km25

km25

Lives in United States Fairfield, 94533, CA, United States
Works as a MRI Technologist
Joined on Sep 1, 2007

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On article Sony a7 III Review (945 comments in total)
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km25: A long time ago cameras were tested and the lens that went with them. They were judged by that days technology. So one find the "best" camera. That maybe relative for your needs and likes. So you would buy the "best" camera for you or for some the "best" in rating points or stars or what ever. The bottom line you would have the "best" camera. Then you would choose what film you would use.
Today you must choose the camera and "film". Let us say you what a Nikon F(?). But the film makers design the film so as you can only use, say Kodak film in a Nikon. Most users would not like that.
But that is what you are given today in the digital world. Is a camera the best due to it's final out put only. Can it indeed be a poor camera, with excellent lens and fine film.
In the digital world, an excellent images producer is not always the best camera. Does the camera flow with you or are dragged down steam buy it.

The camera design is one part. The sensor design an other part. It maybe a good sensor, but is the camera up to the challenge.
Look Sony fan boys. I would buy a Sony camera, if it had all the handling of camera. The A7 series is a holder for very fine Sony imaging chip, it is time to make a camera. If you have you have no idea of what I am talking about, well. Like JPEG Raw Canon EOSHD. Ten years from now will have little if no meaning.
How a camera works with the photographer will. Playstation for ever!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 00:03 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (945 comments in total)

A long time ago cameras were tested and the lens that went with them. They were judged by that days technology. So one find the "best" camera. That maybe relative for your needs and likes. So you would buy the "best" camera for you or for some the "best" in rating points or stars or what ever. The bottom line you would have the "best" camera. Then you would choose what film you would use.
Today you must choose the camera and "film". Let us say you what a Nikon F(?). But the film makers design the film so as you can only use, say Kodak film in a Nikon. Most users would not like that.
But that is what you are given today in the digital world. Is a camera the best due to it's final out put only. Can it indeed be a poor camera, with excellent lens and fine film.
In the digital world, an excellent images producer is not always the best camera. Does the camera flow with you or are dragged down steam buy it.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 17:53 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies

Just be patient and wait. I see a flood of lens on the market, mirrorless cameras have really started it. A lot of these lens will be on ebay as popularity wares off. If you what an older lens lens of this focal lengths . Try a Nikon 105mm F2.5 of old AI fame. See the window next to my posting, just add Kodachome and you got it. Just cannot see paying 1500 for such a lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 04:09 UTC as 4th comment
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1469 comments in total)

Maybe a little low at 84, but I love my X-H1 and will keep my X-T2. If it missed gold, not by much. Fujifilm is moving in the write direction and they listen to the users. How may companies do that. When APS first came out in digital I waited for FF, but it was only because of wide angle lens. The format is the new light high speed cameras. Look at the Nikon D500 vs the D5. I was a little disappointed by the 84% Silver. This is no means a low score! Bet you the X-H2 is a killer.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 03:12 UTC as 47th comment

The 35mm format, is the Goldenage of Hollywood format. The next the scopes was 70mm, like the film used buy Hassies that went to the moon. Maybe someone will make theses in to still. So wonderful to hear an old name like ARRI.
But here is why I am here, who makes the lens? Come on DPR, give it up.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 19:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 OIS WR Macro sample gallery (92 comments in total)

I have both lens. I am going to test the two head to head. I like the F2 of the 90mm, but the OIS you can easily get one F stop. They both look as if they give sharp images, the 80mm is sharper. The bokeh Looks a bite better with the 90mm. The auto focus is super speed with the 80mm. I will more then likely keep the 80mm. Two reasons OIS and I have a 90mm Leica Sum APO. Price six months from now it will come down a few hundred bucks..hoplefully.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 00:54 UTC as 8th comment
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km25: It would be nice if it were "F" mount. In an ad billions of years ago Nikon states, the same 105mm F2.5 that took images of Eisenhower in Oval Office took a picture of Reagan, with an up to date camera for 1980s. The "F" mount is really very old, just like the Leica "M" mount.

I see what you mean, just create an adapter for old DSLR lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 22:05 UTC

It would be nice if it were "F" mount. In an ad billions of years ago Nikon states, the same 105mm F2.5 that took images of Eisenhower in Oval Office took a picture of Reagan, with an up to date camera for 1980s. The "F" mount is really very old, just like the Leica "M" mount.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 06:54 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies

Someone stated, Hittoh, had made the Fuji lens. maybe, fuji has been making lens for a long time. Even large format lens, their wides were excellent. The Hittoh company may have even made Nikon lens, I remember see a company name ending with K.K. on my lens or paper work.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 19:09 UTC as 2nd comment

Fujifilm made the lens for X-Pan.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 18:49 UTC as 3rd comment
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Joed700: Besides the sensor tests, I think DXO Mark should test some of Leica's legendary lenses. It would be interesting to see if these expensive lenses can hold up to their reputations.

Leica makes cameras, not sensors. Sony keeps their best sensors for Sony cameras only. There is a maker of sensors out Israel, I do believe the Nikon 850 has it. Say what you will about Leica digital, it may be manual focusing, but the body to lens balance is super. Leica is one of the finest lens makers in world. So when Leica gets it act together it will shine....in it's own Leica way.
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Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
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Superka: Film Leica has better dynamic range. For less money.

You, do not have enough push, try being pushy. See the grain, for it good, see the noise, who ever heard of blue, red or green in black and white image, was that ASA or ISO. Well it depends on your relatives. I'll bet you have no idea of what I speak......oh I'll give the super witty answer .....nor due you.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 20:26 UTC

bottom line, dxomark seems to be unto themselves. They are the father son and only testing of image quality. Super sharp lens from companies who have been around as long as that cup of coffee you are drinking. Lens with hundreds and hundreds of elements. Sorry guys, but a Leica is a camera made to specs beyond that sensor holder Sony calls cameras. One of my best portraits was take with a camera that was rated the worst camera ever made, with a two element lens. The best image I ever saw was a 8X10 Polaroid. The winners are the same makers. Too bad companies like Leica and Fuji can even make sharp lens. The real reason for others dismay is, Fuji does so well for APS-C camera and Leica Ms FFs are balanced body to lens. Digital sensors has ruined photography. From artist and craftsman to computer geeks.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 04:51 UTC as 56th comment
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (526 comments in total)
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km25: I still think of Sony cameras as PlayStation.

and Leitz and Nikon make Microscopes. The cameras have outstanding sensors, mated to camera that is too small for many FF lens and operation is not of tool of photography, but that of a computer. A car like an Alfa Romeo maybe not the fastest nor handle the best . But when your behind the wheel you know you are driving a sports car.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 16:29 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (526 comments in total)

I still think of Sony cameras as PlayStation.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 03:40 UTC as 34th comment | 9 replies
On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)

For $6K dollars just buy a CZ Softer or something like that.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 04:05 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M100 review (780 comments in total)

Canon always has nice color as in Jpeg in this review. Got to start somewhere.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 04:03 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies

Why? Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Leica and many more. Just start to make a film camera that is a SLR. The market would be to small just to use your glass with this system, I would buy a used what ever before this setup.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 03:58 UTC as 63rd comment

I would consider this camera, if also had 75/90mm sister ( brother, if you like ). Besides children 28mm, not so good for portraits.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (136 comments in total)

Now all we need is DP to review more Leica cameras, just saying.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 28th comment
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