Thesun: Canon QC strikes again. Like most of my L-glass, this lens also suffers from serious decentering. The sailboats at f1,4, almost 50% of the picture is unsharp. The whole right side of the picture is blurry! Great!!!
@Angrymagpie - it doesn't matter left or right is blurry, it just shows that the focus plane is tilted. You just need to know which side is going front/back. The jeep shot shows the left part has sharp focus at the back and the right at the front. The sailboats, is sharp on the left meaning that the right part is basically bokeh because the focus is way closer to the camera.
No need for flat surface if the subject is far away. the difference of sharpness between left and right frame is too extreme. Check out the sailboats shot and the jeep shot at f/1.4. In case of the jeep shot, the left part is blurrier (check the left and right tyres) suggesting tilted focus plane. It's best to check for decentering at infinity focus, though.
Yes, it's badly decentered - and it's a prime lens with no IS. My 70-200 II is slightly decentered (just found out after a year so not too bad), but I had to go through 5 samples of 24-70 L II to get a decent one. So much for an L lens...
arndsan: I like this one - hopefully the price reduction on the market will be even better.I'm sick of spec. overkill and just want to take pictures.
really? you can take (good) pictures even with lowly DSLR such as D3300 and a nice DX prime lens. Don't use all the features if you don't need them. You should have said, I'm sick of spec. overkill and just wan an underspec overpriced camera to take pictures.
Old Cameras: The SL is starting to look like a bargain. ISO6400? 3 frames per second? Not that you'd be in a hurry. I think I prefer a Leica that accepts film.
It's a bargain in the overpriced-lifestyle-gadget section. You should buy two or three :)
Luckily Leica did not remove the LCD screen, otherwise it would be $15,000.
What about converting the raw in-camera since now most cameras have built in raw processing?
WACONimages: Reading some(many...) of the comments below I begin to feel a bit sad....
I think this video is very nice to watch. Great nature and passioned photographer and sporters. That is what photography is all about. Go out and shoot, with whatever brand/gear.
They put a lot of effort in making this video and most comments are nitpicking.
Sometimes I ask myself how many visitors of review sites are actually enjoying photography ;-)?
I make my living with photography. And pixel peeping mostly happens online at forums and comments on reviews. Clients don't do pixel peeping most of the time. The want images which suits with their needs.
Even if some images seem to have too much noise for your needs or expectations. That is mostly seen only on your screen at 100%. As soon you start to print the images most images will look just wonderful!
Only two compliments for the video I see so far I believe. Why would Dpreview make another one, if complaining is all they get in response..
appreciated their efforts, of course. But still, Canon sensor is different from Sony sensor - one has to expose correctly (ETTR doesn't hurt), that's all. It's neither nitpicking nor pixel peeping if the results don't represent the best of what this camera can do.
D 503: Rarely have i seen such noise at iso 100. Is it normal?
Aww come on, Barney, that's just hilarious. I could get detailed and smooth image with only *default* NR in LR6. You just don't expose enough.
desaint: Wow very bad post production..lot of noise..please put the radius slider next time on 0.5 in lightroom...Don't know what happend but so much noise on iso 100..can't imagine it's the camera,i have seen a lot of samples and they where much cleaner.
Yes, really bad postpro. Too much haloing, and most importantly, sub-optimal exposure. At iso100 the 5Ds is capable of producing clean shadows. The photographers need to learn more about the metering and histogram.
LOL. I use the 5DsR, sorry folks, I have to say, it's the photographer.
Mike FL: So far, FUJI only has ONE weather sealed IS lens.
T1 is not a bad body, but too bad.
- SONY has 4 OIS+sealed E- lens
- 8 sealed MFT lens for OLY
- 18 sealed lens for Pentax
It is system camera.
Clearly you're just a gearhead. Sorry, but, *pentax* lenses? You'd be very lucky to find one that is well-centered and the variation is HIGH. Not to mention only few Pentax lenses actually have good optics/resolution. I used to be a Pentax user and I still keep some lenses (limiteds and MF). The new DA zooms are mostly meh. Fuji may not have too many OIS and WR lenses, but most of the lenses in the line up are excellent. Totally different class. So yeah you're good in pure statistics. I give you that ;)
Peter CS: Never mind a weather-sealed x-mount, fixed focal length lens. Biggest weather threat is changing lenses in a harsh environment. For this reason, I want the Fuji- X mount 10-24mm and all their other zooms to be weather-sealed for my landscape and hiking trips! I have a hard enough time just keeping my sensor clean - while changing lenses - in good weather...
WR lenses allow you to take photo under the less-than-ideal weather or harsh environment not to keep changing lenses. Get the 16-55 if you want WR zoom.
Robert Kempen: Now let me see, who shall I believe
The endless BS from the Leica haters, or the reviews coming in from real professional photographers who actually use cameras to make a living
Oh yes and then there is the price of course - haters want the very best but cannot afford it - it is always the same is it not - the same crappy comments from the same idiots who cannot afford Leica
Just get a life - you don't like it or cannot afford it, move on and go talk your BS around your barbecue and leave the forum to people who appreciate the efforts from the camera manufacturers
There's a fanboy and there's a professional....fanboy! LOL
cgarrard: Buying it. Good price, good features, seems like a good optic with two ED elements. A nice focal for casual photography. Done, this is what Fujifilm needs more of.
Same here. Looks like a good compact optic.
semorg: Hahaha LOL! Who is this camera for? Hulk?
I'm sure even Hulk prefers something less fugly! Green version maybe? But no worries, it's Leica. They will put some engraving BS and different color, call it limited and sell it at twice the price ;)
I just read another hands on review on the rumor site, it says Leica put everything people like about mirrorless into the SL. Really?? I love my mirrorless small and easy to carry!
RichRMA: Voigtlander laughs at Sigma!!
Why? what's so good about voigtlander? 0.95...on m4/3? laughable.
Marty4650: The Canon EOS M series was NOT designed to compete in the MILC market.
It's sole function is to provide Canon brand loyalists with a MILC camera to prevent them from buying a competitive brand. And when you look at it that way, it has been a raging success.
If you want a better MILC camera and a better value, then Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Samsung, and Panasonic all have one for you. It just won't have a Canon name on it.
Correct. I use Canon DSLRs (4 FF bodies) but when it comes to MILC, I use Fuji, and not one of this piece of cr@p called M series from Canon.
Should have been called a Tamtax or Penron lens.