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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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 (774 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 37th 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

Nikon has a lens like this for much less. The filters were called "soft nets" by Tiffen. Also Carl Ziess made there "softars". A four element 90mm F4 Elmar, an excellent lens with one of the above filters, whereas the filter cost is a round off, a used, the only come that way would be under two grand and you would still have Leica glass. Knowing Leica this will be a fine lens, but a lens who's price range is for the well to do and maybe not photographers.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 110th comment
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Jacob the Photographer: Perhaps DPREVIEW has the leverage to push DxO to include the Fujifilm X series in their DxO-Optics software as well.
To me it is an utter disgrace that these two big-brand international companies : Fujifilm & DxO do not seem to work together. DxO ' s poor excuse is that the Fujifilm X sensor is of a to complicated design.....
It as crazy as saying :
Sorry but your Land Rover 4WD can not be certified to use country roads because we can not verify if the suspension is suitable since it is of such a different design ( It is ) .
DxO get over with it - or loose our confidence !

Agree, the X-Trans is just different RGB pattern. But it works. Fujifilm has take APS-C that goes head to head with Full frame. It lags but short distance away. Pixel peeping and bean counting, bottom line. Fuji images look as good and if not better then anyone. In the days of film it was line pairs. Now it is MPs. Bottom line is the bottom, how does the look and is it a tool that fights you and makes you do it wants. Or is part of you because it is intuitive. They know Fuji has a winner, by the by have they rated the Medium format Fuji?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 22:38 UTC

These why sensor maker should be like the film makers of old. They should not be camera makers. Yes Fujifilm and Kodak had there own cameras, but they sold film to every one. Some enterprising person or company should enter the market of making sensors. How much better for all of us.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 05:16 UTC as 27th comment

The Minolta MD 100mm f/2.5, I wonder if it is like the Nikon 105mm f2.5, as a matter of fact. The window picture you see next to post, was taken with that lens. That is a great lens. For all Nikon users it would fit right on your Nikon camera of today, manual focus and the metering (?).

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 11th comment
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