Sounds like some folks need to hit the gym. Good concept for a lens!
My F3 could benefit from this :)
Valiant Thor: Mainstream media is dedicated to generating fear and stress for the purpose of control and emotional manipulation. The only facts you can trust in a copy of Time Magazine are the date and price. Look to beauty, not because the horror is not present, but that focusing on what makes you feel inspired and hopeful generate chemicals and frequencies in our bodies that are forces of healing and growth, instead of disease and destruction. In my field of epigenetics, this is known as the biology of perception.
My ideal camera has been out for a very long time now. No need for this hyper-simulated nonsense.
MJJSevilla: I´ve never understood all the pointless negativity. Rangefinder style viewing with framelines offers certain advantages over TTL viewing - seeing more of the context can help with composition, seeing whats about to come into the frame can help with certain types of scenes, some people like seeing the world directly rather than projected or on an LCD or whatever. Rangefinder viewing also has drawbacks and finally someone has thought outside of the box and given us a camera which allows you to use two different viewfinder technologies, best of both worlds, and what do people do? Instead of being happy to have more choice and competition, something benefitting ALL consumers, they moan. They moan about a camera they´ve never used, have no intention of using, and don´t really understand how to use, because the idea of someone else using a different camera to them is somehow intolerable. The very idea that some people want different things is like some sort of existential threat.
Very well said.
This is close to what I have been waiting from Leica, but the price is still a bit on the "I can't justify it" side. Maybe in a few years when they come down. Its good to see that Leica is trying to fit into more markets, albeit not by leaps and bounds.
Dear everyone: It's just a camera
Image quality is an ambivalent term
The lens for a digital Canon q17 equivalent perhaps? Would be nice
I am really starting to worry about the mental state of a lot of DPR posters. Some of you need to go outside for a while.
Sweet! ♥ Pentax
Bold move from Leica. Great to see them push the idea of a specialized camera. I will take donations to purchase this camera :)
The Leica RF cameras will always be a milestone in photography. Why use a MF rangefinder now? Maybe you should ask why people still shoot film, or ride horses, or still fly biplanes? Your answer is there.
Francis Carver: Q: "So does the no live view, no video SD1 deliver enough to carve out its own niche?"
A: In a couple of words: Nopie-dokie.
Not everybody needs live view and video. The masses are getting spoiled here. This is a still photographers camera, and a camera in a market that is very specific. Nonetheless your answer is correct, however moot. Everyones needs are unique.
Ernest M Aquilio: Bandaids for bandaids
Bandaids for bandaids
Ernest M Aquilio: **Sigh** more waiting for a new sensor. I was really hoping for something more "definitive". Fuji is trying, but apparently not up to par for the general that are affected.
The LX5 is looking more definitive for me
True. I do prefer OVF. I have not pulled the plug yet...I may wait until May (no pun lol)
**Sigh** more waiting for a new sensor. I was really hoping for something more "definitive". Fuji is trying, but apparently not up to par for the general that are affected.
I can't help but think that with all of this (mainly negative) publicity towards Fuji that this could have adverse affects on future sales of the X series of cameras, including the prominent X Pro1. So far it seems that the X line of cameras from fuji are plagued with problems. One can only imagine what the X Pro 1 might bring to the table. It is as if Fuji is being saved by a sinking ship with the X line up. I truly hope Fuji can and is willing to make right what is wrong. IQ wise they are excellent.
I am looking forward to the new DP Merrill cameras. I had the original DP-1 and was very impressed with the images from it. If they fixed the minor operational foibles I am sold.