Constantin V

Lives in Russian Federation Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Joined on Nov 6, 2016

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vam: oh this will be perfect for street shots on my fp!

I would like to say that as well, but minimal FD of 1m is a deal breaker. Too far!:(

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2021 at 13:11 UTC
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De Fotoman: The Ricoh shoots dng raw, so one could still use the last non subscription Lightroom version. A big plus I think.

@Goodmeme, yep, I know where your initial post comes.:) That's exactly why I posted. No, it's not considered antisocial here. As I mentioned above, if price for used X100V is roughly equivalent your monthly income (here an income is considered by a month, not by a year), it's very logical and socially acceptable. It's pretty much social norm to ask someone to install cracked software. Common knowledge is that cheating proves you are a smart one. And the fact software is made to be copied by it's digital nature just helps it. No disadvantages.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2021 at 04:59 UTC
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De Fotoman: The Ricoh shoots dng raw, so one could still use the last non subscription Lightroom version. A big plus I think.

There is also a vivid market of used equipment. Pirated software often deliver better user experience because batteries included. Now, consider this for example: Before giving away monthly salary for used X100V, a person wants to test RAW files in Lightroom/Capture One/whatever... And Vuala! Both packages can be downloaded in 15 minutes in full and current versions without any card registration etc. Run it, test it, delete or reinstall it. If it's too bloated, search for older version as easily. Less hassle over nothing.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2021 at 11:56 UTC
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Funny Valentine: The fujifilm X100V is disqualified simply for not having IBIS. The Ricoh GRIIIX is the better camera in 99,9% of situations.

@forest dream

> When capture critical movement on street via take out camera from pocket/jacket > turn on camera > "instant" capture photo

you are right about putting "instant" into brackets. X100 AF is what prevents you to make an "instant" photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2021 at 14:31 UTC
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De Fotoman: The Ricoh shoots dng raw, so one could still use the last non subscription Lightroom version. A big plus I think.

> There is no country on earth where the entire population always uses the latest software.

ahahaha)) What country are you from?) US/Canada, right? I'll tell this joke to folks here.)) That's exactly how it works on this part of the Globe for decades=) And the fact people are poor is exactly why we do have any latest software on torrents.) And yes, online subscription is a PITA, so one more reason.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2021 at 14:19 UTC
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fpink3: I own earlier versions of both cameras (GR II and X100v4). The smaller size of the Ricoh and it's snap focus settings make it much more of a "go to" camera for me. But Ricoh's decision to eliminate the flash from recent versions of the GR bodies kill its appeal. You will ALWAYS want to take occasional pictures of people and things in low light and having a flash is a necessity, even if you only use it 20% of the time. The Fuji's superb flash implementation would make it the winner if I had to choose between the latest two versions of these two cameras. Oh--and these are definitely street and people cameras. There's nothing useful I can think of for the 40mm equiv. GRx compared to the 28mm equiv GR. You can step forward to compensate for a too-wide lens. But if you are indoors, that 40mm equiv lens will push you against a wall way too often.

Ricoh's snap focus is useless when you need closer focus then 1m. The camera itself can do it. Fuji introduced Focus Range Limiter and that's what I would like to see for Ricoh as well.

X100 on the other hand can't focus fast. For flash photography at night as well.

So for me it all boils down to who of them will reimplement good old Leica Zone focusing.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2021 at 07:24 UTC
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De Fotoman: The Ricoh shoots dng raw, so one could still use the last non subscription Lightroom version. A big plus I think.

in some countries we always use the latest software version regardless of the price:) the strong side of Ricoh is it's out of camera JPEGs. i forgot to develop raws because of that.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2021 at 07:17 UTC
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Jacob H: I've had various versions of the X100 over the past 10 years, but never found them to be really pocketable. So, in the end I often used my X-Pro2 with the 35/2 for personal work. Definitely not pocketable, but with the OVF and 50mm equiv. that I prefer.

@Jacob sounds good:) But the nearest Leica dealer is about 3300 km away:) So all I have is reviews with out of camera images that states that rendering of mixture yellow and red is odd. Can't test myself.:(

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2021 at 04:34 UTC
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Jacob H: I've had various versions of the X100 over the past 10 years, but never found them to be really pocketable. So, in the end I often used my X-Pro2 with the 35/2 for personal work. Definitely not pocketable, but with the OVF and 50mm equiv. that I prefer.

I'm not sure this is WB alone. Of course I haven't kept the camera in hands, but I too often find the traces of this cast on skintones:

1. Exaggerated sample:
https://www.samhurdphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/a-sample-image-from-leica-m10-760x507.jpg

2. not that vivid, but still has orange skintones:

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5739407e7c65e49dc22407aa/1487568502317-2UANEDPGFVNBJJZZ16JC/image-asset.jpeg?format=2500w

3. high iso, orange skin

https://www.thephoblographer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Chris-Gampat-The-Phoblographer-Leica-M10R-High-ISO-RAW-file-versatility-edited-review-images-41-30s6400.jpg

(also lot's of other orange samples https://www.thephoblographer.com/2020/07/16/the-true-successor-to-the-leica-m9-leica-m10r-review/)

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 12:24 UTC
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Jacob H: I've had various versions of the X100 over the past 10 years, but never found them to be really pocketable. So, in the end I often used my X-Pro2 with the 35/2 for personal work. Definitely not pocketable, but with the OVF and 50mm equiv. that I prefer.

Also what do you think: is it possible to correct Leica colours with LUT to look like other camera, or this orange cast is some kind of RGB filter property that you can't correct because changing the relation in R-G somewhere will affect B-G somewhere else?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 09:55 UTC
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Jacob H: I've had various versions of the X100 over the past 10 years, but never found them to be really pocketable. So, in the end I often used my X-Pro2 with the 35/2 for personal work. Definitely not pocketable, but with the OVF and 50mm equiv. that I prefer.

@Jacob, I believe M10-R has a lot of advantages, but as I can't get a job as a photographer in news (too crowded) I hardly can justify it for myself, maybe 24 mpx used variant. For the last few years I was practicing film photography. So yes, I'm accustomed to the film Leica and it's best approach for me. Also Ricoh taught me that shooting straight into jpeg is what I prefer. Moving back to raw development seems unnecessary and unpleasant. So X100V is better from this perspective. Occasionally I can get some tasks to shoot, but I believe Fuji may fight for focus while the moment flee. Do you have any sample of that cooler WB with warm light? Also it's more pronounced with mixed light, low light shooting, tungsten light etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 09:48 UTC
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Jacob H: I've had various versions of the X100 over the past 10 years, but never found them to be really pocketable. So, in the end I often used my X-Pro2 with the 35/2 for personal work. Definitely not pocketable, but with the OVF and 50mm equiv. that I prefer.

Lucky you! X-Pro2 is mostly comparably with GR in price, but there is no point in it. I'm currently can't decide between used X100V and Leica M10 for occasional reportage. The main flaw is an AF operation is slower then Leica's approach, I believe it irritates. On the other hand X100V price tag is more comfortable for occasional use and OoCJs are better. I particularly don't like Leica's orange cast which I don't know how to mitigate.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 08:12 UTC
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Jacob H: I've had various versions of the X100 over the past 10 years, but never found them to be really pocketable. So, in the end I often used my X-Pro2 with the 35/2 for personal work. Definitely not pocketable, but with the OVF and 50mm equiv. that I prefer.

the only question is why to have cropped sensor when FF in the same format is possible.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 04:23 UTC

A strange comparison. Don't forget Ricoh's direct rival is Fuji XF10. X100F - is a completely different beast. Why not to compare it with Leica m10 then? The same size as Fuji X100V...

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 04:12 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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Constantin V: These techs are what effectively eliminated professional photography as of today. The less skills required the more inclusive is the profession, payment goes down, skilled personal extinguish. And thousands of dpreview drones are applauding the new promising tech as if they are know something. This is how common knowledge "it's impossible without X..." appears, even though it was possible before you know it. Yeh, great.

@lauma "Press photography started to decline already in the 90s" - I failed to see any reasons why. Middle East was boiling as usual. Russia was all boiling in 90s, it was a number one country for killed journalists in the world. But I'm sure you didn't mean this, hehe:) I believe there was a democratization of China in 90s as well. As for Western World I've read about layoffs in New York news agencies in 200x because of the internet. No, I don't see your point.

"A lot more of actual photography knowledge is needed while you can survive with less tech knowledge." - armandino put substantial efforts in digital postprocessing photographs on his site. Is it an actual photography knowledge or a technical one? I’m sure there is a lot of technical skill in it. And that (and also a demand) defines the attitude. Now it's like this: "Nevermind, I'll fix that in the post!" or "Not much as it is, I'll add some visual interest later in the post!" Including light experiments you've mentioned.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2021 at 04:57 UTC
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Constantin V: These techs are what effectively eliminated professional photography as of today. The less skills required the more inclusive is the profession, payment goes down, skilled personal extinguish. And thousands of dpreview drones are applauding the new promising tech as if they are know something. This is how common knowledge "it's impossible without X..." appears, even though it was possible before you know it. Yeh, great.

@lauma ..is becoming more and more complex" - so it's becoming more complex due to what? Raising the tech bar? You got a new technology that raises the bar? That is what are you telling? Same story as of Olympics and new drags? In our town I see people have more profit to organize studios because of number of persons with DSLR shooting girls. As for wedding there is obviously a constant demand because of social networks. That's a craft. I don't see any demand for fine art. May be in your place.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2021 at 06:26 UTC
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Constantin V: These techs are what effectively eliminated professional photography as of today. The less skills required the more inclusive is the profession, payment goes down, skilled personal extinguish. And thousands of dpreview drones are applauding the new promising tech as if they are know something. This is how common knowledge "it's impossible without X..." appears, even though it was possible before you know it. Yeh, great.

@lauma " "The news agencies didn't know how to reply" - No, no, no! They know how to reply! They moved to the internet of course. This spring we had an emergency landing of war airplane. Most of the materials were acquired from cellphones. The professionals goes like this: Oh, I'm now in an airport. See: nothing interesting here! Oh, I'm now with 500mm lens shooting that airplane on the parking. Nothing interesting as well. The most interesting photo in the material was send by some guy later because his roof was broken with a half-tone part fallen of that plane. In the old days a professional photographer would investigate and made that photo. Now days they wouldn't understand what the hell I want them to do. General public will be happy with a shot from smartphone. Now, you tell me, how does the average person will know what is a good journalist photography if he never saw one in his life?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2021 at 06:23 UTC
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Constantin V: These techs are what effectively eliminated professional photography as of today. The less skills required the more inclusive is the profession, payment goes down, skilled personal extinguish. And thousands of dpreview drones are applauding the new promising tech as if they are know something. This is how common knowledge "it's impossible without X..." appears, even though it was possible before you know it. Yeh, great.

@armandino [continued] The same goes to EVF/OVF topic. If you are accustomed to look straight to what camera dictates you. You don't have a habit to see picture inside your head first. That's how your opportunities become a heavy anchor.

p.s.

You are absolutely right that there are different types of photography. Considering you have a link in your profile, it is fare you to ask. I can send a few links by email if you'd like. And surely it's not that flashy so you probably wouldn't like it.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2021 at 06:07 UTC
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Constantin V: These techs are what effectively eliminated professional photography as of today. The less skills required the more inclusive is the profession, payment goes down, skilled personal extinguish. And thousands of dpreview drones are applauding the new promising tech as if they are know something. This is how common knowledge "it's impossible without X..." appears, even though it was possible before you know it. Yeh, great.

@armandino our generation here is pretty much blunt people and excessive tolerance isn't helpful in case of the naked emperor.

You put a carriage in front of horse. New technologies can be adapted no doubt. But person's vision not only doesn't come from that, it is formed by those opportunities. I can't stand movies that were shoot after 200x year, because actors skills declined and 3/4 of the movie is now drawn digitally. In XX century decorations were made physically and a lot of wit has to be put on that. Now it's plastic substitution and your eye even don't catch the difference because he is so accustomed to digital look. [continued next due to over quote]

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2021 at 06:06 UTC
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Constantin V: These techs are what effectively eliminated professional photography as of today. The less skills required the more inclusive is the profession, payment goes down, skilled personal extinguish. And thousands of dpreview drones are applauding the new promising tech as if they are know something. This is how common knowledge "it's impossible without X..." appears, even though it was possible before you know it. Yeh, great.

@armandino "Tech expands creative opportunities, obviously." - How so? Do you imply you with a new camera is now a more creative person then some artist who spent all his live drawing in XVIII century? Too much marketing bullsh1t distorted your vision.

"but also a competitive profession." - yep, see above.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2021 at 03:43 UTC
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