Alan Brown

Alan Brown

Lives in United Kingdom Birmingham England, United Kingdom
Works as a Video/Photographer
Joined on Nov 24, 2001
About me:

Basic equipment:
Fuji X-T10
18-55mm OIS
some studio lighting

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On article Leica SL Review (758 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Leica — thumbs up. All others — big thumbs down.
This is a lovely camera. And this how things are done: Leica comes one time, and delivers superb FF mirrorless products — when compared to Sony and Fuji and Olympus, all who take several iterations and many years of procrastination and milking of user's money to get somewhere nearby of a contraption, which somewhat deserves to be called 'a mirrorless system camera'.
Even now, not a single mirrorless camera from those manufacturers — or from any other manufacturer — compares to the sophistication, quality and effort put into the SL, or Leica Q (fixed lens mirrorless).

Triplet Perar: this is a serious comment? "All those cameras you mentioned — all of them — were barely usable in their first iterations" ...or is this hyperbole?

Either way it is a bit a of a stretch in anyone's imagination. Of course Leica do not do any firmware updating do they?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:56 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (758 comments in total)
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VadymA: People shouldn't criticize the price. Leica is catering to the market where higher price would usually be in the Pros column. It is an important part of exclusivity, which is what Leica is all about. When you are wealthy, exclusivity becomes more important than features. When you are wealthy, you would WANT to pay premium for guaranteed differentiation from the croud. So we should be happy that products like Leica camera still exist in this world, as when you and me become wealthy, we have something unique to choose from :)

VadymA. you are absolutely spot on! I read a reply from a wealthy woman replying to the question. 'what do you think about top branded perfumery sold in discount chemists?" She said she "didn't want to wear the same perfume as her cleaning lady"

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
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Alan Brown: someone.. right now, is making an adapter to fit their Canon 400mm f2.8.

Good job the lens has a tripod foot :)

nandbytes..
will it matter?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 18:21 UTC

someone.. right now, is making an adapter to fit their Canon 400mm f2.8.

Good job the lens has a tripod foot :)

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Did these guy do any real damage or just make a few temporary footprints if any? If you believe in evolution (I don't based on 1st & 2nd laws of thermodynamics) then what, is this just evolution in action? There have been free range Native Americans exploring & living there thousands of years before the NPS put up signs!

Every freedom loving person should read: The Law, 1853 by Frederic Bastiat - it explains how the state use's the law to get Legal Plunder!
bastiat.org/en/the_law.html
People plead guilty who are NOT all the time because the STATE is a 9,000 lb gorilla that will make a punitive example of you if you don't plead guilty!

Thanks BadScience.
I did go and look it up out of curiosity.. mostly what you said. It seems logical.
I don't believe in the theory of evolution for other reasons, personally.
Often science makes creationism look foolish and unrealistic. Saying the creative days were 24 hours long is patently wrong when stars are still disappearing.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Did these guy do any real damage or just make a few temporary footprints if any? If you believe in evolution (I don't based on 1st & 2nd laws of thermodynamics) then what, is this just evolution in action? There have been free range Native Americans exploring & living there thousands of years before the NPS put up signs!

Every freedom loving person should read: The Law, 1853 by Frederic Bastiat - it explains how the state use's the law to get Legal Plunder!
bastiat.org/en/the_law.html
People plead guilty who are NOT all the time because the STATE is a 9,000 lb gorilla that will make a punitive example of you if you don't plead guilty!

OT.. i would like to know why he mentions themodynamic laws as disproving evolution though.. perhaps he could PM me?

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 09:44 UTC
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lucavascon: If I had to remove my camera from tripod in order to change battery or card I'd go to find out the marketing idiot who wanted it like this and hit him repeatedly, violently and hardly with a Manfrotto 058+NN-M2head. Let alone all the rest. They are status symbols, not working tools. Not something I want any more. I spent 3 years with an M6, learning on my suffering and swears. Never again!

Lord Lucan. I hear what you say.. but I don't know if he had an M6 for three years and you don't either. Is he making up the words in his thread? I don't know that for sure.
People are allowed to not like something they have used or paid for. They just don't have the right to tell you what you should or not like.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 09:10 UTC
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lucavascon: If I had to remove my camera from tripod in order to change battery or card I'd go to find out the marketing idiot who wanted it like this and hit him repeatedly, violently and hardly with a Manfrotto 058+NN-M2head. Let alone all the rest. They are status symbols, not working tools. Not something I want any more. I spent 3 years with an M6, learning on my suffering and swears. Never again!

Lord Lucan
you don't believe him, because?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 09:21 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (708 comments in total)

the first thing I saw on the small image of the camera was what looked like a Leica Red Dot!!!
As they (Leica) seem to be willing to just badge 'some' things today it still could fool the casual passerby :) :)

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 08:32 UTC as 30th comment

So the discrete black and very quiet Leica rangefinder has now crossed over to the 'look I'm over here', Red lens equipped photographer!

Hardly discrete.. perhaps it should go on the Leica cheap table tennis bat material covered body we say recently?

I was looking at some cheap (as inexpensive) Chinese manual focus wide aperture Fuji fit lenses on the Net and the lens shown was from a range of colours. There were all sorts of colours and the reviewer said at the time they looked like toys. The was indeed an Emerald Green of the type one poster mentions he is waiting for. below.
I actually like the colour but not at the price or on a lens

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 09:25 UTC as 15th comment

I find it ironic that 'most' SLR lens fora examine down to minutiae level and discuss charts/resoloution and Leica bring this out and... it's fabulous.
It might be... but the Chinese (meike etc etc) are making manual lenses, all in metal, that are mostly sharp in the center and 'some' sharpen up in the corners soon after stopping down.. are berated ..

It is true as some have said.. using old legacy lenses on modern cameras IS fun.. it used to be cheap but an old (non leica) 28mm or 24 Pentacon/Flektogon are commanding silly prices.. you can get a new chinese lens very cheaply now and it will have character (read, flaws)

I guess a price tag/label really does change perceptions.

If I had the money I would buy these retro lenses and experiment... I just don't. I'm not against anyone who has disposable income spending their own money on what they decide. I have different priorities at present :)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 08:26 UTC as 14th comment
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lemonadedrinker: From The WiKiPedia :
''Rolf Sachs was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, to Anne-Marie Faure and Gunter Sachs, the accomplished German industrialist, photographer, author and socialite descended from the well-known Sachs-Opel industrial families.''

All round super hero, by the looks of it. I'd thought he was one of the Potato Sachs, but I think they more likely come from the Fens.
I was so near doing the same thing myself with my old table tennis bat and an Agfa Silette; to convert it into a coke burning large format chip fryer (self peeling), but someone always gets the really good ideas before me. Oh well, keep plodding on.

you might be getting mixed up with Flour Sachs.. and the Agfa Skilette is meant to go on a hob.

anyway.. someone will buy this. never feel the 'tactile aesthetic' and squirrel it away for re-sale later at 'another' premium.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 11:05 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (132 comments in total)
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Alan Brown: OT.. i can't get over how noisy the opening shot is. camera on the audio equipment. for a studio shot?

accepted, of course.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (132 comments in total)
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Alan Brown: OT.. i can't get over how noisy the opening shot is. camera on the audio equipment. for a studio shot?

it was just an observation.. you are just rude.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 08:34 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (132 comments in total)

OT.. i can't get over how noisy the opening shot is. camera on the audio equipment. for a studio shot?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 07:47 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies

Wow.. some bitchy comments here :)

most of you guys do realise this is not a Leica lens being discussed.. ? :)

I couldn't afford a Leica lens cap let alone this.. but it is a celebration of 100 million production lenses.. it will not be cheap. wait for a sale :)

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 08:48 UTC as 78th comment
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: This error, while they may be pooh poohed by luddites who won't be using WiFi, is a BIG lapse in QC and Advertising honesty.

Nikon users are going to be angry.

The worst is Nikon having their loyal following feeling tar and feathered.

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QC issues imply that it wil do something but doesn't.. In other words..QC didn't detect the faulty items on the conveyor belt and removed them from sale. . This is different it does not do what people 'think' it should. This is a design issue not QC. It's still annoying to the buyer to be mislead by implication.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 08:33 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: This error, while they may be pooh poohed by luddites who won't be using WiFi, is a BIG lapse in QC and Advertising honesty.

Nikon users are going to be angry.

The worst is Nikon having their loyal following feeling tar and feathered.

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CameraLabTester..in what way is this WiFi issue a QC matter?.. i agree with your other point Advertising Hoesty.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:42 UTC
On article Samsung unveils 256GB EVO Plus microSD card (90 comments in total)
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vscd: I remember my first Sony Memorystick with 4MB. ;) Anyway... the tech goes on and on, hightech from today will be worthless tomorrow. Except of 4k Videos I would rely on 8x32GB instead. No need to loose 256GB at once on a client...

That thinking has, historically, always been the case. When 32Gb cards came out the general consensus was never to use them.. 'all your eggs in one basket'. Use 4 x 8Gb instead, Now you are using 8 x 32Gb.

Best advice is to use a system with redundancy.. two slots etc

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
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Zenza R: Why are you guys complaining without seeing any sample pictures? Non-sense really. We'll see whether it is overpriced or not.

pricey and not on the shelves yet. Who know what it will end up being after the honeymoon period is over.. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 12:17 UTC
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