Ron A 19

Joined on Dec 11, 2012

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SmoresTM: Those who do not understand a Porsche GT2 RS, a $200k car with no air conditioning, will not understand a Leica M system. Neither is about making the user's experience easier. In fact, just the opposite. It's about stripping away the unnecessary that get in the way of a person's physical connection with a product and creating something of the utmost quality for the user to enjoy. Want air conditioning and a radio in a car that makes driving easy? Get a Toyota Camry. Want autofocus and video mode in a camera that lets your 3 year old make a pretty picture? Get a Nikon Coolpix or something. Obviously this is slightly exaggerated, but it's all about the experience. A lot of people don't get it, and that's okay. But I, for one, prefer a simpler machine. A digital camera that feels like a classic film rangefinder, like the M-D or (from what I've read) the M10, honestly sounds like heaven to me.

By invoking porsche, i think what you're trying to say is that rich people like to pay for unique experiences. Leica's are nice, and I love the mechanical feel of focusing their lenses or clicking along the aperture ring. It's just upsetting that they couldn't bring that feeling to the masses.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 20:31 UTC
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Rick Knepper: I used to covet Leica lenses, their over-priced cameras not so much. I've adapted a few R series lenses to my Canons and at that time, they produced better IQ then similar Canon primes. I would have bought into Leica if they had priced their camera to sell lenses. Nowadays, great lenses are a dime a dozen, have AF and are much cheaper than Leica. Lost opportunity times 1000s I would suspect.

YES. I share the exact same view. Love R's on my FF Canon, but my 40mm STM cheapo pancake is sharp and often beats manual focusing of an R lens (where I often miss focus, even with the better focusing screen). The AF is definitely more accurate than manually focusing short teles for portraits, where the DOF is very shallow (wide open). Some of the newer Canon f2 primes (35mm for example) are just incredible for the price and not as unwieldy as Sigma Arts. Canon takes a lot of flak for not innovating their camera bodies as much as, say, Sony. However, they have the most extensive lens lineup with tons of cheap and good quality primes and zooms and their mount is supported by almost every 3rd party manufacturer. Unfortunately, Leica found its way in the boutique industry.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 20:24 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1495 comments in total)

About time! Where else could we find a full frame camera with AF lens capable of sharp 24-90mm images from 2.8-4?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 20:21 UTC as 431st comment

I guess RX1R II just made more sense than RX2

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 00:12 UTC as 57th comment

Wide open baby!
http://www.photographyblog.com/previews/zeiss_milvus_50mm_f1_4_photos/

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 03:59 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

I have been waiting for a new ZE 50 1.4 from Zeiss forever! And it's not much more than the Sigma! At long last :)

Seems like the only new optical formulae here are the 50/1.4 and 85/1.4. Given the close performance of Sigma Art lenses to their Otus counterparts, I can't wait to see if these new lenses come close to the Otus 55. Something tells me that if this 50 is to surpass the Sigma Art 50, it will be smack on par with the 55 Otus. Curious...

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 03:53 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

finally it's here! :)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 00:36 UTC as 10th comment
On article Canon announces EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens (309 comments in total)

At long last!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 03:10 UTC as 12th comment
On article Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison (512 comments in total)

Way to go Canon! This with a sigma art or zeiss outs would be slick

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 03:53 UTC as 35th comment
On article Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison (512 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Finally something comparable to the E-M5II in HR mode. More or less.

And capable of multiple fps in high res mode. Also it's way sharper in the studio test scene.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 03:49 UTC
On article CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview - "small office, big factory" (194 comments in total)

Great interview. Certainly reassures us that Sigma is out there making top tier lenses within reach of the everyman. It's a boutique camera maker, but, unlike Leica or Zeiss, it's goal is affordability rather than exclusivity. This is important for enthusiast photographers. No doubt we'll soon see some stellar Sigma primes for the Sony FE mount. Probably a half-price alternative to the 35mm 1.4. I personally hope Sigma continues pursuing this direction of manufacturing incredible prime lenses. In fact, if they are truly after the enthusiast market, I'm sure many would love manual focus versions of the Art lenses (to compete with ZE and ZF Zeiss lenses, for example). I hope to continue rooting for Sigma with my wallet :)

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 03:31 UTC as 13th comment
On article Lytro plans to shed jobs as it shifts focus to video (506 comments in total)

Or they could licence the technology to sony/samsung/apple and put it into cell phones...

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 01:24 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On article New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)

Go Sigma!!! Looks incredible and for half the price of the similar 24mm alternatives from Canon, Nikon or Zeiss!

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 20th comment

I'd love to see this battle: Zeiss ZM 35 1.4 vs Sony Zeiss FE 35 1.4.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 14:23 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Wow! Shut up and take my money!!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 15:13 UTC as 41st comment

That line from Predator comes to mind:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1wzQNzttSk

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 14:45 UTC as 106th comment

That 35mm 1.4 is gorgeous! I wonder how it will compare with the other new zeiss, the manual focusing ZM 35mm 1.4. They appear to be totally different lenses with the MF version more compact.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 20:53 UTC as 115th comment
On article Nikon D750 Review (2018 comments in total)
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Ron A 19: Seems like the D750 seems to have a sharper image at full resolution, but could this be partly because the Canons are using a lens that is 22 years older? The 85mm USM cannot outresolve the 85mm G (compare them on thedigitalpicture.com). If DPReview wants to compare these two cameras on a resolution basis, why don't they use the same lens on different bodies? A third party reference lens like the Sigma Art or Zeiss otus would be the perfect way to show limitations of a sensor rather than a cheapo circa '92 lens.

Awesome! I appreciate the reply :)

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 18:36 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (2018 comments in total)

Seems like the D750 seems to have a sharper image at full resolution, but could this be partly because the Canons are using a lens that is 22 years older? The 85mm USM cannot outresolve the 85mm G (compare them on thedigitalpicture.com). If DPReview wants to compare these two cameras on a resolution basis, why don't they use the same lens on different bodies? A third party reference lens like the Sigma Art or Zeiss otus would be the perfect way to show limitations of a sensor rather than a cheapo circa '92 lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 15:32 UTC as 325th comment | 16 replies

These are all incredible! The monkey is my fave :)

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 15:03 UTC as 29th comment
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