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Carbon111

Carbon111

Lives in United States Mukilteo, WA, United States
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On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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kodacolor: Has anyone used M-mount (or R-mount) lens on a T?

Works great with M lenses. I use a 35mm f/2.5 Summarit-M on mine with excellent results! The M adapter passes along EXIF to the camera which is nice.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 07:26 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (451 comments in total)

Great little camera! Had it since the holidays. It can go places no other ILC can go.

I put the 15mm on it and throw it in a coat pocket if I'm not taking a "big" camera with me. Superb little performer. Surprisingly, the "kit zoom" is an *excellent* lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 20:32 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Hmm...not so hot on this camera anymore. :/
Are the RAWs this soft?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 23:25 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Marty CL: The Leica badged version probably will run about $1,400.

$1200...but you do get the full version of Lightroom, different styling and a warranty through Leica rather than Panasonic. Takes some of the pain out of the sting. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 16:57 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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doady: Would be an interesting camera for me, if not for the totally obnoxious "LUMIX" lettering on the front.

Gaffer tape.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 16:52 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (133 comments in total)

Something to replace an X2 or GXR with! :)

Waiting to see some full-size RAWs from this thing.

Looks like Leica finally dialed-out the complaints regarding the X1 and X2. The new EVF is much nicer as well...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 00:07 UTC as 20th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Benedetto Photo: The construction quality of this camera is impressive. However, the image quality is about the same as my Ricoh GR, which costs thousands less.

How about metallic green hammertone with a wood grip? :)
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8916320108/ricoh-announces-limited-edition-gr-with-wood-grip-and-extra-accessories

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 03:23 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Benedetto Photo: The construction quality of this camera is impressive. However, the image quality is about the same as my Ricoh GR, which costs thousands less.

Are there a decent number of lenses available for the GR? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)
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Carbon111: I cant think of another B&W camera out there without a Bayer filter - no demosaicing needed. Every photosite is used for a tonal value.

Paired with Leica glass it's absolutely superb!

Wish I could justify/afford getting a Monochrom.

Had a DP1 Merrill. Really fabulous images but the *worst* workflow ever...Sigma's software is clunky as hell. Absolutely painful to use. Excruciatingly slow, even on a Core i7. Really ruined it for me. :(
Exporting TIFFS to lightroom was a crappy compromise - the images lost all of their dynamic range regardless of the bit depth of the export.

If lightroom ever adds native support for foveon sensor cameras RAW format, I'd get another Merrill *immediately*!

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 02:06 UTC
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)

I cant think of another B&W camera out there without a Bayer filter - no demosaicing needed. Every photosite is used for a tonal value.

Paired with Leica glass it's absolutely superb!

Wish I could justify/afford getting a Monochrom.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 02:14 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Carbon111: A lot of unfounded hate here for what is obviously very much a niche product.

The interface is relatively unique for a camera. We'll probably be seeing a lot more cameras that are more phone-like in this regard.

Leica doesn't produce these in the same kinds of numbers as a Canon or a Nikon would and there is a lot of machined metal used in the design so they will obviously have a much higher cost than similar cameras from other brands. The lenses may be pricey as well but the DNG files I've seen so far have been very nice indeed.

I think it extremely unlikely that there was any real subterfuge or perfidy on Leica's part, especially when anyone with a Raw converter could see there was distortion correction of the wide end of the zoom.

These will probably sell very well and I say good for them. Probably not for me but an interesting piece of industrial design nonetheless.

Indeed. It will be interesting to see how it does. It's still very much a niche product so I'm not expecting them to make too many but I hope they sell the ones they do.

My local camera store has a few preorders - none of them mine. I still want to play with it first. We'll see if it has unicorn halitosis or not. ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 22:17 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Carbon111: A lot of unfounded hate here for what is obviously very much a niche product.

The interface is relatively unique for a camera. We'll probably be seeing a lot more cameras that are more phone-like in this regard.

Leica doesn't produce these in the same kinds of numbers as a Canon or a Nikon would and there is a lot of machined metal used in the design so they will obviously have a much higher cost than similar cameras from other brands. The lenses may be pricey as well but the DNG files I've seen so far have been very nice indeed.

I think it extremely unlikely that there was any real subterfuge or perfidy on Leica's part, especially when anyone with a Raw converter could see there was distortion correction of the wide end of the zoom.

These will probably sell very well and I say good for them. Probably not for me but an interesting piece of industrial design nonetheless.

O__o I take that to mean you agree to disagree.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Carbon111: A lot of unfounded hate here for what is obviously very much a niche product.

The interface is relatively unique for a camera. We'll probably be seeing a lot more cameras that are more phone-like in this regard.

Leica doesn't produce these in the same kinds of numbers as a Canon or a Nikon would and there is a lot of machined metal used in the design so they will obviously have a much higher cost than similar cameras from other brands. The lenses may be pricey as well but the DNG files I've seen so far have been very nice indeed.

I think it extremely unlikely that there was any real subterfuge or perfidy on Leica's part, especially when anyone with a Raw converter could see there was distortion correction of the wide end of the zoom.

These will probably sell very well and I say good for them. Probably not for me but an interesting piece of industrial design nonetheless.

In my opinion, it's a decent price for something built in that manner with those materials. :)

Sure, it'd be *much* cheaper if made as a chassis/shell system instead of a unibody. It'd also be cheaper made from different materials and in greater numbers in, say, Guiyang...but it's not so it isn't. ;)

We'll have to agree to disagree.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Carbon111: A lot of unfounded hate here for what is obviously very much a niche product.

The interface is relatively unique for a camera. We'll probably be seeing a lot more cameras that are more phone-like in this regard.

Leica doesn't produce these in the same kinds of numbers as a Canon or a Nikon would and there is a lot of machined metal used in the design so they will obviously have a much higher cost than similar cameras from other brands. The lenses may be pricey as well but the DNG files I've seen so far have been very nice indeed.

I think it extremely unlikely that there was any real subterfuge or perfidy on Leica's part, especially when anyone with a Raw converter could see there was distortion correction of the wide end of the zoom.

These will probably sell very well and I say good for them. Probably not for me but an interesting piece of industrial design nonetheless.

You'd obviously be using the camera in a completely different manner than me, that's fine.
(As an example, I doubt I'd ever use the touch screen to select a focus point.)

If it's not a good fit for you then so be it. Why lean so hard on it?

Just because I have a Leica M, I'm not adverse to other camera brands at all - I've shot Canon SLR/DSLR for years and also have a number of other cameras, both film and digital, from Ricoh, Sony and others - each filling a particular niche. Any perceived brand loyalty probably has more to do with my collection of M-mount lenses more than anything else.

I'm looking forward to trying this one out. We'll see.

If I do end up with one, I'll use it to take pictures, not as a fashionable ornament, I promise. ^_^

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 03:38 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Carbon111: A lot of unfounded hate here for what is obviously very much a niche product.

The interface is relatively unique for a camera. We'll probably be seeing a lot more cameras that are more phone-like in this regard.

Leica doesn't produce these in the same kinds of numbers as a Canon or a Nikon would and there is a lot of machined metal used in the design so they will obviously have a much higher cost than similar cameras from other brands. The lenses may be pricey as well but the DNG files I've seen so far have been very nice indeed.

I think it extremely unlikely that there was any real subterfuge or perfidy on Leica's part, especially when anyone with a Raw converter could see there was distortion correction of the wide end of the zoom.

These will probably sell very well and I say good for them. Probably not for me but an interesting piece of industrial design nonetheless.

Still probably not for me as I generally prefer a more tactile UI - but I still want to see it *in person* before I dismiss it out of hand. :)

Regardless, it's nice to see interesting industrial design. Looks more "Bauhaus" or "Braun" than "Apple" to me...

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 02:35 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Carbon111: A lot of unfounded hate here for what is obviously very much a niche product.

The interface is relatively unique for a camera. We'll probably be seeing a lot more cameras that are more phone-like in this regard.

Leica doesn't produce these in the same kinds of numbers as a Canon or a Nikon would and there is a lot of machined metal used in the design so they will obviously have a much higher cost than similar cameras from other brands. The lenses may be pricey as well but the DNG files I've seen so far have been very nice indeed.

I think it extremely unlikely that there was any real subterfuge or perfidy on Leica's part, especially when anyone with a Raw converter could see there was distortion correction of the wide end of the zoom.

These will probably sell very well and I say good for them. Probably not for me but an interesting piece of industrial design nonetheless.

I just want the T because, as Pogue says, unicorns breathe on it. ;)

Many folks who have used it seem to have gelled with it. The fully customizable menu looks appealing. It's minimalism is attractive. If I had one, I'd probably use it in aperture priority mode with the left wheel as exposure comp and the right one aperture. That's all I'd need...Probably wouldn't access anything else while shooting, other than the shutter button of course. :)

The images I've seen from it are very nice, it certainly seems capable enough. The build quality looks superb.

I'm waiting until I can see one in person. I shoot full-frame Leica (digital) and Zeiss (film) rangefinders right now but it would be fun to have an auto-focus camera I could also use my existing glass with EXIF.

I occasionally use a NEX 6 with the aforementioned lenses but have found it rather fiddly. I had a A7r for a while but it was terrible in that role - great with its own lenses but I don't need another "library" of lenses.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 02:19 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Carbon111: A lot of unfounded hate here for what is obviously very much a niche product.

The interface is relatively unique for a camera. We'll probably be seeing a lot more cameras that are more phone-like in this regard.

Leica doesn't produce these in the same kinds of numbers as a Canon or a Nikon would and there is a lot of machined metal used in the design so they will obviously have a much higher cost than similar cameras from other brands. The lenses may be pricey as well but the DNG files I've seen so far have been very nice indeed.

I think it extremely unlikely that there was any real subterfuge or perfidy on Leica's part, especially when anyone with a Raw converter could see there was distortion correction of the wide end of the zoom.

These will probably sell very well and I say good for them. Probably not for me but an interesting piece of industrial design nonetheless.

Some apparently know enough about an unreleased camera to denigrate others who show any interest in it. That's some serious emotional investment to assume that anyone with a different opinion to their own is somehow intrinsically "wrong". :/

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 23:52 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Skipper494: Most of these shots are not even sharp (see the single flower) and have considerable purple fringing. Certainly not up to the standard of DP's own samples with the Fuji S2 Pro, so many years ago.

Disregard the above, was replying to a different post. :D

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 07:09 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Carbon111: A lot of unfounded hate here for what is obviously very much a niche product.

The interface is relatively unique for a camera. We'll probably be seeing a lot more cameras that are more phone-like in this regard.

Leica doesn't produce these in the same kinds of numbers as a Canon or a Nikon would and there is a lot of machined metal used in the design so they will obviously have a much higher cost than similar cameras from other brands. The lenses may be pricey as well but the DNG files I've seen so far have been very nice indeed.

I think it extremely unlikely that there was any real subterfuge or perfidy on Leica's part, especially when anyone with a Raw converter could see there was distortion correction of the wide end of the zoom.

These will probably sell very well and I say good for them. Probably not for me but an interesting piece of industrial design nonetheless.

Completely different cameras for different audiences. I have a NEX6 and the 6000 is very similar...I guarantee the T is nothing like a Sony. ;)
The firmware hasn't been finalized yet so I'm sure you'll be able to turn off image review. Image quality is certainly not lacking, I've viewed some DNGs that are promising indeed and thought the 100% crops in this review indicated that the T is more than capable:
http://www.reddotforum.com/content.php/343-Leica-T-%28Typ-701%29-Review

People's real problem is with the price. For what it is, I think the price isn't bad.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 07:07 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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Skipper494: Most of these shots are not even sharp (see the single flower) and have considerable purple fringing. Certainly not up to the standard of DP's own samples with the Fuji S2 Pro, so many years ago.

Completely different cameras for different audiences. I have a NEX6 and the 6000 is very similar...I guarantee the T is nothing like a Sony. ;)
The firmware hasn't been finalized yet so I'm sure you'll be able to turn off image review. Image quality is certainly not lacking, I've viewed some DNGs that are promising indeed and thought the 100% crops in this review indicated that the T is more than capable:
http://www.reddotforum.com/content.php/343-Leica-T-%28Typ-701%29-Review

People's real problem is with the price. For what it is, I think the price isn't bad.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 06:14 UTC
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