eliehbk

Lives in United States New York, AK, United States
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Joined on Oct 29, 2011

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On article Leica TL2 first impressions (365 comments in total)
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Dan DeLion: Nobody is saying that a Leica isn't worth its eye-watering cost. Where else can you get a $500 camera that’s a delight to hold and stroke. What other camera brings forth little beads of sweat as you manipulate it in your hands and lightly run your fingers over the milled wheels. Who can forget eagerly looking forward to spreading its SD door and slipping-in your high performance card? The only thing missing is a carrying holster that is attachable to your undies.

Dan ever heard of match dot com?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 01:18 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (365 comments in total)

Wouldn't buy it but certainly more exciting than the Nikon D7500.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 16:23 UTC as 49th comment
On article Video: First look at the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (128 comments in total)
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eliehbk: As a non pro photographer, I can't imagine ever going back to big plastic boxes (dslr) from my mirrorless unless I have tons of lenses. The weight with no added benefit unless you're an action photographer (even here the gap is closing) does not tempt me to buy any of these cameras.

Sorry JACDS you are not making sense, average joe, Paul or Simon, you can compare a grand Cherokee to a Ford Explorer but not a grand Cherokee to a fiat 500, and here you go back to comparing a system to a phone. Anyway enjoy whatever camera you are using whether it is your phone or a bazooka, I am just stating my opinion, that is what the comment section is for. Happy weekend everyone.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
On article Video: First look at the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (128 comments in total)
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eliehbk: As a non pro photographer, I can't imagine ever going back to big plastic boxes (dslr) from my mirrorless unless I have tons of lenses. The weight with no added benefit unless you're an action photographer (even here the gap is closing) does not tempt me to buy any of these cameras.

Well JACS I respect your comment but don't understand it, you think comparing a phone to a Fuji is the same concept as comparing a mirrorless to a dslr? A system with lenses and flashes that a hobby photographer can benefit from?
Anyway I am commenting here because I used to love Canon and hoped that by now they would realize that technology goes forward and mirrorless is here to stay and maybe even replace dslr. I just don't understand why Canikon refuse to invest in this segment just because they don't want to influence sales from their well established dslr markets. I used to own a 6D and can't imagine owning a mark ii or even iii

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 19:43 UTC
On article Video: First look at the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (128 comments in total)

As a non pro photographer, I can't imagine ever going back to big plastic boxes (dslr) from my mirrorless unless I have tons of lenses. The weight with no added benefit unless you're an action photographer (even here the gap is closing) does not tempt me to buy any of these cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 15:46 UTC as 31st comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)

Maybe Nikon should celebrate by finally releasing a decent mirror less camera before it's too late!

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 03:05 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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coreyweb: I've used Apple pretty much my whole "digital life"......but that Microsoft Studio computer, and these surfaces are starting to woo me. Apple's losing it's edge.

I agree with you. I switched from a MacBook 12 inch to a Surface pro and find it really nice. I hate the new apple keyboards, couldn't get used to it. I don't know why Apple still refuses to go with touch screens.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Ditch the Nikon 1 line and the DL series. Build a mirrorless based around the entry-level DSLR bodies (but thinner and obviously without a mirror) and make it compatible with existing DSLR glass. That way, they can focus on the camera bodies, and not have to worry about lenses, since Nikon already has an extensive line of Nikon F-mount lenses. I mean, I'm sure NIkon has considered this, but why haven't then done this already. Instead, they created the Nikon 1. Yes it's smaller and lighter, but also developing a new set of lenses and a new camera system with new lens mounting system, takes resources. Why not re-use what they already have, and focus on the mirrorless bodies that can be paired with the existing glass? I strongly believe that while DSLRs probably won't die off completely any time soon, mirrorless will become the norm for cameras pretty soon (~5-10 years; unless something new we haven't heard of yet comes out).

Because Nikon and Canon refuse to compromise their sale line up and by not embracing the mirrorless technology I fear they are loosing market share. As it is people are not into buying camera but instead use their phones all the time, unless you're a hobby photographer or a professional, all people want is to post pictures on the internet that most people view on their phones and frankly you can't tell the difference on an iPhone screen between a Phase One or an iPhone.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 22:23 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)

Shame on you... how dare you Dpreview? Steve Huff might sue you for this shocker g review, only silver???

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 00:30 UTC as 112th comment
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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rz350: OH yes, those pictures were clearly taken with a Sony RX100 V. Oops Leica M10. The difference is so evident. How you spend your money is up to you.

Yes but apparently Stevie is bored from the Sony now.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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rz350: OH yes, those pictures were clearly taken with a Sony RX100 V. Oops Leica M10. The difference is so evident. How you spend your money is up to you.

Please don't let Steve Huff hear you, apparently it's the best thing since Sony last blue ray player.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 17:10 UTC
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uhoh07: You have to love all the little trolls knashing teeth and trying to comprehend what has just happened. If the M10 can shoot at ISO 6400 as claimed, that, combined with the classic M6 footprint, big OVF, nice EVF and tools will easily make it the 2017 "camera of the year".

The bloated ugly Canikons and Nex-like medium format Fujis and Hassies will just knash their teeth in the shawdows as M10s are carried ON the runways around the world in the next months. Solms just made a supermodel, and the whole world is about to "read all about it".

You can't overstate the success of the M10 for Leica. After trashing the very nice SL, DPR is peeing their pants over this camera and "editing DNGs to taste".

I love it. :)

You should join the Steve Huff website, group hug there over the camera and at such an affordable price.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:23 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)

Beautiful shots. It is sad that we tend to care more about gear than the actual product (pictures). What I want to say is that I find a lot more comments when some gear is out or being reviewed than when these beautiful pictures are featured! Happy New Years everyone.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 00:26 UTC as 14th comment
On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (172 comments in total)
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Carl Mucks: Fujifilm X-T2 -- Gear of the Year? It's like an April fools' day in the middle of the winter.
No, really, if I didn't use any of Fuji cameras I would have believed this hilarious review. But I did use almost every Fuji, and they all fall short in image quality department. If you want the best Fuji files, buy their Bayer CFA models (X-A1/2/3). The x-trans have serious problems with colors. The OOC jpegs are pretty poor, but that's a small problem. Jpegs from all cameras are relatively poor, so if you value your pictures you would use raw anyway. And that's the biggest Fuji problem. The popular RAW converters (Adobe, Iridient, C1) produce awful colors, very bad color separation, and no micro-contrast to talk about. When you compare it to Canon/Sony (my favorite cameras) then you immediately notice how dull Fuji images are. And don't forget the worms in the landscapes, and plastic looking skin -- yikes! The PhotoNinja and RawTherapee do a better demosaicing job, but fail in other respects

Take it easy Bond/inspector gadget, go get your vodka martini fix and chill.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (172 comments in total)
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Carl Mucks: Fujifilm X-T2 -- Gear of the Year? It's like an April fools' day in the middle of the winter.
No, really, if I didn't use any of Fuji cameras I would have believed this hilarious review. But I did use almost every Fuji, and they all fall short in image quality department. If you want the best Fuji files, buy their Bayer CFA models (X-A1/2/3). The x-trans have serious problems with colors. The OOC jpegs are pretty poor, but that's a small problem. Jpegs from all cameras are relatively poor, so if you value your pictures you would use raw anyway. And that's the biggest Fuji problem. The popular RAW converters (Adobe, Iridient, C1) produce awful colors, very bad color separation, and no micro-contrast to talk about. When you compare it to Canon/Sony (my favorite cameras) then you immediately notice how dull Fuji images are. And don't forget the worms in the landscapes, and plastic looking skin -- yikes! The PhotoNinja and RawTherapee do a better demosaicing job, but fail in other respects

Wow so much hate and anger it's just a camera and you entitled to your opinion but don't start WWIII

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
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Samuel Jessop: 1. Save money for ages for MacBook Pro.
2. Apple raised prices and took away comfortable keyboard.
3. I now have a Surface Book. The display is great for Lightroom, and the keyboard is even better than the ThinkPad it replaced. I am happy to not be the customer Apple had in mind after all.

Likewise, I went from a MBP to a MacBook 12 inch retina, with no ports and the horrible keyboard that I tried to get used to for few months,not to mention the subpar wifi reception. I sold it and got myself a surface pro after 10 years of apple. No regrets at all and windows 10 and just as enjoyable as apple OS, especially with the touch screen and the detachable screen.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (176 comments in total)

My first dslr which I dearly loved. Great camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 01:19 UTC as 37th comment
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WGChsv: As an Olympus fanboy, even I can admit $2000 is preposterously expensive. However, Olympus is well known for putting their stuff on sale several times a year. You have a pretty decent chance of getting this for around $1700-1800 as early as spring 2017. I got my E-M5 II for $200 off only 9 months after it debuted.

Idefixx, brilliant comment about Steve Huff, he's already writing on his website how he's even dumping his wife and kid for this beauty.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 16:59 UTC

Goo times when an FF camera costs 1700 and a micro43 sells for 2000 in times when all consumer electronics are falling in price.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:21 UTC as 109th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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eliehbk: Pure esthetically it is one hell of an ugly camera.

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, a camera has to be good, functional and wouldn't hurt if it looks good as well.

The Xpro2 is in a different league altogether looks wise.
This I would compare more to my PlayStation controller.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 17:10 UTC
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