Conrad567

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On article Leica CL: first sample images (34 comments in total)

It would have been nice to see something other than just an 18mm lens on this camera. It makes it feel like a one trick pony. The 18mm does appear to be sharp and contrasty though.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 14:54 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 sample gallery (143 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: These samples confirm that all those extra features, FPS, focus points, etc add very little to the final output. An m43 sensor seriously lacks in the IQ department which for me is what really matters.

Does focus even really matter on a sensor this small. It must be near impossible to miss focus.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 14:11 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 sample gallery (143 comments in total)

Typical silky smooth OOF rendering. The bokeh is amazing! LOL

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 10th comment
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ZeBebito: Very flat and dull images. Looks like Fuji's black and white OOC jpgs. Medium format small, medium? there are like 3 different sizes already. Hasselblad's 100MP H6D-100c costs $25000, I assume gives you basically the same IQ.

It is designed for post processing. And no comment that is a state of opinion is fact. Just keep on keeping on with whatever you are shooting with. If you can't see the advantage this system offers, then you clearly are not who it is marketed for.

Just remember, you can ALWAYS add more contrast to a photo in post processing, but you can't ALWAYS recover detail in shadow and highlight areas. Not all cameras are created equal.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
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ZeBebito: Very flat and dull images. Looks like Fuji's black and white OOC jpgs. Medium format small, medium? there are like 3 different sizes already. Hasselblad's 100MP H6D-100c costs $25000, I assume gives you basically the same IQ.

I really think that some of you get on here and attack everything just so that the rest of us will know your level of expertise. This is not a compliment.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 15:14 UTC
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dash2k8: I think "gamechanger" is relative. At that price, it had better produce 10x better images than cameras it costs 10x more than. If it is barely better than a Hassey H6D ($15k) or even the Pentax 50S ($6,500), then... and keep in mind that those other cameras can record color. Black and white is self-limiting in that not everything works in black and white. Some images need color to work.

I am a firm believer in paying through the nose for the right tools, because it's the results that matter. But if I can get almost similar results from a cheaper camera, there's no reason to splurge.

Honest question: many pros on these boards will buy one of these?

If I was doing high end fashion, or if I had the talent of Ansel Adams, then sure, the camera would pay for itself. It's like asking a truck driver if his new Kenworth pays for itself, or a computer programmer if his new computer pays for itself. It just depends on the level of expertise. Shooting weddings on the weekend would certainly NOT pay for this camera.

As for your other question, certainly a "good" DSLR has better dynamic range than a micro 4/3, but nothing like what this camera was doing. I owned a Hasselblad H3Dii-39 for a while. It was a monstrosity of a camera. But dang! The photos that monster could create. And the DYNAMIC RANGE was awesome. It blew away ANYTHING that the DSLR's of the time could do. Now DSLR's have improved dramatically, and there are some that I am sure compete easily with that camera. But now the MF camera backs that are coming out, even the smaller ones like the Hasselblad XD1 or Fujifilm GFX-50 are blowing away the current DSLR's.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 15:12 UTC
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dash2k8: I think "gamechanger" is relative. At that price, it had better produce 10x better images than cameras it costs 10x more than. If it is barely better than a Hassey H6D ($15k) or even the Pentax 50S ($6,500), then... and keep in mind that those other cameras can record color. Black and white is self-limiting in that not everything works in black and white. Some images need color to work.

I am a firm believer in paying through the nose for the right tools, because it's the results that matter. But if I can get almost similar results from a cheaper camera, there's no reason to splurge.

Honest question: many pros on these boards will buy one of these?

To Matthew Bartok...I know. That is why I wish I had the cash.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 07:21 UTC
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dash2k8: I think "gamechanger" is relative. At that price, it had better produce 10x better images than cameras it costs 10x more than. If it is barely better than a Hassey H6D ($15k) or even the Pentax 50S ($6,500), then... and keep in mind that those other cameras can record color. Black and white is self-limiting in that not everything works in black and white. Some images need color to work.

I am a firm believer in paying through the nose for the right tools, because it's the results that matter. But if I can get almost similar results from a cheaper camera, there's no reason to splurge.

Honest question: many pros on these boards will buy one of these?

If I had the cash I certainly would. Black and white is tricky with a regular color sensor. I do plenty of it, but dynamic range is not nearly as broad as I wish it were, and I almost always have to settle with blown out highlights or blackened shadows in what I would consider normal scenes. Check out my gallery for some examples of what I am describing.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 04:20 UTC
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Nojo: The darn thing doesn't even have 4K video.

LOL...good one.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 04:17 UTC
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Barry Benowitz: Let's get these posts straighten out?
First you can't compare the Sony to the Hasselblad the Sony is not in the same league it's a great camera but So So different image quality wise. Three things you must do to understand. Post process different images with different lighting, shoot oth cameras for two to four weeks and finally print images that you shoot then you will understand all the reviews and which reviewers know wat they are saying.
The lens line up for H also includes all existing HC and HCD lenses all lenses are currently made by Fuji and with a few exceptions their lenses knock it out of he park. In H lens line up unfortunately 7 out of ten lenses only cover from 28-95 mm this I'd redundant and begs the question as to why H company won't pay to have new optical R&D for tilt shift, med and long tele, higher mm zoom and a fast 120mm.
Maybe if H company succeeds in 2018-2019 we will see new versions and not remakes!

Fuji makes darned good lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 16:40 UTC
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SimenO1: I know you could do this yourself or just "feel" it yourself, but here you go anyway. Hereare the full frame equivalencies, rounded to the nearest mm and nearest .1 aperture number. Price and weight where its known.

17mm f/3,2
24mm f/3,2 550g 4000$
36mm f/2,8 417g 2700$
28-59mm f/2,8-3,6
51mm f/2,2
63mm f/?
71mm f/2,5 619g 3200$
95mm f/2,8 1:2 semimacro 970g 4500$
107mm f/2,2
182mm f/3,8

Not so convincing now when considering weight and price of full frame lenses with larger equivalent apertures.

I have tried to explain this until I am blue in the face. It's no use. Just keep keeping on with your 4/3rds system.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 16:39 UTC
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Anadrol: To stop salivating on this Hasselblad:
https://fstoppers.com/originals/hasselblad-h6d-100c-comparison-review-full-frame-out-performs-medium-format-191500
At the conclusion:
"Poor performing lenses
Terrible build quality
Consistent bugs and glitches
Slow and lacking focusing system
The price in no way reflects the performance"

But I'm happy that it exists, competition is always good.

Always fun to see amateurs making videos about something they know nothing about.
For his next act, he will show us why 4/3rds is better than full frame. Then if we are lucky he will take the time to show us why his Iphone is better than the 4/3rds systems. LOL

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
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PanoMax: Sigma Art lens coupled to an SD1 Merrill with Foveon sensor would out-resolve the Hasselblad.

Oh good grief. Enough already.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 16:34 UTC

What kind of DSLR are they talking about here! A Canon 3D? A Nikon 1D? Or a Nikon D850?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 12:59 UTC as 21st comment
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)

I figure this would only work on a true rangefinder...otherwise correct focus could never even be achieved, if there is such a thing with this lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 12:57 UTC as 49th comment

Every plastic lens point and shoot ever made can do this.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:29 UTC as 79th comment
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CaPi: I hope this is a joke.
You can just buy a printer like that and it even carries ist own battery.
Whats the point for adding it to a phone you'll probably abandon some months later

Well, in all truthfulness, I am sure that you can attach it to your new phone as well. But other than that, I am sure you are correct.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:01 UTC

I have purchased and used Profoto equipment. It is expensive, but I have found that the color of the light is FAR more consistent from its lowest setting to full power. Having said that, in the digital world, Godox is just fine. I have used them as well. They don't seem to be quite as sturdy, but I don't recommend dropping either brand down a flight of stairs.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 13:50 UTC as 16th comment
On article Leica M10 added to the studio comparison tool (210 comments in total)
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obscurelines: Wow,I 'd say that's disappointing. Comparatively weak.

Try looking at the RAW settings. I would say the Leica is pretty impressive.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 13:14 UTC

Typical "superzoom"...it does everything, but nothing great.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 02:08 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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