Clint Dunn

Clint Dunn

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On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (561 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: Should've used the 36MP sensor instead! But FF+28mm 1.7 is perfect. I have a poorman's version of this in the form of a Sony NEX 5R + Sigma 19mm 2.8 (with better hip shooting ability with the tilting LCD)

Are you really mentioning a NEX5R and a Sigma 19mm 2.8 in the same breath as a full frame Leica with a fast 28mm f1.7 lens matched to the sensor?? OK, if you say so....whatever makes you feel better about using what ya already got:)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:59 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (561 comments in total)
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aris14: Nice generic shape for pictogram, retro-contemporary design approach, no reason to exist as a cam other than status symbol in vacations for obvious reasons.

Dumbest posty of the day, thanks for that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:56 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (561 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: I think my Lumix GM1 takes better images.

Doubt it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:55 UTC
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MarcMedios: More blah blah blah from Leica. Why would anyone settle for fixed lenses for $4,500? It seems that being tied to the lens that some marketing guy in Germany decided was "right for you" is surrendering your personal choice as a photographer. I have nothing against this Leica (yet) or its price... but having a single lens fixed there... forever... nah. I'll pass.

Here's why...the lens is perfectly matched to the sensor, not to mention that the 28mm Summilux for the M is $6k on its own.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:04 UTC
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bigdaddave: Does this one shoot in color? Or just ultra-violet and x-rays?

What an utter waste of money

What a useless and utter waste of space your post is. Go back to your generic Canikon whatever and be happy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:02 UTC
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Zigadiboom: I disagree with the author and think the photographer quoted in the article who said that his DSLR can do the same thing as the Typ246 has a valid point. Although there is a technical difference where DSLR's use interpolation, filtering etc to get the desired B&W effect, the difference in real world shooting and side-by-side results do not justify the stark difference in price between a top end full frame DSLR and this camera.

Also to say that discussing the price of Leica products is pointless - I agree there is a market for this product but whether it is an informed purchase is another thing. I don't think it is as the results can be replicated with capable equipment at a fraction of the cost. With the Leica the bulk of what you are paying is for exclusivity.

At least if I buy a Ferrari Im paying for sharp styling, F1 inspired driving dynamics, high revving power, handling and a glorious aural note that cannot be replicated by other cars which are at a fraction of the cost.

leonche64 - This is what he said: 'At least if I buy a Ferrari Im paying for sharp styling, F1 inspired driving dynamics, high revving power, handling and a glorious aural note that cannot be replicated by other cars which are at a fraction of the cost'

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 14:53 UTC
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Zigadiboom: I disagree with the author and think the photographer quoted in the article who said that his DSLR can do the same thing as the Typ246 has a valid point. Although there is a technical difference where DSLR's use interpolation, filtering etc to get the desired B&W effect, the difference in real world shooting and side-by-side results do not justify the stark difference in price between a top end full frame DSLR and this camera.

Also to say that discussing the price of Leica products is pointless - I agree there is a market for this product but whether it is an informed purchase is another thing. I don't think it is as the results can be replicated with capable equipment at a fraction of the cost. With the Leica the bulk of what you are paying is for exclusivity.

At least if I buy a Ferrari Im paying for sharp styling, F1 inspired driving dynamics, high revving power, handling and a glorious aural note that cannot be replicated by other cars which are at a fraction of the cost.

Why do you think you can compare Leicas to cheap DSLR's and then say it dosn't compute with Ferrari??? Last I checked a $100k Corvette ZR1 can more than compete with a $240k Ferrari 458....

The point is there are those of us with the dough who would rather shoot a Leica...or in other cases rather drive the Ferrari. Choice is good....especially if you are lucky enough to be able to afford said choice.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 23:20 UTC
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Akpinxit: It's a shame , that camera of such high class (and price) can provide corresponding IQ while limited to BW . How come fine Leica technology can't engineer color sensor of same high standard IQ and allow the users to choose between BW or more common color photography ?

No...you're missing the point...the target market for this camera don't mind paying big $$$ for the incremental performance increase due to the removal of the bayer filter. It's not a 'crippled' camera, it's a specialty camera the way a custom IR camera is.

By the way...there is nothing special about what Leica is doing here...Fuji/Nikon/Canon whomever could do the same thing...they just removed the Bayer filter array.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
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theprehistorian: If I could buy the camera plus 28 and 50mm primes for £3,000 then I'd place an order.

Aside from the examples suggested by WhatAboutRaw you can save even more money by buying Zeiss ZM lenses.
The 50mm f2 Planar is a stellar lens for $850....many people prefer it to the Summicron (myself included).

Zeiss also has the 28mm Biogon for $1100 which isn't too bad but the Zeiss 25mm is absolutely stellar if you don't mind the slightly wider FOV.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 22:00 UTC
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jon404: I use an Pentax K-5 IIs, and can happily set it to show the scene in B/W on the LCD screen. Then RAW capture, then into Lightroom where I can 'develop' it in B/W... and get whatever look I want... film noir to high key... Clarity, Sharpness, etc, etc.

Am honestly curious what the Leica brings to the table, beyond the larger-light-gathering FF sensor... can anyone explain it to me? Not trying to start a debate, but is there an actual perceived difference between B/W images from the Leica and those from a 'normal' FF camera, like the Nikon 810 with the same sensor size?

Non404 - If you're really interested Google the subject...there are multiple comparisons online, specifically between an M240 and the M246...but I'm sure you can find others. To summarize...the M246 will give you cleaner files with better detail/less noise at similar ISO's.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 21:55 UTC
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WalPhoto: More interesting than this camera is the photographer who needs it to produce better photos. Please show me some gallery demonstrating the owner had to buy such camera to make remarkable better photos. Because if somebody buys it only to adore/love/show/have it, then it's a bit too expensive.

Bah, that's a cop out....well heeled amateurs have bought expensive cameras forever....it's no different then an 'amateur' buying a medium format rig. What's wrong with buying the best equipment you can just because you have the money??? Why is that such a 'dirty' thing. Really who cares if Joe Smoe down the street drops $50k on a new Phase One to measurbate files on his Mac late at night. It's a free world man, enough of the judgement.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 21:52 UTC
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Akpinxit: It's a shame , that camera of such high class (and price) can provide corresponding IQ while limited to BW . How come fine Leica technology can't engineer color sensor of same high standard IQ and allow the users to choose between BW or more common color photography ?

You don't understand how this monochrome camera works...if you did you wouldn't ask that question. There is no Bayer filter on this camera...hence the reason it does not shoot colour...but also the reason the image quality is so high for B&W.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
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MAGMATCICO62: Greatly overpriced. The Pentax 645D is much much cheaper with the same CMOS sensor

wildkat2 - Clearly you are not the target demographic as you do not understand the purpose of this camera...as HowAboutRaw said it is primarily used for studio and advertising work. The wedding industry (even high end) is dominated by DSLR's with few exceptions.

The big money is in advertising and those clients will pay for the results associated with medium format.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 16:48 UTC
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buybuybuy: Just about anybody with a decent camera could pull of shots like these. The problem is that, for most people stuck in a 9-5 M-F job, these trips are few and far between--if ever!

I think that what buybuybuy meant was that given similar opportunities many of us could get shots like this too. If I had the financial means to do nothing but travel the globe and take photos I would have a heck of a portfolio. That said, Art paid his dues to get where he is and have this opportunity...he's a great photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 18:33 UTC

First off...let me say that Art Wolfe is one of my favorite photogs...the guy is incredible. I've followed his work for years yet looking at this series from Iceland I am left a little underwhelmed. Iceland is a hot (pardon the pun) location for photographers at the moment and 500PX/Flickr are full of simply stunning images created by a lot of lesser known photographers. I mean, these pics of Art's are nice....but at this point in time there is a lot of better work coming out of Iceland.

Maybe I'm alone here in my thinking....cue the lambasting and tirade of insults:)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 17:58 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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ttran88: Nice lens, but the big question is how will it perform on the A7 series..

ttran88 - Yeah the A7II is awesome, I almost bought except for the fact that wide angle rangefinder lenses don't work as well as they do on a Leica. If you are starting from scratch the Sony would be a great system, even if the lenses are a little big....

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 20:10 UTC
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ttran88: Nice lens, but the big question is how will it perform on the A7 series..

Why would you buy a $6000 lens and put it on a Sony?? Presumably if you can afford $6000 for a standard wide angle lens than you can afford another $6k for an M240:)

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
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photominion: I'm still looking for someone to lend me an old 50mm Summilux or Summicron (or Nokton, for that matter) lens to make my comparison with Nikon's and Canon's and company.

Photominion - As a former Canon shooter I can tell you that Leica (and rangefinder lenses in general) are lightyears better than many of the Canon equivalents. The Canon 50mm 1.4 might be 'cheap' at $400 but it is pretty soft wide open. Alternatively a modern Summilux is much sharper wide open, with nicer bokeh. Is it worth the money?? Depends on the shooter.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 18:37 UTC
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bigdaddave: Use (waste) your money if you choose, it's your choice, but don't expect results to be any different from a good quality Nikon, Canon or even Sony lens.

I hate Leica, that's my choice, don't expect me to think they're great just because they're expensive.

BIgDave just because someone shoots Leica doesn't mean they're rich. Anyways...it's a free world my friend, people spend money on what they want. I'm sure your discretionary spending would be just as stupid in the eyes of others as our Leica spending is to you.

Maybe you would be happier in 1970's communist Russia and we could all shoot Zenits. Your post kinda reeks of jealousy....

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
On DxOMark Mobile report: HTC One M9 post (6 comments in total)

I'm a huge HTC fan, IMO they're phones are awesome and the build quality is top notch. That said, why is HTC the only phone manufacturer on Earth who can't seem to get a decent camera into their phones??? My latest phone is an Apple for this very reason...if HTC could sort out a decent camera I would buy the M9 in a heartbeat.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 17:21 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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