RRJackson: When I see things like this it always reminds me of the story of the Marquis de Condorcet. Fleeing the French Revolution and certain death, he stopped at a tavern for a meal. He asked for an omelet and when asked how many eggs he wanted, his reply was, "A dozen." His answer betrayed his station and he was returned to Paris for execution, although he was found dead in his cell before he could face the guillotine.
I prefer to travel with bags that seem horribly cheap. Saves me trouble in the long run. I actually wish someone would build a digital camera that looks like a disposable Kodak Funsaver. Something I could take into deepest, darkest Don't-Rob-Me-Istan without it attracting attention.
That's the reason why I use sand paper systematically on all my Leica gear so it looks rubbish and I feel more safe.
bigdaddave: I could never be seen with a bag that is worth more than the gear inside it.
What an utter waste of money
micksh6: It's easy to see why this happened. When too many absolutely unnecessary gimmicks like1. Leica2. B&W-only camera3. Apple4. Stupid Photo appmeet in once place, the amount of thoughtless irrationality reaches tipping point. And then user, who created this festival of irrelevance, has to be punished.
I can't think of anyone who might combine all these hipster things in one place, but apparently such people exist, and maybe this event will teach them to consider their tools more thoroughly.
This is just a value judgement. Plain and simple. It has no value and is rather idiotic.
Kiril Karaatanasov: Is this version of Sony A7 with monochrome sensor and bulky body?
Anyway seems Sony sold Leica all of the tech for this camera except the metal body. May be this is the next iteration of the celestial cameras from Hassleblad that were selling overpriced NEX-7 and A99 cameras for while. We got to give it to Leica they even removed the color filter!
Amazing...but my 27 inch monitor is not large enough to display my 10mp Leica M8 files at 100% And I don't even talk about reviewing a picture in vertical mode...which is ridiculously small even on 27 inches. Don't you think this resolution war is a bit overdone ?
maxnimo: I'm not so sure about 4K at15 fps... it seems too fast. I'd prefer 5 fps. Slower is always safer, that's what grandma used to say.
Have no idea on what you could do with 4K 15 fps.
revio: @dark goob:
It´s "selfies" not "selphies". ;-)
Got cha; now, it seems you are as good at spelling as you possess knowledge for real about what Nikon 1´s are capable of.
My sister has a V1 to her and her family´s great satisfaction. It focuses faster than my OM-D E-M5 does with native m43 glass...and images are GREAT seen on a computer screen or on a large hi rez TV!! Period.
Of course noise at hi iso or at dark shooting conditions is worse than from the M-5 but they are different kinds of cameras/systems, so for those who need/want the speed and size advantage the 1-series is absolutely not "sh*t" like you seem to believe. "Believe", not know!
(I may have spelled something wrong, but English isn´t my first language)
End of rant, just had to...
Hulk hogan said so ?
wolfie: This is what the J1 should have been (or even the V1) - a straightforward design instead of the offbeat offerings on most so far with odd control positions or even controls missing and buried in menus. Looks small enough, and cheap enough, to replace my Canon G12 for a compact walkabout camera.
Marketing rule 1: if you provide a perfect product at first, how will you manage to sell future products ?
50Mp? Prepare your tripods guys. ;)
I've seen similar pictures to the 1st one in many occasions. It seems these fishermen are more used to tourists than they seem to be.
star shooter: All those night shots of Earth, no wonder Light Pollution is killing the night skies for stargazers. If an Alien wanted to invade Earth, all they'd have to look for, is a lit-up planet! These shots mean nothing to me. Just a few happy snaps taken by someone being paid to do it.
Dont worry for aliens. American heroes may save the humanity, once again, a 4th july.
alexisgreat: We'll all be traveling to Mars soon enough, I expect space travel will one day become as common as airline travel
It's most likely that airlines will disappear.
uhoh07: The nasty comments in this thread belie belief. Clueless does not even begin to cover the gamut of Leica critique in so many of the "thoughts" below.
I have to wonder what depths are plumbed to dredge up this degree of mindless hatred.
In fact, for many shooters, the M9 today, with M glass, creates output second to none. Most of us who own the M9 are not rich. We forgo other expenses to afford the M9, which actually costs little more than a 5D today. I paid 3500 for an M9 with a fresh sensor.
No question it's a bummer the M9 sensor is susceptible to corrosion issues. It was the first FF sensor to allow strong edge performance with the superb M wides. Fantastic output, flawed design. Leica is not perfect.
For whatever reason, Leica's response has been to guarantee the sensor for life.
For those of us who love the camera this is a big relief. For those that don't, why do you care?
Why I like the camera:https://www.flickr.com/photos/55299472@N07/
I agree !
Jim Evidon: Found this morning on the Leica website:
Additionally, I have seen a letter address to the Leica Users Forum(http://www.l-camera-forum.com) from Leica Product Management extendingsensor replacements to those already replaced that may have recurring corrosion as well as a refund to those customers who paid for replacement in the past.
I suspect that those of you who speculate that Leica will leave their customers in the lurch have been stung by past behavior of other camera companies; more likely those considered the big four. I have yet to see any such comments from people who actually own Leica manufactured cameras.
But I do expect to see continuing back biting by those who have nothing better to do than vent your spleen without any first hand knowledge of the subject you seem to hate . So pour it on if it makes you feel important.
Nunatak...I hear you !I can still make the difference between an empty gallery and a one full of pictures. But it certainly has to do with my IR contaminated photos isn' it ? ;-)
I own a M8 for several years. Still have it and use it daily...without IR filter. I didn't know my M8 has a "defective" sensor...lol.True I have an IR filter available if necessary...but I do use UV filter on all my lenses anyway...so...lol ?
RStyga: That serves them right, they needed that bit of humility, arrogant dinosaurs... I'm happy to hear, now, all those Leica fanatics telling me how superior Leica cameras are in terms of build quality, once more...
RStyga...what you wrote is too hilarious lol.I'm sure Leica users are feeling better now that you spread the plain saint "truth" about Leica on internet. Hahaha !
Mike FL: I have great respect to Leica's optical, but the FF sensor M9 is really noisy @ISO.1600 as seen from the DP sample. Again, do not forget it is from a FF sensor camera while you check the sample:
Any thought? Disagree?
I think you are wrong in comparing M9 sensor's performance with a Nikon D3s.First the Leica M9 has a CCD sensor which is not adapted for high iso performance. This is well known. 2nd, Nikon D3s was one of the best high iso performer at the time, it's well known too.And regarding the subject of this news...I think you are just trolling mate... :/
brulain: If I understand well, Leica's cameras are as good as the others, but are much more expensive. Finally, a very good choice.
Diego Sevilla: I just bought an M9. I sent it to leica to be adjusted and returned me the bill with an €800 payment because of this. The original owner has been kindly enough to allow me to return him the camera as-is, but this is not serious. The camera has a little bit more than 3 years so... oops, you have to pay.
I hope, for him, and for all M9/M-E owners, that this gets fixed at no cost. Still, they will be waiting for a new sensor FOR MONTHS. Now that it was a normal random procedure of sending the cameras to leica, when you noticed something, it has a waiting line of three months... Imagine when this goes widespread and more and more people want their sensors checked or changed... What a nightmare.
For me, the M9 is finished. I bought it, I'm passionate about photography and was saving for one, with great efforts. But now, I see that an A7/r/s is a FAR better option. Who can live with the uneasiness of buying a €3000+ piece of equipment that can broke any day?
I agree with you that this is quite border line for Leica M9 owners.I own Leica equipment (my only digital Leica is a M8) and what pushes me to buy Leica is mainly the lenses.I agree that body wise Leica is not so great...except for the rangefinder system which I really like.I am too looking more and more toward Sony A7 series as a good partner for my Leica lenses but it seems you lose A LOT of quality with moderate to ultrawide angle lenses on these bodies. And that kills the purpose of owning Leica lenses.To me...Leica lenses are best used on Leica bodies...but regarding the price and issues...as soon as their is a more viable options for a compatible body I'll switch to this brand.
You should do more write up about Leica products. What i enjoy the most about DPR is reading hot comments anytime there is a Leica news. In fact its even the only reason i come here as its so entertaining.