Tom_A

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On article Kamlan 28mm F1.4 for APS-C sample gallery (85 comments in total)
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TuanTranAnh: In my country ( Vietnam), you can get Sigma 30 f1.4 Contemporary for 5.900.000 vnd ~ 256 USD, there is no reason to get this. Just forget it

Manfred, I agree now it looks like the sharpness of this Kamlan is pretty good too.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 09:26 UTC
On article Kamlan 28mm F1.4 for APS-C sample gallery (85 comments in total)

Of importance, at this moment the kamlan kickstarter campaign is still running for another 7 days, and the lens is $149 as part of the campaign.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 05:39 UTC as 9th comment
On article Kamlan 28mm F1.4 for APS-C sample gallery (85 comments in total)
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Astrotripper: Hard to argue with the price? Not so sure. Add extra $100 and you get AF and much better image quality from Sigma. And in a lighter, albeit bigger package.

Unlike those sub $100 lenses, this is not an automatic no-brainer impulse buy kind of thing.

Might still be an interesting option for manual lens lovers.

Also in a boring comparison shot of a wall, the sigma distorted more, hence the Kamlan is of interest.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 05:36 UTC
On article Kamlan 28mm F1.4 for APS-C sample gallery (85 comments in total)
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TuanTranAnh: In my country ( Vietnam), you can get Sigma 30 f1.4 Contemporary for 5.900.000 vnd ~ 256 USD, there is no reason to get this. Just forget it

I saw a comparison shot test, the usual boring picture of a wall, well the sigma distorts noticeably more hence this Kamlan is also of interest.
Important also that there is at the moment another 7 days on its kickstarter campaign where the price is $149

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 05:35 UTC

Leavinng aside the cynical milking of the wealthy collectors market, it is actually oke of the most beautiful cameras I ever saw.
The Jonathan Ive/Mark Newsom M was also very pretty.
From regular production, the most beautiful cameras in my memory were the Nikon f3, Canon T90, Contax G2.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 04:07 UTC as 18th comment
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GabrielZ: £18,000 with the F1.4 lens...how much does a regular M10 with F1.4 lens combo go for usually? Those mechanical watches are interesting, I wonder if Leica created its own calibre (movement) for them or bought in from any number of German and Swiss watch movement manufacturers? All very nice products...if you can afford them.

They make the watch but procured the movement from a small high end German watch making company.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 04:02 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1273 comments in total)
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philmar: Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

Sorry forgot the link:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180618/bd8ac48292624f42e421f18eb9bc3316.jpg

Btw I actually have shot with Leica glass. Of course they are very good. How often you might notice a small extra quality level compared to the best of Japan is another ther matter though.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 03:56 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1273 comments in total)
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philmar: Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

This was taken with the xt2 and the fuji 50/2 a year ago. Would the Q’s lens be meaningfully, noticeably be better? I doubt it.
I do like my friend’s Q, as i mentioned, it is a great package.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 03:54 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1273 comments in total)
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philmar: Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

Well I have the impression that my fuji 23 1.4, 35 1.4 and 50 2 are optically as good as anything from anyone. Tack sharp, good contrast, nice bokeh, what is not to like. There may be a few scenarios where the Q’s lens will make a palpable difference but I expect those to be very rare events, image quality difference with the already great xt2 will mainly be the full frame sensor of the Q I expect,

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 00:25 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1273 comments in total)
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philmar: Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

I have an xt2 with fuji glass. Splendid camera, splendid prime lenses.
Is the lens of my friend’s Q better? Not sure.
Does his Q make excellent pictures? For sure. Having a full frame sensor still has a bit of an edge in my perception.
My friend often walks around with his Q, price long forgotten, and comes backnwith stellar pictures both technically and composition-wise. What is not to like?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2018 at 10:30 UTC
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dpfan32: Uninspiring focal length.... Boooring

I will add: because it corresponds to 42mm on FF

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 04:49 UTC
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dpfan32: Uninspiring focal length.... Boooring

Not at all, a perfect walkaround view angle for a walkaround lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 04:48 UTC

Would this technically be a medium format camera, since the picture area is big?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 06:52 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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justinwonnacott: What happened to the good old days when lomo meant fragile plastic optical junk that was cheap?

It was rarely cheap for what you got though.
I still use them occasionally for developing scanning and printing negatives

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 06:51 UTC

The sample gallery is quite charming, really.
Look at the sparkles in the welder photo, they look awesome.
It is not an everyday lens but I find it actually quite promising.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 14:59 UTC as 6th comment

if it was a half-assed photo, then why did they use it?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 14:27 UTC as 13th comment

I was able to compare the camera of an iphone 8plus with a samsung s9. On the phone screen.
Initial impression was indeed that both are surprisingly good, compared to my iphone 6 plus. And photo quality impression was roughly similar between them.
So yes, focus on what you like using.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 01:37 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (409 comments in total)
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Tom_A: I find it a really interesting product. One question: would lenses with OIS be able to function with OIS on this camera? I don’t think so.
I understand that it will mainly be used on tripods and steadicam-like contraptions, yet “simple” in lens OIS would be a benefit for hand held shots at this high resolution.

Thanks both for replying.
So the OIS in the lenses is a passive system? I had expected it would need energy from the camera body.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 06:06 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (409 comments in total)

I find it a really interesting product. One question: would lenses with OIS be able to function with OIS on this camera? I don’t think so.
I understand that it will mainly be used on tripods and steadicam-like contraptions, yet “simple” in lens OIS would be a benefit for hand held shots at this high resolution.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 02:25 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (409 comments in total)

Looks like an excellent product for serious videographers.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 08:03 UTC as 78th comment
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