Conan

Conan

Lives in United States KS, United States
Has a website at www.conanyfugit.com
Joined on Jun 8, 2004

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On article Leica M10-P adds a touchscreen and removes the red dot (458 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: Most of the comments reflect a fact:
Rich people use Leica
Poor's use Sony.

I used a Leica when I was younger. Then I got married and now I use a Sony.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2018 at 20:21 UTC
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Akgbkd: can anyone help me with this, why is leica 35mm f1.4 lens so smaller than sony 35mm f1.4 or any other full frame 35mm lens??

I believe it's largely because the minimum focus distance is so much greater, but I'm not an expert.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 05:59 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (161 comments in total)
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davev8: i have often wounded if the M8 can take hand held IR photos with a R72 filter attached ???

Yeah, I used to use an M8 particularly for that purpose. I still usually set it to ISO 640 to get the shutter speed up a bit and give it a bit more of that "infrared" grainy look, but it was super easy to hand hold. If you ask me, it was one of the best undocumented features of that camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 20:53 UTC
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Conan: This is the reason that you stay on the board walk:

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/09/gruesome-hot-spring-death-highlights-problems-at-yellowstone/

Any penalties that the Park Service could assess toward these foolish young men pale in comparison to the penalties that the park itself could levy upon them. Stay on the board walk, it's for your safety and the enjoyment of all those around you.

That said, I don't think jail time is the right answer, but I'd certainly support banning them from all National Parks for a period of ten years. That'd curtail their activities in the States, and probably drive home the seriousness of this sort of violation to any other idiot film makers that believe the rules don't apply to them.

Certainly you couldn't enforce a ban on them as a visitor driving up and paying an entrance fee, but seeing as how you're technically required to apply for a permit to conduct commercial activities within the park, their inability to apply for said permit would deter their sponsors and employers from backing them...at least in theory.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 15:30 UTC

This is the reason that you stay on the board walk:

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/09/gruesome-hot-spring-death-highlights-problems-at-yellowstone/

Any penalties that the Park Service could assess toward these foolish young men pale in comparison to the penalties that the park itself could levy upon them. Stay on the board walk, it's for your safety and the enjoyment of all those around you.

That said, I don't think jail time is the right answer, but I'd certainly support banning them from all National Parks for a period of ten years. That'd curtail their activities in the States, and probably drive home the seriousness of this sort of violation to any other idiot film makers that believe the rules don't apply to them.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 16:10 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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dulynoted: Soooo still not as useful as a surface book or surface pro 4? Thanks I'll be here using my surface pro 4 i7 and loving every single second of it.

I always find it interesting when people complain about Microsoft not having an ecosystem. I mean, sure I can't install loads and loads of little apps on my PC, but to me that's okay, because I can always just install a real program that actually does everything that I need to do better and faster anyway. Isn't that the point of a PC?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 15:25 UTC
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samfan: Does this seem useful to Leica users or is it just mostly a collector's item? I'd guess that most people wouldn't care for a 28mm f/5.6 unless it's really excellent... Which this one apparently is not.

This seems more like a competition for the Olympus 15mm f/8 body cap... That sells for $50.

But I may be wrong and it may have some speciality uses. I mean at least it's probably the least expensive Leica lens.

I had an original Summaron on my M8 for awhile, and it was actually a very charming lens and a lot of fun to shoot with. I probably wouldn't pick one of these up, but I imagine it'll have all the same charm.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (557 comments in total)

Really the lack of dual pixel focus was the only thing holding back the earlier M bodies. Aside from the focusing, they were very well designed cameras, better in many regards than a lot of the other mirrorless bodies on the market. I think the M5 is a good move by Canon, especially if they begin to fill in their lens lineup a bit further, and then come out with a less expensive model with dual pixel focus to replace the M3/M10. The folks buying the Rebels these days would in many cases do well to consider mirrorless instead, especially if you've ever watched how they shoot with their cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 14:27 UTC as 102nd comment | 2 replies
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aliasfox: I tried looking for a Stylus (f/3.5 version) or Stylus Epic last year just for kicks, thinking I could pick up a drawer queen for $30-40 to play with. These things in good condition aren't cheap! I found a few around $75, but most of the ones that looked ok were in the low $100 range, if not more.

My first digital camera was the Olympus Camedia D560 (2003, 3.2MP), which had a plastic body based on the Stylus Zoom models. There was a metal bodied version, too (Stylus 400?), and they made these through 4MP, I think.

I think Olympus stopped making clamshell models because of Canon's success with the Elph line - just about every Oly digicam after 2004 looked like an Elph knockoff. Slightly smaller, yes, but no longer unique.

I've always wondered why there hasn't been a Stylus, or Yashica T4 in the digital world. These cameras were small, not expensive, and FF/2.8 - 15-20 years later, we have FF/2.8, but nothing that can really be considered small or inexpensive, let alone weathersealed.

I recently sold my last Stylus Epic for $150. They have a serious following.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
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Iamnotarobot: So he was basically a Photoshop master... if we put it in today's term... don't have too much respect for that...

Not having respect for a "Photoshop master" only makes sense if this person isn't also a master photographer.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 18:44 UTC
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TSeiler: I thought that DP stood for Digital Products. What is a film camera doing here?

It stands for "Double Penetr..." oops! Wrong website.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 17:14 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon D750 Samples Gallery sample gallery (22 comments in total)

Wow dpreview, way to step up your sample picture game.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 14:37 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On photo D750-DSC_1434-ISO_100.acr in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (22 comments in total)

Wow dpreview, way to step up your sample picture game.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 14:37 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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yonsarh: wise people choose Panasonic more.

Wise people speak not about things of which they know little.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 22:42 UTC
On article Marco Bohr investigates 'hipster photography' (104 comments in total)
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JDThomas: Worthless drivel.

What makes photography by hipsters any worse than photography by a soccer mom at the neighborhood block party? Or a hip-hop kid with a camera at a house party? Or a sorority girl with a camera at a soiree? Or a geek with Google glasses at an internerd convention? Or anybody in any of the hundreds of different subcultures with a camera?

Somehow hipsters taking bad photos is worse than the millions of crappy photographers on flickr doing the same exact thing?

Sounds like the dude that wrote this is somehow jealous of the hipster culture. Maybe he aspires to be one, but was shunned?

I think you're entirely misjudging the tone of the article. I found nothing in it disparaging to these photographers.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 17:53 UTC
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(unknown member): I don't understand how this is photography on the so called photographer's part.

More like graphic tweaker.

@cgarrard

As applies to commercial images sure. But that's simply a very old fashioned way of thinking about art images.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 14:45 UTC
On article An iPhone case for Leica lovers (25 comments in total)

I can see the Chicago Sun-Times issuing these to all of their reporters.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 23:13 UTC as 5th comment
On article An Instagram feed you have to follow: @muradosmann (54 comments in total)

Ultimately, I find this series difficult to relate to as this individual clearly has a lifestyle that few of us will ever share; however, that's sort of the beauty of mobile photography and social sharing--we get insight into other people's lifestyles. So the fact that this guy is young and has an attractive girlfriend and flies all around the world isn't really what bothers me about these. Rather, I'm bothered by the way in which these photos reduce his girlfriend to a sexual object leading him towards fantastical adventures. We get no sense of who she is, of whether she's enjoying herself (she probably is, I know I'd like to go to those places, excepting maybe IKEA), or even what her face looks like; she quite simply has no identity beyond the shape of her backside. Of course the possibility lies that dpreview chose an unrepresentative selection of photos, and in that case the fault lies with them, but I'm not inspired to pursue this fellow's instagram feed by what I've seen here.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 15:58 UTC as 10th comment
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