I have been a on again off again subscriber to DL. Right now off again.
If DL is a landscape photographer, he is one of the few people I know who shoots most of his scenes wide open. I guess he is trying to carve out a " new style" who knows.
Now his big thing is shooting this "Doll Scene" which again is fine if you are a studio photographer confined to a small working area, yet by his own omission, his tests are inconclusive. Again if he is a landscape photographer he should use landscape scenes as his test subject, not dolls shot from 4 feet.
I think his coverage of the OM-D was very extensive and thorough and purchased one based on his findings especially when he discovered ETTR, just like Al Gore who invented the Internet , give me a break.
Hi Leica reviews I think are lacking he only tests there more expensive sumilux and maybe a sumicron here and there, and of course everything wide open, gee I wonder why he can't get accurate focus all the time. I understand that people buy Leica's to shoot wide open, but that's for street photography, not landscapes which he claims to be.
I am a landscape and sports photographer, when I owned my M9 system, 95% were all shot at infinity at f5.6-F8 and all were perfectly in focus and this was using all of Leica's entry level lenses, very small, easy to handle. The reason why I sold my M9 was no long glass, which I tend to use a lot for my images. Maybe with the the M using R glass will bring me back to Leica, though I would have to sell all my gear just to afford one
When I shoot sports and need fast and accurate AF, I just pull out a Nikon D3S.
In conclusion about DL, I find him to be quite an arrogant person, at least in his email responsive's He has to right about everything and I mean everything.
Yet at the end of the day Im still waiting to see one good landscape image taken from him. Maybe he is hiding them somewhere
I have yet to ever seen even one good image taken from him, for a guy who goes to Yosemite all the time where one would have to try hard not to get some great images there, I guess he's that guy.
I think he should come over to this site and look at some great work taken buy some real photographers, I.e Aswhin, Jono, and Tim Ashley just to name a few and there are so many more here.