mrkalntms

mrkalntms

Joined on May 26, 2017

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Canon5DSmith: What an amazing engineering accomplishment to release such a high resolution camera with such a small sensor yet none off the pit falls we currently see in consumer products.

The price is also bonkers.

Small sensor? It's Super 35. It's the size of standard motion picture film. It's exactly the size it should be.

Weird way to try and slip in a knock against it not being "full" frame when it is, in fact, FULL FRAME Super 35.

Duh.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 20:47 UTC
On article Adobe launches Lightroom Ambassador program (227 comments in total)
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Trk: I would subscribe to Adobe only if they offered non commercial license max 4USD/EUR month, I do not understand why it is problem to create non commercial plan, I cannot pay the same ammount as professionals who deduce it from taxes.

Trk, Jones's argument in favor of Adobe's software rental scheme is really an attempt to convince himself that he hasn't been bamboozled by it. But he has. Oh my yes, he has.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2020 at 16:34 UTC
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m_laRs_k: C1 is a great product from Denmark. The UI is excellent. It's a joy to work with it. And I love the idea of a perpetual license.

Wherein Kiwisnap, no doubt having been bamboozled for life to a software rental scheme, attempts to move the goalposts which define the meaning of a perpetual software license.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2020 at 00:38 UTC
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JE River: Are there people buying this system? I can't recall ever seeing any work done with this system of cameras. I honestly thought it was dead until the latest release. I've never read an article about anyone shooting the system, and never seen any shot data from images of people using the system either.

Maybe the people who want a Leica for the sake of having a red dot, will get the 35mm system, and the people who would want a larger sensor for image quality would go with the other, more well-known MF brands?

Mmm-hmm. How's life in the forbidden fruit cult treating you?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2020 at 00:04 UTC
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Ellis Vener: You do realize he's kidding, right?

Fascinating that you choose to defend the compulsive liar with a fake smile.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2020 at 21:41 UTC
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Ellis Vener: You do realize he's kidding, right?

This is how I respond to people who make stuff up for demented psychological reasons and expect to be believed.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2020 at 21:19 UTC
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Ellis Vener: You do realize he's kidding, right?

Compare what I said to the first thing Vener said in this thread.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 21:28 UTC
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Ellis Vener: You do realize he's kidding, right?

You do realize I'm kidding, right?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 05:32 UTC
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Ellis Vener: You do realize he's kidding, right?

Ah yes, the man-child equivalent of "I know you are, but what am I?" As a response it makes no sense at all, but there it is.

Seriously, what made you say that Johnson was kidding when he wasn't kidding? Do you use Apple products? Are you drunk on Apple's reality-distorting Kool-Aid? Is your sense of self so intertwined with the Apple brand that you perceive slights against Apple as attacks on you? There is fascinating psychology at display here.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 00:41 UTC
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Ellis Vener: You do realize he's kidding, right?

What demented psychological disorder caused you to present this lie as fact about a corporation that doesn't care about you and a person you don't know?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 23:45 UTC
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iskraII: wish Leica can add eye auto-focus soon.

Leica haters love to equate Leica with Panasonic because they perceive Panasonic as being uncool and Japanese rather than cool and German. It's a weird manifestation of racism used to smear a product and company which threatens their insecure worldview.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 02:50 UTC
On article Phase One Capture One 20 software review (442 comments in total)
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thx1138: Can you do a before/after comparison with a keystroke yet or is that still missing.

Still missing.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 02:35 UTC
On article Phase One Capture One 20 software review (442 comments in total)
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timoteotresgatos: Capture One DAM is very poor. I can search my 20k image Lightroom catalog for any image and tit finds it instantly. The same search with my Capture One catalog of the same size takes tens of minutes. Searches sometimes fail to find an image that I know is there and I have had many crashes and lock-ups using searches. If you search the internet you'll see that catalog performance has been terrible for many years and Phase One has done seemingly nothing about it.

I moved from LR to C1 a few years ago and imported ~20K images from my LR catalog into C1 and it was a nightmare that took several months. When I finished the import C1 had created a variant/virtual copy for every single imported image. The import kept crashing too.

@contadorfan: Does this mean that you bypass C1's DAM altogether and just stick with Sessions?

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 00:56 UTC
On article Phase One Capture One 20 software review (442 comments in total)
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timoteotresgatos: Capture One DAM is very poor. I can search my 20k image Lightroom catalog for any image and tit finds it instantly. The same search with my Capture One catalog of the same size takes tens of minutes. Searches sometimes fail to find an image that I know is there and I have had many crashes and lock-ups using searches. If you search the internet you'll see that catalog performance has been terrible for many years and Phase One has done seemingly nothing about it.

I moved from LR to C1 a few years ago and imported ~20K images from my LR catalog into C1 and it was a nightmare that took several months. When I finished the import C1 had created a variant/virtual copy for every single imported image. The import kept crashing too.

I'm glad you mentioned Capture One's DAM problems. That's its Achilles' heel. It's almost incomprehensible how slow it is. If they could fix this one serious shortcoming, Capture One would be a no-brainer. As it stands, although I own an older Capture One license (and beta tested the latest version), I'm still using Lightroom 5 as my primary photo editing and organizing software. I simply refuse to pay Phase One more money until they fix this (thank goodness I'm not trapped to a subscription!).

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 21:32 UTC
On article Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick (656 comments in total)
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seloo: It might have a very niche use but considering the price this camera is the most arrogant BS since the advent of digital era.

The Merrill isn't really like it. It's not a rangefinder, nor does it take Leica's brilliant and tiny lenses.

Incidentally, I have the original Sigma DP model, the DP1, and it does take lovely photos, even by today's standards. The colors from its 8-bit RAW files at base ISO look better than the files from most modern 14-bit cameras.

Feels like a hollow tin can compared to my Ms, though.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2020 at 18:43 UTC
On article Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick (656 comments in total)
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Jersey Shore: For those of us not to the manor born, it would be wonderful if somebody like Ricoh or Fuji would make a camera like this. A GR Monochrom, X-Pro3 Monochrome - even an X-E4 Monochrom would get my interest.

You don't have to have been manor born. You just have to be brave.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2020 at 18:35 UTC
On article Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick (656 comments in total)
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LenRivers: I have wondered what is the target unit sales for high ticket items like this. How does Leica stay in business. Does Leica have other branches of the company where an $8000 camera body alone does not matter. This M10 could cost $2000 even. Take lamborghini easily a $200k type of car but that is the Audi / Volkswagen Group where they sell a ton of $30k and up type of models. They cant rely on selling $20,000 cameras to the every day person. This is even more specialized being a only B&W camera in this day and age. I guess when I get to a point in my life I dont need a camera with multiple lenses maybe, but are not Leica users just a little nervous not like you can LoJack a camera... It is fun and nerve wracking at the same time.. Lots going on with my apprehension with a camera like that only never to make an actual print maybe just way over kill ??

@dash2k8: You don't have to be ultra-rich to buy a Leica. You just have to want one, and then you'll find the money. Nobody I know who has one is rich. They just prioritize differently how they spend their money than does someone who won't pay $8000 for a rangefinder but will subscribe to every pay TV channel, or buy a new iPhone every year, or spend thousands of dollars on fuel for their SUV. If you are bothered by how much a Leica costs, perhaps you are simply envious of those people who are willing to go for it.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2020 at 12:43 UTC
On article Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick (656 comments in total)
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seloo: It might have a very niche use but considering the price this camera is the most arrogant BS since the advent of digital era.

Show me where to get something like it for less money.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2020 at 22:59 UTC
On article Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick (656 comments in total)
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LenRivers: I have wondered what is the target unit sales for high ticket items like this. How does Leica stay in business. Does Leica have other branches of the company where an $8000 camera body alone does not matter. This M10 could cost $2000 even. Take lamborghini easily a $200k type of car but that is the Audi / Volkswagen Group where they sell a ton of $30k and up type of models. They cant rely on selling $20,000 cameras to the every day person. This is even more specialized being a only B&W camera in this day and age. I guess when I get to a point in my life I dont need a camera with multiple lenses maybe, but are not Leica users just a little nervous not like you can LoJack a camera... It is fun and nerve wracking at the same time.. Lots going on with my apprehension with a camera like that only never to make an actual print maybe just way over kill ??

Seems to me that in order to get the price down to $2000 you'd have to mass-produce them and remove everything that makes them unique. If you want a cheaper, mass-produced camera, the market is crowded with those already.

One way Leica stays in business is by making limited edition models which appeal specifically to collectors rather than shooters.

The Monochrom is for shooters.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2020 at 19:30 UTC
On article Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick (656 comments in total)
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lilBuddha: I shoot a lot of B&W. But what has stopped my buying the previous version of this camera, or the Fuji conversion, is the lower level of tonal control. When I shoot colour, I have more control in how the colours convert to tone. And that gives me more creative potential. Whether one finds that "good" or 'bad" is preference, of course.
That said, a monochrome camera is a nice idea and probably the only Leica worth buying from a practical POV.
Though, from a creative POV, the Sigmas with Foveon sensors might make more sense. All the colour with no mosaic.

I have a camera with a Foveon sensor. The black and whites do look great, but the sensors need to be used close to base ISO in order to reap the benefits. Even ISO 400 is too noisy most of the time. To my eye this Leica looks every bit as good, and still looks good at astronomically high ISOs, and is much higher resolution.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2020 at 20:29 UTC
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