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 on: Today at 06:12:47 AM 
Started by Jeff-Grant - Last post by David Grover / Phase One
Dedicated Keith!  Wink

 on: Today at 06:10:29 AM 
Started by peterv - Last post by peterv
I know Mr. Chambers is a thorough and knowledgeable reviewer, but as of late he seems to have an extra large ax to grind with Leica. Most of his reviews of Leica products are quite negative.

He just tested a Leica S and encountered AF problems. Incidentally, he also reported AF problems in his original S2 review. I've used my S2-P for 2,5 years now and like most other S system owners, I can confirm that AF is very, very accurate.

If he has these AF errors, assuming Mr. Chambers knows how to operate the camera, he has a faulty camera and he should not publish a review that hurts Leica. I understand he's not pleased because he feels his valuable time was wasted, but that doesn't mean he should bad-mouth a complete system like this.

I had planned to become a subscriber again, just to read his thoughts on the S system, but I guess I'll hold off for now.

 on: Today at 05:58:25 AM 
Started by Jeff-Grant - Last post by KLaban
Apologies for going off topic but how about C1 and Leica M series cameras?

Generic DNG or dedicated camera profiles?

 on: Today at 05:56:19 AM 
Started by stamper - Last post by seamus finn
Yes to all of the above and more....

 on: Today at 05:42:13 AM 
Started by keithcooper - Last post by Ernst Dinkla
It may be a question of licensing the pixel shift technology.  I think it may belong to Olympus.

Pixel shifting must be more than two decades old now, it has been used even before Sinar MF digital backs started to use it in 2000:
Maybe an Olympus patent on pixel shift combined with sensor image stabilisation but we see that Pentax can use that method too. Sensor image stabilisation has been used since 2003 by Konica-Minolta so before Olympus did and Sony must have the KM patents or at least a deal to use that technology. It has used the technology for other camera models since. So far I mentioned actual camera/sensor introductions and no patents, often enough patents are in the hands of companies that will not use the technology themselves.

No, I do not see patent issues preventing Sony to go that route even if Olympus has control, the market segments of FF and M4/3 differ enough to make a license deal possible.

EDIT: to put this thread in perspective

Met vriendelijke groet, Ernst
December 2014 update, 700+ inkjet media white spectral plots

 on: Today at 05:42:00 AM 
Started by redoleary - Last post by Diego Pigozzo
I like it, very much: it's technically well executed (as far as I can tell).

I also think that the shot would be more interesting if it was part of a series of the same kind of shots because that would lead to a more coherent interpretation.

 on: Today at 05:14:12 AM 
Started by stamper - Last post by Jimbo57
I think that the numptie who drafted the petition is every bit as mentally disturbed as the "hunter" who killed the tame lion.

I make no excuses for the American dentist who did the killing nor for the PH who laid it on for him. But the petitioner is obviously one of those animal "rights" weirdos.

Wouldn't a sanely worded petition have gathered much more support? Including that of genuine hunters who abhor this type of lunacy.

 on: Today at 05:06:47 AM 
Started by stamper - Last post by Manoli
Officials in Zimbabwe have reported that Cecil the Lion was illegally hunted for $55,000 by Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota. Cecil was allegedly lured out of his home in a national park using food, shot with a crossbow, tracked for 40 more hours, then murdered with a gun. Cecil’s head was cut off as a trophy of his murder, and he was skinned.  Cecil was part of an Oxford University research project and wore a GPS collar.

If true and illegal, then a warrant for his arrest should be issued and an application to have him extradited should follow. Something tells me that the USA, though keen to extend the reach of the DoJ worldwide, aren't so enthusiastic when it comes to reciprocity.

I'm also told that this is being widely reported today across the EU , including the BBC, Times, Guardian and petitions are gathering 'substantial momentum'.

Personally, I'd crucify the 'low-life'.

Jeremy, can't follow your thought process here - perhaps you could expand ?

 on: Today at 05:05:28 AM 
Started by Jimbo57 - Last post by Jimbo57
As above..........

 on: Today at 05:03:40 AM 
Started by kennyyounger - Last post by Jimbo57
I just received my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART. It's a beautiful lens, and incredibly sharp at large apertures.

But I shoot mostly landscapes, and find that stopping this lens down to my typical f/8 on a tripod, I can't seem to get much more sharpness out of it than my Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS @50mm and f/8.

I guess my question would be, "Why did you imagine you would get much more sharpness?" (Or at least, assuming that you are not being muffed over by illusory statistics from optical laboratories, "Why did you think you would get more sharpness that you could actually discern in your prints?)

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