ronald weissman

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ronald weissman: PiXLIGHT--Be careful and do diligence before backing this Kickstarter campaign.

I wrote a caustic note on the PiXLIGHT KS page yesterday, since deleted by them. Please be careful and try to determine what is actually going on before backing PiXLIGHT. I hope they succeed. But this increasingly sounds like Theranos for flash.

In response to requests from backers, they've issued a few updates in the past 6 months. All content-free statements of the sort: Despite covid, we're working hard for you. We're negotiating with major suppliers! We love your support. OR We've introduced new rewards tiers!

But no substantive updates, no news about product progress. It is all happy talk. There's no shame in being too ambitious and unable to deliver. They should be open and honest with backers. We took a chance and backed them and, at the least, they owe us meaningful updates, which is usually the KS norm. Something feels significantly not right given their lack of meaningful updates.

I was mistaken. Pixlight did not remove my comment. While my concerns remain, they do appear to be honorable people, open to criticism.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2020 at 03:10 UTC

PiXLIGHT--Be careful and do diligence before backing this Kickstarter campaign.

I wrote a caustic note on the PiXLIGHT KS page yesterday, since deleted by them. Please be careful and try to determine what is actually going on before backing PiXLIGHT. I hope they succeed. But this increasingly sounds like Theranos for flash.

In response to requests from backers, they've issued a few updates in the past 6 months. All content-free statements of the sort: Despite covid, we're working hard for you. We're negotiating with major suppliers! We love your support. OR We've introduced new rewards tiers!

But no substantive updates, no news about product progress. It is all happy talk. There's no shame in being too ambitious and unable to deliver. They should be open and honest with backers. We took a chance and backed them and, at the least, they owe us meaningful updates, which is usually the KS norm. Something feels significantly not right given their lack of meaningful updates.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2020 at 23:38 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Wojti: Funny if it works with Leica SL2 as well :)
Absolutely not funny if it still doesn't though :(

I doubt that the SL2 will support profoto TTL as the SL2 supports the existing Leica flash protocol. You can use Canon, Nikon or Fuji versions of the A1 flash on camera in manual mode by switching to X-sync mode rather than TTL.. The L-Mount consortium is focused on, .... wait for it... . Lens mounts, not accessories. The only non-Leica flashes supported by the Leica system are Nissin flashes used off camera with the Leica controller on camera. I’ve used the new potato masher style Nissin flash attached to the side of the SL via the flash’s bracket + Leica commander without problem.. Very powerful, very fast recycling, limitless power. But you look like a 1940’s photojournalist stalking a Hollywood starlet. the Leica market is probably too small for Profoto to design and release a Leica on-camera Air-TTL controller for the Profoto system—unless Leica paid them to do it. And since flash is not part of the “true” Leica gestalt, there’s little chance of that happening.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2019 at 03:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R review (706 comments in total)

I found the review to be quite fair and balanced, and with the new Sony announcement, quite predictable in its conclusion. For me, however, the deciding factor was and still is: the ability to use the absolutely superb Leica SL lenses, which the review mentioned only in passing. I find the Leica lenses in an altogether different league than Sony's lenses. Way more expensive (and often much larger, yes), but brilliant performance, especially the 24-90, 16-35, 35 f2 and 75 f2. These, alone, for me were reasons to buy and to prefer the SR1 over Sony'a A7 series, which I also use and enjoy.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2019 at 05:59 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
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Sander Mulder: If i read this correctly you wont be able to use the Canon EF lenses on this adapter and only sigma?

Does anyone know when the adapter will be available for purchase?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2019 at 18:51 UTC
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KubeKube: Considering the usual Leica pricing, this should be considered a steal.

Apparently, the flashes/controller will interoperate with other Nissin Air compatible flashes, according to a more extensive announcement. So one strategy might be to just buy the Leica SC1 controller and use one or more of NIssin's Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji or m43 flashes off camera or even on a flash bracket on the camera and avoid the high Leica flash cost. I've several Nissin Air flashes and plan to try this--at least at first. One of the strong points of Nissin, like Godox (and Profoto), is cross-version TTL compatibility.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 04:53 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1565 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Just ordered the Panasonic LX100. Looking forward to it.

These comments are uninformed and not helpful. You folks ought to know that Godfathers Pizza is about to launch Italian Scallion 2.0 that will blow the lid off of Hawaiian, Passion and the rest of the big box brands. Wait for Digital Pizza Reviews' preview.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 21:37 UTC
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