Tom_A

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Gene Kelly: a fool and his money are soon parted

So have you thoroughly tested this product before coming up with that statement?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1126 comments in total)

I tried a friend's Q. It is now his only camera, he mainly does walking around street photography and it works well for that inded. I liked the quality feel and the few pictures I shot with it were technically excellent. All that in a relatively small package. I liked it quite a bit.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 07:31 UTC as 24th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1126 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?

Jealous much?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
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Eugene343: Jack of all trades...master of none.

If you'd read the interview a bit more carefully, they would like to satisfy many people with different cameras that partly overlap but which have their own target audience.

Good interview except for 1 thing: no matter what the user focus is, quicker autofocus is always better.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (75 comments in total)
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Wild Shooter: I think these competitions are rigged. Other than the winners which are awesome, I didn't even get a mention for my shots which I personally believe are better than a few people sitting on the beach.

Of the 4 I liked your come towards the light most.
But I do prefer the pics in the top 10.
Still you've got an eye.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 09:41 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (75 comments in total)

Very nice. My fave is the 3 people at the edge of the pool.
My iphone 6 is the best camera that i always have with me. Indeed my fuji, nikon or older medium format film cameras give nicer results but i don't alwsys carry them. I shot very acceptable pictures with the phone while walking to a customer meeting. Sometimes I use hipstamatic afterwards for a quick and convincing conversion to black and white.
In many cases the iphone quality is very ok for prints up to say A4. It mainly loses out at low light and because you can't have bokeh, but that is all expected.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 07:43 UTC as 15th comment
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (111 comments in total)

Just ask them about the upcoming medium format camera!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:55 UTC as 20th comment
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (111 comments in total)
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Samuel Jessop: I'd like to ask Fuji why there is no GPS in any of their cameras. 6D, 7D Mk II, K-1, X1D all have it so it's not that niche, and having to separately track your travel is a fudge when the tidiest solution is to embed the location in each image file.

Meanwhile my phone has been able to geotag every photo it takes since 2011.

Gps is indeed wonderful. It is a pleasure that my iphone pictures are geotagged.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1228 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Looking pretty good on too many fronts for me to ignore it, even if I prefer the rangefinder-like position of the EVF on the left side.

But an upgrade to my good old XE-1 is now long overdue.

Exactly, I have the XE1 with 3 lenses. Beautiful results but a bit slow.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
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Ben Stonewall: Waiting for the digital fuji 6x9😇

I have the Fuji GA 645, a perfect travel companion that I still use regularly.
Indeed I can easily imagine it with a 645 sensor and a screen, and otherwise almost identical because it is so good, except that the AF speed could be inline with modern expectations.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 08:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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HenriAntoine: This will be excellent for those who made the most of the legendary Mamiya 7 and 7ii, which is a 6x7 rangefinder camera, highly portable with the very best image quality in film MF. This will indeed be a game changer. It looks ideal for unobtrusive handheld documentary photography that aims for the highest image quality. That was - and still is - what the Mamiya 7 does best.

Fully agree with Henri except that 3.5 is 3.5 for light metering purpose. Not 2.8, If you use a hand light meter you don't need to set the size of the sensor/film
Only dof vs view angle has a difference

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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itaibachar: Looks like a big Instagram toy... and since when is 44x33mm medium format?
It's an "APS-C" MF, with "aps-c MF" lenses...

It has almost 70% more sensor area than full frame, which will make a difference, and is today enough to be called mf.
Of course more would be cool, but the camera would then be more expensive.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:56 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

I think it looks promising.
I am still a regular user of several film based medium format cameras. The tonality of the pictures is awesome.
If true that Fuji is working on a digital MF camera, I could easily imagine an update of their wonderful GA645 (google it and look for it in the 2nd hand market!) which is a personal fave travel companion. Imagine the GA645 with today's autofocus speed and with a screen at the back, it wouldn't need big ergonomic changes. It would be wonderful.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:49 UTC as 131st comment
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Tom_A: In a way it reminds me of my lovely fuji ga645 rangefinder medium format film camera. Very basic controls and viewfinder information, forcing you to slow down (usually a good thing in photography), and the results are truly superb. But oh, the frustration of waiting until the film is developed & scanned or printed!
I still love to use this camera every few months (and my nikon fm2 and rolleiflex which are equally bare bones), they make you more careful when making picture.
So I can see the perverse minimal appeal of this new leica, but would find it too frustrating to use as my only camera.

Sorry, I meant to refer to my manual focus GW645 which is conceptually close to this Leica.
I also have the GA645 with autofocus.
I even have a 6x9 model i sometimes use for landscapes, but it has no built in light meter hence even less convenient thant the Leica! I use it with an old lunasix, or with an iphone light metering app.

Truly awesome cameras, those fuji medium format rangefinders. Lovely image quality... If you can wait for the results!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 04:23 UTC

In a way it reminds me of my lovely fuji ga645 rangefinder medium format film camera. Very basic controls and viewfinder information, forcing you to slow down (usually a good thing in photography), and the results are truly superb. But oh, the frustration of waiting until the film is developed & scanned or printed!
I still love to use this camera every few months (and my nikon fm2 and rolleiflex which are equally bare bones), they make you more careful when making picture.
So I can see the perverse minimal appeal of this new leica, but would find it too frustrating to use as my only camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:38 UTC as 197th comment | 2 replies
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (228 comments in total)

On the linked Zeiss webpage you can see other pictures of the winning project. Together they make for a very well done document.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 08:43 UTC as 40th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1126 comments in total)

A colleague who is a keen amateur bought it, and is very happy with it. He doesn't use his big camera gear anymore, prefers walking around with the Q. But then he and I are of a generation that still thinks that an FM2 with a fixed lens was one of the perfect photo tools!
I tried it and I loved the operation. Simple, to the point. Personally I would have preferred a 35mm lens with 50mm crop mode.
I have not seen the resulting files, only looked at the lcd, tge he lens is indeed awesome. My colleague is very happy with the results.
It is not cheap but I can see the appeal against a 5d or 8x0.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 03:37 UTC as 136th comment

An interesting alternative, I am curious about the results.
Only issue is for me as a left eye photographer is thar it would not be very ergonomic for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 03:33 UTC as 88th comment
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Nick Spiker: It's too bad really, you've taken a SLR flange distance, but not given us the benefit of a mirror. So now we have to use the screen and have to use Sigma lenses. It's a sub frame camera, with a full frame size mount, so now we've wasted the extra area with a crop factor.
Good job :(
Don't get me wrong, I love the Foveon design, I even have a SD-14, but can we please get a full frame with a short flange distance?

The further flange distance however makes it easier to create lenses
Because the light should fall as perpendicular as possible on the sensor for good results.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 03:30 UTC

Very cool and interesting article. I had expected more automation!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 21:17 UTC as 39th comment
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