reported issues, etc etc are facts not a matter of belief or feel; these fluffy airy things are Leica followers "attributes".

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 15:54 UTC

Right...

"A lot of Leica rangefinders' appeal comes down to the quality of construction."
There is no such appeal but myth. Leica cameras are not better constructed than high-end DSLM cameras, say from Fujifilm or Olympus. Full stop. On the contrary, they are occasionally riddled with issues and design flaws. Leica has demonstrably poor know-how in the digital age, yes!

"The whole process of taking someone's picture is less confrontational than it might be with a larger and louder camera."
Is Barnes living in past decades or something? The vast majority of DSLM cameras today are smaller and lighter, thus less intrusive, than Leica bricks, and - because they have AF - take photos much faster thus the subject feels for much less time being under the spotlight.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 12:35 UTC as 32nd comment | 8 replies

Back to DSLR-size...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 09:47 UTC as 198th comment | 5 replies

That's a steal... At last, Leica has started selling at reasonable prices! It's a small miracle how Leica's tech team managed to pull this off for such a low price. Amazing...

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 04:23 UTC as 11th comment

Another "bash me 'cause I deserve it" Leica 'model'. The way this company is being managed we might even see sooner rather than later the milestone and final limited edition Leica Closing-Down Model.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 01:59 UTC as 3rd comment

About time... I hope Cosina would decide to enter this bidding, win, and make the brand not only iconic but also contemporary as they so well have done with Voigtlander.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 04:46 UTC as 45th comment
On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (92 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
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