Nikon 1 J4 double lens kit is $546 right now. It is better than this and has a 28-295mm reach.
They could sell the grips at a 'hormal' price!
Just to elaborate on it's not worth the money:1. For the same money you can buy a Sony DSC RX1(R) (ok used)2. You could buy a X100T AND a Sigma DP Quattro3. You could buy any top of the line APSC DSLR with decent lenses4. You could buy an OMD E-M1 with 20 AND 75mm primesThe list could be extended almost endless.If you buy Leica you buy fanboism, self identification and boost through Leica brand, self confirmation environment through Leica brand. The product here is the price and the heritage and the halo of past photographers achievements. Express yourself through your images!
Very good samples. Camera has its own color style (if it is default) I figure. Very characteristic, which is a quality sign.
Dheorl: I'm impressed at how little screaming about equivalence there's been. Maybe that phase has at last passed.
Everybody is free to buy Leica M with Noctilux. Now that is DoF control.
One thing is sure: 7D MII is among the best ones in the APS-C bunch. Not behind of any. When I compare APS-C (7D MII this time) with full frame sensors the real difference is in the S/N ratio (noise level) and color depth. In that regard FF is better, way better from ISO 1600. Smaller sensors do not substitute FF, just complement it.
Sounds honest and unbiased.
Sdaniella: Powershot G-series dcams initially had larger pixels (larger than 3um), albeit with lower res fewer pixels, and over time, progressively got smaller pixels, sub-3um pixels, and then finally, sub-2um pixels, as the pursuit of more mp for higher res was achieved, and incremental improvements for IQ in lo-light at hi-ISOs
now, that the mp 'war' has cooled off for dcams, and interest has waned as smartphones have included its mp war (encroaching on smaller sensor dcam territory)
offering larger sensor in small dcam bodies (and smartphones, too) is much welcome, and long overdue:
it's nice to see Powershot G-series also returning to larger pixels, larger than 3um pixels for G1X-series, and larger than 2um pixels for G-series (G7X, even though this is more an S-series form factor model, like the S120)
sub-2um pixel dcams can remain reserved for super-zooms, sub-3um for medium zooms, which could mean many more short-zoom or prime lens models with sub-4um pixel sensors for fixed lens dcams
@Sdaniella: It is so exciting what you said that I immediately want to see your images taken with your principles!!!
I don't have a Sony right now, I just have a question: why do have the A7s and the two other A7's different mounts. Why the s version is heavy duty and the others are not? Something is not adding up here.
beavertown: How about using this 20mm on a DX body?
Like 30 mm on a FF body. (roughly like 28mm) For DX the 13mm lenses are equivalent with FF 20mm.
SkilakDeZoo: I cannot see anything I would say WOW e.g. based on D750-DSC_1434-ISO_100.acr picture, full size, which was taken with a prime 200mm at F2.0, I hardly can say where the AF point was hold or even notice the DoF. The pictures taken with F8 -11, a time wasting to comment. Most of the pictures are what I can get from D7100 except the size. I only perceive FF better with regards to DoF / frame size ratio over APS-C and somehow noise, is there anything else? If the AF point array is the same as D7100 then nothing to rave about.
You are right. FF does not give you an advantage just in shadow noise and high iso noise. Very shallow DOF can even have a negative effect on your composition.Focal length was 20 (twenty) mm at F2 aperture.
kadardr: I just would not dare to use a 20mm lens extensively in such subject matters. 20mm can be addictive though, but I hate to see human bodies distorted in any ways.
Thanks Rishi, you are a great educator. I carefully read all your comments and found them very useful. I recommend everybody to read all Rishi's comments in this thread. Although I still prefer human bodies only in the middle of images taken with UWA lenses, and in a lesser distorting distance (as a compromise to what I wrote above).
I just would not dare to use a 20mm lens extensively in such subject matters. 20mm can be addictive though, but I hate to see human bodies distorted in any ways.
samhain: It escaped me at first, what the 'see impossible' phrase reminded me of.But now i remember: sony's 'Make.Believe'. Is it just me or is Canon's new catch phrase clearly a bad knock-off?
What about 'Think different.'?
biza43: I think that a message that aims to inspire and challenge people to boost their creativity in imaging, is lost amongst the techno nerds and equipment focused inhabitants of Dpreview...
Have people actually seen the work that is featured in the microsite? Quite inspiring, but that's me, I much prefer to see the work of other photographers and imagers, than discussing frustrations and blaming equipment for my failures...
@falconeyes: the campaign reminds me the "Think different" campaign of Apple, just without the beef (so far to put it positively). The real problem must be at the executive level decisions at Canon. Actually the zero tolerance development (no fail) means no development at all. They have to show up with something and now.
When the management of a corporation approves such campaign, that is is a strong signal for the shareholders (and for the customers), that it needs a major fundamental reorganisation. Advertising as core value which is clearly not, means they are losing their core values.
jackspra: Some shots look way out of focus to me.The cork being one.
You do not know what you are talking about. Have you heard about the concept of bokeh?
1. This is a fixed lens compact, nothing to compare to a MILC with any prime.2. Judging preproduction jpegs as a serious quality measure does not provide justice to any camera.3. It seems that Lumix cameras are generally underrated, or as another explanation: Olympus cameras are generally overrated.4. LX100 must have a very good handling, it seems like a joy to use.5. If you want physical control and usable LCD size you cannot miniaturize more. Or buy a Google Glass.
At amateur level you buy an LX100 and an FZ1000 and you have everything you can imagine. The problem comes with large prints only.
mosava: I bought aSony A6000...
And you will miss the handling of the LX100