rc53

Lives in Ireland Ireland
Joined on Feb 22, 2007

Comments

Total: 16, showing: 1 – 16
In reply to:

dstate1: My gosh, what a bunch of grumps. Aston Martin and Jaguar build reissues of their 1960’s cars and folks line up to pay millions for them.

There is exactly ONE camera company in the world who has the imagination and guts to do stuff like this. Nobody is forcing you to buy one and they aren’t hurting anyone. I’ll bet some of those who comment here have lost tons of money on drugs, gambling and hookers and they don’t get a cool lens to remember it by.

Lighten up folks!

"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."

George Best

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2021 at 18:16 UTC
On article What you need to know about the new Leica M10-R (508 comments in total)
In reply to:

dstate1: The price of a Leica is both the cost to buy it and the price you sell it for later. Considering the fact that the ancient M8 is still selling for 40-50% of its original price I’d say the total cost of ownership is not outrageous.

The lenses have historically held or even increased in value, so they are also a pretty good “value” if you can imagine that word in this context.

I’m long out of my “Leica phase” but I still understand why they are desirable.

There are loads of people snorting their money away or donating it to gambling casinos. This is a much better way to enjoy your money 😀

As Sir Henry said:

The quality remains long after the price has been forgotten.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 10:19 UTC

For those of us who are deaf, it's a pity that there are no subtitles.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2020 at 11:52 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

justmeMN: "Pigozzi’s thoughtful design language takes the functional pattern of camouflage and elevates it with a high-fashion and ultramodern aesthetic." - Leica Press Release

Oh, please. What a bunch of pretentious nonsense.

For those in the UK, a fine example for Private Eye's Pseuds Corner

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2019 at 20:27 UTC
In reply to:

AbrasiveReducer: Back when you owned the software,, all they needed to do was say "We no longer support it, but if you want to use it at your own risk, that's fine." Then, their task would be to make newer products so compelling, you would happily buy the most recent version.

Another drawback to this cloud nonsense.

Those of us well out in the sticks have very slow and sometimes erratic cloud connections. The Cloud may be fine for those in Silicon Valley, but for us peasants it can be a real pain.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2019 at 08:39 UTC
On article This is the first ever photograph of a black hole (634 comments in total)

Looking at that image, it has a certain something....a glow really, a characteristic.

Of course! It's a Leica image!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2019 at 21:20 UTC as 82nd comment
In reply to:

Mariano Pacifico: That napalmed crying naked child walking away from carnage in Vietnamese highway is now married and living in Canada living a good life.

I wonder whatever happened to this mother. I hope and wish she is living a good life, too, so are her children.

She was found decades later living in a trailer park on the west coast. Her family lived in a house, but she seems to have felt that this wasn't for her. She seems to have been a little disappointed that she didn't get anything from the photo. (IIRC)

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2019 at 18:02 UTC
In reply to:

Photomonkey: Who knew that Brexit would have consequences?

And who knew that the Irish Border "backstop" or "safety net" would be such a problem?

Those of us near the Border have been watching this all as a slow motion crash.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 10:34 UTC
In reply to:

rc53: Leica have a full frame mirrorless camera, the SL. There are adaptors for almost every Leica lens ever made, and adaptors for lenses from other manufacturers. It has an excellent viewfinder. What it doesn't have is IBIS, a significant drawback. Canikon should learn from this.

A four-thirds sensor is about a quarter of the area of a full frame one; but sensors are three dimensional, so the mass of a ff one is likely to be more than four times. To get IBIS in a full frame sensor is a distinct engineering challenge.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 14:24 UTC
In reply to:

rc53: Leica have a full frame mirrorless camera, the SL. There are adaptors for almost every Leica lens ever made, and adaptors for lenses from other manufacturers. It has an excellent viewfinder. What it doesn't have is IBIS, a significant drawback. Canikon should learn from this.

True; I was thinking of the principle, not the particular market.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 14:21 UTC

Leica have a full frame mirrorless camera, the SL. There are adaptors for almost every Leica lens ever made, and adaptors for lenses from other manufacturers. It has an excellent viewfinder. What it doesn't have is IBIS, a significant drawback. Canikon should learn from this.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 13:35 UTC as 172nd comment | 7 replies

There is one point missing from this demonstration; the viewing distance between the eyes and the final image or computer screen. This is usually reckoned to be about 20" for normal sized images.

If you take an image with a 16mm lens, as in the first images here, and then project it onto a wall, so that it measures several feet by several feet, and then go to 20" from it, the 'distortion' will not be apparent.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 17:04 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

The Decisive Moment is the English title of the book originally called "Images à la Sauvette", where 'à la Sauvette' is more like 'on the run' or 'on the sly'.

And this, as others have said, is post hoc rationalising. I very much doubt is any of us could hold quite so many diagonals in our head at any time; a rule of thirds, or the golden ratio at most.

I thought the cyclist picture had the curve of the steps and banister mirroring the curve of the street, with the cyclist on a junction of thirds.

And the behind the gare, with the chap trying to jump the puddle and just about to not make it; I thought the point was the elegance of the ballerina behind him.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 08:58 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article 1939: England in Color (part 1) (225 comments in total)

I'd not seen a picture of Stiffkey before. A little earlier than your grandparents' visit, there was a notorious trial and defrocking of the local rector, which made the place famous. A reason for their visit, perhaps?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 15:52 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Lightroom 4 Review (460 comments in total)
In reply to:

rc53: While it's nice that LR 4 is cheaper than previous versions, for some of us there is a greater cost. I'm still on XP, not having seen any need to go to Vista or 7. And if I go to 7, it needs a "clean install" meaning that I loose all my applications and will have to reinstall them (having backed up all my documents, images etc). I don't really fancy doing this. It might be time to go to Lion on a Mac; but whatever option I choose, it's all annoyance and work.

So, I might stay with LR 3.6, and Adobe looses a sale.

I've all the docs etc backed up. I've a fair few programs downloaded; I guess I have to note all the serial numbers so I don't have to pay twice when/if I reinstall them. (Computer is used for much more than just photography.) And then I'll find that some of them don't work on Win 7...

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 23:22 UTC
On article Lightroom 4 Review (460 comments in total)

While it's nice that LR 4 is cheaper than previous versions, for some of us there is a greater cost. I'm still on XP, not having seen any need to go to Vista or 7. And if I go to 7, it needs a "clean install" meaning that I loose all my applications and will have to reinstall them (having backed up all my documents, images etc). I don't really fancy doing this. It might be time to go to Lion on a Mac; but whatever option I choose, it's all annoyance and work.

So, I might stay with LR 3.6, and Adobe looses a sale.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 17:00 UTC as 95th comment | 5 replies
Total: 16, showing: 1 – 16