Combatmedic870: I hope these sell well!! I want to see a Zeiss 85mm F2, thats really slim in size!
I hope so, for the real reason that quality is best for consumers and the economy.
whtchocla7e: Who is Zeiss trying to fool here with these offerings?
Obviously not you.
yabokkie: 12/2.8 looks better than superwide zooms for APS-C DSLRs. 32/1.8 is useless no matter how good is the quality unless << USD 100.this is a good place for Sigma who can make better lenses at lower prices.
Sigma can design good lenses when they choose to. I have the Sigma 30 f2.8 and it is OK(not spectacular) optically but mechanically I seriously doubt that under constant use it will last more than a couple of years, if that long. There is more to a good lens than just optics. Cheap lenses are cheap for a reason.
Benarm: Another step by Leica towards the legacy of Kodak and Polaroid. You can use past brand image and recognition only so much.
I could be wrong but I believe Leica is doing quite well now. In fact it is the "me too" camera companies that are struggling.
Jim Radcliffe: If this is true, Leica continues to be so predictable. A true "Entry Level M" along the lines of a Digital CL is what is needed. Not another overpriced point and shoot bearing the Red Dot.
Any camera labeled a Mini M should be able to accept M mount lenses.. this is just another overpriced camera that "looks" like a Leica.
I love Leica gear but sheesh, will they ever listen to the market... oh, I forgot, they're Leica.. they don't have to.
The package box pictured on the Leica site is too small for the camera and lens combination we're seeing. If the box is genuine we might be in for an interesting surprise.
By the way, great street car evening photograph.
JDThomas: Cool, now iPhoneys can start calling themselves "strobists" too.
So, the very many iPhoneys who are also Nikon users now know to never disturb your hubris towards them by buying a JD Thomas publication. You got it.
scrup: If Canon really wanted to stop Magic Lantern, they could. But in their interest they don't as it creates another market of users.
Take Apple Iphone. If Jailbreak never existed for it, I don't think it would of taken market share as it did.
Playstation 1. It didn't really take off until it was hacked.
Hey Juck, you're a funny guy. :-) Rotflmao.
You're wrong about the iPhone. It is a consumer product and as such 99% of users have no need for the hacks. I'm guessing the same applies to most smartphones.
mandophoto: The Leica S is one beautiful camera.
Yep, ideas of beauty do differ.
The Leica S is one beautiful camera.
Mssimo: Did he really say that he expected negative reactions from photographers but did not care? That is how I understood his response.
No, he specifically said "hobbyist photography community." The photography community is not monolithic. It is clear CC is for pros and enthusiasts willing to pay. But what I found very interesting is his suggestion that there will be a "regular" Lightroom and a "pro" CC based Lightroom. That is a bit disheartening.
Zvonimir Tosic: Only issue here that prevents some people from switching is press and pre-press work. What software apart from Photoshop handles CMYK and LAB colourspaces well, or, at all? :-(
@PerL - There is a color shift when going from RGB to CMYK. Most graphic designers will convert RGB files to CMYK in Photoshop to check for color shift. I know RGB files placed in InDesign will be converted to CMYK at some point in the pre-press flow, but if color fidelity is important, then using RGB is a gamble. There is no alternative to Photoshop in the commercial print medium.
For graphic designers working in print media there are no alternatives to Photoshop and Illustrator. As for GIMP, last I checked it does not have a CMYK work space. For page layout QuarkXpress is still around and is quite good but it is also very expensive. So most graphic professionals will pass the cloud based cost to customers, and cross their fingers.
As for Lightroom, Adobe knows there are true alternatives. Still, considering it is now bundled with some Samsung and other cameras, Lightroom may gain such a huge share that it will become (like Photoshop) the de facto raw converter which will give Adobe a lot of muscle.
Wonderful images and a great story. Thank you, DPReview.
Maybe it's me but it seems we don't see quite as much photography of teens as in the '60s & '70s. Can someone point out the Bruce Davidsons & Mary Ellen Marks of the current generation? Yes, I would like to know (other than Mike Brodie.)
facedodge: These are all great tips if you want to be like William Klein... I think the real lesson of William Klein is to not try and be William Klein. I think Eric missed this point.
Number three is "go against the grain". I don't think William cared which way the grain went. He went his way and that was that. Following Eric's advise on to go against the grain precludes needing to know which way is with and which way is against.
Find your vision and have the courage to develop it regardless of direction of grain. William Klein did so and we can too.
Sorry, I got a bit ruffled. William Klein is a favorite photog and it was great having Eric Kim write about him. To be honest, I do a fair share of cliches and don't mind it. :-)
& yours, inframan, is... well, this could on. William Klein is one of the best, and Eric Kim's article is instructive for photographers wanting to get past the tired cliches of photography. But then there are those who are content doing just that, don't you agree inframan?
facedodge, that is a white bread answer.
It's the times we live in: A cross between invasive Google and gaudy Warhol. Interesting but wonder if it will go beyond 15 minutes. And yes, DPReview is absolutely right in assuming it is of interest to photographers, because it is indeed photography.
simon65: Join the army instead...
This device isn't for photographers, it's for self obsessed hipsters bedevilled by the twin ills of a surfeit of free time and a lack of purpose in their lives.
People considering buying this product should go out and do something meaningful, such as join the army instead.
The Swedish army for example.
Sweden being the home of Memoto and of Martin Kallstrom knows all about vacant idle hipsters pretending to be artists. So much so that the Swedish army has made an recruitment ad aimed directly at them.
I advise all those tempted by this device to view it:
Hilarious. Though I'm too old for service, somehow I see myself there. Not taking oneself too seriously is a good thing.
It is immutable. The "experts" speak (see comments below and probably above.)
I'm 60 and won't begrudge younger photographers getting attention. There may be better or not, but what matters is young people are doing great work and some are being recognized. Recognition helps everyone, but it is also ephemeral. Let's hope these photographers keep working to bring us good photography.