Mais78

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Joined on Apr 28, 2010

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On article Leica improves Q functionality with firmware 2.0 (59 comments in total)
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Van Spaendonck: Has anybody noticed that Leica has recently (at least in Europe) hiked the retail price of a Q by € 200? That is 5%, which is substantial if you realise that inflation in Europe is somewhere around 1%. Maybe strong demand allows them to. I also wonder how it is possible that all Leica dealers advertise the same retail price: now € 4190 in Germany and € 4275 in The Netherlands. It looks like Leica is dictating retail prices, which I thought is against EU competition law. I assume that Leica will deny this, but I would not be surprised if a retailer who advertises Leica products for less than the MSRP may suddenly experience "supply problems".

There was already a 10% price high a few mobths ago

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article Leica improves Q functionality with firmware 2.0 (59 comments in total)
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jadeisnow: If only the update would stop the sensor capturing dust over and over soon as you get the thing cleaned!

How do you clean the sensor of a fixed lens camera? Have to send back to factory every time?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 20:37 UTC
On article Adobe Lightroom launches for Apple TV (23 comments in total)

is this for the latest Apple TV or also previous models?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:13 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony delays 70-200mm GM lens until September (66 comments in total)
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ozturert: Are they delaying just to increase the price :)

even higher, to Leica

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 12:27 UTC
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HatWearingFool: I'm surprised to hear your comments on the sigma adapter. Lens Rentals seemed to think it was pretty good.

Edit: I see they have updated with a warning about using the sigma adapter for professional purposes. https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2016/06/a-look-at-the-new-sigma-mc-11-lens-adapter/

Query if the warning is based on use with canon lenses (which are not supported) or also Sigma lenses

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 21:11 UTC
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Robert Kempen: When watching the MotoGP this past weekend, I noticed how many pro sports photographers were using SLs on the grid before the start

This adapter will increase the number of fashion photographers no doubt

Leica's sales are soaring world wide - kudos for a fine camera with an ever increasing audience of pros and consumers

Using it just in the pit lane is very different from saying "F1 pro photographers use Leica". This confirms my thesis that AF is just not good enough. As far as Vettel is concerned, Callo Albanese, the official Ferrari photographer, is sponsored by Leica so I guess he just took o pic of Seb with his camera. You can tell a lot from the way he holds the camera...

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 15:17 UTC
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Brian Wadie: not yet available in the UK (just checked)

same here, no update, is there a way to force it?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
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Robert Kempen: When watching the MotoGP this past weekend, I noticed how many pro sports photographers were using SLs on the grid before the start

This adapter will increase the number of fashion photographers no doubt

Leica's sales are soaring world wide - kudos for a fine camera with an ever increasing audience of pros and consumers

Mine was a genuine question. I do watch MotoGP. The only one I know is Callo Albanese but he is sponsored by Leica. Can the AF of the SL keep up with 1DX and D5? And the EVF vs optical? How do they deal with blackouts between frames? I love the EVF of the SL but could not think it would compete with an optical viewfinder for sports.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 10:10 UTC
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Robert Kempen: When watching the MotoGP this past weekend, I noticed how many pro sports photographers were using SLs on the grid before the start

This adapter will increase the number of fashion photographers no doubt

Leica's sales are soaring world wide - kudos for a fine camera with an ever increasing audience of pros and consumers

Are you serious?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 23:21 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (146 comments in total)
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noirdesir: What might be also of interest are so-called sling-type camera 'straps'. They differ from conventional straps in that the whole strap part touching your body stays fixed in space (and thus can be contoured and padded to achieve a great fit) while the camera can slide up and down the front part of the sling. When in rest, the camera also hangs automatically to your side instead of in front of you.

Examples are the Luma Loop and various BlackRapid straps:
https://luma-labs.com/products/loop3
http://www.blackrapid.com/products/straps

I also use a blackrapid. How does this strap prevent the bouncing when using as a sling? Plus i dont see a slide mechanism.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 19:33 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)
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Mais78: "...a four stop push in Adobe Camera Raw and it's looking pretty good"

How do you measure stops in Camera Raw? The exposure slider does not use stops as a metric.

Is there also a relationship between the Shadow slider and f stops? ie +50 means half a stop? Thanks

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 10:34 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)
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Mais78: "...a four stop push in Adobe Camera Raw and it's looking pretty good"

How do you measure stops in Camera Raw? The exposure slider does not use stops as a metric.

Thanks. "Brightness control" you mean the Exposure control/slider?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)

"...a four stop push in Adobe Camera Raw and it's looking pretty good"

How do you measure stops in Camera Raw? The exposure slider does not use stops as a metric.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 20:30 UTC as 159th comment | 4 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico (78 comments in total)
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Mais78: Giulio, are pics 5,7,8 crops? They don't look like they are 35mm.
Well done.

PS Have you considered Silver Efex Pro for your B&W?

I also only use Lightroom for color pics, but for B&W I really like Silver Efex

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico (78 comments in total)

Giulio, are pics 5,7,8 crops? They don't look like they are 35mm.
Well done.

PS Have you considered Silver Efex Pro for your B&W?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 09:03 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

I went to the exhibition in London and was very underwhelmed. Especially in the professsional category. I guess Pros rather participate to the World Press Photo.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 8th comment

For canon users this method is super easy and very accurate

http://arihazeghiphotography.com/MA-web/

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 08:37 UTC as 63rd comment
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Mais78: Can you work non destructively in RAW or the final output is a tiff? In the latter case can you use this plugin as a smart layer just like Nik?

Just to be clear, once you have completed the editing the image goes back to Lightroom as...tiff/jpg? I assume not RAW.

Can you use Mcphun as a smart layer?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 18:51 UTC

Can you work non destructively in RAW or the final output is a tiff? In the latter case can you use this plugin as a smart layer just like Nik?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 23:31 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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Mais78: How many of you guys push exposure so extremely in PP? If you need to do that maybe there is something wrong in the way you shoot pictures. Hope you shoot in real life and not just test charts.

@fatdeeman me and my camera love sunrise and sunset, when you see one just turn your back to the sun for amazing light. Leave shooting the sun rising and setting to the iphone shooters.
There is no PP or DR replacement for good lighting at time of shooting.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 05:01 UTC
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