bar1: Can someone confirm this:
The LX100 post has the following information:
"The LX100 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology camera to offer more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation."
There is NO mention of remote control functionality.
This Leica post states:
"The Leica D-Lux’s integrated Wi-Fi module allows remote control from a smartphone or tablet to wirelessly transfer still images and videos using a Wi-Fi connection."
So, does only the Leica version allow remote control? What I'm trying to determine is if the *camera settings* can be changed remotely (shutter speed, aperture, perhaps zoom, etc.).
The LX100 has wireless direct image transmission and remote control. You can use it similar to a GOPRO camera, control all functions from your tablet or cellphone. The only difference Leica has is the DNG format and a different conversion to jpeg engine what makes the Leica image look different. One has first to compare it to original LX100. It is for sure higher priced, but on the end, even if this is ridiculous, we must consider the 3 year warranty and Lightroom included in the price. Add to this the better resale price after a few years, it is just a question if you want to pay the price or not. If you add a 3 year warranty to the LX100 (if there is that option) you are also good for 200$. I have bought all my cameras with extended warranty, my NEX-7 has the second LCD screen replacement done by Sony within 24hours for free, So, one can then not complain to have paid the higher price.
Ok, I will by red dot stickers on e-bay right now and sell you the same 200$ down in price. Leica sucks.
abortabort: DPR, could you please provide the max mechanical shutter speed as well as electronic on these cameras that support both? The max here of 1/16000th and 1/32000th of the X100T would be good to know what the mechanical shutter speed is as electronic is only usable in certain scenarios and has quite number of drawbacks. Is this the same max 1/500th mechanical shutter as the GM1?
it has electronic shutter up to 1/16000, mechanical up to 1/500th
D1N0: I am not going to say that you can buy perfectly good 55 1.8 lenses at yard sales for $5,-
I bought a 24-2.8 Minolta AF lens and use it manually with EA1 adapter. Never had a better lens, and I doubt that any Zeiss lens will come and teach it anything better.
RStyga: There are so many cheaper and excellent MF lens choices, I wonder why one would pay the Zeiss price...
Why does anyone needs a LV bag to carry his trash around, or why do you need a golden Rolex to see time. Questions are never stupid, answers can be. I will not buy a Zeiss for that price, with an adapter and MF, I can get a better lens for less money.
miles green: Looks nice. Very nice actually.But interesting choice of name: "Loxia" in Greek means: not straight, crooked...
At the price they sell, they should be called Luxia.
Unexpresivecanvas: where are the Art Sigmas?
I use an old 30/1.4 on the NEX-7, the results are quiet stunning, a bit of CA, but within limits that can be corrected with ease on PS.
Philthetasmanian: Now we just need a digital Zeiss Ikon with E mount :)
It is planed, possible shown on photokina already. Will it have e or M mount, no one knows yet. It would be nice to have an interchangeable mount, e and m.
BarnET2: Why on earth does Zeiss want $949,- on a simple 1920 based designhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-Gauss_lens#mediaviewer/File:DoubleGauss1text.svg
The OPIC from taylor and obson from 1920 looks very similar.So no R&D in lens design nor in mechanics since it has no AF nor IS.
I just can't fathom where the money has gone too here.
450$ for the lens and the rest for the blue square, you should know that by now. This blue square policy sucks.
Calvin Chann: Removable click, nice. 35 and 50 primes, nice. No AF, sorry, that is a deal breaker for me at this price point. They're not even that small.
those specs are made for video and this is what Zeiss targets, MF is normal on video recording and step-less diaphragm selection too, all actuated by special mounts and stepper motors. It would not surprise me to see gear crown attachments on the market soon for those lenses.
Jogger: $950 is a lot of monies for a 50/2.. the excellent Nikkor 50/1.8 can be had for less than $200.
My old manual, full metal Nikon 50/1.4 was 150$ on e-bay. And I doubt at no moment that this Loxia has absolutely nothing it can teach to my "old" Nikon. I do MF only and no video, so I do not care about Loxia's video ability. I wait for a set of manual lenses from Sony that are not tagged with blue squares and that is affordable for just anyone. If you operate Sony, unless you use old manual glass with adapters, your are condemned to buy cameras at dumping prices and lenses where you need to be a millionaire to afford them. This Zeiss mania sucks.
GodSpeaks: What is the point in these cameras, especially the QX-1? Why would I want to use such a camera?
Cell phones have enough power issues, without adding constantly on WiFi and screen to actually be able to use the QX 'cameras'.
Get a quad copter, you'll see
quezra: I finally figured it all out. Critics kept complaining about more bodies than lenses so Sony literally put out an extra body just to troll them.
There are enough lenses in the Sony program, only problem is that there just a few affordable ones.
Frank_BR: "A key is supplied that users can use to deactivate the 'click' of the aperture ring"
A lens with a special key? Are you kidding, Zeiss?Why not a switch like those on many Japanese lenses?
Oh, I get it! Why simplify if you can complicate?
I know the reason, it's 28$
Zvonimir Tosic: Leica is the only camera maker that does not need any logo on an M camera to distinguish it is the Leica camera. Of course Fujifilm must put Fujifilm, because people could be mistaken Leica has suddenly gone cheap, or that Contax has resurrected.
Same for all your mirrorless and DSLRs; only thing that tells them apart is the logo on them, as without those logos they are virtually all identical pile of glass and plastic.
Maybe, I miss the plastic on the NEX-7, so I will now see to buy another mirrorless. I waaaaannnt plaaaastiiiic.
Mike FL: How about Rolex releases a special edition by removing the Rolex logo. How is that sound?
"How about Rolex releases a special edition by removing the Rolex logo. How is that sound?"
they call it a Tudor
Klaus dk: Could someone please explain to me why it is so important to criticise everything with a Leica logo? Leica's pricing policy clearly states that Leica wants to be in a class for themselves, where the financially less endoved need not go.Let the wealthy spend fortunes on Leica gear if they please and it makes them happy. This is not what rocks the foundation of society.
... and if you are so damn smart, why aren't you rich yourself?
PS - just for the record, I have no wish to own a Leica.
you seem to be so damn smart, why aren't you rich yourself?
CameraLabTester: At last! Leica is listening!
No more black electrical tape over the logo when walking through the rough neighborhood...
Strange, I never had the habit to look what cameras other people have or use. I will certainly not perceive a Leica in the mass of humans around me.
RoccoGalatioto: Iconic red dot?The red dot is actually a recent addition and it became i in use after Minox bought Leitz. Am I old or the people ad DP review are a bunch of children?
Niche products are in.... among certain people. Look at all the crap they buy, with dots and logos like LV, CC, GC, DG, and then they drive Aventadors, F1, RR, and such things and wear watches with little crowns made for kings only. So, let those who want to buy an identity that matches there stupidity and nonsensed world, do this. For 12000$ I can buy something that makes better shots than a Leica anyway. It are huge cameras, but not 7900$ huge.
Today, every mobo has a raid sata system on board. So, run 2 x 2 4Tb disks, or less storage size, in mirror and you have your data secured. If one of the both mirrored units fails, just replace it and the mirror rewrites. All other raid levels are at high risk of data loss. On board raid systems in jbod are ok, if you stripe on 5 disks, the risk is small to lose data, if one disk fails, replace it. The write read performance is amazing, but for storage, who needs that speed? So, simple mirroring in a raid motherboard, or even simple mirroring with windows server software, will do the job. I never was a fan of external drives, except for backup, and there fore I use a docking station. I can change and swap disks to my convenience with it. Then, 419$ without drives is just insulting price, specially if one considers a 1TB 2.5 incher to cost nuts in those days.