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post #4186 of 6309

Excellent camera/lens combo!  Love that one myself.

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... how about an update to have the up button as fast forward and the down button as rewind.... would trade off for that one.

If you put the player on its back and look at the buttons, they are in the right place. I guess that's how Iriver engineers see it.

post #4188 of 6309
wow, i knew it, i could smell full frame DSLR here biggrin.gif

actually this is the camera i want to replace my Mark 1D3 with
Edited by Gintaras - 10/30/13 at 1:38pm
post #4189 of 6309
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wow, i knew it, i could smell full frame DSLR here biggrin.gif

actually this is the camera i want to replace my Mark 1D3 with

The 5DIII is a very fine camera. It does many things well and the tracking works well. The quiet shutter mode is excellent and works well for wedding or events where keeping your camera quiet is an advantage. Great for street photography as well. I think it is quieter than my Leica M9. 

 

Now, back tot he dap. :^)

post #4190 of 6309
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

The 5DIII is a very fine camera. It does many things well and the tracking works well. The quiet shutter mode is excellent and works well for wedding or events where keeping your camera quiet is an advantage. Great for street photography as well. I think it is quieter than my Leica M9. 

 

Now, back tot he dap. :^)

...... M9... a real overprice camera, but the lens... top notch.

post #4191 of 6309
I am sorry, But i get so ticked off when someone "states" something is overpriced! Usually they say it because they cannot afford it or don't want to pay the cost of it!

Something is worth what someone is willing to pay for it! As to the M9. For me, it and the lenses are worth every penny. The body is hand built, your buying into photographic history, exceptional build quality and a history of being able to service and have repaired second to none.

Most people I know who own Leica own them for those reasons and yes, pay a little more for the privilege! To us (I am a Leica owner, X1 & D-Lux5) the cost is well worth it!

Yes, I know the D-Lux5 is a Panasonic but I also know it's design is very slightly different and I prefer those differences when it comes to image style. The Panasonic was not even an option for me and I have never regretted for one moment the extra cost as it is easily absorbed by the slight technical difference plus the extended warranty.
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I am sorry, But i get so ticked off when someone "states" something is overpriced! Usually they say it because they cannot afford it or don't want to pay the cost of it!

Something is worth what someone is willing to pay for it! As to the M9. For me, it and the lenses are worth every penny. The body is hand built, your buying into photographic history, exceptional build quality and a history of being able to service and have repaired second to none.

Most people I know who own Leica own them for those reasons and yes, pay a little more for the privilege! To us (I am a Leica owner, X1 & D-Lux5) the cost is well worth it!

Yes, I know the D-Lux5 is a Panasonic but I also know it's design is very slightly different and I prefer those differences when it comes to image style. The Panasonic was not even an option for me and I have never regretted for one moment the extra cost as it is easily absorbed by the slight technical difference plus the extended warranty.

 

You got your point, but it definitely over price for me as i'm comparing it to other high end camera like D4, 1DX, even a digital MF could be cheaper for the whole setup, higher resolution, superb AFC but it win for it's size as FF. Handcraft or not it mean nothing to me, i'm just look for image quality for photography. I think we off topic too much.. lets back to track :P.

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I would think that in AK120 forum people would understand that sometimes you pay a lot more for something that's a little better. 

I'm an M9 owner. 

For me a camera is as good as the picture you can take with it. I've been shooting with Leica M film cameras for 30 years, so I can get my shot without thinking about the equipment with the M9. At my age I'll never be as fluid with the 5D. 

These days all of the full fame sensors are better than you'll probably ever need, but you can see the quality of the lens in a facebook post. 

It's really hard to call something overpriced when it is always backordered. The market clearly supports the price. 

Shoot RAW!


Edited by Sam Edwards - 10/31/13 at 5:47am
post #4194 of 6309
I totally agree for the lens, thus nex ff would be awesome to pair with , yeah raw rock
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At times 'over priced' is a look at the components involved and what other cheaper devices can do with less or the same at a lower price. There is a thing amongst companies into highly priced products that has them think that they can charge the earth for a grain of sand as long as its made to look pretty so it works both ways. It would be good to do a scientific comparison between the output of certain audio devices to see if they really stand to their claims... or whether the cost has placebo'ed people into thinking it better.

 

Says the guy with the most expensive DAP on the market with a $600 upgrade in mind not including an amp.

 

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If you put the player on its back and look at the buttons, they are in the right place. I guess that's how Iriver engineers see it.

 

Ah... so left is backward and right is forward from their view .lol. Still doesn't make sense, no one has the player on its back like that, its always going to be standing, in which case up is forward and down is backward. Really enjoy these cultural variances sometimes, can see it in the UI's they develop for players in the East with companies like Cowon, people struggle to find them intuitive in other places due to cultural differences.... would have thought up as forward - down as backward would have been somewhat universal though... confess to finding it a bit annoying.

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Still looking for user reviews of the RE-B mod paired with various amps.... am leaning toward that side of the fence but am still on the fence considering whether or not to have it modded.

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RE-B? Or RWAK120-B?
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RE-B? Or RWAK120-B?

 

RWAK120-B = $700 mod    http://redwineaudio.com/mods/rwak120-s

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I knew this, was plan to get 1. Waiting for my headphone then the decision come.
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RE-B? Or RWAK120-B?

 

 What is a RE-B? Linky?

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