Petrogel: What is really amazing, is that we haven't seen any "in depth" review from Dpreview personnel of any of the Leica's latest products. Either Leica is paying a Lot for it (not to review) or the "personnel" have nothing to compare this overpriced crap with.
Either-way this is an overpriced crap.
As far as I know this is only Leica, not some kind of rebranded Panasonic like the Leica D-Lux.
joyclick: why not put in a film cartridge and film transport levers and .....revive film photography a la fashion industry cycle?
Here you are! Just announced! http://en.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Leica-M-A
RStyga: To complete the joke we need the price:http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1083146-REG/leica_10779_m_typ_240_edition.html
To be fair, I have to admit that it is a beautiful choice of design and materials, though, for a collectible.
It's definitely a collectible items like all the other special series... I don't think many of them will actually be used to take photos!
magneto shot: LCD'less is one of my wish list. My other was setting a possible shots of only 36,64,128. Limitations such as these gives u all the glory and film shooting experience, makes u a better photographer definitely without the fuss of film development.
Turn off the LCD of any DSLR and get a very old CF or SD card... is it a big issue if that would limit you to say 34 or 42 shots instead of 36?
MPA1: I've been after a camera that only uses the LCD for menu access forever.
However I want it to have AF and 10 fps too, so it won't be this one! I dread to think how much it will cost. EDIT I look it up. Rumour has it that it will be GBP12,000!
Uhm... I simply turned of the "automatic preview" on my DSLR... isn't that enough?Get the Canon 7D mkII... looks like to have everything you want for a much much lower price than any Leica! :)
Ozyxy: an announcement of a screenless camera without a picture showing the back of the camera!
Google for a photo of the back of an M3 and I guess you have it!
I would say extremely good, if not extraordinary. And the fact that the fuji 35/1.4 cost about 500€ against the Leica 35/1.4 at 4200€ and the 35/2 at 2700€ makes them even better!
pseudobreccia: Why would anyone want the Leica X when the Fuji X100S is on the market?
I'm actually wondering if all of those who don't like the x-trans has actually tried one (I mean with recently updated raw converters and not the ones available when first the sensor came out...)!
JEROME NOLAS: I am just waiting when Fuji drops the "retro look...."
The retro look looks just great to me!If you don't like it there are a lot of other choices (Fuji XM-1?)...
Almeida: How is this a "portrait lens"?
For full body portraits can work... still I would consider it more of a general purpose lens...
Mister J: How many buttons?!
Come on Nikon, go for an ergonomic cleanup next time.
So that you have to dig in menus to change any parameter?? God save all the buttons! This is supposed to be a semi-pro camera, if you don't like buttons get something more simple!
HMeYe: $2499 for an f4 mid range zoom !?!?!?! this is crazy ... better stick to my Leica M9 system !
Cinema lens prices are usually a bit different than normal photo lenses... the mechanics must be much more precise...
Ozyxy: 35/2 is nice but 35/1.8 or 35/1.4 would be so much better...
and bigger... see the 35/1.4 XF. If you want it just get a X-E2 with the 35/1.4 XF on it! ;)
@ConanFuji: Maybe the behavior of the lens with a strong light (the sun) in the frame?
AndreaV: Funny how so many people can complain even for a price reduction! :)I would just consider it a very good news!
As far as I know Photokina has not started yet, so I would wait for that before complaining about innovations announcements (I haven't seen any exciting announcement from anybody up to now anyway).Still I don't see how a price drop can be seen as something bad! Is it just because people always have to complain about anything, maybe?
That happens (I bought one 1 month ago)... just think that the next one you'll buy will be cheaper!
Funny how so many people can complain even for a price reduction! :)I would just consider it a very good news!
Holger Drallmeyer: But does it do Velvia? ;)
this makes about as much sense as putting a sensor into a Canon F1. It's an ergonomic l nightmare in the making. The original design was from the 1940's. ok let's be reasonable..$15000/$7.50 for a roll of Velvia = 2000 rolls, yielding 24000 images. Sure that sensor lasts 24000 frames? :)
I hope many more than 24000! My Canon 350D passed that number long time ago and it's still working great!
kwa_photo: I do love how Fuji is about as open and transparent as they can be to help their users make informed decisions. It enhances loyalty to the brand IMO.
Leica M mount was born on 35mm film more than 60 years ago...has always been FF!Isn't f1.4 on cropped format not enough shallow DoF?? Really? What do you need to shoot?
zorgon: So does this mean I can use my 5Diii wirelessly with my Canon 580ex, Nikon SB-28 and Nikon SB-800 all at the same time?
That would save me a huge amount of money over a 600ex-rt setup.
Yes, exactly. You lose the TTL automation of your flash, but you can shot with mixed brands (I did it with a friends: he was shooting nikon, me canon, triggering at the same time a few canon and yongnuo flashes)! :)