I've got no plan, man.
This sort of image is common enough for me to call it a photographer's trope, but I love the framing (nose evenly divided and eye enlarged) enough to enjoy it. Well done.
Beautiful scenery. The rays of light and the car break the scene evenly and in my opinion, perfectly.
River on the navi makes the scenery work.
I wonder how many people actually read contest rules.
Beautiful. Well done.
alexst4: Ridiculously overpriced...What do people find so attractive in these dated body designs? a-la retro?Is this nostagia? Back when these boxy designs appeard it was out of necessity, not because it was 'cool'. These designs are not ergonomic to say the least :) This leica even has a screw for a mecanical sutter release, I mean...really?I bet the average age of the buyer is around 70 years old :) and they buy this because thay're rich and this is how they remember a camera should look like... lol
Yes, you are right. One thing, however, is that whether Canada or Portugal, Leica don't exploit the global slave force the same as Nikon/Canon/Samsung/Apple, etc., for which I am glad of.
I cannot afford a Leica camera, and even if I could, would probably opt for a different brand for digital. I am about to trade up to a Leica M3 soon, however for film as my lenses are changing systems.
tominhk: re Leica glass... Is it not possible for Canon or nikon etc to make the same? Maybe an L plus lens? And match with a body with no aa filter?
Of course they can make similar quality glass, but it will be made all electronic, and thus prone to breakage, hardware updates, and none of these autofocus lenses work properly on other systems. Leica glass is all mechanical and stands the test of time.
It is also made for rangefinders, so can be small. Compare a leica 35/1,4 to a Nikon 35/1,4 and see. The lens holds probably 4x the volume of the Leica, if not more, and is far heavier.
Nikon and Canon are on a 'big' kick. Their cameras are getting bigger and bigger every generation since the F5. Their lenses are silly. Put two of those in your bag and you have more weight than a Leica system with the same focal length and an extra lens, plus a lot more space taken up.
I don't own Leica, but I shoot with a Canon P and L lenses. Absolutely unbelievable the size difference.
Regarding the Ferrari, you've missed the point. If all a Ferrari is is spec, then why not get a similarly spec'd Acura and save a lot of money? Or a Toyota Supra, or Fair Lady Z?
Some products exist in different price echelons. Some people find those products worth it and desirable. Some don't. Leica don't pander to the cost-cutting, penny-pinching, benchmarks-are-god people. They make cameras as they always have (aside from the S) and will continue to for as long as there is business.
If the only way to think is cheap and price-performance, everyone everywhere should be buying Walmart shoes and clothes only. No brand names, just mass-market products stripped from banana republics. Leica still make their stuff in Germany and pay German wages.
These Japanese and Korean companies do NOT unless you pay the same amount. It's all about how much the maker wants to exploit not only the market, but the people who make the products they market.
liquid stereo: How do people manual focus? I can't imagine doing it with the default finder/focusing-screen.
I don't understand this. I do find using a DSLR harder to focus than an SLR, but I do fine with a 180 2,8 AiS even with teleextender attached. You just get used to it. It's very easy in good light, and with bad light, just takes a bit more work.
I gave up on Autofocus lenses a long time ago and only have AiS lenses. Overall, they are much easier to use, but I'll admit, that AF lenses on the same camera do give sharper images about 60% of the time. When I'm spot on with MF, it is usually as good, but I'm usually off by a little. No matter though, as there are very few instances when pixel perfect sharpness is necessary. Studio photography is the only time I can think that it is necessary.
Indeed. Would have loved to see this take 1st.
I'm supposed to be working. Instead, I'm clicking through your amazing colours.
Mars looks pretty built up from what I can see. Can't imagine there are any 'life on mars' naysayers left. Amazing.
So, every large manufacturer have a mirrorless camera, or in the case of Sony, dozens of them. I have a feeling Canon will develop their lens series just fine.
Another 'nude' without pubic hair. Are all people in the West or America reverting to adolescence?
Imagefoundry: I've bought a Pentax-K adapter for my Xpro1 off ebay and spent an afternoon playing with my collection of Pentax glass. I can sum up the experience as follows:
1. manual focusing with X-Pro1, combined with manual aperture control, is plain painful. Until someone comes up with an adapter than can change aperture on Pentax-A lenses (fat chance, as this requires firmware support) I wouldn't touch this again.
2. The whole manual focusing approach needs to be re-thought. One, I would like to see a detail window at all times, not full-frame, and not just when I press a dial (which is awkward in itself); two - the focusing detail window needs to be stabilized.
Agree here with this OP:
better than peaking is full-time magnification window, not full screen. Peaking doesn't get small details until you are zoomed way in.
100% or 50% focus window that can be moved around would be a godsend. That, or use known focal lengths and imitate rangefinder focusing via digital controls.
Josh152: Personally I would be more happy to see fuji come out with an affordable, full frame, rangefinder. A camera like that would sell like hot cakes and might even force the price of the Leica M series down a bit.
Rangefinders can have TTL metering, just can't look through the lens unless used like mirrorless cameras with live view. In fact, modern rangefinders all have TTL metering.
Today's rangefinders, though, just like today's SLR cameras, are massive in comparison to just 20 years ago, or 30 years ago. Cameras shouldn't be getting bigger.
If only there were simple digital SLR/rangefinder cameras released that really were like Leica M9, basically shutter, speed dial, exposure dial, and sensor. Even a manually cocking shutter like the Espson would be great.
No everyone wants a massive camera that can do everything.
I want a large, bright viewfinder in either SLR or rangefinder, 35mm equivalent sensor, and small as possible size. The rest: I'll take care of.
Do I see a winner here?
Absolutely beautiful place. Very much miss Norway.
Big man descending?