The Davinator

The Davinator

Joined on Jan 16, 2003
About me:

After a couple of decades photographing weddings, now I shoot for enjoyment...Street, Landscape, Still Life.

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On article Video: How phase detection autofocus works (72 comments in total)

I'm less curious how it works, and more curious if Sony ks going to address the issues they are having with it and how it negatively impacts some photos.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2018 at 14:19 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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KWNJr: Would this work best, with a rangefinder - no visoflex, with the M3 ?🤔

Would have been a wicked macro at 1mm 😁

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 15:04 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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nathantw: And then you realize that you spent over $19000 on the lens and body so you could take silly photos of people. Something you can't do with any other camera made, not even a cellphone camera. ;-)

Silly photos?

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 15:04 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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roblumba: I think this may be the first gallery of photos from the 75 Noctilux that makes it look wonderfully usable for the everday use. Although I would have to be satisfied with using a Visioflex. I have the Leica M10 but haven't purchased the Visioflex.

I wonder if the longer rangefinder base of the M3 would make a big difference here. It would be hard with the smaller base of my Bessa R2a

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 14:54 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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VadymA: Nice pictures, but I suspect most people who buy this lens will treat it as collectable item, not as photographic tool. They will use it once a year to keep the mechanics working, not to enjoy photography with it. For sure it's a great lens but it is made for collectors, not every-day-photographers. This is just my honest and non-substantiated opinion. Let me know if I am wrong.

All the Leica owners I know jse their gear a lot...and saved to be able to afford it. This rich doctor / collector thing is a myth.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 14:52 UTC
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(unknown member): More nostalgic time wasting nonsense. I had this kind of thing in 1973.
Shake your head, buy a digital camera, learn how to take a good picture, and go out and get creative. Don't waste any of your very very very valuable life on this archaic crap.

Good lord...or Lord Brain...or was it buybuybuy?

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 14:14 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: With this extreme DoF the subjects look like if they were copy-pasted in gaussian blur backgrounds with no context of where they are at all.

True JACS. The rendering is superb. Kind of puts other glass to shame.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 20:02 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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Matt_Anderson: Let me guess: Expensive, Really Expensive, soft wide open, soft corners, 2+ stops vignetting, handles flare poorly, and expensive.

Nope...it is easier for some to comment from a preconceived bias and have others blindly chime in an agree.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 19:05 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: With this extreme DoF the subjects look like if they were copy-pasted in gaussian blur backgrounds with no context of where they are at all.

Reilly posting on artistic merit...always good for a laugh.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 14:36 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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mrpuggy: Harsh bokeh, a bit nasty in fact. You get smoother from a $300 bog standard 85mm f1.8.

I often suspect some throw around terms when they have no idea what they mean. The bokeh of this lens is not harsh or nervous in any way. You simply do not know what you are talking anout.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 14:26 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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JackM: Nice pics. Typical Leica bokehliciousness. Several pics are worthy of the late latfh.com.

Transitions are not nervous at all. Like I said elsewhere...seems you are using terminology that you simply dont understand.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 14:04 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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mrpuggy: Harsh bokeh, a bit nasty in fact. You get smoother from a $300 bog standard 85mm f1.8.

The bokeh is not harsh in the least. If you think it is, you need to read up on the topic.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 14:02 UTC
On article Kodak Alaris brings 35mm Pro Image 100 film to Europe (154 comments in total)
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(unknown member): A new film comes to market, and here are the predictable “film sucks, digital rules” comments. Fine, but I have some questions:
- Is ‘image quality’ more or less important than the substance of your ideas?
- Are you able to fire the shutter with complete confidence that the shot is there, without chimping? If not, then just use the viewfinder….
- Why does an item about film provoke such defensive responses – we admire the work of great photographers of previous generations, all of whom used film.
- Why is it that Kodak are bringing a new emulsion to the European market? Could it be that there’s a demand for film? (Surely that can’t be true…)
Film has always been here; at my college we sell about 1000 rolls a year. It’s just a different medium to enjoy. Damn – the best most successful photographers in the world are using film.

Visit some galleries folks – photography and art moves on….

As I said, film images stand on their own...they do not meed to be compared to digital...you missed the point. As to being created the same way...seems you think the experience of working with film and film cameras is the same as digital. Nuff said. And why are you in this article again exactly? Trying to convert people?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 13:43 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: With this extreme DoF the subjects look like if they were copy-pasted in gaussian blur backgrounds with no context of where they are at all.

Which photos would those be? Not much difference here compared to an 85 f1.4

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 13:38 UTC
On article Kodak Alaris brings 35mm Pro Image 100 film to Europe (154 comments in total)
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(unknown member): A new film comes to market, and here are the predictable “film sucks, digital rules” comments. Fine, but I have some questions:
- Is ‘image quality’ more or less important than the substance of your ideas?
- Are you able to fire the shutter with complete confidence that the shot is there, without chimping? If not, then just use the viewfinder….
- Why does an item about film provoke such defensive responses – we admire the work of great photographers of previous generations, all of whom used film.
- Why is it that Kodak are bringing a new emulsion to the European market? Could it be that there’s a demand for film? (Surely that can’t be true…)
Film has always been here; at my college we sell about 1000 rolls a year. It’s just a different medium to enjoy. Damn – the best most successful photographers in the world are using film.

Visit some galleries folks – photography and art moves on….

It doesnt need to be compared. That is like saying you can't appreciate oil based painting without it being compared to watercolor work. That is nonsensical and shows you dont understand what goes into creating artwork. Film as a medium stands on its own.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2018 at 15:10 UTC
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Simon Elwell: Interesting, but too little too late - the people who would have found this appealing have already moved to digital. The people who still shoot film are either serious hobbyists with investment in their own set-ups or professionals who have significant facilities already available.

Would this have slowed the move to digital if it had been available 15 years ago? Imperceptibly I'd guess.

If I were a dragon's den investor I'd think twice about ploughing money into something that has a shrinking and aging market and is technologically obsolete...

The market isnt shrinking...it has been growing for years.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2018 at 14:34 UTC
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(unknown member): More nostalgic time wasting nonsense. I had this kind of thing in 1973.
Shake your head, buy a digital camera, learn how to take a good picture, and go out and get creative. Don't waste any of your very very very valuable life on this archaic crap.

Yes...those with empty galleries love coming into film articles to tell everyone how much better digital is.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2018 at 14:31 UTC
On article Kodak Alaris brings 35mm Pro Image 100 film to Europe (154 comments in total)
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(unknown member): A new film comes to market, and here are the predictable “film sucks, digital rules” comments. Fine, but I have some questions:
- Is ‘image quality’ more or less important than the substance of your ideas?
- Are you able to fire the shutter with complete confidence that the shot is there, without chimping? If not, then just use the viewfinder….
- Why does an item about film provoke such defensive responses – we admire the work of great photographers of previous generations, all of whom used film.
- Why is it that Kodak are bringing a new emulsion to the European market? Could it be that there’s a demand for film? (Surely that can’t be true…)
Film has always been here; at my college we sell about 1000 rolls a year. It’s just a different medium to enjoy. Damn – the best most successful photographers in the world are using film.

Visit some galleries folks – photography and art moves on….

@kodachromeguy - No, he simply doesnt get it....but that doesnt stop him from appearing in every film post preaching the gospel of digital.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2018 at 14:44 UTC
On article Kodak Alaris brings 35mm Pro Image 100 film to Europe (154 comments in total)
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Ze De Boni: Hey! This is not a war! Canikon vs. Sony, Digital vs. Film. We use the information to evaluate our choices of tools and methods. I do use digital, after a long time experience with Large and Medium Format, mostly in Black and White.
I have images from sunsets and eclipses that came with the pain of reflections from the sensor glass on the last lens element. Many times I cannot heal it and I have to accept the ghost image as a signature of the media. I am planning to photograph the next Total Solar Eclipse at the sunset next year and beside 4 or 5 digital bodies I will carry a film camera too. Due to the extreme range, I will choose color negative film.
Surely other photographers may have good reason to use Ektachrome film these days. And what is the problem with that being the choice of an amateur or for family portraits? This is quite a large part of the market, which luckily exists and supports our industry.

And every time a film post happens, you appear...trying to preach the gospel of digital and refusing to accept that some artists use different tools than you. My what a shallow view of photography you have. Go use your DSLR and leave the film threads to those that appreciate them. You aren't converting anyone.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2018 at 14:42 UTC
On article Kodak Alaris brings 35mm Pro Image 100 film to Europe (154 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: Modern digital photography is superior to film in every possible way! I shot with film for 20 years before my first entry into digital via Nikon D2X, and never looked, as did Jay Maisel, Art Wolfe and countless others. It's a no brainer!!, promoting film is another attempt at pulling photographers into a never ending circle of payment, ( think of photography becoming alease that needs to be paid for every shot made, that era thankfully, is behind us, and storage is cheap! And new digital cameras don't have to be purchased on a regular basis.....an aging Nikon D7000 or Canon 7d is already better than 35 mm film...

@phildumb - Still wrong on every count I see. Seems you have some experience to gain, buybuybuy

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2018 at 14:40 UTC
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