will this also suck in the DxO benchmarks compared to CaNikon FF cameras?
The Silver Nemesis: If this camera was a movie, the trailer should have been: "From the producers of "incontestable" camera and lens benchmarks: DxO presents THE Camera. Fools, be prepared to go bancrupt overnight!"
in a world where people use phones as cameras and cameras as benchmark fodder...
from the creators of the "how much does your photo gear suck compared to mine" test...
and from the producers of "you want this product because we say so, not because it performs the best at its price point"...
comes the ultimate bragging tool...
an expensive camera accessory that you can connect to your expensive phone and then accidentally break both when you drop them!
starring:- iKing of shattered screens 6- this is our first camera - and the entire cast of the "i wouldn't buy it, so it should not be made" DPR forums.
Coming soon to nowhere near you.
FuhTeng: Being adequate gets a silver award?
you can feel the communism slowly creeping in. wait, no, communist schools did have some competition.
nandbytes: since you guys are dishing out silver awards to everything like my grandma's cookies what's the point in it?
So if its really special (or DPR team really likes it), then it gets the gold otherwise they are all silver? So the award loses its valve doesn't it?
DPR award loses its valveDPR... valve...3 letters... valve...
HL3 confirmed! it's confirmed!
Lawrencew: How can the Leica Q be "truly in a class of its own", when you then compare it with "the only other fixed-lens full frame camera currently on the market"?
every camera is in a class of its own. they all are the best, incomparable, unique and special snowflakes. you shouldn't judge, man, just accept their individuality.
camera has red dot on the front. 10/10, would buy again.
steelhead3: I see a court case coming up with Ricoh
Audi should also sue. they have their entire SUV lineup named Q. also, the estates of Gene Roddenberry and Ian Fleming.
NiallM: Attack of The Tones..
a game of tones
Duckie: Reminds me of Agent Smith!
straylightrun: RIP Canikon, 2015.
Canikon 2015, never forget.
LIKE if you cry evertime.
i do hope that black wrinkled surface is real leather, considering the price of these cameras.
i think having to remove the base plate in order to access the SD slot is cumbersome. other manufacturers have better solutions on their "weatherproof" bodies.
myung keun: I have seen many complain about LEICA product's pricing, but I have yet to come across on single person, who doesn't blush when holding a LEICA rangefinder in their hands. I complained, too....from a distance. Then I wrapped my hands around one and I knew instantly that I was paying for a solid experience. Scoffing at brands that increase prices according to brand value and positioning forget that paying for an image of something is the same as choosing to wear a suit to an interview and asking for higher salary.
ok, now it makes more sense.
my point was: paying for a Leica just so that you get the image of a Leica owner is not similar to wearing a suit to an interview. I don't know about you, but I've been taught that the suit is mandatory at job interviews (at least for serious jobs). it's a sign of respect to present yourself well groomed and wearing a nice attire. paying to get the appearance of a photography initiate is called "posing".
so did you end up buying a Leica, or was that more of a "petting zoo" experience?
Searching: Yuk, made in China.
right, but why are most of them made in china? it's cheaper. why is it cheaper? lax regulation is one of the reasons. would most people chose to pay a lot more for the same gear if it were to be made in Japan or the US? i don't believe so, which is why things are not made in said countries.
I don't think any company wants to outsource their labor - it's a lot easier to work with people that are near you than with people in a foreign country. it is our fault that they are forced to outsource, because we want to save money.
so, to the point: if the OP complains that the product is made in China but would be willing to pay the extra markup for the same product were it to be made in Japan, the remark is valid. otherwise it is just wishing to have your cake and eating it at the same time.
if it were to be made in America (by a Japanese company, right?), you would complain that it costs $3,000. environmental standards cost extra.
PBR Streetgang: The camera shown costs less than the bag. Perhaps a Hasselblad Lunar would have been more representative of the target market. ;-)
no, a Nikon Df. maybe the gold plated model.
AV Janus: I am still reading around trying to understand what this product actually does and why would we need one...
LOL! Just saw that its $550... ...cause the pocket flash light just won't do, it won't give you that sublime (oh I spent 500 so it's better an my photos are now worth more) feeling, right?
> implying that clients will be impressed by the value of your gear into paying more.
i think this might be a light saber, but using colder plasma (hence the name "ice"). it's probably not able to cut through space ship bulkhead doors.
paulski66: Silly, overpriced photography gear. Can you mount a Lecia to it? If so, it might sell.
but can you mount "Le CIA"?