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Latest Review Comments

Latest comments, thoughts and reaction to our recently reviewed Photographic Equipment, including the Irix 11mm f/4 Firefly Review.

Thanks a lot for this review. The wideness of this lens is fantastic. I should take a more specific look at it.
Recently I engaged in a similar topic and I would be happy to hear your thoughts about my reviews. Hope you share your opinion on it

Made by JoanLParks on 13 Feb 2021 8:43PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I saw a review online written by a news photographer who uses a Q2 for his job. In four years, he shot over 500,000 (yes, half a million images - not a typo) with his Q2 with no malfunctions, no failures, no shutter assembly issues. That is impressive by any metric.

To put those 500,000+ exposures in perspective, I remember reading that Nikon and Canon's pro DSLR bodies have shutters rated for 300,000 exposures. I have never read of any DSLR made by any maker that made 500,000+ exposure with no problems.

Yes, the Q2/Q2 Monochrom are costly. Quality, craftsmanship, durability and reliability are not to be had at bargain prices.

Made by herrbarnack on 10 Feb 2021 4:10PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

There's an inconsistency here. If photographers shooting B/W "aren't going to mind some noise", why should they be bothered about the extra sharpness of a mono sensor over a colour one? And you have to stop it down to get max sharpness. And there's flare These Leicas really are the emperors new clothes.

Aart from which, what is this OCD current about sharpness? If you intend to shoot test charts and enter competitions for who can show the most lines per mm maybe it makes sense. Otherwise who notes the sharpness of an image? Does anyone go to a Don McCullin or Martin Parr exhibition and remark on the sharpness of their pictures.All you need for a picture is sharp enough. The rest is bulls***t.

If anyone remarks on the sharpness of a picture, one thing is certain. The picture has failed.

Made by lemmy on 10 Feb 2021 12:46PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

First a minor typo. In the description beneath the 14-24 it is described as a 12-24.

Second - a great summary of some outstanding optics Tongue

I only own 3 of the ones in the list - so far.

I minor comment on the 14-24 - in the early release notes Nikon mentioned a price of £2,399 - and 2-3 weeks later increased it to £2,499.

Made by LenShepherd on 6 Feb 2021 8:41AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

@MydarlingRed - isn't that all mentioned on the first page? Under what's new with the Mark III. The Mark II also had USB C.

Made by someone on 5 Feb 2021 8:10AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I cannot believe they only gave this camera a 4,5 but then they failed to list the joystick, 400k shutter, my menu as pro’s while starry sky AF and Handheld high res became features and they got the IBIS wrong as the iii offers 1.5 stops over the ii not 1 with 7 stops on any mz lens whereas the ii offered only 5.5 and no mention of usb C, an industry standard. Ah well everyone had their own agenda.

Made by MydarlingRed on 4 Feb 2021 9:42PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

or buy a Leica MP and use black and white film solely?

Made by pablophotographer on 4 Feb 2021 5:41PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply


This photo is not sharp , blurry ?
SR not work?

Made by Oxygenum on 27 Jan 2021 11:23AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Nice lens!

Made by josa on 27 Jan 2021 10:09AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I agree this is a ridiculous "review."
I double-down on the idea that for any "reviewer" to complain about "no AF" on a precision manual[ optic is absurd.

What this dense reviewer fails to comprehend is some people actually enjoy the "handling" of a long focus-throw in the effort to absolutely, and precisely, nail focus on a tripod.

Just because the reviewer is a hand-holding "snapper," doesn't mean that other photographers won't actually take their time to compose and focus with precision, and don't enjoy the short/imprecise "looseness" of AF glass.

The outstanding 135 Zeiss APO Sonnar deserved a review by somebody actually competent enough to give give one.

Made by JKoerner007 on 26 Jan 2021 5:04PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply