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    Leica forum is pathetic!

    On dpreview.com that is. I often wonder what Irakly is doing there or why would any other photographer want to be associated with it. I'm sorry to be condescending but after seeing this, I just can't resist. Please take special note of his meticulous attention for listing all his image particulars and the value of equipment used for this amazing capture, in the wild!

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=31791442

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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    Yup
    Canon 5DII, crop from full frame ISO 400 1/320 sec f/4
    EF- 70-200mm f/4, overcast day
    The bird is a turkey
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    The camera worked without error and there was about 75% left on the battery
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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    On dpreview.com that is. I often wonder what Irakly is doing there or why would any other photographer want to be associated with it. I'm sorry to be condescending but after seeing this, I just can't resist. Please take special note of his meticulous attention for listing all his image particulars and the value of equipment used for this amazing capture, in the wild!

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=31791442
    It seems a bit odd to me that one particular post renders a complete forum pathetic. What brought you there in the first place ?
    Bart ...

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    Hi Knorp,

    Unfortunately this quality of post is the norm not the exception there, though I have to admit that this one is extra special. It was Jaap's beautiful images (http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7270) that took me there, hoping to find more on this lens and that's when I discovered this post and going through a couple of hundred pict threads I realized that he was not alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Yup
    Canon 5DII, crop from full frame ISO 400 1/320 sec f/4
    EF- 70-200mm f/4, overcast day
    The bird is a turkey
    Attachment 15938
    The camera worked without error and there was about 75% left on the battery
    -bob
    LOL Bob, I see that you even ventured outside to shoot your beast unlike our friend there who started to but finally was too frightened to roll his window down.

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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    Youre wrong,this ispathetic .............and this from someone with a life ban over there.

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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    I got banned from Dreviews Leica forum for pointing out too frequently people were posting nonsense and didn't know anything about the history of Leica and it's products.

    I get the feeling 95% of the people posting there just think Panasonic is another name for Leica.

    "The market wants a Leica to be a Leica: the inheritor of tradition, the subject of lore, and indisputably a mark of status to own."
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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    I have not posted there in quite a awhile myself. I look at the news once in awhile and that is about it. Folks wonder why we started this place. What's a good smile for that maybe
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Hi Knorp,

    Unfortunately this quality of post is the norm not the exception there, though I have to admit that this one is extra special. It was Jaap's beautiful images (http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7270) that took me there, hoping to find more on this lens and that's when I discovered this post and going through a couple of hundred pict threads I realized that he was not alone.
    Really ? AFAIK my countryman Jaap can be found on RFF and LUF but not on dpreview ... for obvious reasons
    I'm sorry you find that forum pathetic, but I rather like it you know ...

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I have not posted there in quite a awhile myself. I look at the news once in awhile and that is about it. Folks wonder why we started this place. What's a good smile for that maybe
    and all this time we thought that it was for the money

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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    Hi David
    I guess dpreview has it's moments . . both bad and good, but there is good too. I don't spend much time there these days, but I have a lot of friends there, and there are lots of good photographers there as well.

    Just have a look at some of those challenges. I challenge you to criticise the standard of photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi David
    I guess dpreview has it's moments . . both bad and good, but there is good too. I don't spend much time there these days, but I have a lot of friends there, and there are lots of good photographers there as well.

    Just have a look at some of those challenges. I challenge you to criticise the standard of photography.
    Hi Jono,

    I agree dpreview has its moments and I too have friends there. I know that both you and Tim were regulars there when the M8 first came out and Irakley is still there, but even at that time, beside you guys there were only a handful more Leica owners who knew what they were doing and the rest, well, that's why you're here now. I know this post isn't politically correct and might bother some, and I wouldn't make the same comment about any of the other forums there, but look at this image and all those in other threads there compared to the few on challenges and if you're brutally honest, given the quality of Leica equipment, would you still disagree with this post?

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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    Actually if there is one forum over there better than the others than from my reading Leica seems better than the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Actually if there is one forum over there better than the others than from my reading Leica seems better than the rest.
    Don't tempt me to post more links Guy....

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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Hi Jono,

    I agree dpreview has its moments and I too have friends there. I know that both you and Tim were regulars there when the M8 first came out and Irakley is still there, but even at that time, beside you guys there were only a handful more Leica owners who knew what they were doing and the rest, well, that's why you're here now. I know this post isn't politically correct and might bother some, and I wouldn't make the same comment about any of the other forums there, but look at this image and all those in other threads there compared to the few on challenges and if you're brutally honest, given the quality of Leica equipment, would you still disagree with this post?
    Hi David
    I wasn't really thinking of the Leica challenges - Louis is an excellent photographer . . and Bart and several others, I had just been looking at the results of some of the new dpreview challenges, and there really are some good pictures.

    dpreview challentes

    I don't give a monkey's toss for political correctness (really), but I'm forever fighting off the GOM (grumpy old man) tendency, which I can see growing in myself.

    Irakly has done lots of good on that forum (not least for me . . I still wonder whether there should be a crocodile in each of my pictures ). Bart (Knorp) is a positive pillar of wonderfulness (and has editors choice on LFI just like Irakly). Louis takes marvellous pictures, Jim Radcliffe and Steve Huff are contenders.

    Do I need to go on?

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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    But what about my turkey? LOL
    Lots of good photographers, but I think that the original point in the first quoted post is that there are two images spliced together that occurred when the battery ran out.
    Actually that is pretty interesting, not the picture in any other way.
    thanks
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    My shot was through a double glazed kitchen window.

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    But what about my turkey? LOL
    Lots of good photographers, but I think that the original point in the first quoted post is that there are two images spliced together that occurred when the battery ran out.
    Actually that is pretty interesting, not the picture in any other way.
    thanks
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    My shot was through a double glazed kitchen window.
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    I'm REALLY REALLY REALLY sorry
    We're neglecting you and your turkey shot
    inexcusable I'd say - and a wonderful capture

    PS - I'm sure that's a turkey . . .but in England they look quite different

    dammit - I've just realised you're a super moderator . . . I'm about to be banned . . eeek

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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    I'd ban myself first :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    I'd ban myself first :-)
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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    There was just a really long thread on the p.net Leica/Rangefinder forum about why so many people left ... which I oddly stumbled on after not going there forever.

    Some friends there still trying to make a go of it. I let them know why I left, and so did others ... in the end I'm not sure the moderators wanted to hear it and closed the discussion. But I may be wrong ... some seemed to want to revive it again.

    Maybe it'll get better ... but they'll need stronger Troll filters. Best of luck to them.

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    Me I hardly look at leica forum , I am here or luminous landscape or sportsshooter.com. That is it. David

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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    I'm not really sure why you are raising a fuss over someone a)testing a lens and then in the process b)having a camera fault and illustrating the problem.
    I don't spend a lot of time on that forum but there are some nice people and in fact we had a small get together in Santa Cruz last weekend with Jim Radcliffe who is on a photography trip to the west coast.

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    Re: Leica forum is pathetic!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post

    I got banned from Dreviews Leica forum for pointing out too frequently people were posting nonsense and didn't know anything about the history of Leica and it's products.


    Well that'll piss 'em off every time!!! Ain't nothin' worse than someone showing up that really knows and make you seem like you never really knew what you thought you knew.

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