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Quite an hilarious M9-P review
Old 03-28-2012   #1
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Quite an hilarious M9-P review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcPqXKH69j4

That must be a joke though...
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Wow, at first I wasn't sure it was a joke, but then he showed the Nocti. The humor is pretty dead-pan though...let's hope it's a joke.
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No one buys that much camera without knowing what they are getting into. And there is no way anyone would like at the images on the LCD of an M9 and think it was a great camera.
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I actually hope it's not a joke...that is just hilarious Some people don't have the notion of money.
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I don't think anyone needs to worry.
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Old 03-28-2012   #6
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^ a joke, ha ha
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No one buys that much camera without knowing what they are getting into.
Oh yes they do... remember, to some spending $20,000 is like us spending $50.
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Old 03-28-2012   #8
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Too funny on a lot of different levels. You never know.

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Old 03-28-2012   #9
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Oh yes they do... remember, to some spending $20,000 is like us spending $50.

Yup. A few years ago I read a comment made by a member about how on another forum (fine pens, watches, pipes or something), that another fine item to have is a Leica camera. He popped in to RFF, found out a little about Leicas and bought a kit.
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Well, two examples:

Ran into a lady some years ago with an M7--she didn't have any idea how to load film into the camera and told me she thought it sucked, anyway. Guess she bought right into "the Leica Legend" and thought buying the camera would automatically turn her from a "happy snapper" into a photographer as good as, say, David Douglas Duncan, without doing the work.

Then there was the woman on a photo trip who showed up with a $10,000 Hasselblad, had never read the instruction manual, and didn't even know how to turn it on (it was one of their later autoexposure models).

So yeah,some people really do rush right out and buy expensive pro-model cameras without knowing a damn thing about photography.

Only wish Id've offered to take that M7 off that lady's hands for cheap...
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At least the guy lucked out and went to a pro shop where the staff was knowledgeable, as a result he ended up with the best camera and lens available.
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At least the guy lucked out and went to a pro shop where the staff was knowledgeable, as a result he ended up with the best camera and lens available.
Yeah, I wish my sales guys were that good.
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Oh yes they do... remember, to some spending $20,000 is like us spending $50.
+1 (I know at least one who did)
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It's a spoof. It's very well done. The camera on the bed. The dead pan delivery. The use of the term noctilux instead of boasting of the f1 etc is the give away that he's an insider. Plus the mere fact he made the video at all. Bit disappointed it's manual focus! It's directed at us.
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.....it probably is one of us.
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It made me smile -- regardless - real or spoof.
(wow - I want to get that sales person on my team too, can make someone spend $19k - that isn't into photography.)
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Here's my review of the "review":

What did he shoot that video with? It must be a 645 rangefinder with a portrait orientation.

Someone got a good commission on that sale! It actually helped the sales rep take better photos - since he/she now has some extra money to throw down on some lenses.

I hesitate to call it a review. It really didn't inform me of anything. Other than the guy is loaded.
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This has to be a joke........the guy could have bought a new car for the same money!
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This has to be a joke........the guy could have bought a new car for the same money!
Maybe he already had a car.
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lol......you had to laugh, great joke.
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Only Americans (often so literal) might not recognize this immediately as humor. In Europe, this is how we're funny, without a laugh track, and always tongue in cheek.
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another - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9NWeMkBN_A

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another - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9NWeMkBN_A

"I like to keep it on an even number"


LOL...so your the one
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Only Americans (often so literal) might not recognize this immediately as humor. In Europe, this is how we're funny, without a laugh track, and always tongue in cheek.
You Europeans smoke too much.
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LOL ... there's a follow up video detailing how to use the Noctilux that is even better.

If this was serious (which I'm sure it's not) it would be a little sad actually!


Edit .... whoops I noticed someone already posted that link. ^
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The use of the term noctilux instead of boasting of the f1 etc is the give away that he's an insider.
The fact that he sounds like he has no idea about f/stops makes it sound more genuine! haha
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Yeah, that was really funny. I had a good laugh.

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Hilarious! Clever viral marketing. Wish I'd thought of it. Brilliant.
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LOL ... there's a follow up video detailing how to use the Noctilux that is even better.

If this was serious (which I'm sure it's not) it would be a little sad actually!


Edit .... whoops I noticed someone already posted that link. ^
Like this one better Keith.
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I'm in tears from laughing so hard.
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Either brilliant idea to market a mundane video or utterly sad.
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LOL ... there's a follow up video detailing how to use the Noctilux that is even better.

If this was serious (which I'm sure it's not) it would be a little sad actually!


Edit .... whoops I noticed someone already posted that link. ^
Yep it just got even better.
I really now think it's a spoof!
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He was serious. I messaged him about a trade for a P&S with autofocus. Should be arriving next week.
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Brilliant, the second video is genius laughing so hard.
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Brilliant, the second video is genius laughing so hard.


The second one was very good IMO!

I hope digital review's Kai is looking at these .... this guy's the master at appearing to be genuinely stupid.
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From the videos:

"If your subject is close, then you're more likely to get blurry pictures."

"A dial that says 5.6, 8, 11, you know, they skip a couple of numbers in between (...) you don't focus but you actually get darker pictures."

Oh now I know why some of my pictures don't come out right!

Seriously though, I don't think these videos are meant as a joke at all. The joke is actually on him: he went to a camera store, asked for the best camera available and the sales person sold him something he doesn't need and will never understand.

I know this kind of people too well. They are loaded with money and only buy stuff to show off what they have. This guy will now go from taking crappy pictures with a cheap P&S camera to taking crappy pictures with a 20.000 USD kit.
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Even if this was 100% genuine, it's far from the worst. I got a friend complaining that her photos are always so dark because she set the camera to -3 compensation.
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I'd thought I'd seen everything. Now I have.

It's got to be a spoof, unless the poor chap is delusional. He has to be to believe that any camera (never mind leica) user will benefit from his advice.
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Maybe in his next video he will show us his new Ferrari and tell us he's disappointed it's manual gear shift only.

Besides, if he's going to shoot at f/4 all the time, why would he need a Noctilux?
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Oh yeah, you Europeans are a laugh riot.
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