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« on: Today at 08:18:46 AM »
I just want to add that I love going over to http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum
and reading the posts, its like opening up a time-capsule in the cornerstone of a 1930s skyscraper. The purists are so frustrated.
« on: Today at 07:18:47 AM »
i wish ,but it may be a rebadged gx2
This is exactly my guess, the timing with the Panasonic rumors is awfully coincident. Still, I'm not quite sure how they will accommodate the gigantic issues of sensor size and lens mount, but maybe that's the 'mini' part.
. . .and then there is this: "the new camera will be made in Germany and it will not be part of the Panasonic-rebranded Leica cameras"
I can't help but think that somehow the Portugal factory is involved in this but I don't know how country-of-origin labeling rules work in the EU, so ok it will be made in Germany.
« on: Today at 06:16:45 AM »
My first voigtlander wide angle:
i love this lens on a fuji ... mine is the older screw mount from about 4 years ago , same optical formula but yours is a bit nicer otherwise .....enjoy
its sharp sharp sharp
I bought the m-mount version totally for the filter mount which works perfectly on the Fuji, I wonder though if standard 52mm filters will vignette on full frame?
« on: Yesterday at 06:43:40 PM »
do you a Leica M mount Camera?
You will love the Ultra-Wide and THIS lens is about 98% distortion free!!!!! on a Film camera!
Its mounted on the Fuji most of the time now, but I bought it with the intention of using it for video in the future (probably on a RED). Its reassuring that people still build lenses like this and now I'm inspired to find a voigtlander 75 or maybe even a Nokton 50.
« on: Yesterday at 04:18:50 PM »
My first voigtlander wide angle:
« on: Yesterday at 04:03:39 PM »
I wonder if Zeiss will ever make that 12mm 'touit' in a m43 mount
« on: May 22, 2013, 05:00:07 PM »
« on: May 19, 2013, 04:48:00 PM »
So I was selling this lens recently, I had it posted here for a couple days, I originally had it listed on the well-known auction site for a fixed price BIN with a best-offer option. I'm in the middle of a move so I'm in a little bit of a hurry, after getting no response for a week I sent it onto a 3 day auction with a low starting bid ($90). So it ended up going today for more than the original BIN price. I've had this happen so many times I just laugh now, this is like the definition of human nature-the baseless optimism that somehow you are going to get a deal in a bidding situation.
« on: May 19, 2013, 04:39:58 PM »
The gesture in the position of the little guy's ossified tail says it all for me. I love this shot but I'm one of those people that can't resist poking around a dead animal.
« on: May 14, 2013, 06:21:35 PM »
-Gone to auction-
« on: May 11, 2013, 08:58:16 PM »
« on: May 11, 2013, 02:00:24 PM »
It sounds a little pessimistic but I am beginning to think that this is what can be expected from any software maker when they achieve a certain market share. PS is so ubiquitous and essential for so many people that it has given Adobe the audacity to attempt this most commercial of maneuvers. I would never consider storing my content anywhere but locally.
« on: May 10, 2013, 09:53:06 AM »
There is a production company in Rio de Janeiro owned by an ex-pat Brit named 'Green-go films'.
But I am a little skeptical (as a gringo) on your history. I could swear the term 'gringo' was used in Hollywood movies that pre-date the Cuban revolution. 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre'? That was 1948, now I will have to watch it again to see if they use it.
« on: May 10, 2013, 09:43:19 AM »
One of the first shots from last night. There is a second moose in there.
« on: May 09, 2013, 04:03:22 PM »
So I did it.
So far, just handling the camera for a couple days and shooting some test shots I can share my first impressions.
It isn't as featherweight as everyone warned, but I put a RRS base/handle on it which makes it a little better to handle and fits right in to the QR bases that I'm using (the RRS base also allows bat and card changes). Nothing seems to be rattling around inside and I don't find the seams on the bottom mismatched or anything like that. I like the menu structure and the pseudo-analog controls are very intuitive for me. The AF reminds me a little of Olympus 4/3 technology, its about the same speed and accuracy as I experienced with my E3. Haven't processed any RAW files yet. I'll try posting something soon.
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:38:55 PM »
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:25:48 PM »
Let the cooking begins
Sriracha-Sauce di blaufeld66, su Flickr
Update: Just tried it on an hotdog, a strip 2mm wide and 6cm long.
Yeah, that stuff is serious, I occasionally use it to fortify a flaming BBQ sauce
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:22:58 PM »
First rate macro work, focus stack?
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:45:29 AM »
The theoretical scenarios for chaos make me sweat.
PS layers are one thing, but imagine a 57 minute broadcast documentary project in Premier Pro, 12 video layers, 8 or 10 audio tracks, linked multilayer photoshop and aftereffects graphics. There are so many ways this can go wrong even when you fastidiously control all the assets in-house. Last week I lost almost 2 days of work because some narration audio files came from the narrator with screwy file permissions and the media wouldn't relink to the PP sequence. No one can tell me that this going to work smoother in a CC environment, CC just gives me the willys.
The level of noise on this is remarkable, has Adobe ever backed down on something in the past?
« on: May 07, 2013, 06:27:12 PM »
I've yet to hear or read anyone responding positively to this, supposedly they have 500k subscribers already but I have a funny feeling they are going to do some sort of back track (probably a half-assed temprary PR move) because the backlash from core users is significant.
« on: May 07, 2013, 01:24:03 PM »
I really don't like it. If I liked it I would have subscribed to CC instead of doing the last upgrade to CS6. On the other hand, for me, there really aren't any other options, PP, AE, PS, AME and LR are bread-and-butter for me. In the last 4 years the CS has saved me tens of thousands of dollars and has been the technical core of my professional work. What would I ditch CS for? In some respects, from a business standpoint maybe a CC subscription is going to be easier on taxes, or maybe its the same I can't remember right now if software is a depreciable purchase or a straight deductable expense like a camera rental.
« on: May 07, 2013, 09:25:47 AM »
The Voigtlander SLII 58mm, I used it a couple times in Nikon mount, I loved it on m43, very hard to find under $400 but probably worth the search.
The Leica 60mm elmarit R is wonderful and filthy expensive, out of your budget.
Zeiss Contax 60 macro planar? I think C/Y to Fuji X adapters are available, probably out of your budget.
I think you really ought to look for a Voigtlander 75mm f2.5 heliar in Leica screw, I see those going for around $300 frequently.
There is also an older Canon FL 55mm f1.2, dirt cheap and probably a lot of 'character'. There is a Canon 58mm f1.2 FL but I've never seen one.
« on: May 07, 2013, 09:06:17 AM »
I'm surprised no one here is wailing and gnashing teeth over the most recent announcement. Some of the other forums are absolutely foaming-at-the-mouth about this.
« on: May 04, 2013, 11:40:13 AM »
. . .I think with the finder on it the E-P5 is beginning to look like this obscure classic:
I think you can even convert the Kern Macro Switar to m43.
« on: April 29, 2013, 03:05:04 PM »
scroll to around 2:20 to see the sexiest color on a camera Ive seen ever
gunmetal! but plastic I'm sure?