RStyga

RStyga

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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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Contra Mundum: The truth is that nobody would have noticed this camera if not for the red dot and a hefty price tag. Ironically, the last thing Leica is related to is photography. It's an item for Wine Connoisseur or Golf magazine.
Some women throw a lot of money on diamond pendants, some men -- on Leica cameras, the purpose of both is to impress others. If you are interested in taking photos, on the other hand, there are a lot better choices out there.

@tassienick
You can use 35mm cameras from Leica, Voigtlander or Zeiss; also, the discontinued digital Ricoh GXR + A12 M module, available in the used market, or any full-frame Sony A7 series with an adapter.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 02:53 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
"Enjoy photography" at $6.5K?? Do you think that this is the *only* camera that allows you to enjoy photography??? Has Leica released drugs to keep their followers compliant to the company's marketing strategy...?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 02:47 UTC

Film Leica cameras made sense. These products don't. But Leica has to survive as a company and this is what they've come up with since they were rescued from bankruptcy, a decade or so ago; they could do better, however, much better than this! Their digital camera know-how progress is painfully slow.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:41 UTC as 154th comment
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (168 comments in total)

Wow, it only took several years to *approach* the competition. We'd expect Leica to catch up in a decade or two. Going strong!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:26 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
On article Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design (113 comments in total)

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...

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:24 UTC as 17th comment | 9 replies

The Signature Editions made more sense.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:25 UTC as 7th comment
On article Hawks Factory announces new 35mm F2 in M-mount (67 comments in total)

For Hawks' sake! Let anyone with an ounce of respect to Tsubasa shareholders read this and similar forums and inform the "magicians" at the marketing dept of an imminent retail disaster. The nerve of some people...!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:13 UTC as 7th comment

No, thanks, Meyer Optik! I'd rather spent a *fraction* of that amount on a fast Voigtlander (50/1.1).

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 23:45 UTC as 35th comment

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 9th comment

This is important news. Fujifilm is making a difference!

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 11:19 UTC as 10th 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 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 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 (920 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 (920 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 (920 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
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