shigzeo

shigzeo

Lives in Japan Chiba, Japan
Works as a Writer, Audio Critic
Has a website at http://ohm-image.net
Joined on Sep 14, 2010
About me:

utterly impressionable

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Kiril Karaatanasov: Leica M6 released 1984
Leica M7 released 2002 (ok there is M6 TTL in 1998)

18 years per model that costed quite a bit.

M8 - 2006
M9 - 2009
M240 - 2012
M-P - 2014
M Typ 262 2015

This is a joke....same as the stupid SL. Leica is just shelling out obsoleted garbage like Hasselblad....surely they put a good viewfinder or some other gimmick but if they are to replace models every year price should be at most a third of what they currently ask. The quality is nowhere near their old Leica products and despite the aluminum shell it is exactly as good as a Sony, Canon, Panasonic or Nikon camera if not worse

@Ken: you can criticise any brand you want. Leica deserves it as much as anyone. But criticising with straw man arguments is silly. If your goal is: tech only and tech for tech's sake, why even post in a Leica M thread? Aim ire at the SL.

The M isn't and never will be that camera.

The M can and will never, ever be sold for 1/3 of its current price. That is stupid. No one could make an M with the same quality of build and attention to detail for that price. I'm sure you can make it cheaper. But so what? Your A7 could be cheaper, too.

Every camera can. But why don't we criticise other brands from the same angle? Because we accept the mass market and not the niche.

Massive oversimplification of Leica based on personal biases is silly. There are MANY places where Leica can and should be criticised. It would be nice if people that hurl whatever they can at Leica, would do so from a position of knowledge rather than wild guesses and flagrant ignorance.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 01:37 UTC
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Kiril Karaatanasov: Leica M6 released 1984
Leica M7 released 2002 (ok there is M6 TTL in 1998)

18 years per model that costed quite a bit.

M8 - 2006
M9 - 2009
M240 - 2012
M-P - 2014
M Typ 262 2015

This is a joke....same as the stupid SL. Leica is just shelling out obsoleted garbage like Hasselblad....surely they put a good viewfinder or some other gimmick but if they are to replace models every year price should be at most a third of what they currently ask. The quality is nowhere near their old Leica products and despite the aluminum shell it is exactly as good as a Sony, Canon, Panasonic or Nikon camera if not worse

Um...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 15:53 UTC
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chessov: I wish instead Zeiss would come up with a sub £2000/2500 digital Zeiss Ikon with a full frame sensor. That would be a winner.

@chessov: I think we are speaking the same language: 2500£, maybe. But only just. Like I said, minimum 4.000$, or make it cheap.

All Sony A7 models are made very very poorly next to a Leica. If you want cheap, and Leica aren't willing to compromise on body rigidity, and manufacturing expense, you MUST find a company more than willing to compromise on both, AND plaster their devices with adverts that defray costs.

Sony: they even pander to WiFi consortium and Bluetooth... That is one way they save money. The other is but compromising on body panels, and rather than focusing on simplicity and intention, focusing on nothing and leaving it all up to the user.

Both methods work. One refines the 'how', the other complicates the 'why'.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:37 UTC
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Old Cameras: The SL is starting to look like a bargain. ISO6400? 3 frames per second? Not that you'd be in a hurry. I think I prefer a Leica that accepts film.

@Old: if you buy a rangefinder for FPS, you are a fool. And you can still buy a Leica film camera.

What a ridiculous comment.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:33 UTC
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wil eelsing: "The words ’Made in Germany’ are engraved on the back of the camera." One of the highlights of its feature set? Really, Leica?

You serious? Fujifilm and Canon and Nikon do the same for their parts that are made in Japan. Companies all over the globe do this to show where their parts were built or assembled. It's part and parcel of marketing as well as ownership and has been for hundreds of years.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:31 UTC
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ejw07: woow USB 2.0...OH WAIT NOW..!!!!

Seriously? Do you plug your camera into your computer to download files? And I think you'll see: with an M, there's no easy access anyway. I doubt anyone with an M hooks their computer up to their camera.

If you don't know Leica, talking unrelated spec is beyond silly. Certain spec is important to the design, but USB is NOT.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:30 UTC
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Richard Kwon: Would you buy this if Panasonic makes this same camera in China for half of the cost of it? I don't think I would, but I still want anyone of the Leica cameras...

@Mike FL: Was the LC1 a rangefinder? Nope. Unless Leica rangefinders become popular, there may be a Chinese-made rangefinder digital. But otherwise, Leica is the only game in town.

A Leica lookalike mirrorless like the LC1 or an X-Pro 1 etc., is not a rangefinder.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 03:17 UTC
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Ben O Connor: You can buy a Sony a7II combo with even less money, but after a year or two it is "old"! But this one is become "antique". It has nothing to lose to coming years! It had never have a full or half hd... Or any K with a number with it...

Eugene232: I don't think that Ben O Connor is suggesting that it won't lose its value. But considering that the M9 still goes for more than half its original value, sometimes much more than that, we are talking about unprecedented resale value _in the digital domain_.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 01:54 UTC
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Eugene232: no tilted screen of selfies,
no Facebook button for quick upload pictures,
no "Toy effect" picture mode..

goodbye Leica..

Yeah, they really stripped it down.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 01:53 UTC
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chessov: I wish instead Zeiss would come up with a sub £2000/2500 digital Zeiss Ikon with a full frame sensor. That would be a winner.

Won't happen. Even the Epson RD-1 cost more than that. Anyone trying to make a high-quality rangefinder camera will have to compete both on build and price. Expect a minimum of 4.000$. Now, cut corners, or plasticise, and mass market it and you have the Sony A7r, the latest iteration of which now goes for over 3.000$. In other words, don't expect less than 4.000$ from anyone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 01:53 UTC
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BobYIL: The next model will have no rangefinder, no EVF, no LCD but will cost $3.000 with no lens.

The next one with no digital sensor and it will cost 4.000$.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 01:51 UTC
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meanwhile: The least expensive of the M bodies is kinda the A7.

How is the A7 an M body? That it can accept M lenses via adapter puts it in a camp littered by inhabitants. That it is full frame narrows that to two cameras. That it isn't a rangefinder completely destroys the comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 01:49 UTC
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diforbes: This is NOT the Leica you are looking for . . .

It's what I've been looking for.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 01:48 UTC
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shigzeo: Was their walk some sort of protest?

Okay, I see it now.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 07:55 UTC
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)

Was their walk some sort of protest?

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Osa25: 135 dollars? Why? You can get real good leather straps for twenty bucks.

Gordy's for the win.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
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Aaron801: Not adjustable...? How cool!!!

I have a non-adjustable Gordy's strap. It is super comfy and always works well whether I'm shooting around town for fun or doing assignments at embassies. At first I was worried that the single-length would be problematic. But it isn't. You just have to know the length you need.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 07:23 UTC
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RaghavBaijal: It's quite amazing what Samsung was able to pull out of their ass with little to no background in the industry. If they had released this when I was switching to mirrorless, I would probably have gone with Samsung, instead of Sony.

I really really hope they don't go out of business. With the kind of BS Canon & Nikon are putting out, it would probably be a monopoly for Sony in the Mirrorless world. And that would be bad for all of us.

Mind you, I dislike Samsung as a corporate entity as much as I can. I lived in South Korea for two years and discovered that they owned basically the entire country. That's not good. But, it's also proof that sales or non-sales of a few cameras won't do anything to them.

Nothing really can hurt them.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 13:12 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (512 comments in total)
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RaghavBaijal: It's quite amazing what Samsung was able to pull out of their ass with little to no background in the industry. If they had released this when I was switching to mirrorless, I would probably have gone with Samsung, instead of Sony.

I really really hope they don't go out of business. With the kind of BS Canon & Nikon are putting out, it would probably be a monopoly for Sony in the Mirrorless world. And that would be bad for all of us.

Don't you worry: Samsung are one of, if not the largest conglomerate in the world. Pictures for them were probably worth a piece of grass to them. But they couldn't grab traction. If they leave the photography business, I hope they keep up with sensors and I hope they farm them out.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 08:45 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Even though the X-T1 and X-T10 are great camera's and their handling are superb, which does give you back the feeling of real photography.

Fujifilm does need a new camera with a new sensor.
Its becoming a little aged compared to its competition.

I don't think the handling is superb. The idea behind them is great. But bodies too small that accidentally mashing buttons is easy isn't great. That said, great output, great lenses, and compact.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 12:08 UTC
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