ybizzle: Come on Nikon, Sony needs more sensor sales and it's not like Canon is going to buy from them any time soon lol.
@ttran88 So Canon shouldn't be self sufficient and rely on other companies to make their sensors? That makes no sense. Other companies do not have the means to make their own sensors so they buy them from Sony. Do you think Nikon would be buying from Sony if they were able to create their own?
Come on Nikon, Sony needs more sensor sales and it's not like Canon is going to buy from them any time soon lol.
Sir Nick of High Point: Nice images! I actually like the colors on #6. It's by far my favorite from this set, but I'm also curious what it would look like in b&w.
On the street photography comment, I don't think weather sealing is necessary, but it might help. Leica M's are not weather sealed.
And on the film grain, I too find it to be over the top, as is the contrast. One advantage of film is the non-linear response to light and smooth highlight roll-off. I find this film filter to look more like a cheap cell phone camera, though it is better than old Olympus grainy film art filter.
M240 is sealed but your older M lenses are not!
$15000? This camera is a bargain at twice the price! The Leica man will not be disappointed.
Who in their right mind would pay such ridiculous price when you can just buy the original for much less? Better yet, just get the much superior Canon LTM 1.4 which blows this thing away at half the cost. Must be an early April fools joke. ;)
The X100 series is a sure winner in this category if you don't need zoom. Great IQ and high ISO performance in the X100S/T models make them a must have. Not to mention its classic styling and good looks!
ybizzle: The 7DII (which I own) is perhaps the most versatile of the bunch. You get the best AF performance, weather sealing, and frame rate while giving up a tad in the IQ dept and high ISO performance. For me it was a no brainer as I don't pixel peep and it is mainly used for club photography with flash so fast low light AF was key. It will also come in handy for my sports shoots! ;)
I'm not a pixel peeper so "slight" to me might be mean "vast" to you. I just said there is no perfect camera. Pick the right tool for the job and call it a day.
Just shoot film and call it a day.
justmeMN: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera?
(USA) Because you're a hipster, and hipsters go out of their way to buy obscure / unpopular products. :-)
R_U_Q_R_U you are correct! Hence why I have my 1938 Leica III!
zavart: I have sigma merrill DP1 and DP2 and DP3 and they all have cost me less than 1/3 of the price of Leica ! Quality wise I think they all produce even better pictures than Leica. Just visit this site and tell me that I'm wrong ;) http://sigma-dp.com/DP2Merrill/samplephoto.html
The Leica man does not care about cost. He only wants perfection and is willing to pay for it. This is why he buys a Leica. Anything less would be a compromise.
Leica beat them to the punch 10yrs ago with the M8! ;)
These add on cameras never made sense to me. If I'm going to carry another device with my phone, why not just take a high quality compact in my pocket? Oh wait I do, my Coolpix A! And it costs less with better IQ and larger sensor! I guess if fiddling around with gadgets like these is your thing, then be my guest!
ybizzle: The Nikon DF would be my pick. Classically styled, and gives you just what you need for photography. Video is so passé. Pure photography is what I am all about hence my love for film Leicas and the sort.
Electrophoto, your logic of "overpriced, essentially crippled and slightly dated camera for a premium price" would apply to the Leica M cameras as well but that's the thing...For you, value means a camera full of features and the latest tech. For others, it's the experience and the joy of actually using the camera, not just the end result. That's why someone can drop $8K on a Leica that is "lesser" than a $4K 1DX and not even think twice! Simple is always in style my lad!
The Nikon DF would be my pick. Classically styled, and gives you just what you need for photography. Video is so passé. Pure photography is what I am all about hence my love for film Leicas and the sort.
Nothing can compare to the M. Such a beautiful work of art. My M6 Titanium never leaves my sight and is always ready to capture the world. When you hold an M camera, you are holding perfection.
Yes it would have been nice to have the articulating screen and touch controls but I don't shoot video so it never impacted my decision. There is no perfect camera. Buy the one that best works for your needs. The 7Dii is that camera for me.
The 7DII (which I own) is perhaps the most versatile of the bunch. You get the best AF performance, weather sealing, and frame rate while giving up a tad in the IQ dept and high ISO performance. For me it was a no brainer as I don't pixel peep and it is mainly used for club photography with flash so fast low light AF was key. It will also come in handy for my sports shoots! ;)
mpgxsvcd: They all look the same to me now. The comparison tool just ins't as important for making your decision as it was before.
Features and real world use are much more important aspects than the comparison tool now.
I could take great pictures with any of these cameras if they are on a tripod with ample time to choose the best settings. What I need is a camera that can help me select those best settings when I don't have time to stop and think about it.
The good news for you is that Canon read your mind and developed the Auto setting. Happy shooting! ;)
ybizzle: I'll stick with my 1938 full frame Leica IIIa mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Fits in my pocket with the collapsible 50mm Summar lens. What a beauty!
No free film but your Panasonic will be worth pennies in a couple years while the Leica will go up in value! ;)
You can! Check ebay and you will find they are very reasonable. I paid about $700 for mine including lens. Be sure the curtain is in good shape though and preferably get one that has been CLA'd. Nothing like picking up a solid metal camera that feels like a brick and will last several lifetimes! ;)