RStyga

RStyga

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The incremental upgrades of Leica are nauseous... 37.5MP cropped medium format in 2015 at £13K is a joke only Leica can "create"... a blast form the past for future rich & stupid.
Oh, sorry, I forgot! £13K is really cheap for Leica! A bargain!!

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 02:22 UTC as 37th comment | 11 replies
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RStyga: The RF film Leica cameras are nice but I'd personally prefer the Zeiss Ikon (sadly, out of production, I think, but still available new for $1100-$1500) which is a magnificent camera with the highest standard of build quality and better ergonomics (handling, film change, volume design & weight) than Leica M RFs.

Modern Zeiss Ikon were made by Cosina, true, but they are Zeiss, not Cosina; "rebadged" implies cheap and nasty for some. Cosina makes very high quality gear and according to specifications. Zeiss specifications are very high. Zeiss trusted Cosina to undertake the Ikon project and they performed admirably, as expected.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 02:17 UTC
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AlanG: The sensor cover glass in this model is notorious for spontaneously developing cracks. Then it came out that the sensors also suffer from corrosion over time. The tripod mount is attached to the baseplate. The baseplate is not well secured to the body. It turns out that when the camera is on a tripod, the brittle body casting can break where it attaches to the baseplate and the camera can fall.

Leicas had issues where the neck strap lugs came unscrewed due to oversights in manufacturing. Many M8s & M9s have had shutters that failed. The issues on the M8 are numerous. The LCD can develop a "coffee" stain. When the LCD fails, it can't be replaced. I'll stop here.

@AlanG
It's all so true. You're the man. Buyers (incl. Leica-trend victims) need to hear that digital Leicas are not what they are cracked up to be, and sometimes much worse than the competition. I'd go one step further, with caution, adding that even in the film market cameras like the Zeiss Ikon were reviewed and found better featured than comparable Leicas. Leica needs to wake up and design better and cheaper cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 03:13 UTC
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AlanG: The sensor cover glass in this model is notorious for spontaneously developing cracks. Then it came out that the sensors also suffer from corrosion over time. The tripod mount is attached to the baseplate. The baseplate is not well secured to the body. It turns out that when the camera is on a tripod, the brittle body casting can break where it attaches to the baseplate and the camera can fall.

Leicas had issues where the neck strap lugs came unscrewed due to oversights in manufacturing. Many M8s & M9s have had shutters that failed. The issues on the M8 are numerous. The LCD can develop a "coffee" stain. When the LCD fails, it can't be replaced. I'll stop here.

No!please continue!

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 18:31 UTC

BS made in Leica...
I once dropped a Nikon AF400 from an army guard post, about 8 meters high, on rocks and concrete, and was only very slightly marked on its corner, as good as before in every respect, still working fine (after 20 years). The camera was complete unprotected (no half case like that Leica, nothing).

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 18:30 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (593 comments in total)
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RStyga: So, presumably, A7 II (not the R version) does not have shutter vibration porblems if the electronic first curtain is used, or rolling shutter issues?

So EFCS until, say, 1/1000" (playing safe) and non-EFCS for 1/1000" and above should exclude all potential issues?

When EFCS is bad there's only uneven exposure, no distortion artifacts?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 05:46 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (593 comments in total)
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RStyga: So, presumably, A7 II (not the R version) does not have shutter vibration porblems if the electronic first curtain is used, or rolling shutter issues?

@ Rishi
Is the rolling shutter a problem across all shutter speeds (or is there a cutoff speed) and applies to stills and video alike?
Also, if the electronic first curtain is not used, do you get vibration blur, and if so, under what speeds (I'm referring to the A7 and A7 II models)?
Thanks

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 01:57 UTC
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En Trance: Are there any European Camera Manufacturers???

Technically, yes, but not really. Not in any practical sense. That is, try to buy a Leica camera and keep your used car, or a PhaseOne and keep your house deposit intact, not that these are really that European, anyway. Camera technology is predominantly Japanese nowdays. The German spirit is exactly and largely that: a spirit.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 02:01 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (593 comments in total)

So, presumably, A7 II (not the R version) does not have shutter vibration porblems if the electronic first curtain is used, or rolling shutter issues?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 23:16 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies

What F2.8 on 1" sensor in terms of DoF, F8? A 200mm F8 0.81Kg lens DLSR-size camera costing an arm and a leg? And they call that a 'compact' camera?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 07:58 UTC as 8th comment
On article Ricoh offers GR II firmware version 1.10 (21 comments in total)
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KPDanny: Hurry for Pentax FULL FRAME coming soon!!!

It just reminded some people of Ricoh :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 02:34 UTC

Dissapointing....

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 04:54 UTC as 26th comment
On article Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors (178 comments in total)
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RStyga: I generally avoid buying anything from Canada due to the unreasonable international shipping costs involved.

No, it's much better in my experience.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 01:36 UTC
On article Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors (178 comments in total)

I generally avoid buying anything from Canada due to the unreasonable international shipping costs involved.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 05:29 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (497 comments in total)
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photo perzon: I would pay exactly twice for any Fuji camera with Bayer than with Trans.

I don't think Fuji will undermine their own sensor technology to promote Bayer sensors... but I remain hopeful that an X-E1/2 equivalent will arise.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 04:27 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (447 comments in total)
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RStyga: Still hopeful for a RX1-size compact body with interchangeable lenses for those small Leica M adapted lenses. Now that Sony goes FF all the way, they must have some of Leica's share of the market. They can make good profit too considering Leica's arrogant and insulting pricing policy.

True! I just like the idea of a really compact body, no grip, very solid build, no EVF embedded but as an add-on (unless they can squeeze one without enlarging the body too much) and a tilt LCD.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (447 comments in total)

Still hopeful for a RX1-size compact body with interchangeable lenses for those small Leica M adapted lenses. Now that Sony goes FF all the way, they must have some of Leica's share of the market. They can make good profit too considering Leica's arrogant and insulting pricing policy.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 23:44 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1071 comments in total)
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RStyga: @ Rishi
So, does the A7 II (not the R model) have shutter blur (shutter-induced, aka shutter shock) in slow shutter speeds (up to 1/250") or not? Is it as good (or bad, if you like) as A7? If you use electronic first curtain does it have any disadvantage?

Thanks, Rishi. Makes sense. I've heard that on high shutter speeds you might get roller shutter distortion with electronic shutters; any bearing here?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 13:01 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1071 comments in total)
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RStyga: @ Rishi
So, does the A7 II (not the R model) have shutter blur (shutter-induced, aka shutter shock) in slow shutter speeds (up to 1/250") or not? Is it as good (or bad, if you like) as A7? If you use electronic first curtain does it have any disadvantage?

Thanks for replying. What do you mean by "little to no image quality cost", specifically?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2015 at 17:34 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1071 comments in total)

@ Rishi
So, does the A7 II (not the R model) have shutter blur (shutter-induced, aka shutter shock) in slow shutter speeds (up to 1/250") or not? Is it as good (or bad, if you like) as A7? If you use electronic first curtain does it have any disadvantage?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 13:40 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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