eyeswideshut: How can the same company release something as handsome as this and then the SL?
The T is nice but adding the largish EVF compromises the elegant simplicity of the T. The SL is actually quite nice, and the overall design balance of that camera type is the best so far.
Richard Murdey: If you'd told me they were taken with a D810 and some Zeiss or some of the more expensive Nikkor lenses I would see no reason to doubt the statement.
The Summilux lenses are already renown for quality, so it didn't seem necessary to check those samples. But I will.
So you're comparing a 36mp sensor to a 24mp sensor, and comparing single focal lenght lenses (the best from Nikon are their big and very expensive single length telephoto lenses, and ZEISS doesn't make zooms in the Nikon mount,) to the Leica SL kit zoom lens. That's actually a compliment to the Leica.
I have the Nikon 24-120 f4, and as much as I want to believe, that kit zoom does not compare to what I see in the Leica SL 24-90. I cannot afford to switch, however that won't prevent me from giving credit where it is due.
mandophoto: From the DNGs posted here, that 24-90 Leica looks mighty fine. Yep, it's big, heavy and expensive, but it tunnel's light wonderfully.
Yeah, I was referring to the real world samples.
From the DNGs posted here, that 24-90 Leica looks mighty fine. Yep, it's big, heavy and expensive, but it tunnel's light wonderfully.
mandophoto: Well, this lens alone is heavier than the new Leica SL camera. Bad Sigma.
(The above is... whatever you make of it.)
You're correct. And this lens is certainly not the first new, large, heavy, high quality lens to be designed for our high rez sensors. I was joking a bit just to point out that for all the calls for small and light gear, getting around physics is going to be difficult. Not even Sony, the darling of the moment, can avoid physics. When they finally release a 600mm f4 for sports photogs, you can bet there will be a Leica SL sized Sony to accompany that lens.
Well, this lens alone is heavier than the new Leica SL camera. Bad Sigma.
mandophoto: A bunch of sour guys posting here. They're actually envious of a 4 year old getting a little attention. I hope these posts are by trolls and not regular visitors. Sheez.
Yep, like I said....or something.
You're backpeddling from calling some of the kid's photographs "throaway." And now the efforts of a proud father to innocently show his kid's photographs are questioned. Yeah, Davinator, you're envious. Or something.
As others have said, it is a nice story of a father and son bonding by using photography. Seems like a relevant subject for a photography site. Plus we get a nice break from the never ending number chrunching we've all become addicted to. Peace.
Impressed or not, I know better than to debase the efforts of a child.
A bunch of sour guys posting here. They're actually envious of a 4 year old getting a little attention. I hope these posts are by trolls and not regular visitors. Sheez.
Well done. Works great with my iMac and a D750. I need to set up the D750 to connect to a secure Time Machine (router/backup) but otherwise no problems. Thank you.
Excellent article, not only on sports photography but also photography in general. Thank you.
I believe it is the "S" lenses that justifies this camera.
Interesting how big and heavy these new fast, quality lenses are getting. Even Sony/ZEISS E mount large aperture lenses are big. Only Leica seems to build - albeit expensive - reasonable sized f1.4 lenses, at least for the M cameras. I guess digital quality demands are pushing these specifications.
PaulMW: I have upgraded from a D7000 to the D750 and I am disappointed with my D750 picture quality. The D7000 has noticeably sharper detail and more vibrant colours. I have checked similar scenes and same lenses on both cameras, in fact I have spent quite a lot of money on high end lenses yet the D7000 is better. The D750 is a recent model so it does not have the flare problem of the early units.When next I am in civilisation I will take it to Nikon for a check-up, I hope that I have not bought a lemon. Does anyone else have a similar concern?
@PaulMW: I recently purchased a D750 and have noticed what I believe is mirror slap vibration at shutter speeds below 1/125. So I switched the release-mode dial from S (single frame) to Q (quiet shutter release) and have since noticed sharper pictures.
It is a parody. The "product" presentation photographs are hilarious. We need more of this kind of irreverence.
Aperture 3 was problematic for a while after it was released, but unlike some, for me now and running Yosemite 10.10.3, Aperture is actually running better than it ever has. I just imported some raw files and have absolutely no problems. In addition, Photos, iPhoto and Lightroom all work flawlessly. Yes, it is ironic that Aperture (3.6) is now working the way it should have been a few years ago, still, Aperture's demise is, well, not too important. :-)
mandophoto: Reading these comments by adult guys is almost as entertaining as watching Jackie Gleason doing his Ralph Kramden routine.
@CallMeAlan: Sure you do. When even a non-Aperture user such as yourself can get all hand-wringing melodramatic at Apple, well, there’s your entertainment! :-)
Reading these comments by adult guys is almost as entertaining as watching Jackie Gleason doing his Ralph Kramden routine.