turretless

turretless

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Joined on Feb 25, 2012

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On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)
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Najinsky: £4500 - USB 2

<shakes head>

£4500 - USB 2

<shakes head harder>

£4500 - USB 2

Nope. It won't compute. My head just doesn't want to let it in.

There is also an Ethernet port...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:08 UTC

So somebody opened the second envelope, eh?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 02:03 UTC as 26th comment
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turretless: Same old, same old. Similar things were happening during PC boom sunset. Where is IBM(Nikon?), Compaq(Fuji?), Gateway(Panasonic?), Dell(Pentax/Ricoh?)... There is a limited space on an over-saturated market with slowly evolving product lines.

In the final round there will be 2 - 3 large manufacturers (Canon, Sony, maybe Oly) and a bunch of Chinese knock-offs, all others photo manufacturers/imaging divisions will go the way of dodo. Good memories and throwback Thursdays will remain though...

#kociasek
<q>You are totally clueless.</q> You're completely right. I have no idea. Especially after being 30 years in professional SW development, starting from IBM 360, PDP-11 and still alive and kicking :)

Wait, a sec. Maybe it's you who just can't read and understand, eh? ;)
/sent from my Asus desktop/

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 21:31 UTC
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mario GTI: Cellphones kill camera industry, there is no doubt about it. Pretty soon only pros and enthusiasts will be using dedicated cameras, I'm pretty sure that the Olympus will be next.

I bet the next will be Nikon ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 20:19 UTC

Same old, same old. Similar things were happening during PC boom sunset. Where is IBM(Nikon?), Compaq(Fuji?), Gateway(Panasonic?), Dell(Pentax/Ricoh?)... There is a limited space on an over-saturated market with slowly evolving product lines.

In the final round there will be 2 - 3 large manufacturers (Canon, Sony, maybe Oly) and a bunch of Chinese knock-offs, all others photo manufacturers/imaging divisions will go the way of dodo. Good memories and throwback Thursdays will remain though...

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 20:10 UTC as 105th comment | 7 replies
On article Leica SL Review (1089 comments in total)
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turretless: Lunar SL ;)

HowaboutRAW:
Ok, I humbly admit, that Leica SL is the best invention since sliced bread and anybody buying cameras from other manufacturers don't give a flying hedgehog about image quality.

Keep up the good work. You'll have to convert only 99% of the remaining DP Review audience.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 01:32 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1089 comments in total)
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turretless: Lunar SL ;)

HowaboutRAW:
So you want it frank and straight? Ok.
<quote>The market for the SL is those who care about image quality and lenses. Duh.</quote>
That's your opinion. I have a different one: the market for this camera is exactly the same nouveau riche as for Lunar (SL stands for Super Luxury, I guess). Care to agree to disagree or you prefer to beat this horse to the second death?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 00:29 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1089 comments in total)
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turretless: Lunar SL ;)

HowaboutRAW: try looking beyond technicalities.
Hint, hint: What is the target market for this piece of equipment?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 18:40 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1089 comments in total)
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turretless: Lunar SL ;)

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<q>How is this a rebuilt Sony?</q>
<a>Body: $1450. Red dot: $6000</a>

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1089 comments in total)

Lunar SL ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 191st comment | 9 replies
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justmeMN: OM-D E-M5 Mark II 417g (Body only).

Canon SL1/100D 370g (Body only).

Canon T6i/ 750D 510g (Body only).

Nikon D5500 420g (Body only)

Nikon D3300 410g (Body only)

Forgot to add the lenses, eh? :)

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
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Reactive: I've never had a Facebook account, so laugh every time one of these horror stories appears. I simply can't see the point of telling the whole world every time I go for a dump, or 'sharing' a false impression of my wonderful happy life and my overwhelming social standing. If you're stupid enough to give away all your personal details and photos on Facebook, stop whining when it gets used elsewhere.

Exactly! People inclined to social voyeurism don't understand that they're willingly participating in implementation of a wet dream for all kinds of Big Brothers. On the other hand they might even not recognize the reference. Ignorance is bliss :)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:12 UTC

Facewhat?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 11:54 UTC as 17th comment
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Freestyler: Why not support Adobes open .DNG standard as well?

The same reason Apple doesn't support Flash?

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 23:03 UTC

The funniest part of the video is the advertisement of Bank of Montreal popped up as the conclusion: "Confidence comes with a plan"
I know, I know, the things are different for other regions, but I found it hilarious :)

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 13:28 UTC as 79th comment
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turretless: Hmmm.... Interesting... I've been using 5D3 with 70-300 f/4-5.6L sitting on Kenko Teleplus Pro C-AF 1.4 for several months. And I haven't noticed any problem with auto focus, though the maximum aperture of the combination is f/8 at 300 (i.e. 420) mm. Am I missing something?

@pacc,
I.e. they will wait for half a year to release an update, which just removes an artificial limitation in software preventing auto focusing with native f/8 glass? How generous of them! :)

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 13:23 UTC

Hmmm.... Interesting... I've been using 5D3 with 70-300 f/4-5.6L sitting on Kenko Teleplus Pro C-AF 1.4 for several months. And I haven't noticed any problem with auto focus, though the maximum aperture of the combination is f/8 at 300 (i.e. 420) mm. Am I missing something?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 22:12 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - Sun Hong Lim of Samsung (99 comments in total)
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turretless: <quote>
If you use a smartphone, could you go back to an older feature phone? Once you experience the future you cannot go back to the past.
</quote>
Strange. I could. Bought a Galaxy, played a couple of months with Internet connectivity, found it completely useless and too expensive, then canceled the data plan and have been using it as a simple phone for two years since. I would've fallen back on my Motorola, but I changed the provider...

Anyway. It seems like trying to create microscope-hammer hybrids is a new fad. Goes nicely with facebook/G+/LinkedIn shtuff. I don't understand it. Maybe I'm too old for this brave new world.

@Cane
I like the attitude :) Though it's all relative. If I honestly think that iPhone is crap, doesn't mean it's crap for everybody. As falling paints of a teen might be very nice looking garment for him, but it's still crap for my uneducated self. Who is right? Nobody and everybody, just a matter of a personal perception ;)
And regarding target markets, I beg to differ. Many of us, old farts, are spending quite a few bucks on quite expensive photo equipment while sitting in line in front of the last door. It is called a "market niche". And I'm not sure this niche is much smaller than the whole gadgetry brouhaha.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 16:23 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - Sun Hong Lim of Samsung (99 comments in total)

<quote>
If you use a smartphone, could you go back to an older feature phone? Once you experience the future you cannot go back to the past.
</quote>
Strange. I could. Bought a Galaxy, played a couple of months with Internet connectivity, found it completely useless and too expensive, then canceled the data plan and have been using it as a simple phone for two years since. I would've fallen back on my Motorola, but I changed the provider...

Anyway. It seems like trying to create microscope-hammer hybrids is a new fad. Goes nicely with facebook/G+/LinkedIn shtuff. I don't understand it. Maybe I'm too old for this brave new world.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 12:42 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On Challenge:7111 (10 comments in total)

Oh, man! What a sore spot! :)

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 15:10 UTC as 6th comment
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