Constantin V

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

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On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (886 comments in total)
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PAntunes: There are options on my cameras that I don't use. But there are others I use all the time. And there are some I only use sometimes, but when I do need them, they have to be easy to access.

Having a lot of buttons and dials on a camera doesn't force you to use them. Even without them, the functions they provide a quick access to will still be in the menus, and if you need them, you still have to change them.

Removing buttons doesn't make a camera easier to use. Usually makes it harder...

PAntunes is it all you care about? Imagine a safari hunter who is in pursuit of a lion. It's hot and a lion is running as fast as he can. The hunter opens another cool beer in his jeep. He has everything on the tip of his fingers: a conditioner, an automatic aiming system... the pursuit last for 3 days... lion is on his edge and can't run any longer. Finally the hunter pushs the button, makes a clean shot, stops the car, without any hassle comes to the dead animal, combs the mane, and takes a photo for instagram. You see my point? Do you think he has reasons to be proud? Or even more to consider himself a hunter? A PC-operator sounds more close to truth, but not that cool. How people in pre-digital era was able to create significant images? And does your f1.4 matter that much?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2021 at 15:31 UTC
On article Why are modern 50mm lenses so damned complicated? (912 comments in total)
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pollup: More articles like this one, please dpreview. This was an excellent read.

Can't get why this compilation is so appreciated. All this I saw before on the internet just because I'm not lazy to google. "Lens designers didn't add all that extra glass just to charge more money and make the diagram look cool." - is hardly an answer that helps you to dig into optical schemes of modern lenses. You always have a scheme of elements but can't get any clue about it advantages without testing. And judging lens only by MTF is dead wrong.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2021 at 02:55 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (886 comments in total)
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PAntunes: There are options on my cameras that I don't use. But there are others I use all the time. And there are some I only use sometimes, but when I do need them, they have to be easy to access.

Having a lot of buttons and dials on a camera doesn't force you to use them. Even without them, the functions they provide a quick access to will still be in the menus, and if you need them, you still have to change them.

Removing buttons doesn't make a camera easier to use. Usually makes it harder...

I disagree. Essentially camera has only few major settings: Aperture, Shutter speed and (ISO+WB for digital). Making a computer from camera and using it as such is not right. The more photographer relies on it, the less he can do by himself. Not everybody has time or desire to fiddle with all those buttons. Very often it can be accidentally pressed on a street.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2021 at 02:33 UTC
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Constantin V: "All of us are sittings there together as individuals..." - Yeh, individuals as in pack of lemmings (the profound tone of the commentator made me vomit a bit ). I have nothing against people massively moved by Nature. Totally natural. But in this happy-faced internet culture of social networks, blogging etc etc people seems to forget what word "individual" means. If you are individual then probably you can live without need of people in the net have acknowledge you, your happy-faced video or your opinion in general. All these people with cameras there... Just drop your camera, take a pencil. Do you really have something to express without being digital and wired?

"strength of humans" - yep, so what? is it something you care about?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 10:21 UTC
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User4874739435: The device has no moving parts / mechanisms yet it's not much smaller than the Leitz's original meter for Leica from 70 years ago. Unlike the meter from 70 years ago it's not coupled! It's 2021.

@Barney Britton by studying the target group possibly.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2021 at 07:05 UTC

If I press on top. does it cracks from the base? why this hanging design? The sample image Leica is nice.

> These little meters offer peace of mind and can help breathe new life into old gear

Yes, sure. That's exactly why I took pure mechanical Leica to keep calm under heavy rain. Thanks, but not thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2021 at 07:00 UTC as 8th comment
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Constantin V: "All of us are sittings there together as individuals..." - Yeh, individuals as in pack of lemmings (the profound tone of the commentator made me vomit a bit ). I have nothing against people massively moved by Nature. Totally natural. But in this happy-faced internet culture of social networks, blogging etc etc people seems to forget what word "individual" means. If you are individual then probably you can live without need of people in the net have acknowledge you, your happy-faced video or your opinion in general. All these people with cameras there... Just drop your camera, take a pencil. Do you really have something to express without being digital and wired?

@badi yep, this concerns me in any possible way.^)

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2021 at 05:45 UTC
On article Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH lens samples (58 comments in total)
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mcantsin: Is it just me, or is the dynamic range of the pictures (respecially of the Leica M10) really terrible?

@mcantsin i don't like the shadows either. a primitive way to add punchiness.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 05:27 UTC

"All of us are sittings there together as individuals..." - Yeh, individuals as in pack of lemmings (the profound tone of the commentator made me vomit a bit ). I have nothing against people massively moved by Nature. Totally natural. But in this happy-faced internet culture of social networks, blogging etc etc people seems to forget what word "individual" means. If you are individual then probably you can live without need of people in the net have acknowledge you, your happy-faced video or your opinion in general. All these people with cameras there... Just drop your camera, take a pencil. Do you really have something to express without being digital and wired?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 03:02 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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dellaaa: One or 2 images are ok but a lot of meh IMHO. Are we too jaded?

Certain topics are more trendy then the others. It doesn't relate to photography itself.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2021 at 06:54 UTC
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The Saturnyne: As a person who lives in a North West town close to Blackburn, i found the full image set on Craig Easton's site deeply stirring. It's a powerful piece of documentary and social commentary of a seriously deprived and overlooked community. That Craig was able to get inside and win the trust of people there to take this set of remarkable photos shows a dedication and compassion and insight that seems to be lacking in others. This is quality work revealing much about an area and its people.

Far too often a person can walk (usually hurriedly) through an area like this and be glad they don't live there and look down on those who do, without even seeing them or connecting with them. Or worst of all, wanting to. We all of us know places like this where we live and we avoid them. But here too, is beauty and love and life and Craig peels away the layers to reveal it. I wish i'd shot these.

"Don't judge a book by its cover" goes the adage. Craig Easton must have made it his mantra.

As a person who lives close to outskirts of Russian province I see nothing that much dramatic. Nothing seems really poor, crime or in any other way unwealthy over the top. I can pick up more intersting images from my collection (street photography, candid) or if you like "stand-up portraits" (i don't) look for Oleg Viden's photography https://olegvidenin.com/?show=thumbs&item=1475 I don't like it that much, but if you liked Craig's photography you may find it interesting.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2021 at 06:50 UTC

Finally some worthy samples on dpreview... which camera is it for?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2021 at 06:31 UTC as 21st comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S sample gallery (DPReview TV) (49 comments in total)
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Daneland: Good god, so much detail

@Daneland yes, more details, but images are mediocre as usual. No direct connection between these two subjects as bobogdan implied.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 07:27 UTC
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Alex tK: Why is the Photojournalism Grant limited to females? Isn't that discrimination?

@Mr Bolton "There's a yuuuge gender gap in this industry, and it's not fair." - How so? Do you imply there is some kind of discrimination? I've never heard that women are prohibited to be a photographer. Or do you think any industry has to have this 50/50 ratio just for the sake of it?

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2021 at 07:10 UTC
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Jen Bruntnant: Fuji x-mount getting squeezed

@Tomasz_Wk "I haven’t seen a Sony cheap FF camera yet to beat good cameras such as the X-T30. At current prices, the A7c is way too expensive."

For strange reason at my areas Sony A7C costs less then twice more then Fuji. I mean Fuji costs a lot here too. Not a big difference. Sony has the same size, the same EVF as Fuji X-E4 (the "smallest" Fuji according to dpreview). But it's fullframe and have a stub (but don't have sane controls).

Of course both Fuji and Sony are bigger then Leica FF. Also Leica's manual lenses make this "small" sony lenses to look big.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2021 at 05:31 UTC

I respect Finns since I've knew about Linus, and this news once again shows it's reasonable to believe in them! Here in Russia individuals are providing such kind of service, but Finish company is another level.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2021 at 14:31 UTC as 8th comment
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Horshack: I think I'm going to skip the Super Resolution feature and just wait until PS fabricates the photos I want out of thin air.

Yes, it's how it is going to be. First 'smart tech' in a capture device, then computation in post software. And lots of 'astonishing' photos on somebrand-awards. :( But only a simple film camera can give you the feeling of photography in it's original meaning.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2021 at 10:05 UTC
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH (421 comments in total)
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Constantin V: Despite many posts like "I have a cheaper lens as good...". I'm one of those who perfectly embraces Leica's concepts about photography. I've forgotten about GAS long ago. m-Leicas suit my shooting style the best. Have only a few lenses for my rangefinder, because it's not about collecting. I can zone focus on f2 withing 0.7m by eye. And the only thing I'm constantly missing is close distance focusing! I mean, this feature is A MUST for photographs I would be willing to make. Not for any other reason dpreviewers often used to mention. And comments like "you have to use live preview" and so on raise my brows. It's general considerations, not based on practice. As for the price point of a new lens, it's not practical of course.

@S Yu, yeh, I know, but the other drawbacks will stand out and it doesn't make any sense. With any other system you'll have only part of the features.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2021 at 03:34 UTC
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH (421 comments in total)
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Constantin V: Despite many posts like "I have a cheaper lens as good...". I'm one of those who perfectly embraces Leica's concepts about photography. I've forgotten about GAS long ago. m-Leicas suit my shooting style the best. Have only a few lenses for my rangefinder, because it's not about collecting. I can zone focus on f2 withing 0.7m by eye. And the only thing I'm constantly missing is close distance focusing! I mean, this feature is A MUST for photographs I would be willing to make. Not for any other reason dpreviewers often used to mention. And comments like "you have to use live preview" and so on raise my brows. It's general considerations, not based on practice. As for the price point of a new lens, it's not practical of course.

@King Penguin should be a lot of fun:)

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2021 at 03:31 UTC
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH (421 comments in total)
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Constantin V: Despite many posts like "I have a cheaper lens as good...". I'm one of those who perfectly embraces Leica's concepts about photography. I've forgotten about GAS long ago. m-Leicas suit my shooting style the best. Have only a few lenses for my rangefinder, because it's not about collecting. I can zone focus on f2 withing 0.7m by eye. And the only thing I'm constantly missing is close distance focusing! I mean, this feature is A MUST for photographs I would be willing to make. Not for any other reason dpreviewers often used to mention. And comments like "you have to use live preview" and so on raise my brows. It's general considerations, not based on practice. As for the price point of a new lens, it's not practical of course.

> OK I’ll lose money on the body

Speaking of camera's body, mine has raised in price about 25% since 2014. The mechanical film camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2021 at 15:02 UTC
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