Rick Knepper: "A Leica rep expressed that anything over 24MP seemed excessive, and that the company put priority on the images and the experience, rather than the sensor resolution."
Tragically ignorant or dishonest, can't decide which.
Let me rephrase. There is nothing factual in that entire quoted statement from "24 MP seemed excessive". to "the company put priority on the images and the experience" as if one thing precludes the other. It is definitely outside your field of vision to spot Leica BS.
Rick Knepper: I thought Sony's celebrated dynamic range made GNDs obsolete.
Mike FL, would you mind proofreading your first response and recomposing as it is completely unreadable. The application appears to have great value but I was gigging those folks, usually rabid Nikon and Sony fanboys intent on disparaging Canon in any way possible, who have poo pooed using GNDs as a way to control DR.
I shoot with Canon and a Pentax 645z which has a Sony sensor and used to shoot with a D800E and D3x. Obviously then, I know these statements about Canon obsolescence to be complete lunacy.
I thought Sony's celebrated dynamic range made GNDs obsolete.
"A Leica rep expressed that anything over 24MP seemed excessive, and that the company put priority on the images and the experience, rather than the sensor resolution."
As a consumer of news and news photography/video, I welcome any change that will help maintain the integrity of the facts and truth. As an experienced photographer, I'm scratching my head as to how this policy will facilitate this goal over any other method.
As a long time self employed person, I understand the need to get the product to customer quickly although I do not understand how this will help. There must be much about Reuters' workflow that has gone unsaid in the article.
Rick Knepper: I would have no problem staying inspired as a landscape enthusiast if I had the resources to travel to all of the places on my bucket list.
What's frightening to think about is if I were in front of a scene that would normally inspire me and I find that I was kind 'meh' about it. Maybe this is the type of situation Sammons is referring to, but luckily, this doesn't apply to me. Heck, I haven't shot yet enough to get bored with photography (although again, I am not one to constantly play with my cameras shooting trivial BS for the sake of shooting trivial BS).
Running your mouth on an internet forum doesn't get you anywhere either.
Mr. Horshack, I assumed you were kidding since you posted a smiley along with your comments. The point being that as far as I can see, one of the big differences between pro landscape photogs such as Rick Sammon, and those of us who make their living doing something else, is access and opportunity. One of resources I lack is time. I only get so much time off from work, regardless of how much I earn, and the world is a big place. What I am saying is that I would have no problem with inspiration if I could get in front of the things that inspire me.
By the way, I am not one of those guys who can shoot trivial BS just for the sake of playing a camera. If I am not in an awe-inspiring location, I have little interest in my cameras. Of course, this relative to the individual.
I would have no problem staying inspired as a landscape enthusiast if I had the resources to travel to all of the places on my bucket list.
For me, there are only two choices, the two cameras with FF sensors.
My first choice being Sony with a 42 MP sensor but Sony makes another choice, 35mm lens in this case, that prevents me from considering one of their products.
My 2nd choice, the Leica has a low resolution sensor, but otherwise seems like the perfect fixed lens package, is priced stupid high.
Guess, I'll wait for the next gen.
That 24-90 is one heck of a lens. Too bad about the sensor.
ozdean: With that viewfinder overlay dial and all the other goodies this has to be the innovation of the year.Release will be March I'm guessing they are waiting for sony to release the 42mp BSI to themKnobs are placed so you don't have to take your eye from the viewfinder to adjust overlay settings - all we asked for and more.
I don't name my images (some could pass for art if I processed them differently, most are snapshot record keeping of my more important past time, hiking in and exploring the natural world). But, I do provide a name of the location under each image.
If you get a moment, please explain.
I'll wait til they release the 135mm F1.4 Speedmaster II.
Let's hope it is more than 42 MP.
Joed700: I wish Zeiss good luck with all their recent releases of MF lenses. I shot with my Nikon 85mm f/1.4 Ais and 50mm f/1.2 Ais for a number of years on my FF DSLRs...then I started to ask myself why bother...sold both of them and shot with AF only lenses! With the exception of Leica, none of the current DSLRs are equipped with MF focusing screens...it's no fun trying to feel classic/retro just by constantly looking at the dot, especially with large apertures.....I would buy the Otus in an instant if it was AF.
My situation too.
If Zeiss provided a hard stop at the infinity mark as they used to do and infinity was perfectly calibrated on one's particular camera, for certain types of uses, landscape comes to mind, there's no real need to focus through the VF. That's what I rely on when I use my 5 Zeiss ZF lenses, the hard stop at infinity. A blind man could focus a camera. But, since Zeiss implemented focusing past infinity, that 'crutch' is no longer available. Even LV becomes unusable during much of the day when daylight washes out most back LCD screens. Someone below mentioned that the Sony A7 series cameras solve this last bit because the image in the VF doesn't wash out in bright sunlight.
Rick Knepper: Why would I buy a fixed lens camera that MSRPs for the same price as an interchangeable lens version (which can be found for $500 less from eBay dealers) that provides a world of flexibility?
As if the A7r II isn't small enough already. Right? :)
"You'll also save a fortune on a one lens solution."
Immaculate logic if all else were equal.
Why would I buy a fixed lens camera that MSRPs for the same price as an interchangeable lens version (which can be found for $500 less from eBay dealers) that provides a world of flexibility?
Hopefully, the release is on the first day of Q2 instead of the last. C'mon Zeiss, you can do it.