GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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Van Spaendonck: I like Zagato primarily for their beautiful car bodies, like the Alfa Romeo 6C1750 Zagato from the thirties. This Leica doesn't look bad, but the tenfold Zagato script in its hideous font spoils it all.

I think Zagato’s most beautiful car bodies were created back in the 60s on the Alfa’s, Maser’s, Lancia’s and Aston’s of the time.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2018 at 15:58 UTC
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princecody: Curious what company is making the Leica watches?

Bitcoinking interesting! I wondered who the movement was by. Initially I thought Leica might of created their own. But that would be pretty much outside of their sphere of expertise I suppose.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2018 at 12:14 UTC
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T3: That's a beautiful camera. I love the subtle but useful handgrip. That should be on every Leica M.

Leica will probably incorporate one when they upgrade or replace the M10. They did something similar when they replaced the rangefinder frame illuminating window with a LED. That started off life in a limited edition model too.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2018 at 12:09 UTC

£18,000 with the F1.4 lens...how much does a regular M10 with F1.4 lens combo go for usually? Those mechanical watches are interesting, I wonder if Leica created its own calibre (movement) for them or bought in from any number of German and Swiss watch movement manufacturers? All very nice products...if you can afford them.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2018 at 12:04 UTC as 6th comment
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GabrielZ: Why didn’t Canon incorporate the improved image stabilization featured in the new F4 model?

photomedium I don’t buy that (literally and figuratively 🙂) This is a pro lens for Canon DSLR users. I wouldn’t think Sony or a higher price point (its already expensive) come into the equation here.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2018 at 16:12 UTC

Why didn’t Canon incorporate the improved image stabilization featured in the new F4 model?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 11:39 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies

Very good value indeed.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 10:37 UTC as 6th comment
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DiffractionLtd: More ominous signs the "film resurgence" is a fleeting thing. Now, I think most cameras have been discontinued, except for one crappy SLR with Vivitar(?) name made in China. Film shooters now subsist on a huge installed base of tens of millions of old film cameras. Whether this means film use will continue with any robustness is anyone's guess.

Cosina still produce a 35mm rangefinder film camera I believe. And there’s still the MP and M-A (the one with no built-in light meter apparently!) from Leica even after they discontinued the M7.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 10:32 UTC
On article Leica M7 film camera comes to an end (147 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: What’s the difference between the MP and M-A? They look identical to me.

Really! Leica still make cameras without light meters! That’s retro to an unnecessary extreme no?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 12:04 UTC
On article Leica M7 film camera comes to an end (147 comments in total)

I’ve always thought the classic M6 was overall the best Leica film rangefinder camera.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 11:23 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
On article Leica M7 film camera comes to an end (147 comments in total)

What’s the difference between the MP and M-A? They look identical to me.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 11:19 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On article Sony reveals faster, higher-res OLED viewfinder display (378 comments in total)

I know ultimately the price will come down. But $460! Didn’t realize how expensive OLED EVF panels can be. That’s a similar price to a full fledged lower-tier camera!

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 11:12 UTC as 24th comment
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PLShutterbug: What is a “one meter to infinity” focal length? Some kind of new zoom? Cool If I can get images of the inhabitants of the moons of Antares IV from my back yard, but Isn’t a shortest focal length of 1,000mm kind of long - assuming the film format is 35mm?

Sarcasm...

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 12:57 UTC
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thx1138: That's a pretty darn good price. The term entry level is getting blurrier all the time. Camera looks very nice too in both silver and gold, looks up market.

But does it feel upmarket? If it’s based on the X-A5, then that worries me because that’s feels like a plasticky piece of dross! Much worse than their more upmarket offerings. But if it is well built for what it is, and at that price, I might consider it as a backup body.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 12:53 UTC
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huyzer: 4K is not what I need, let alone 60 fps. <sarcasm>
Just getting the comment out of the way. ;P

Started using 4K video recording on my newest smartphone, and there’s no going back! 1080P looks distinctively inadequate and old fashioned now by comparison.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 20:47 UTC

The spec and price of these types of Windows laptops is making me seriously consider moving back to that platform from the Mac I currently own (purchased in 2013) and now almost unbearably slow when it comes to photo processing.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 20:40 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
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PLShutterbug: What is a “one meter to infinity” focal length? Some kind of new zoom? Cool If I can get images of the inhabitants of the moons of Antares IV from my back yard, but Isn’t a shortest focal length of 1,000mm kind of long - assuming the film format is 35mm?

What they meant to say was the lens has fixed focus from 1 meter to infinity. So it doesn't need the extra complexity and cost of an active focusing mechanism. It’s a compromise used on super cheap lenses and ideal for a disposable camera like this.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 20:25 UTC

Disposable film cameras used to be everywhere before digital took over. You could buy them in packs. It’s curious that they chose an 800 ISO film speed though. Good for indoor low-light situations, but a bit overkill for outdoor daylight situations IMO. Maybe they’re using such a high speed film to make up for the lack of a built-in flash maybe?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 20:20 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

$630 for the 8MB/256GB version of this phone in today’s market is very good value compared to similar spec phones from the more well known established competition IMO.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 11:33 UTC as 5th comment
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Melchiorum: I'm always glad to see interesting products like that, but my personal experience with the Surface line was absolutely terrible. Got a Surface Pro: the screen's defective. Sent it back, got another one... which was somehow even worse (just google Surface flickering). Sent it back. Got the Surface Book. Worked fine for about 2 days... then one of the backlight LED's died leaving a dark blotch. Returned it. Got another one: the keyboard/touchpad kept getting unresponsive. Had to draw a line at that point.

Maybe I got extremely unlucky, but I doubt it, because the surface-dedicated forums and other resources are filled with people having the EXACT same issues and the only person I know who owns a Surface Book too has keyboard/touchpad problems as well. Microsoft quality control is garbage, which is a pity, because on the surface (ha-ha) their products look great.

Wow! Didn’t know the Surface range was that problematic! Go get an iPad maybe?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 08:18 UTC
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