Marathonianbull

Marathonianbull

Lives in Canada Montréal, Québec, Canada
Joined on Jan 27, 2009

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I guess a DG 45mm Macro II is also on its way...

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2019 at 21:35 UTC as 1st comment

I'm also glad to notice that they finally got rid of its fake silver ring: it was just a glued plastic band that would often come out in contact with most camera bags!

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2019 at 21:34 UTC as 2nd comment
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Bhima78: $700 is too close in price to the far superior Oly 25mm f1.2. I owned the original Panny 25mm f1.4 and it felt cheap, made a racket due to rattlesnaking but took nice pictures. Sold it and got the 15mm f1.7 which is a better lens all around in terms of craftsmanship.

Could you rephrase this? I'm not sure I get what you mean. The Leica DG 12-60 and 25mm are cheaply made?

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2019 at 21:29 UTC

My best, most used Micro FT lens of all time, so I'm very glad to learn of its comeback!

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2019 at 21:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery (172 comments in total)
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Marathonianbull: All things considered (several brands & models), I LOVE my K-3 in 2019 . I bought a livingroom-loving X100T, but would never in a hundred years go climbing with it! A GR, on the other hand, (...) yes.

And... https://www.tipa.com/en-en/awards/ricoh-gr-iii

Link | Posted on May 24, 2019 at 19:15 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery (172 comments in total)
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Marathonianbull: All things considered (several brands & models), I LOVE my K-3 in 2019 . I bought a livingroom-loving X100T, but would never in a hundred years go climbing with it! A GR, on the other hand, (...) yes.

Color-managing the GR III appears to be fine elsewhere, fortunately: https://mariusmasalar.me/ricoh-gr-iii-review

Link | Posted on May 19, 2019 at 02:20 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery (172 comments in total)
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Marathonianbull: All things considered (several brands & models), I LOVE my K-3 in 2019 . I bought a livingroom-loving X100T, but would never in a hundred years go climbing with it! A GR, on the other hand, (...) yes.

But from those DPRev pics, in-cam jpegs from the latest GR III do seem to carry a bluish tint compared to previous versions. Is this an actual WB engine flaw, or just a matter of (bad) luck during this sample-shooting session?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2019 at 15:34 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery (172 comments in total)

All things considered (several brands & models), I LOVE my K-3 in 2019 . I bought a livingroom-loving X100T, but would never in a hundred years go climbing with it! A GR, on the other hand, (...) yes.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2019 at 14:05 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery (197 comments in total)

Each time I see a picture "popping" abnormally into HDR territory (over-saturated with boosted shadows and yellowish WB), I take the easy guess that it has been tampered with... The Ricoh GR III versions were always truer to life, so better as far as I'M concerned.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 21:57 UTC as 20th comment
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (482 comments in total)
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nevada5: I was perusing the review here of the Panasonic LX10 and it's noted there:
"The LX10 repeats Panasonic's odd decision to put a marked aperture ring on a camera with a variable maximum aperture." And it's brought up again, listed as a "con" on the conclusion page. AND, in their conclusion, "an aperture ring with F-number markings on a variable aperture camera makes no sense."

They really seem to see this as a big negative - but when Sony does it, not a word about it.

Or - did I miss something???

DPRev isn't the God of Photography Truth and Fairness.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 13:29 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (482 comments in total)
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nevada5: I was perusing the review here of the Panasonic LX10 and it's noted there:
"The LX10 repeats Panasonic's odd decision to put a marked aperture ring on a camera with a variable maximum aperture." And it's brought up again, listed as a "con" on the conclusion page. AND, in their conclusion, "an aperture ring with F-number markings on a variable aperture camera makes no sense."

They really seem to see this as a big negative - but when Sony does it, not a word about it.

Or - did I miss something???

Good point.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 13:29 UTC

I miss that A700 and its zen-like info screen!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 06:02 UTC as 10th comment

Leica prices are getting preposterous, I'm out! Back to my good ol' Ricoh GXR w/ its humble albeit sublime A12 M-Mount module & Zeiss ZM glasses!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 20:35 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

"Limited modern full-frame lens selection"

Remove the words "modern" and "selection", then move the whole sentence from the Cons to the Pros column!

I would certainly get a K-1 for that utmost pleasure: to get to use those three famed FA Limited lenses (31mm, 43mm, 77mm)...

Speaking of other options, limited doesn't mean inexistent (some of the many available ones are actually quite modern - just releases!)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:51 UTC as 263rd comment | 2 replies
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (304 comments in total)
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Marathonianbull: Could someone confirm the lower-than-hoped Battery Life (CIPA) of 290 shots; that is certainly not as good as with previous Lumix GX models. If caused by the double stabilization system, any possibility to turn this off oartly or entirely, so as to increase potential count? What do you thing?

Far from an informative glimpse of an answer to any of my two genuine quandaries, but you're right in a very digressive way : nowadays, the automatic addition of several extra batteries should be deemed the new consumption norm... Reminds me of the gluttonous Sigma DP Merrill cameras, that were sold with two batteries out-of-the-box as a form of apology!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 06:09 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (304 comments in total)

("partly"...)

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 20:04 UTC as 28th comment
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (304 comments in total)

Could someone confirm the lower-than-hoped Battery Life (CIPA) of 290 shots; that is certainly not as good as with previous Lumix GX models. If caused by the double stabilization system, any possibility to turn this off oartly or entirely, so as to increase potential count? What do you thing?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 18:50 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies

DPReview, That was a VERY interesting comparison!

Could you, sooner or later, publish something similar after having tested an Olympus E-M1 (or E-M5 I / II, E-M10 1 / II) *with a decent lens* against the same Nikon model with 3D AF?

Now, this would be getting quiteexciting!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 14:03 UTC as 21st comment

L0ve my E-P5s!

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 02:56 UTC as 25th comment
On photo Navy fighter in the Classic fighters challenge (2 comments in total)

I love my E-5, and absolutely adore my Leica D 14-150mm, but do not think that these colours represent the pure clearness that this combo is really capable of; something fishy! What sort of PP was performed, exactly?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 22:35 UTC as 2nd comment
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