YoPo

YoPo

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As a hobby photographer from the film era. It’s enough to have the date and some free text for each film. It is very easy for me to recognize the technical attributes of each film just by looking at the photo.

I think that there is one flow in you design - You might swap lenses multiple time for each film. So the lens attribute should be at the photo level and not per film.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2022 at 14:30 UTC as 5th comment
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starbase218: Well, it might be fun to watch how they make the ever smaller improvements from one generation to the next seem like something you can’t possibly live without.

But the real trick will happen next year: how will they spin the forced move to USB-C as something good (which it is) without admitting they were wrong to stick with Lightning for as long as they did?

Your conclusions are ignoring the historical order of events.

The Lightning connector was a great innovation at the time that the competition was using mini usb. The Lightning was better in every aspect; Faster, more reliable and can be plugged in both directions.

The USB-C is better than the Lightning connector and the EU is forcing everyone to use the same physical connector. This still doesn’t mean that all USBC connectors will be the same. Even today you have the standard USBC and the Thunderbolt USBC that is so much fast.

So don’t worry about Apple, they will continue to deliver faster data transfer with the same USBC adapter. As a customers, you will be able to use the same cable for charging your device. From PC , electric shaver up to mobile device - One adapter fits all. But when it come to data transfer, you will need to understand the differences between the various USBC cables.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2022 at 05:40 UTC
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Keithadb: It's a lovely camera but highly dependant upon its 25 years old electronics. After a few months and a few rolls mine stopped working properly a couple of years ago. Also the slow lens does make hand holding a bit challenging. If only Fuji cared about film and made a new camera, I'd buy one...

I own the 60mm fixed lens and it’s so much faster than the zoom version. My version is very reliable and the viewfinder is so much brighter than the zi.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2022 at 09:17 UTC
On article Leica's M11 risks rendering the rangefinder obsolete (356 comments in total)
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Jono Slack: Great article Richard
Being old and in the way I probably shouldn't comment, but I've spent the last 6 months with the M11 (pretty much exclusively). It's invaded my dreams!

I think it's a pity that Leica didn't sent you the plug in EVF, because in my usage i either used that or the rangefinder (and switched off the zoom on focus and put it on a function button). Focusing on the LCD is of course possible, but hardly perfect!

For me it's almost two cameras (except you don't have to take the other one out of your bag)

I sincerely hope that it stays this way, it's so much more agile than the older M cameras and they finally seem to have got the EVF right (and most other things as well).

Of course it's a luxury item, but it's also a great photographic tool and the M11 makes it more flexible and competent without taking anything away!

All the best
Jono Slack . .
https://www.slack.co.uk/leica-m11.html

Wonderful pictures and a well written article in your link! You nearly convinced me that this should be my next camera. But I still believe that the crop sensor is the 35mm of the future. Because 35mm is just a number that become a standard in the film era.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2022 at 02:56 UTC

For a brand like Leica, it’s not alway about profit per sold unit.
Sometimes it for PR

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 06:02 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on: What you need to know about the Leica SL2-S (217 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "out of this world build quality, handcrafted in Germany, bla bla" ... and yet on hotshoe paint/coating is already coming off (see image #5).

So either build quality is not better than competitors and/or dpr staff has roughhandled it, possibly shooting some drinking game video review. :-)

@enroman It's not necessarily my opinion.

But I do understand those that have cameras that look as if they fell from a cliff and on the other side of the scale, there are people that invest a fortune to protection their camera gear so that it looks like new.

Some materials, such as magnesium and brass will age nicer than plastic or low quality aluminum.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2020 at 19:39 UTC
On article Hands-on: What you need to know about the Leica SL2-S (217 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "out of this world build quality, handcrafted in Germany, bla bla" ... and yet on hotshoe paint/coating is already coming off (see image #5).

So either build quality is not better than competitors and/or dpr staff has roughhandled it, possibly shooting some drinking game video review. :-)

Maybe you already noticed that a high quality camera body looks even nicer when it has usage marks. Just like a good pair of jeans - It adds uniqueness and style in a way that a cheap camera body will fail.

If you talk to Leica owners, they know that a cheap button made from plastic will not have the look of a magnesium button that slowly looses its black coating . So if Leica decides to add paint to the hot shoe, than it’s not a coincidence or a mistake.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2020 at 19:43 UTC
On article Are mechanical film cameras better than electronic? (370 comments in total)
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YoPo: In 1994, Olympus, released its last OM professional film camera, and that was the fully mechanical OM-3Ti. The camera had the sophistication of the OM-4Ti light metering with a mechanical shutter. Even if I didn’t need it, I always wanted it.

Very few companies created a mechanical camera after integrating an electronic microprocessor to their camera lineup . Olympus was one of the few.

OM4Ti has no battery issues.Because the need to replace is unpredictable, you should have an extra pair with you at all times.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2020 at 05:34 UTC

Its as if Olympus wasn't dying fast enough. The only association that I had up until now to OM3 and OM4 are the wonderful Olympus professional cameras from the film era. Now, when people write OM, they mean Osmo Mobile.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 14:12 UTC as 6th comment
On article Are mechanical film cameras better than electronic? (370 comments in total)

In 1994, Olympus, released its last OM professional film camera, and that was the fully mechanical OM-3Ti. The camera had the sophistication of the OM-4Ti light metering with a mechanical shutter. Even if I didn’t need it, I always wanted it.

Very few companies created a mechanical camera after integrating an electronic microprocessor to their camera lineup . Olympus was one of the few.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2020 at 09:16 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies

What baffles me is that in the film era, my standard lens was a 85mm prime. After years of digital photography, I found the 30mm to be my standard lens.

Is it the camera technology?
Is it my age?
Is it the way that we look at pictures?
or maybe something else.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2020 at 11:17 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies

Very true. And sometime the advancement of the new model ruins something that you loved in the previous model.

My motto is to skip a version. If the manufacturers releases a new version every 2 years, than I would wait 4 year. By doing so, you learn to appreciate the technology advancement over the previous model.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 08:01 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply

The street photo is beautiful. It bring the real atmosphere of night life. Just think that it was taken from a device that has a depth of less than 9mm ( 0.35 inch). A device that you have with you at all the time.

I read so many negative comment about the smart phone, or maybe just because it’s an iPhone. But most of the us want to enjoy life, and this means leaving the camera gear at home when you go out with friends . In such a situation, having a device that can do night picture at such a high quality is not obvious . Actually it’s amazing because until recently it wasn’t possible.

So if you compare the quality of your camera to a smartphone, than don’t ignore the portability factor. Besides, smartphones such as the latest iPhone use algorithm that make their cameras much more capable that any camera on the market. In this aspect, the technology of the cameras are years behind.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2020 at 06:06 UTC as 50th comment | 8 replies

In the analog era, the distance between a B&W picture to color was not more than 36 frames and 6 dollars. Today’s it’s $8K and 600 grams on your shoulder. I am not sure this is progress.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2020 at 17:14 UTC as 13th comment
On article Hands-on with the Olympus E-M5 Mark III (184 comments in total)

Had the opportunity to play with it at the B&H store.

The size factor and weight is very important to me. As someone that likes to travel with a camera at all times (including business trips), the camera needs to be small. Small enough to avoid a dedicated over the shoulder camera bag. The OMD 5 meets this criteria well.

The articulated screen is not for me. I don’t like the screen popping out from the side of the camera. A tilted screen would serve me much better.

The most interesting experience that I had from playing with the camera was the noise of the shutter. It’s so different . It’s so quite! It feels like a solid no effort mechanism. Only this is enough for me to want this camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2019 at 06:15 UTC as 3rd comment

With the same line of thought -buy a D76 developer solution and put some drops on a hot plate with a candle under it . This way you can continue using Adobe Lightroom and feel like in a darkroom

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2019 at 05:50 UTC as 13th comment
On article Hands-on with the Olympus E-M5 Mark III (184 comments in total)

Thanks to the reduced size, isn't this camera actually an OM-D E-M10.3 with the interior of an OM-D EM1.2 ?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 12:33 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
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tkbslc: Apple still wants to kick dirt in your face by only giving a moderately stifling 64GB of storage on the 11 Pros and then only offering a big $150 jump to 256GB as the next step.

The 11 and XR also start at 64GB but let you jump to a very reasonable 128GB for a mere $50.

Which means really the price difference for phones with enough storage is $750 for the 11 and 1150 for the 11 Pro. Is that telephoto lens worth $400?

Agree. it’s 400$ for the better iPhone or save the money for a future camera/lens upgrade.

My only disappointment is that the size and weight has increased in all 3 model.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2019 at 04:47 UTC

I used mostly there papers.. The MG are exceptional in quality and very economic. The FB have a more demanding development process, but produce nicer results.

I still miss the smell of the darkroom.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 19:36 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Best lenses for Micro Four Thirds (360 comments in total)
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Bhima78: Had the Oly 17mm f1.8. too soft for what it cost. Returned for the Panny 15mm. Much better lens overall.

I also think the Oly 45mm f1.8 is a better lens than the Panasonic 42.5 f1.7. Its bokeh isn't nervous like the Panny, which is more important than edge to edge sharpness for a portrait prime. Still the best portrait prime is the Noct if money is no object. Followed closely by the oly 45mm f1.2, which, combined with its other features is likely better when you take them into account (MF clutch, weathersealing, cheaper than noct).

The new Oly primes are awesome. They really thought through them making them all the same size with the same filter adapters.

No mention of the Panny 100-300 II. Great lens, great reach, small size, great price.

same experience
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/7319650492/best-lenses-for-micro-four-thirds?comment=6135584788

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2019 at 16:22 UTC
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