SRT201

SRT201

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SRT201: We all know that Leica can make a very good camera and excellent glass. There is no arguing it. There are many professionals who use Leica as those cameras meet their needs for usability and image quality.

On the other hand, It's the galling level of Leica pretense that is hard to stomach. This is truly one of those emperor-has-no-clothes moments but because it's a new Leica MUST mean this is pure brilliance and the faithful will fawn all over it. Apparently having a much higher probability of missing the shot is an improvement, Bravo!

For many it has nothing at all to do with the camera's capabilities. It is simply about being seen with one and knowing that it pairs so well with your new Pradas or something along those lines. It's about the "experience" of using a camera that projects an heir of luxury and exclusivity. Sadly, it doesn't do anything better than any other well-crafted camera/lens.

It's honestly just foppish insecurity on parade.

pnphoto,

I certainly respect that you have used their fine cameras professionally. Many have and they have made some excellent tools.

Still, In a specific case like this, for apparently no other reason than the vain projection of exclusivity, a respected camera maker produces a design that throws out one of the most important developments in the last 30 years of photography. You can't even tell if your subject blinked while using this innovative camera! :-)

Regarding this thread and others like it, there is indeed no point in artificially high blood pressure. However, I also believe it's a valuable thing to have people note instances where the emperor has no clothes. Without that public recognition absurdity is slowly allowed to become normalcy.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 13:04 UTC
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SRT201: We all know that Leica can make a very good camera and excellent glass. There is no arguing it. There are many professionals who use Leica as those cameras meet their needs for usability and image quality.

On the other hand, It's the galling level of Leica pretense that is hard to stomach. This is truly one of those emperor-has-no-clothes moments but because it's a new Leica MUST mean this is pure brilliance and the faithful will fawn all over it. Apparently having a much higher probability of missing the shot is an improvement, Bravo!

For many it has nothing at all to do with the camera's capabilities. It is simply about being seen with one and knowing that it pairs so well with your new Pradas or something along those lines. It's about the "experience" of using a camera that projects an heir of luxury and exclusivity. Sadly, it doesn't do anything better than any other well-crafted camera/lens.

It's honestly just foppish insecurity on parade.

Hmm... You created this account two days after this article went up. It appears you did so specifically to defend Leica from all those who are petty or simply don't get it as you haven't commented on anything else.

Clearly your are an ardent fan or maybe even an employee who feels the need to swoop in an defend Leica when their silliness becomes apparent. As has been suggested elsewhere why didn't they add a "feature" that limited the number of exposures to 24 or 36? Now that would be taking photography back it's essence. :-)

Clearly everyone who see this as absurd is just angry they don't own one. Yeah that's it.

http://www.threeguyswithcameras.com/2016/04/leica-runs-out-of-ideas-releases-the-lcd-less-m-d-typ-262-camera

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 18:24 UTC

We all know that Leica can make a very good camera and excellent glass. There is no arguing it. There are many professionals who use Leica as those cameras meet their needs for usability and image quality.

On the other hand, It's the galling level of Leica pretense that is hard to stomach. This is truly one of those emperor-has-no-clothes moments but because it's a new Leica MUST mean this is pure brilliance and the faithful will fawn all over it. Apparently having a much higher probability of missing the shot is an improvement, Bravo!

For many it has nothing at all to do with the camera's capabilities. It is simply about being seen with one and knowing that it pairs so well with your new Pradas or something along those lines. It's about the "experience" of using a camera that projects an heir of luxury and exclusivity. Sadly, it doesn't do anything better than any other well-crafted camera/lens.

It's honestly just foppish insecurity on parade.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 21:35 UTC as 21st comment | 10 replies
On photo Same tree 30 years later in the Photo of a Photo challenge (1 comment in total)

I'm guessing 30 years in the life of that tree is like a day to me. Bristlecone Pine?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 12:33 UTC as 1st comment
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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arbux: So much hate in the comments from Sony fanboys...

yes, be happy, now sony will charge you even more for fuzzy zoom with f5.6. but you'll get zeiss brand, yeeeee

reading comments like those from nandbytes makes me sick.

I have multiple brands so no fanboy here. Sony is by no means an ideal case. They are not very good about firmware updates with new features but in their defense, Sony's QA process is much better than Samsun IMO as it appears most Sony stuff goes into production rather fully tested. Samsung lets the users do a good portion of their testing because they are in such a hurry to dump another product into the marketplace. Frankly I think that is really harming them across product lines but I don't think they understand that in the slightest.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)

Frankly good riddance. Samsung handled cameras like they do everything else. Rush one product after another to market in an attempt to crush competition. If a rushed, bug-ridden product doesn't catch on, leave the users hanging without any support or updates and move on to the next thing. Your mileage may differ but that was my experience.

The EX2F was literally the most bug-ridden camera I ever owned. Modes that didn't work properly, crashes, etc. It's only use to me now is because of yet another Samsung design mistake. It has an extremely weak or missing IR filter which makes it useful for IR shooting but seriously degrades the quality of color imagery.

I learned my lesson and would never have bought another Samsung.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 20:26 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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User3723086768: MFT fans can say whatever they want, but you can get a Sony A6000 for half the price with way better noise performance... and thinner.
I guess this is a great camera if you don't mind the low light quality and the depth of field implications.

I have both an a6000 and m4/3 stuff and the lens point is well made. Note Tomaz, ALL of the small lenses you mentioned are NOT Sony lenses. The 16-50PZ is just an okay lens, while the 18-55 and 16 2.8 are NOT thought of well at all. The m4/3 equivalents are MUCH higher quality and even smaller. I like both systems, but m4/3 wins the size argument easily in this case.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
On photo Iceland Tour (3 of 28) in the Something beautiful (no people portraits) challenge (7 comments in total)

Excellent image. Really nice.

I notice that you need to clean your imager though. You can easily remove dust spots like those in the upper right using Lightroom.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 14:46 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing (40 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: The other real hurdle for it to be practical for stills photographers who want a cam that does DOF later (a boon for Weddings) is that the Illium has a maximum displayable resolution of 4MP. That's essentially video HD res and quite on the low side for post editing stills. A doubling of that and lowering the price would probably be the boost it needs.

Download some raw files and play around with their software. You will find that the resolution is nowhere close to a sharp 4MP. Maybe approaching 2MP in my opinion.

It's sad. The Lytro goals were admirable. I really wanted to buy an Illum but after that exercise realized it simply isn't ready for enthusiasts who want quality output.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 19:43 UTC
On photo Superb Fairy-wren, up close and very personal in the Avians up close and personal challenge (10 comments in total)

Awesome shot!

Being an Australian creature I'm wondering if the fairy wren is poisonous. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 02:53 UTC as 8th comment
On photo Käfer von hinten in the The original Volkwagen Beetle challenge (1 comment in total)

Oooh... the split-window! Any bug enthusiast knows this window well. I had a 65 and like most lusted after these rare early models.

Very nice shot.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 14:32 UTC as 1st comment

Great shots. Nice DOF. Of course the shots certainly benefit from a very pretty model with an infectious, natural smile and yes... those blue eyes.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 18:35 UTC as 1st comment
On article 3 smartphone apps for capturing time lapse video (20 comments in total)
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SRT201: The apps are cool and the bridge lighting is amazing.

It is amusing that this bridge display is in the state most active in it's quest to save it's citizens from themselves. CA police practically have carte-blanche ticketing "distracted" drivers. They clearly hadn't considered the "public good" when designing such a distracting bridge lighting system. :-)

PS - The Pentax K-01 has these time-lapse features built right in if you want some high quality time lapse videos.

What about drivers on other nearby roads? :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 12:34 UTC
On article 3 smartphone apps for capturing time lapse video (20 comments in total)

The apps are cool and the bridge lighting is amazing.

It is amusing that this bridge display is in the state most active in it's quest to save it's citizens from themselves. CA police practically have carte-blanche ticketing "distracted" drivers. They clearly hadn't considered the "public good" when designing such a distracting bridge lighting system. :-)

PS - The Pentax K-01 has these time-lapse features built right in if you want some high quality time lapse videos.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 18:48 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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Roland Karlsson: Seems like it triggers lots of feelings. Maybe its art after all :)

But no --- this is (as many have said) just annoying.

Breaking wind in an elevator will get reactions as well. Hmm... Art also?

:-)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 14:58 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Anyone who refers to Africa as the "Dark Continent" doesn't care who they offend. It doesn't even matter that it isn't a racial slur. The people who don't know what it refers to could misconstrue it that way.

Only bad things can happen by referring to it as the "Dark Continent". No one is going to say "I should buy their lenses because they used antiquated terms in their advertising". However, some people might be offended by that term if they don't know what it means.

Those who actually understand the phrase shouldn't care who gets offended through ignorance.

Thanks for the perfect example of the PC thinking.

In a rational world it is the individual who is responsible for understanding the media they consume and how they react to it! Yes... people are responsible for their emotions. Thus the existence of the term "self control". Responsible people understand why they should not make mole hills into mountains.

Political correctness would have it the other way. Everyone should be constantly weighing everything they do and say modifying their behaviors and language to avoid any possibility of "hurt feelings" as though that were the equivalent of a crime.

It should be self evident why that view leads to the death of personal responsibility and rational discourse. It's generally accepted that... that is not a good thing.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 20:44 UTC
On article US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector (300 comments in total)
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Templer: WOW! Quite shocked and saddened at the percentage of posters that are actually slamming Eggleston's work. This is a "Photography" site after-all. You would assume (I know, bad word) that maybe those that are serious about the craft of...ah hemm....Photography.... would maybe know something about the history? Eggleston is after all credited as being one of the founding fathers of contemporary color....wait for it....PHOTOGRAPHY. His body of work is extensive, consistent and highly regarded by anybody that knows anything about..PHOTOGRAPHY. He was probably photographing tricycles before most of you naysayers could ride one. His prints cost big money because he was doing his thing, his way when nobody else was. If I had the money like Sobel I would love to own an original. Some here would probably
take the money and go on a Walmart shopping spree. Better yet grab a D800 and some ND filters and go shoot a waterfall in the forest...and make sure it's centered.

He may be a great photographer but that doesn't mean all his photographs were monumental achievements in art. The hero worship that goes on in the art world tends to reevaluate any product of an established artist even if that work was produced long before the artist rose to prominence or even to the point of skillful execution in their medium. It's an interesting snapshot but IMO little more. The fawning evaluation I linked to below is simply an absurd example of this hero worship.

A similar photo posted on any photo forum, lacking association with a famous artist, would be dismissed for any number of reasons.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 20:23 UTC
On article US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector (300 comments in total)
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SRT201: Brilliant! Positively Brilliant! It must have taken a minute of more to compose and shoot!

It looks like he was kidding around and went for a giant tricycle effect.

I'm sure there are those who spend hours analyzing how the photo presents a deep and insightful commentary on Western society. :-)

Just for grins I looked for such an over-analysis. Here it is... :-)

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/William-Egglestons-Big-Wheels.html?c=y&page=1

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 18:36 UTC
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