This hole shows the tendency of Leica quality in current and next couple years!
topstuff: Got to love the hypocrite haters on DPR.
If the people knocking Leica all wear Lorus or Casio copy watches, drive Hyundai's, only wear Walmart clothes, only eat non-branded food and genuinely have no desire for "aspirational brands" then they would have a point.
But I bet the average, 50 plus, white north American male on DPR is not like that. I bet the average guy here likes a premium brand car, likes a well cut suit, and well made clothes, enjoys a branded TV and home appliances. If these same people do not apply the same code to photo gear, that is their prerogative. But to knock Leica and the people who do value Leica gear, is hypocritical IMO.
I'm wondering why people like hand-made cameras while with modern technology, robots can do almost all things. When I handle a camera, I don;t care it was made by hands or by machines if it makes good pictures at a reasonable price. I agree that Leica was a legend, but nowadays Fuji can replace them, as for digital photography.
spidercrown: While I agree that this is a piece of beautiful camera. But after watching the promo and preview video, there are still improvement required in their process and design for this camera.First, with today's automation technology, hand polishing is just no longer required. The robot can make at least if not better polishing than human. Ask Apple.Second, with such expensive camera, I would expect the touch screen to be at least as smooth as the IOS devices. Again ask Apple how to do it. Such laggy response will sure frustrate me.
I agree with you. They made us pay for a high price tag unnecessary !
Because they hold Fujifilm cameras and lenses which make the same IQ for much less costs. APS-C with a slow zoom? There are so many choices there. Fujifilm colors are not inferior to those of Leica, at least.
Rick_Hunter: So far we've had:18-5518-55 with vr18-55 collapsible edition18-7016-8518-105 18-13518-14018-200 first edition18-200 second edition18-300 first edition
And now nikon gives us the new 18-300! Wow! Lighter! Slower! How can we have lived until today without yet another slow 18-whatever zoom?
Keep releasing slow 18-xxx zooms is the reason DX users complain Nikon does not care them.
Poor Nikon !
KakoW: Sigma 35 f/1.4 was $699 in december. I hope that Nikon is good, because for $100 more you get one of the sharpest FF lens out there.
How do you know "for $100 more you get one of the sharpest FF lens out there" if you haven't tried the new Nikon 35mm 1.8 yet????How's about this: for $100 less, you get lighter weight, smaller size and less headache because of bad quality control ???
If this has face detection, I think I will get it as a second, compact camera.
revio: DPR says: "The D3300 continues to be one of the smallest and lightest digital SLRs on the market"
How can a NEW camera "continue to be one of the smallest..."???
Since it´s not been existing until now, it can´t of course...
The D3300 seems, anyway, to be a nice and capable camera, and notably smaller than its predecessor was.
Also, are they sure that D3300 is smaller than Canon SL1 ???
I expect it will be as good as 28mm 1.8G and 85mm 1.8G.Lovely trinity 1.8G ( 35, 50, 85) for less cost of a 35mm 1.4G!!
I bet this is a Chinese company, Am I right? They do nothing, just want to steal patterns from others.
Someone may move back to DX because of this lens.. if it's good, of course.
T3: Too bad Nokia doesn't offer an Android version, rather than putting all their eggs into the Windows Phone 8 basket. WP8 might be a perfectly fine OS, but many people will still prefer to stick with Android, so they won't buy this phone. Having Nokia exclusively be a Windows Phone house might be good for Microsoft, but it's not good for Nokia.
I moved from Android 4.0 to Window Phone 7.5 with Lumia 900 for now. I think WP is much better than Android. It's very fast, responsive, and well organized ..allow me to quickly access to everything just by one hand. I predict WP will replace Android position within 1-2 years.