mgatov

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An attractive camera!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 19:44 UTC as 122nd comment
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Lord Lucan: When a Leica man/woman is spotted with a Leica, all those non-Leica users stare at the camera by Leica. They wish they had it

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Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2019 at 16:02 UTC
On article Leica Q2 review (1638 comments in total)
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racin06: I'm a Fujifilm shooter; therefore, I have no bias towards Leica. I'm surprised at the negative comments about the price of the Q2. Yes, Leica cameras are expensive; however, there apparently is still a market for high-end luxury cameras. Leica wouldn't be selling $5,000 cameras if there wasn't a market for such cameras and if it wasn't earning a profit. The price of the Q2 is what it is! Get over it! Lastly, please allow me to say the Q2 is a beautiful camera!

rjohnson: yes, I've had Leicas and worked with their files. They feel very nice in the hand. Other than that, their output is on par and sometimes worse than other cameras. I get more robust files from my Nikon. Leicas are, from my experience, more fragile. Every single German Leica product that I've owned has had to be sent in for repair... camera's, lenses, and binoculars. In the 40 some odd years that I've shot with Nikon, only once did a body need repair work and it was heavily used in sports photography. Once upon a time, Leica lenses were special because they corrected most optical aberrations. Now even they resort to software to clean up their output. A lot of the marketing puffing simply hides the fact that the 'Emperor's New Clothes' are really nothing special.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2019 at 18:36 UTC
On article Is the Leica Q2 right for you? (395 comments in total)
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snapshtr: Fixed-lens cameras only come in 2 flavors: either superzooms or primes. I wish Leica (or somebody) would sell a version with a short-range high quality zoom, say 28-40mm

That would be the X-Vario.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 18:50 UTC
On article Is the Leica Q2 right for you? (395 comments in total)
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Copal Fit: Not sure what all this Leica Q2 hype is all about here on dpreview - did Leica pay for this kind of advertisement? Several notices/posts were published here about the camera in the past 2 weeks.

I would imagine the continual buzz is because the Leica is an outstanding camera that fills a particular niche. It's one of those cameras whose output quality is without question.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 18:47 UTC
On article Is the Leica Q2 right for you? (395 comments in total)
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camerosity: I've yet to see anyone shooting with a Leica Q in real life. I've walked all over downtown Seattle hundreds of times in the past few years and not a single one. Where are they? Maybe Leica shooters don't do street photography? It's quite bizarre. I'd hesitate as well to carry a $5000 camera around my neck in the city for fear of being mugged. My $1800 Nikon D810 is good enough for me and image quality is quite wonderful.

HowaboutRAW
"and I see Qs about once month in my city. Seen them in use, as in being shot too."

Don't believe you. You must live in some special city. Either that or you work in a Leica store and are counting each person who touches one as another sighting. I live in a tourist town and have rarely seen a Leica. Your ex-cathedris proclamation doesn't make it a fact and your lack of bona-fides makes your opinions worthless. Go back to your dream world where there is a Leica on every corner.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 18:43 UTC
On article Leica Q2: What you need to know (367 comments in total)
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Protogonus1: They're still flaunting the Leica's equivalent of the red dot of the tribalist Brahman, which shows neither Leica nor the vassalized Germans have grown up--on the contrary, they have grown down. As with the caste-conscious, status is the main thing, constituting the pathetic pathos of modern German life.

You have got to be kidding.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2019 at 18:23 UTC
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Leandros S: Say, the current Leica Monochrom is getting a bit long in the tooth, eh? Dates from 2015 if I'm correct and so would benefit from getting the new quiet shutter. Maybe Richard knows something we don't...

This is an improvement over the film days. At least Leica is making a change in the usability of the camera so that it can appeal to different modes of photographic technique. Back in the film days, their approach to 'innovation' was to release special edition versions of the basic camera and changed the paint or leather... so you ended up with the 'Christopher Columbus' edition with a special color scheme. Back then those were only trinkets for fops.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2018 at 21:27 UTC

I used to make belts from those in Cub Scouts.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 02:22 UTC as 9th comment
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Aberaeron: It doesn't even offer a choice of stuck-on handgrip wood!

But the leather is made from the foreskins of baby pandas.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 19:51 UTC
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mgatov: Is PSE still only 16 bit?

kodachromeguy... you are correct. I meant 8-bit. I won't use cripple-ware. Thank you for clarifying.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 19:11 UTC

Is PSE still only 16 bit?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 22:57 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (331 comments in total)

Congratulations all around. What a great choice!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 85th comment
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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Cynical2017: To me the whole CC thing sucks. Before if a company put out a new version you could listen to the reviews and if anyone had any problems you didn't blunder into a mess. Now with the updates if there is a problem well guess what you're paying no matter what. If it takes them a month to fix it... you're still paying. I think the subscription model leads to mediocrity. They have you and don't really have to move very fast. My Lightroom 5.7 does everything I need it to do.

I have the stand-alone version of LR. I purchased Pixelmator for $35. I've used both for 5 years now. My total cost is about $185. That works out to $37 per year. Since I don't need any upgrades, the price keeps getting better.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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Cynical2017: To me the whole CC thing sucks. Before if a company put out a new version you could listen to the reviews and if anyone had any problems you didn't blunder into a mess. Now with the updates if there is a problem well guess what you're paying no matter what. If it takes them a month to fix it... you're still paying. I think the subscription model leads to mediocrity. They have you and don't really have to move very fast. My Lightroom 5.7 does everything I need it to do.

And I use Pixelmator along with Lightroom and haven't paid a thing above the initial prices in over 3 years. The whole purpose of CC is to force people into continuing to pay for a mature product that doesn't really need any additional features.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 19:28 UTC

This is an improvement over their previous 'collector's editions.' They are more eco-friendly. Gone are the days of the Idi Amin Dada special edition with leather made from the foreskins of baby lions.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 25th comment

Thank you for this article. I appreciate it and find it very helpful.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 18:26 UTC as 74th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2006 comments in total)

Thank you for releasing this review. I appreciate all of your hard work and the analytical data you have provided.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:36 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply

Hmmm... both of my Leica M6s had their rangefinders knocked out alignment so easily that I couldn't count on them. A simple fall of 6 inches onto a padded surface did them in.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 18:29 UTC as 25th comment

Thank you for posting this. It led to me purchasing the Panasonic LX100... as I was really on the fence between these two cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 19:52 UTC as 91st comment | 8 replies
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