brendon1000

brendon1000

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barrym1966: Probably not as good as the new sigma lenses...

We will see :)

Its a 135mm f2.8. So will be not as fast but will be much smaller for sure.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 13:39 UTC
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Jon Stock: Telecentric lens designs have been adopted by more manufacturers. The recent high quality primes/zooms are much larger than the earlier designs.
Sigma 50mm 1.4 has 77mm Filter Thread and weighs 815g.
Canon and Nikon 50mm 1.4 AF lenses have 58mm threads and weigh 281g and 290g.
Shame that the Olympus designs were criticized when the Sigma Art lens gets the credit it deserves.

It's not the same thing. Olympus had touted the 4/3 system as a compromise in having a smaller sensor but with also smaller lenses. Since they couldn't make the lenses smaller than anyone else at the time the system bombed.

Sigma Art lenses are made for 35mm sensors and make no excuses for its large size. It touts IQ as its USP and it is designed for a much larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
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flektogon: I am not sure why everyone is suddenly so keen on such, for a long time considered mediocre lenses. Those triplets (3/3) used to be basic, cheapest lenses during the film era. The Tessar-like (4/3) were far better lenses, but the Biotar-like (6/n) used to be far superior to everything else. Do you like the bokeh of this Trioplan? Because I don't.

^^100% agree. So many people are like analog/film = soul/art while digital = no soul/snapshots etc.

Not to say one is better than the other. Both have their place and personally I much prefer digital to film

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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Arkienkeli: Let the market decide. How many professionals have you seen using Leica SL lately, it has been out quite a while.

I see only Nikon D4 and D5 and the late Canon EOS 1D models in the press boxes. Nobody needs to worry that this contraption is going to take over any time soon. Numbers sold must be like 1% of Nikon or Canon top models, even at almost similar price. 90% of those sold to wealthy (must be) enthusiasts (ditto).

See till the time you can back up your statements with some verifiable facts I will always conclude that you are not giving correct info.

Since you can't or are unable I will disregard your statement and stick to my point.

Leica optics are not superior till you can prove to me otherwise

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 03:50 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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Arkienkeli: Let the market decide. How many professionals have you seen using Leica SL lately, it has been out quite a while.

I see only Nikon D4 and D5 and the late Canon EOS 1D models in the press boxes. Nobody needs to worry that this contraption is going to take over any time soon. Numbers sold must be like 1% of Nikon or Canon top models, even at almost similar price. 90% of those sold to wealthy (must be) enthusiasts (ditto).

One slight issue with your car analogy is that this isn't a Porche or Ferrari as its generally inferior in performance than most cheaper cameras.

Because it is being sold as a Leica that you are paying so much.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 02:24 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: I never understood what TRUE benefits a photographer would get choosing a Leica cam. While I'm not necessarily an A7RII fan, I beg to differ that the Leika's price being far more than twice (nearly 3 times) the cost of the A7RII is actually more than twice to three times more camera than the A7RII.....or any other professional DSLR for that matter.

And before the usual Leika fans come charging at me with their "reasons, points and facts" about Leika's worth, I'm just making a stance on the fact that Sony, Canon and Nikon professional cameras are more camera than most people need and should satisfy the most demanding photographers in the most demanding shooting environments.
For nearly $7500 that money could be better spent on a Medium Format Hasselblad or two the best DSLR's.

Henry I think its best to leave it. Arguing with HowaboutRAW is like arguing with a child. The sheer number of posts he makes trying his level best to defend Leica without actually giving any shred of evidence to back up his outlandish claims doesn't mean anything to him.

He will continue to post nonsense and pretend it is fact due to his claims to actually shoot with 7 FF cameras yet he doesn't wish to share any of his top secret RAW files. :P

And best of all he admits that he has no facts to back up his lies but he continues to post his lies on a regular basis. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 05:34 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: I never understood what TRUE benefits a photographer would get choosing a Leica cam. While I'm not necessarily an A7RII fan, I beg to differ that the Leika's price being far more than twice (nearly 3 times) the cost of the A7RII is actually more than twice to three times more camera than the A7RII.....or any other professional DSLR for that matter.

And before the usual Leika fans come charging at me with their "reasons, points and facts" about Leika's worth, I'm just making a stance on the fact that Sony, Canon and Nikon professional cameras are more camera than most people need and should satisfy the most demanding photographers in the most demanding shooting environments.
For nearly $7500 that money could be better spent on a Medium Format Hasselblad or two the best DSLR's.

Now now I can't personally attack an Internet entity named Howaboutraw :)

I choose to attack your logic and reasoning. Lots of people claim to see pink fluffy unicorns and testify to their existence but no scientific evidence can prove they actually exist.

Your raw files (to me!) are exactly like pink fluffy unicorns! You claim voraciously to have seen them in almost every other post (the raw files not the pink fluffy unicorns) but no one else can actually see them! :p

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 01:59 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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brendon1000: No you claim to have access to all those cameras. I don't believe you do. I feel you are a big liar. You only tell lies and don't give any proof.

The raws you have that you won't show anyone contradict my claims? :p

Sounds like a case of the wmds that Iraq has that caused the Iraq invasion :D

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 01:45 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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brendon1000: No you claim to have access to all those cameras. I don't believe you do. I feel you are a big liar. You only tell lies and don't give any proof.

Right as I have said clearly. You only have your word to back up your statements. Your word is about as meaningful as Greek to me ! :P

You may claim next to be Jesus resurrected for all I know. You don't show any photos, you don't show any sort of testing you don't show SQUAT to make your case.

You should be a lawyer in court and defend your clients by saying my client is innocent but I cannot show you the indisputable proof that he didn't commit the crime he is accused off ! :P

That is the current weight of your arguments - "I have all the proofs that I am right but I don't have any evidence to back them up"

So tell me why should ANYONE believe what you say ? If I say the Sony A7rII is two stops better than the SL don't you feel I need some evidence to back up my statements ?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)

No you claim to have access to all those cameras. I don't believe you do. I feel you are a big liar. You only tell lies and don't give any proof.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 14:14 UTC as 41st comment | 8 replies
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techjedi: If they really want people to think about medium format differently, just price this camera like a full frame camera. It will be one of the best selling camera launches of all time. No idea what the margin is on a camera like this, but it feels like they could still make money at around $3500 for body and keep lens prices as they are expecting.

The biggest cost is the sensor which is made by Sony. If Sony manages to improve sensor yield and reduce prices then MF cost will reduce.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 02:23 UTC
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photomedium: Ballsy move on Fuji spending all that money to develop whole MF system for such limited market. I am not seeing the numbers here to justify.

@Conrad567 - Car analogy is not that relevant here. For one the difference between this camera and a good high resolution FF camera with a sharp lens will be indistinguishable to a huge majority of people.

A Porche or Lexus will be noticeably faster than a cheap Toyota to almost anyone who is a decent driver.

Second this camera is a very niche market camera since you can't have this as your primary camera if you want proper UWA lenses or tele lenses or for very shallow DOF photography.

So its not a Porche or Lexus which is very much better in every aspect over a cheaper car except maybe mileage. This camera is inferior to most cheaper cameras in everything except IQ and that too in not all scenarios.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 05:25 UTC
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brycesteiner: I remember when we DSLR photographers would laugh at the people using 'puny' little SD cards. Real photographers and 'Pro' cameras use only CF cards!

^^ The problem is that most camera manufacturers from the big 3 are not very keen on offering UHS-II card slots with their cameras as that requires a new processor chip to support it.

That is why dual cameras like the Canon Mk IV still use UHS-1 card slots along with a faster standard UDMA CF slot.

If the Canon was equipped with a UHS-II slot I wager the SD slot would have been faster.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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DVT80111: Sony A7 with a different badge.

^^ I have a top secret laboratory that I do testing. I have conclusive proof that Sony files are far better than SL but I can't share my results with you :)

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 03:37 UTC
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brycesteiner: I remember when we DSLR photographers would laugh at the people using 'puny' little SD cards. Real photographers and 'Pro' cameras use only CF cards!

High end pro bodies do use CF cards but now SD cards are getting much faster while CF cards are not getting much development in speeds.

With UHS III the gap (theoretically) between SD and other faster cards like Cfast are all but obliterated or at least down to differences in a lab with very little real world difference.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 02:24 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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DVT80111: Sony A7 with a different badge.

@HowaboutRAW - It is you who make statements with ZERO proof and expect people to believe you. Sorry but it is you who have no credibility.

Whatever testing you have done I have done more extensive testing by a factor of 4. See even I can say rubbish like that and expect you to believe me :)

So unless you have any evidence to back up your statements I will say you are a liar and are wrong.

I use a A7r2 and I DON'T shoot lossless RAW ! I am perfectly happy with the lossy RAW. NO one has pointed out any defects in my photos due to it and unlike you I share a lot of my photos.

Lossy RAW is a problem for armchair photographers like you. Real photographers don't care for such things that don't affect their work !

So in conclusion the SL is a poor high ISO body from my extensive testing which is much more than yours ! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
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photomedium: Ballsy move on Fuji spending all that money to develop whole MF system for such limited market. I am not seeing the numbers here to justify.

Zilver - Full frame and medium format are not very similar right now. FF has access to a wealth of lenses both very very cheap and also very expensive.

You can use FF for ALL your photographic needs right from macro to landscape to studio to birding and wildlife to weddings etc etc.

Medium format is currently very very restrictive with very rudimentary AF and very ordinary lenses at very high prices.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 16:28 UTC
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Angrymagpie: Anyone using the adapted 35/1.4 on their a7rii now?
This lens could solve my catch35 (f2.8 too slow, f1.4 is monstrously large, and f2 Loxia expensive)
But the ad seems to suggest that the lens is quite soft at max aperture..
Does it look ok at f1.8-2 though?

This lens and the Loxia shouldn't be very far off in price. I wager these lenses will be in the $900 - $1k bracket easily and yes these should be pretty soft wide open.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 (95 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: nifty 50s ainy so nifty any more .... their like mf short teles beastin large ... what does that weigh a kilo or 2??????

it really makes me happy i shoot with m43 and fuji

Nobody is asking you to buy this big lens ! You get cheaper 50mm lenses that are tack sharp stopped down a bit.

This is meant for those who want great quality wide open.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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DVT80111: Sony A7 with a different badge.

@HowaboutRAW - As usual you try and pass lies as fact.

No the SL is not a great High ISO body. It doesn't even match the A7 in DR as it is mentioned in the review.

https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Leica-SL--Typ-601--versus-Sony-A7R-II-versus-Sony-A7___1058_1035_916

And you can buy all Zeiss lenses for the A7 and still spend less than the SL with one 24-90mm lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
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