Maverick_

Maverick_

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Joined on Feb 28, 2004
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Professional photographer, journalist.

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Maverick_: On a similar note, Gourmet Magazine just picked Peterbilt as the best Semi.

Ok. here's another one:
Print is dead in the US. So will be all consumer and mid-level cams. The future is just phone cams and pro grade.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 05:03 UTC

On a similar note, Gourmet Magazine just picked Peterbilt as the best Semi.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 23:35 UTC as 110th comment | 4 replies

OMG. this is so impressive. It's so good that seems like some kind of a April Fools joke. How is that even possible? Why do you wanna bother with a camera for any web use anymore or even some light commercial work. Bravo!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 05:54 UTC as 21st comment
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LessMirrored19: Lol they delayed the note 8 review just to say that the iPhone 8 plus is the best camera ever tested .. and they cannot give the note 8 better score than apple because they are payed ... I'm done with dxOMark

Apple is a Ponzi scheme. And this site and others like it are ruthlessly pro Apple, since they're on the payroll. I no longer take DPreviews comments as seriously as i used to and I've been visiting this site since 2001.

The future of photography is phone and pro grade only anyway. All inbetweeners will fade so this site's importance will diminish. Since any tech site can rate and review phone cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (380 comments in total)
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Cameracist: Choose one: A Samsung phone with a Samsung badge, or a Samsung phone with an Apple badge.

DarnGoodPhotos, my post wasn't directed at you. It was a general reply to the whole thread that my comment is included. However, sounds like you've never manufactured anything. There is no such a thing as an exact vs non-exact engineering. All engineering must be exact if you want it made. And engineering is just a "what should be," manufacturing is "all." That's why a Tata motors car will be dirt cheap and Merc will be very expensive, given the same exact engineering request. Apple deigns and so called engineering means nothing without top level manufacturing and experts at these plants that know how to adapt the "should be" into actual top level products. Manufacturing is everything!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 20:56 UTC
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Cameracist: Choose one: A Samsung phone with a Samsung badge, or a Samsung phone with an Apple badge.

Interesting to read Apple fanboy comments. Most of you are just venting since Apple hasn't been a leader in 10 years. Manufacturing is everything, engineering is just what should happen. You "engineer" a car on your computer and give it to 4 manufacturers in India, China, Japan and Germany and you'll get 4 totally different cars with different performances, final design, look, quality of paint, color, fit and finish and longevity. Anyone who thinks you just put some stuff on paper and it gets made, has never actually made anything. Samsung did Apple a favor to give them OLED after all these years of LCD screens. Just get over yourselves! :)

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
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fullstop: Time for DPR to write a Canon vs Nikon aricle to complete the stupidity of the "us vs them" game

Come on it's amusing. Like a fun reading that will not change anyone's opinion of the other phone. I still hate Apple, even though it's made by Samsung. Haha

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:10 UTC
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erotavlas: Wow its always Samsung vs Apple? Why not mention the Sony Xperia XZ Premium?? A true smartphone camera, which IMO trumps both these for less money.

Here are some points in favour of Sony Xperia XZ Premium - features that beat both Apple and Samsung latest phones.

- Sony has a 19MP camera which can record more detail and allow more cropping.
- Sony camera app gives users full manual control if needed
- Sony records at 960fps (Apple and Samsung only 240fps)
- Sony has an amazing 4K HDR display ~807ppi pixel density
- Sony has a 13MP front facing camera
- Sony has a head phone jack and can play High Resolution Audio
- Sony has the least bloatware - is closer to stock Android than Samsung
- Sony has dedicated camera button - take a picture without having to unlock the phone or launch the app, a must have IMO for a camera phone.

And iPhone X is not the first to have an HDR display, Sony beat them to it in more ways than one by making a 4K HDR display.

That's a good point, but the public is locked into those two brands. Samsung kicks ass though. Always a generation ahead.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
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JordanAT: Note on memory: The $930 version of the Note 8 comes with a 256GB uSD card and a wireless charger. Samsung is advertising a 128GB uSD and charger, but actual shipping units have been delivered with 256GB cards.

That's awesome. I have the Note 8 and can't wait to get the Samsung goodies.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
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(unknown member): After being burned by Apple, I will never touch their overpriced and under featured phones again!

I agree Apple is a Ponzi Scheme. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:01 UTC
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Daniel Stehura: The Best OS is and always has been APPLE.
Removing the headphone Jack was stupid. We don't need more Emf radiation
with wireless ear pods. Apple gets an F for that!
I get 1/2 Back on my 7+ so the upgrade is $$700 no BFD!
Who love's Androids? Punk Squids with money for POT.

Ribbit74, the lock screen ads are from downloaded apps and not Samsung lock screen feature.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
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Cameracist: Choose one: A Samsung phone with a Samsung badge, or a Samsung phone with an Apple badge.

This is true. Apple doesn't make anything, they are only a design and marketing company. They rely on Samsung, LG & Sony then Foxconn assembles the devices and ships them. iPhone X is made in part by Samsung. I think both cameras are made by Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 17:48 UTC

are the days of solid, non-fragile, non-exploding phones over? The iPhone 7 is also exploding. Is it the quest for thinner and lighter?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
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odpisan: .

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What a silly comments.
>:o(

Let me ask you ...

Why are people buying Porshe 911 Carrera Cabriolet?
Usless small car only for two & very dangerous ... which costs much moore than 3 very good cars for 7 persons.

Why are people buying Harley Davidson?
Useless, clumsy motorbike which costs much moore than two very good motorbikes.

Why are people buying houses with 5 bathrooms with gilded water faucet, with swimingpool, garage for 12 cars etc ..
Only cleaning of souch hause costs a fortune ...

Why are people buying Leica?
Because they want to & they can!

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Do not complain if you are too poor to buy Leica .. it is your fault.
ONLY YOURS!

BTW: I am too poor to buy Leica, it is my fault that I do not have enough money & I must think where to find money for new Pentax K-70.
&
I admit
Leica & only Leica is the champion!
No other photo camera - Leica only!

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Odpisan, you are not making sense. Also your insult simply proves you can't win an argument on merit alone. You are not worthy of my time. Over and out!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
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odpisan: .

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What a silly comments.
>:o(

Let me ask you ...

Why are people buying Porshe 911 Carrera Cabriolet?
Usless small car only for two & very dangerous ... which costs much moore than 3 very good cars for 7 persons.

Why are people buying Harley Davidson?
Useless, clumsy motorbike which costs much moore than two very good motorbikes.

Why are people buying houses with 5 bathrooms with gilded water faucet, with swimingpool, garage for 12 cars etc ..
Only cleaning of souch hause costs a fortune ...

Why are people buying Leica?
Because they want to & they can!

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Do not complain if you are too poor to buy Leica .. it is your fault.
ONLY YOURS!

BTW: I am too poor to buy Leica, it is my fault that I do not have enough money & I must think where to find money for new Pentax K-70.
&
I admit
Leica & only Leica is the champion!
No other photo camera - Leica only!

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odpisan, :) sorry, I didn't read every reply to every comment. :) yes, you are a true capitalist. Buy a Buick put BMW badges on it and sell it for 3 times the amount. The thing that p*ssed me off about Leica was when they rebadged Panasonic digicams and sold them for 3 times the amount. Same Pana cameras for 3 times the price, after that I lost all respect for Leica in any shape or form. That shows that even Leica don't care about themselves and don't take themselves seriously. Strictly an ornament. The world of photography will not lose a beat if Leica just disappeared today.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 23:09 UTC
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Maverick_: I guess there'll be always room for a camera like this. Some guy will pay just to have the red dot around his nick and I don't blame them. But the future as we all know is cell phone cams and pro DSLRs only. There would be no need for mid-levels. But you can sneak in a specialized item like this to diehards who still care to show off the label. But the number of whom are decreasing by the year. Good industrial design though.

Hi, OK, now we have clarity. You know profitability on industrial products doesn't come easily. For example I have read the Mini, hasn't been profitable for BMW after all these years.
I am into most advanced technology and how can you beat the likes of Canon and Sony? So to me Leica's camera division is about a few years behind the times and their main appeal is great industrial design (of less is more).
I have a Pana GH1 as well, when I was looking for a DSLR with great video quality back then Pana GH was the clear winner as the most advanced with good continuous auto focus in video, which Canon didn't have. Now as long as you don't need 4K, it's a toss up between Canon, Pana and Sony and frankly I like what Canon has done with the 80D for enthusiast and semi-pro market. And as you know 5D is practically the default camera for most video work. Not sure if Sony has been able to crack that particular 5D market or even 80D market. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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Maverick_: I guess there'll be always room for a camera like this. Some guy will pay just to have the red dot around his nick and I don't blame them. But the future as we all know is cell phone cams and pro DSLRs only. There would be no need for mid-levels. But you can sneak in a specialized item like this to diehards who still care to show off the label. But the number of whom are decreasing by the year. Good industrial design though.

Apples and oranges. I already said their lens division must be paying for the camera division. Leica the camera company is not profitable. Which is what I said initially. Selling their name to Pana has no relevancy to this discussion, nor if their lens division is successful or not. I'm speaking only of Leica cameras that are basically used as ornaments. :) It would be nice to see some salesreports on their cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
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odpisan: .

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What a silly comments.
>:o(

Let me ask you ...

Why are people buying Porshe 911 Carrera Cabriolet?
Usless small car only for two & very dangerous ... which costs much moore than 3 very good cars for 7 persons.

Why are people buying Harley Davidson?
Useless, clumsy motorbike which costs much moore than two very good motorbikes.

Why are people buying houses with 5 bathrooms with gilded water faucet, with swimingpool, garage for 12 cars etc ..
Only cleaning of souch hause costs a fortune ...

Why are people buying Leica?
Because they want to & they can!

.

Do not complain if you are too poor to buy Leica .. it is your fault.
ONLY YOURS!

BTW: I am too poor to buy Leica, it is my fault that I do not have enough money & I must think where to find money for new Pentax K-70.
&
I admit
Leica & only Leica is the champion!
No other photo camera - Leica only!

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.

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Leica is not even in the ball game of photography today. Lenses yes their cameras no. You can't compare Leica to a Porsche. Porsche is one of the most popular, advanced and most successful car companies in the world. Leica is like driving 1980s and 90s Aston Martin. Leica cameras (not lenses) are purely decorative. That's why people on this board make fun of them.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
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Maverick_: I guess there'll be always room for a camera like this. Some guy will pay just to have the red dot around his nick and I don't blame them. But the future as we all know is cell phone cams and pro DSLRs only. There would be no need for mid-levels. But you can sneak in a specialized item like this to diehards who still care to show off the label. But the number of whom are decreasing by the year. Good industrial design though.

I don't have a narrow view of products and normally prefer the unusual. But I have a hard time believing that Leica, the camera company, is highly profitable. Maybe they do well with lenses and that allows them to keep making cameras that so few actually buy.
For the record I have 1953 Leica IIIF in perfect running order. Anyone wants to make me an offer?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
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Maverick_: I guess there'll be always room for a camera like this. Some guy will pay just to have the red dot around his nick and I don't blame them. But the future as we all know is cell phone cams and pro DSLRs only. There would be no need for mid-levels. But you can sneak in a specialized item like this to diehards who still care to show off the label. But the number of whom are decreasing by the year. Good industrial design though.

Re Leica, frankly a Canon 80D is probably all you need to shoot great stills and video for a serious photographer and videographer. You can step it up to the latest 5D and you're done. Leica is not even in the race. Leica is like an old Aston Martin, you know from the 80s and 90s, that only certain types who wear an ascot drive. :) Leica is not relevant today, but their lenses are.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 23:15 UTC
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