ulfie

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Hmm... even viewing enlargements of the "Original" images, they don't seem light years better than m4/3s, e.g., Oly OM-D EM-5 can do nowadays. Some of these nighttime, high-ISO shots too are very chroma blurred, again not all that different than m4/3s or ASP-C.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 23:31 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

I had the Konica Hexar (Silver) film camera with super 35/2 Hexanon lens once. It's been reincarnated in the Sony RX1 ... kind of. Though I didn't and don't care for a fixed, 35mm FOV restriction, many feel comfortable with it. A good move by Sony. If they can offer RX2 with interchangeable lenses, they'll be satisfying many photogs, pro and amateur, and making lots of Yen to boot.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 00:01 UTC as 42nd comment

Ho-hum images at best.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2012 at 22:06 UTC as 23rd comment

I wonder if Romney has any money stashed away on Mars...

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 23:41 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On photo Wisdom in the Zoo Animals challenge (14 comments in total)

"You homo sapiens are indeed a curious species..."

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2012 at 20:39 UTC as 11th comment
On photo DSC00740 in sjredo's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Nice yet a tad overexposed. The right side of his face has blown highlights.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2012 at 22:09 UTC as 1st comment

US $899. Ouch!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2012 at 18:52 UTC as 52nd comment

The banding is from the 20/1.7 pancake's syrup which gums up the pixel distribution. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2012 at 21:21 UTC as 29th comment
On photo fiddler in torino in the buskers challenge (11 comments in total)

Wonderful everything: mood, subject, background, tonality, composition. A first-class street portrait. Well done!

Link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 21:47 UTC as 2nd comment

Next up on Leica's autobahn map is the M-dag. Short for M-daguerreotype. Only US $39,995 and images barely better than the first Brownie box camera. Already a line around the block at B&H waiting to pre-order it. A fool and his money...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 23:34 UTC as 65th comment
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)

Clicked on some "original" images per R. Butler's suggestion and found ... nothing that knocked my socks off. Other "regular" if you will digital cameras even APS-C sized sensors can do as well or better.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 20:31 UTC as 169th comment | 1 reply
On photo slug in the Slug challenge (5 comments in total)

Nice image! Here in west-central Oregon's temperate rain forest climate these critters outnumber us humans about 100:1.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2012 at 20:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo ICBM in the NUKES challenge (5 comments in total)

Looks like the tip of a gigantically dangerous ballpoint pen.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2012 at 17:49 UTC as 2nd comment

Snowfall on the Himalayas?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 19:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm F1.4 sample gallery (41 comments in total)

OK, here's a nit-picked, pixel-peepering criticism. Click on each chest-upwards portrait twice to enlarge to fullest size, peeping size. Look at the edges of the 3 white stripes on his jacket's left shoulder. The Leica's show obvious purplish chromatic aberration while the Panny's is basically zilch. Now do the same for the small metal piece at the top end of the left-side zipper. The Leica's is blurry (out of the f1.4 focus field maybe) but very chromatically aberrated. The Panny's is clean. Of course this is wide open but it nonetheless says something about the lens quality in the much-valued wide open mode. Also the skin fissures in his lips are more clearly defined or resolved by the Panny though the Leica's is still very, very good. Peeper's verdict: The Panny wins value wise and has enough resolution to still be considerably cropped and yet retain very good detail. Differences in hues can be altered pp so this is a moot point. Your mileage/kilometrage may vary.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 19:46 UTC as 7th comment
On article First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (228 comments in total)

Not any sharper looking than m4/3 with the Panny 25/1.4 or 20/1.7. See here:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2011/6/20/panaleicasamplesgallery

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 23:31 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm F1.4 sample gallery (41 comments in total)

Both of these lenses aren't very good at all. They are both excellent. The hue differences can be altered in post processing. Pixel peepers can split pixels comparing-contrasting them but imagers would be pleased with both/either.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 15:55 UTC as 8th comment
On photo lost dreams in the I have a Dream..... challenge (18 comments in total)

Looks like it was done in HDR. To me too much. I'd prefer a more natural look to capture the reality of this man's looks and inner world. But your mile/kilometerage may vary. ulfie

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 17:15 UTC as 5th comment
On article First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (228 comments in total)

Image quality seems very good ... but not earth-shattering. Probably a bit overpriced given the competition out there that is less expensive and yet offers equally good imaging.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 23:41 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony announces NEX-FS700 '4k-ready' E-mount camcorder (237 comments in total)

The body itself looks like some kind of industrial pump. And about as ergonomic.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 18:50 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
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