tkbslc

Lives in United States Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Joined on May 30, 2008

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On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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Jerry Pruce: Where's Fuji?

X100F

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $1000 (117 comments in total)
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davev8: DPR say >>>>>>And then there are the countless compatible lenses designed for Nikon's F mount, which has been around for 60 years.<<<<<<
errr ..are you forgetting the millions of Nikon AF lenses in the world that cannot AF with the D5600 as it has no AF screwdriver drive

Does Nikon offer focus peaking, etc?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $1000 (117 comments in total)
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Eric00: Any room on this list for an iPhone? Just saying.

iPhone is over $1000 now, though....

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 16:30 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $1000 (117 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: The article says: "best cameras under..."
Which implies all in the list are the best at the given price range.
I don't see bias anywhere, or misleading... anything.
And there is no winner - it clearly states "our pick", which is as subjective as it can be.
Stop bitching about your favorite toy not being in the spotlight. Make you own site and give it 5 gold medals, and then try to monetize on it. Good luck.

My site ranked your comment zero gold stars.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 16:29 UTC

Man, I really like this phone form factor. Hope to see a regular priced version on the market some time soon. (Not just a flip phone, a flip phone that runs android apps and has a good camera)

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 03:10 UTC as 43rd comment
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Sdaniella: $3000 Samsung Galaxy is far more affordable than $200,000-$300,000 for a Nokia-based gem encrusted Vertu cellphone (not yet fully "smartphone")

at least for the far less than super-rich

in China (first-time i ever saw a Vertu store* in Beijing (China) shopping mall)

*and a Porshe store, an Audi store, even a Nikon store, etc, etc ... on the lower levels of my hotel**

the largest single language market in one region on the planet

pocket change

**in another Beijing hotel ... i saw a Lamborghini store, beside a Bentley store, beside a Ferrari/Maserati store ... so, i thought ... hhhmmm, we don't have all that in my "cosmopolitan city" except spread out separately in downtown core or suburbs store (singular)

China has about the same number of millionaires as Germany or France, and far less that the U.S. or U.K. The difference is that such grotesquely conspicuous consumption is not really in fashion in the West anymore.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 03:07 UTC
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io_bg: Leica is a luxury brand whose products have huge margins. Most of their customers buy Leica because they want to flaunt their financial and status or to feel 'special'... ;)

@mrkalntms: That's pretty sad that you would let comments about inanimate objects get you so riled up that you attack my family. That speaks volumes about your mental and emotional state.

HowaboutRAW: I never mentioned the 50mm f2.0. I have a hard time beleiving it is better than an Otus that is less than half the price, though. I was mainly referring to their cameras. Comparing sensors, you never find Leica within the leader group. And feature wise, obviously they are in the stone ages (which I know may be part of the appeal, but still).

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 02:58 UTC
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io_bg: Leica is a luxury brand whose products have huge margins. Most of their customers buy Leica because they want to flaunt their financial and status or to feel 'special'... ;)

It's not that it's too expensive, it's that it's too expensive and inferior.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
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io_bg: Leica is a luxury brand whose products have huge margins. Most of their customers buy Leica because they want to flaunt their financial and status or to feel 'special'... ;)

There's no other reason to buy a Leica!

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 23:13 UTC
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: "hair-thin depth of focus [that] isolates subjects with extreme precision"
So if you are shooting a model with focus on a hair, Only the hair will be in focus and everything else will be a smooth blurred background? To save some money, instead of hiring an expensive model just take a hair and put it on wall, chair, table anywhere and shoot !

Browse Canon 85L samples on Flickr. It's not like this is the first f1.2 portrait lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
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tkbslc: Who is gullible enough to buy these Leica products?

No matter how much money they have, I still consider them gullible. That's the best kind of customer, though, isn't it?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
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Two99: Wow. I come to this site and all there is is negativity.
So for the record I have spent this amount of money on lenses that were not made by Leica. Are they expensive? Absolutely! Are they worth it? Sometimes I would say yes other times not so much.
But calling people fools and idiots for spending their own money on great glass is pretty much uncalled for. If you don't like Leica fine. Some people do like the rangefinder system. So I just don't understand all the anger and negativity. I assume it is coming from the folks from the USA.
I find the prices too high for the cameras but they are a very good, well made piece of equipment. Bought my only Leica in 2013 and I really do love it. The images from it have produced two different exhibitions.
I'm not a fool or an idiot.

I'm not angry, but I do think anyone spending this much on a 50mm f2 lens is acting extremely irrationally.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 22:56 UTC

Almost every computer motherboard is made in China. If they were going to embed spy chips in electronics, that would be the place to do it. It would be like spyware, but it's hardware happening at a lower level than the OS. Virtually undetectable.

Sure there are a lot of drones out there, but it's not like people are flying them over airbases, etc. Not sure if a bunch of footage of the beach you can get on google maps is really worth the effort.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 19:12 UTC as 80th comment | 7 replies
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tkbslc: Who is gullible enough to buy these Leica products?

Yeah, people that aren't chasing gear are looking at special edition halo products...

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 18:46 UTC

Who is gullible enough to buy these Leica products?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 16:59 UTC as 59th comment | 8 replies
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Turbguy1: What's the total data rate on this thing?

giga-what?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 22:30 UTC

Yay.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 22:29 UTC as 18th comment
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David610: Proof Leica is considering a hybrid rangefinder a bit like Fuji's X-Pro2?

It would only cost $40K for a full set of primes for it, I guess.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 22:24 UTC
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Greg OH: You could get a Canon 5DSR, an 85/1.2 and a 200/2.0 for less than that...

You type in your sleep very well.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 18:36 UTC

It seems really weird to rip off such a simple and easy to take photo.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 17:25 UTC as 9th comment
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