starwolfy

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I am wondering why Leica emphasize so much the Summarit line on their product pictures.
I have noticed we see a lot of body pictures with the 50 or 35 summarit lens which is to me a bit akward since it is probably not the "sexiest" lenses in the Leica line and in fact their entry level products.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 07:04 UTC as 3rd comment

Love the new theme but please make sure we have a shortcut to go back to the forum when we are reading a post. Exemple : I read a post in the Leica forum. I can see the title "Leica forum" but I cannot click on it if I need to go back straight to the root of the Leica forum.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:42 UTC as 158th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (747 comments in total)
In reply to:

sibuzaru: They really studied the Leica SL... even the battery got the same system, for me it looks like a grip can be easily fitted there.

Yake, do you own a SL or you just judged based on some reviewers comments online ?
I have the SL and it is confortable to hold all day long.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:15 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1170 comments in total)

Hasselblad just created a medium format body with the size of a 24x36 FF Leica SL. Impressive.
Moreover the lenses are so small. I am now scratching my head at how Leica SL lenses can be so big...when Hasselblad of capable of making top notch medium format lenses for basically 1/3 the price ?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:25 UTC as 159th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (170 comments in total)
In reply to:

plevyadophy: Sony need to learn from the past.

Nokia, and Sony Ericsson between them at one point had something like a whopping NINETY PERCENT of the smartphone market to themselves (their only "serious" challenger was the Blackberry).

Sony messed up BIG time by not making it easy for developers to make apps for what was then, and in my view still is, one of the two best smart phones ever made (Sony Ericsson P990i and Nokia Communicator).

I still have a SE P990i and hate Apple iPhones (I don't like not having proper hardware keys, and I despise having my battery held hostage (one can't simply swap out a drained batt for a freshly charged one). However, I was given an iPhone about a year or so ago, and given the usefulness of the Apps available for the platform, I have this week made the painful decision to finally retire the old SE P990i, grit my teeth and live with the Apple device.

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Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 06:35 UTC

I am a full frame user and I think this lens is very interesting.

24mm with an equivalence of a f2.8 24x36 DOF + a F1.4 light gathering capability is quite interesting for group pictures in low light for example.

I have plenty of F1.4 lenses and thin DOF is always the issue. I usually prefer to go up to F2.8 even in low light because of the DOF issue making me almost never use F1.4.

I think that background blurring capabilities of bright lenses is so over rated. It ads nothing to the image but an empty blur and not context.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:07 UTC as 78th comment | 21 replies

Most people think a Leica SL is "average" just because it has one stop lower performance at high iso compared to an A7R lol.

Also, they think all Leica bodies are "average" without considering the fact a camera company can evolve.

The Leica SL is an - expensive - but also excellent camera with the best EVF to date on the planet.

The Leica Q is selling like hot cakes.

The Leica M is the only digital rangefinder camera on the planet.

Leica bodies are average ? Let me laugh. Expensive yes. Overpriced - certainly. Average - technologically not anymore; if spec sheets was the only thing of interest for you.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 08:44 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

dmanthree: What's the point of spending all that cash for a Leica and then *not* using Leica lenses? Why not just get a Canon?

Long zooms, T/S lenses, cheaper but good glass anyone ?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 20:17 UTC

I like it. I use my SL with M lenses to have a small-ish package and I'm glad I'll be able to use my SL with say a 100-400mm + 1.4x converter for birding/ safari : meaning a totally different use case.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 19:07 UTC as 25th comment

First !

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 20:37 UTC as 13th comment

Way too much publicy for this brand in here these days. Sponsor ?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 20:17 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (144 comments in total)

I hear many positive things about this strap but make sure to check it before you go to avoid this :

https://fstoppers.com/originals/why-insurance-could-have-saved-me-when-my-peak-design-strap-failed-59094

This kind of issue is what is preventing me to buy one for my 7000 euros Leica Sl (without lens). Not too hot on the idea of dropping this because of a thin string.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 14:52 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies
In reply to:

ThePhilips: Stumbled on a simple explanation how Leica brand works, and why Leicans defend it so hard:

http://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/091115/psychology-behind-why-people-buy-luxury-goods.asp

Here is my explanation on you :

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/judging-others

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 21:59 UTC

I like the idea of a reliable digital film-like camera (need a shutter lever though). I think it could be convincing to some people still shooting film because they dont want to shoot a "computer camera" like today. But I wish it could somehow also keep the film look and colors and solve the post processing issue for those who don't want to waste time post processing dule raws. I dont know if its feasable to really replicate film colors for every tones that are digitally captured but that would be awesome.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 14:35 UTC as 117th comment

Love the pics but can't help feeling we've already seen everything about this tourist place of China.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 32nd comment

I have this bag. Overall it's good but many things seems not mature enough so overall i feel so so.

First: the peak design clamp system that you are Supposed to clip on a side of your bag feels very unsecure with heavy cameras as the side pockets become loose and makes your camera very nose heavy like it may fall down.

Second: the bag may look big but indeed you cannot put as much as you would first think inside. It kind of lack big pockets and deviders are meh...despite all the marketing.

Third and probaby the biggest issue to me : the front pocket is badly designed. The bottom part doesnt extend when you put stuff in this pocket so the overall capability is very small and the pocket become hard to close with just few things only. You need to press it hard toward the internal part of the bag to be able to close the pocket when it contains only say two batteries and a charger...and few random small things. Moreover the design of this pockets is made in way that the bag doesnt grow much bigger externally when you put more stuff in it but it rather become tigther inside keeping the external look good but the inside even less able to carry stuff.

Except that ! It's very well made. It feels nice to touch. There are some eronomical parts that are very good like the top zip, the simple idea to hold your tripod and the clamp to ajust the size is very nice. I like this bag a lot but at near 300 euros with shipping I expected a more mature product.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies

As a rat shooter I can't wait to try this in my cave !

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 18:49 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply

Is it compatible with Leica SL + Leica flashes ?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 18:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2470 comments in total)
In reply to:

dansclic: One of thé major qualities you expect from à semi pro body is that its battery is able to allow you min. 5/600 shots. This is,incredible that Fuji is not able to solve that problem !!

The Leica SL is your best bet then.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 18:24 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)

As this is the 2nd time Samsung gives up its customers/supporters in the camera business my guess is we won't see them around here for a long time.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 08:06 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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