Hugo808

Hugo808

Joined on Nov 12, 2011

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On article The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun (173 comments in total)

A fool and his money......

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 17:06 UTC as 31st comment
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Tony Northrup: Awesome article, Rishi. Brave, too; nobody knows better than I how mathing crop factor and equivalence enrages people (yet accurately predicts performance).

The recent medium-format craze is reminiscent of the micro-four thirds craze almost a decade ago. Remember when everyone was excited to see tiny MFT 12-35 f/2.8 lenses that produced the same results as huge FF 24-70 f/2.8 lenses? That misconception launched an entire industry, and buyers spent millions assuming they'd get results that were simply impossible.

I do think the new medium format system cameras are compelling for reasons like the Fuji's interchangeable viewfinder, which is useful and needed. But most people seem to be buying into it for "separation" and "compression" and "that medium format look"... reasons that just don't exist.

So is there a placebo effect for cameras? I look at shots from the new MF gear and think "Wow" much better than the FF stuff I've seen.

Is this the power of suggestion at work, and is there anywhere a blind test has been conducted that we can inspect the images of without knowing which equipment they were taken with?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 12:58 UTC

Extra foreground interest?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 08:29 UTC as 7th comment

Really enjoyed that, thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 15:00 UTC as 92nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (386 comments in total)

I started with a Contaflex 3, handed down by my Dad. I next got his Pentax Spotmatic F which I used for 15 years before purchasing a Contax RX which is in my opinion the best camera ever designed, really great handling. Then I got all digital but still have many boxes of top quality slides to look at every now and again.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 16:14 UTC as 186th comment
On article Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery (151 comments in total)
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tinternaut: The JPEGs are somewhat lacklustre but I assume that's fine for the target market who (I also assume) are happy spending quality time with the raw file.

Aren't we all?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
On article Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery (151 comments in total)

Nice set of shots, your "taste" clearly matches mine as the adjusted pics look great compared to the Jpegs which are awful. This is a shame, you'd at least want the option of taking things straight out of the camera at that price...

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 18:22 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

You mean nobody caught it with 4K? Disappointed!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:33 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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lemonadedrinker: Global warming I guess. Nonsense of course, there's another one round the corner. And in 40 million years or so there'll be another here. Rocks go to sand, and the sand goes into your sandwiches. Is that why they're called sandwiches?

I don't think you've quite got the hang of this science lark.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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EyeMac: I'm a Fuji XT-1 user and love the camera but I never see any use in these galleries. They normally use a variety of lenses that I might never affort to own and take pictures of dogs/cats/kids that do nothing for me personally. All they do is start a turf war over which camera produces the best images? Which is always pretty pointless since most of my favourite photos were taken on a 13 year old Olympus E-1, 5MP which looks pants now when printed but still special to me. There you have it, it's all very personal or we would all be driving a Ford, living in a small town with 2.4 kids and working at the local insurance office.
P.S. I'll probably buy one as I like the feel of Fuji's and the direct controls but every DSLR out there can take great photographs..... In the right hands of course.

Most of these are taken with the "kit" lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 sample gallery (127 comments in total)

Excellent set of pics. I'd buy one on the strength of that, I had the X-T10 and the lightweight and IQ made it my fave camera ever. It's obvious the new sensor is a worthy step up.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 19th comment

Not too shabby.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 17:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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JOrmsby: The D5500/5600 is a great camera, but it's disappointing that Nikon still releases DSLR's in 2017 with only 95% viewfinder coverage. They also need to think about IBIS and 4K video if they want to compete with all of the mirrorless (and Sony/Pentax DSLR's) options out there now too.

But that would involve actually making a new camera rather than just changing a number on the end of existing models.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
On article Things we found at CP+ 2017 which had been cut in half (89 comments in total)

Wondrous technology in these things. Much enjoy seeing inside.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 32nd comment
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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Hugo808: That's a relief, I feel absolutely no need to upgrade at all!

Fuji. The pics look the same, just bigger and I don't need that.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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CallumG: 100mb+ RAW file. Nuff said!

Aargh.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 13:28 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (83 comments in total)

That's a relief, I feel absolutely no need to upgrade at all!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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Swerky: When it comes to this particular release, that gunmetal colour is starting to become not so special anymore. It's already been done. If any company thinking of making a special edition in the future, they better concot another finish than gunmetal.

Table tennis bat?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 06:33 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1080 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: 250 dollar battery, holy mother of good god

It's just a tease, you do seem highly motivated to correct everyone's misperceptions. And it wouldn't be the same without you!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 18:47 UTC

Judging by the comments this site is going to be APReview before very much longer.

The art goes full circle.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 18:13 UTC as 3rd comment
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