Ron A 19

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Ron A 19: I've got a 6D and I can say this update looks pretty good. They added a touchscreen, more megapixels, 4K and better AF, so quite a decent update. However, I won't be upgrading because I think the lack of integrated Pokémon Go is a lost opportunity.

Whoops! At HD, how am I going to fill up my hard drive?! Deal-breaker.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 15:05 UTC

I've got a 6D and I can say this update looks pretty good. They added a touchscreen, more megapixels, 4K and better AF, so quite a decent update. However, I won't be upgrading because I think the lack of integrated Pokémon Go is a lost opportunity.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 12:45 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies
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Ron A 19: A lot of people trash Canon and Nikon for their specsheets. However, part of the joy of buying an SLR is the ability to change lenses, and this is where Canikon excel. There are a plethora of cheap and expensive lenses in their stables, with backward compatibility spanning decades. There is an enormous used market. 3rd-party manufacturers like Sigma and Zeiss support Canikon first. If you want to start seriously playing with digital photography, Canikon are the cheapest way to jump in and own a variety of focal lengths.

Need a pro quality 11-24 zoom? check. Can't afford it? 10-18 check. Ultra sharp 40mm cheapo pancake? check. mega professional 200-400 f4 IS? check. Otus 55 compatibility? check. Can't afford it? Sigma 50 art check. All compatible with pro bodies for $10k or beginners at $400.

You can affordably get into Canon or Nikon and grow with them. To many people, this is worth more than pushing +2EVs in the shadows.

Also, some of us just prefer optical viewfinders.

@OlyPent I'm not sure that's constructive.
Anyway, my sensor's bigger than yours.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: The Toyota of the camera industry.

@pacnwhobbyist I assume you drive something more exclusive? Perhaps a Pagani or a Faraday Future? Or perhaps the elusive 1981 AMC Eagle Wagon?

Big companies help deliver products at lower cost with excellent quality control and reliable warranties. Toyota has provided reliable transportation for hundreds of millions and employs millions. Why is that bad?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 14:06 UTC

A lot of people trash Canon and Nikon for their specsheets. However, part of the joy of buying an SLR is the ability to change lenses, and this is where Canikon excel. There are a plethora of cheap and expensive lenses in their stables, with backward compatibility spanning decades. There is an enormous used market. 3rd-party manufacturers like Sigma and Zeiss support Canikon first. If you want to start seriously playing with digital photography, Canikon are the cheapest way to jump in and own a variety of focal lengths.

Need a pro quality 11-24 zoom? check. Can't afford it? 10-18 check. Ultra sharp 40mm cheapo pancake? check. mega professional 200-400 f4 IS? check. Otus 55 compatibility? check. Can't afford it? Sigma 50 art check. All compatible with pro bodies for $10k or beginners at $400.

You can affordably get into Canon or Nikon and grow with them. To many people, this is worth more than pushing +2EVs in the shadows.

Also, some of us just prefer optical viewfinders.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 13:54 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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Ron A 19: sanctimonious, arrogant, self-indulgent

when not servicing blancpains, driving bmws, listening to ultimate ears pros, he pontificates about the idea of man.

I find him unbearably pretentious. He has multiple rants bashing art galleries because they too find him unappealing.
https://blog.mingthein.com/2014/08/08/questioning-the-art-market/
One of his comments: "I guess art is really nothing more than another form of commercial…"

He posts these criticisms to his blog so that he can get fan responses such as these direct quotes: "Ming, I think your stuff is real good. If you are not an ‘artist’, then nobody is." or "Exactly this. Beautifully articulated, as usual."

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 15:11 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell 🤔

Unlike Thein, Rockwell isn't a tool of the industry. He doesn't fuel GAS and he often extols the virtues of cheap cameras and plastic lenses. Thein's blog is an echo chamber for people who want gear. This role at Hasselblad is part of *their* strategy to lend their gear credibility among hobbyists because sales to professionals has dwindled over the years.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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Ron A 19: sanctimonious, arrogant, self-indulgent

when not servicing blancpains, driving bmws, listening to ultimate ears pros, he pontificates about the idea of man.

facepalm

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

sanctimonious, arrogant, self-indulgent

when not servicing blancpains, driving bmws, listening to ultimate ears pros, he pontificates about the idea of man.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:50 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (487 comments in total)
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Ron A 19: I use Leica R on my FF canon and I do miss many shots- some just aren't as crisp- with manual focus. But manual lenses that are already at the right focus have zero lag time when I push the shutter. This helps in low light or when I'm moving quickly. Trade offs. I will also add that Leica lenses are just the right size. I used to dream of the 55 Otus until I tried it out at a store. It's so large that I wouldn't be able to shoot with it all week on a vacation. Sigma art aren't far behind.

Also, yay Japan!

Good suggestion. I actually have looked into them in the past. The 50mm 1.4 and 2.0 specifically. From what I see in testing online they are really pricey for their level of performance. An old Leica 50/2 cron has similar performance. At the milvus price point I'd prefer a sigma art, but the number of corrective elements make the size less convenient.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (487 comments in total)

I use Leica R on my FF canon and I do miss many shots- some just aren't as crisp- with manual focus. But manual lenses that are already at the right focus have zero lag time when I push the shutter. This helps in low light or when I'm moving quickly. Trade offs. I will also add that Leica lenses are just the right size. I used to dream of the 55 Otus until I tried it out at a store. It's so large that I wouldn't be able to shoot with it all week on a vacation. Sigma art aren't far behind.

Also, yay Japan!

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 05:00 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (487 comments in total)
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dstate1: I'm not a professional, or even particularly good photographer, but I bought a Leica for the best reason of all.

I liked it.

You leic it?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 04:53 UTC
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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) (1494 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
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