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On article When the selfie turns sacreligious (22 comments in total)

Since this is the only Mosque open to "non believers" in all of Morocco, its quotient of "sacrilegiousness" is bound to be high.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 3rd comment
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (243 comments in total)

It would be fun to play with on my NEX-7. Hmmm.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 13:14 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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Eugene232: How is this camera vs Sigma DP2 Merrill?
I had a DP2 which I loved and hated (mostly hated)
for IQ - didn't like the colors produced by this sensor

e.g. Sigma

Sony A7 (imo much better and natural colors)

I have a DP2, and personally I like the IQ. What I found interesting in the studio scene @ ISO 100 was that if you pull the window to the green feather on the lower left, the remarkable level of sharpness with the DP1 compared to the others. Then if you pull the window a little to the right you get a facefull of CA with the DP! Personally I would rather deal with correcting CA vs sharpness.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 14:28 UTC
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labradoodler: "The West" presumably Western US? Theres a whole other world out there ya know.

labradoodler: Your first name isn't Raul, is it?

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 20:56 UTC

Although a little higher, Shoshone is no Niagra. With most of Idaho in some kind of flood stage this year it is pretty neat. Watch your footing: a fellow fell to his death there a couple of days ago.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 14:37 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
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scrane: Gosh. Am I missing something? All the samples are remarkably mediocre.

But what's your point? That my personal failing is my lack of interest in a luxury commodity? Come on.
The title of the article is: "The M U want: Leica M10 First Impressions Review and Samples". Actually, I did not comment on the review content outside of the seemingly haphazard inclusion of some pretty poor photography. Whether this is due to the quality of the camera or skill of the reviewer or both is the issue. So far no one has claimed that the included photos are of good quality. The argument has been that I haven't gone to the trouble to make them look decent. Well, BB gets paid to do that. I don't. How 'bout you? Send me one of the ones you've reprocessed. If you can make them look like they were produced with a modern, quality camera, send them my way!
Other than that, I'm tired of trying to figure out what you're saying. Perhaps English is not your native language?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 01:07 UTC
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scrane: Gosh. Am I missing something? All the samples are remarkably mediocre.

hbr: Yes. I admit I only had a passing interest in the camera and after seeing the review I have no interest at all. Perhaps this was DPR's intent?
As far as your last post, I'm having a hard time making out what you're trying to say.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
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scrane: Gosh. Am I missing something? All the samples are remarkably mediocre.

hbr: please read the post above yours.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 10:33 UTC
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scrane: Gosh. Am I missing something? All the samples are remarkably mediocre.

If I had a remote interest in actually buying this camera I would probably tweek the heck out of the raw files until I could rationalize a purchase. But I do have a general curiosity as to the capabilities of different cameras and rely on the ability of the reviewer to present the camera in a realistic light.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 01:26 UTC
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scrane: Gosh. Am I missing something? All the samples are remarkably mediocre.

No. If the reviewer didn't think it was worth his time to put the camera in its best light I definitely don't think it's my job to do so. I found the few pictures that weren't horrendously yellow to be soft and flat.
It's not like I'm about to put $6000. into a camera body with archaic features anyways.
I understand why some people would like this camera, and I have no problem with that. But for me, the Emperor has no clothes.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 14:24 UTC

Gosh. Am I missing something? All the samples are remarkably mediocre.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 02:01 UTC as 46th comment | 13 replies
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DamianFI: Is it just me or does one of them look exactly like Nikkor AI lenses.

For those who think the Df looks like a pre DSLR Nikon the SLII will definitely look like an AI Nikkor.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 14:31 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Practical consideration:

The original SL had the rabbit ears, but were true AiS lenses. This new Nokton has the chip+contacts, so unless they've done something very clever it conforms to the Ai-P specification: it behaves as an AF or AFD lens but without autofocus.

What that means is that on all modern Nikon dSLRs the camera will insist you turn the aperture to the max position and control the aperture from the body. That's right: that gorgeous scalloped aperture ring? You can't use it... unless you somehow remove or defeat the chip.

It's a bit of an irritant on all the Zeiss ZF2 and CV SLII and SLIIN lenses vs the older ZF and SL versions. I prefer the old versions for that reason: I like to turn the aperture ring!!

I use the aperture ring to adjust the opening with both ZF and ZF.2 lenses on my D810. Read your manual.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)

You either like it or you don't. You'll either buy it or you won't.

Ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 15:29 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (140 comments in total)

I upgraded from the 505 to the 707 and never looked back. :) Both of those and the 717 were very versatile cameras at the time. I still miss that form factor.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 73rd comment

Ooh... ooh. If they'd bundle this with an ascot and a fedora I'd buy it! And maybe a briar pipe...

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 15:33 UTC as 16th comment

Sigma seems to offer Foveon as a labor of love to the discerning photographer not put off by the absence of niceties and dedicated to making images that can knock your socks off. Keep 'em coming, Sigma!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:02 UTC as 145th comment | 1 reply


Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 02:22 UTC as 109th comment

It will never happen. It's like putting air conditioning on a horse.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 13:58 UTC as 7th comment
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)

Hasselblad is now finished, isn't it? Almost overnight the brand has a nasty odor.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 13:40 UTC as 146th comment | 3 replies
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