This kind of smartphone rubbish trend is so hilarious.Yes any good photographer could succeed to produce a great image with any gear.What I dislike is all this kind of "rebel" trend where people just shoot with smartphone to show the world they are so good they don't need anything more.Then you hear all the wow and waw and people starting to say: I'll try to use my smartphone more !If everyone is following the same trend, then it not being rebel anymore.If some people are serious about photography why they use a smartphone is beyond me. What do they want to prove ? I don't mean they cannot produce the goods with a smartphone but I guess there are plenty better small cameras out there for a small, light and discreet package.Maybe they like to hide behind the "tourist like" feeling this grants...then they need some more balls maybe.This pics are great, but it doesn't teach more than the usual photoshop and auto effects. There are tons pics like that on Getty and Flickr.
My wife has a Canon 100d with the kit and 40mm pancake lens.It is impressively small and light and I've found the IQ quite impressive for a low entry level camera. It's definitely a great camera.
Since most people here seems baffled by Leica, saying they didn't market well their new product etc. Saying that Leica missed the point and nobody here will want one over an already owned NEX7, Fuji X100, or OM-D...etc. I think people here should wake up and understand that this camera was never designed for them.
You are simply not Leica customer target. That doesn't mean you cannot understand the "benefits" of the "counterparts" of owning this camera. That just means you are not the target audience so just move on because this was not design for YOU. You are not part of it and most people commenting here just doesn't have the cash for it anyway.
I don't understand why people stay here waiting for Leica to release a X100s-Leica-something for half the price that would sell like hot cakes like they say. That will never happen. Leica is Leica and demand premium price and that's it. They will never sell cheap.
You don't ask bikers why they chose Harley Davidson over a Kawasaki.
The more I read the comments and the negativity, the more I want to buy this camera...
When you are rich, do you really think it's your camera that you will use as a statut symbol ? That is just kind of pathetic... ;)
If it was the case, I guess most people who's only aim is to show off would do it with the biggest possible Nikon or Canon and not with a Leica.
When you show off you want people to recognize you as "rich" or "wealthy".To bad for Leica haters but maybe 99% of normal people just don't have a clue about what a Leica is !They will just "wow" and "waaa" when they see your big 5D Mark III with a 80-200mm F2.8 because it looks pro and in people's mind the bigger the more expensive and that's it.
I have a Leica which I take around almost everyday with a 50 lux ASPH or a 35 Lux ASPH. I rarely meet people who know about my camera. Very RARELY !
People just think I am around with a cheap oldie so stop you anger with your "statut Symbol with red logo crap".
I don't have a NX anymore but I had a NX10 at its launch. Based on my experience with the NX system, the Fuji system, and the Sony NEX system I can fairly say this NX platform is the best APSC based mirrorless system around and by far.
They are the only one to provide good ergonomics on a small and light package with very great performance/value ratio primes/pancake lenses.
Sensor wise they are quite impressive: sharper than Sony sensor at base Iso and just a stop behind at higher isos.Considering Samsung is new in the sensor business this is damn impressive they could came so close from the said "Sony worldwide BEST APSC sensor" with apparently so little efforts.
Well done Leica ! Very very nice !just kidding
ultimitsu: So it is a 19-45 F3.5 to F6.4, right?
if we talk about 135 equivalent why do you say 28-70 F5.25-9.6?
28-70mm F3.5 to F6.4 is correct.The brightness of the lens is a more important detail than the "24x36" equivalent Depth of Field.
The wealthy ! Ahhhhhh the wealthy !!!The red dot ! Ahhhhhh the red dot !!!
I am not wealthy and I shoot with Leica gear. Moreover my M3 has no red dot.Sorry guys but you were all WRONG !
edbollom: Is this going to be a Lumix GX1 but with the red dot? It really is unbelievable that the v-lux range have been conning people out of there money for so long when they are exactly thesame as Panasonic's LX series but far more expensive! The lenses are great but the camera bodies are 100% style over substance.
Why buy a M instead of a D800 or a 5d Mk II ?
Maybe here is one of the reasons:
LarryK: That's okay, there are no such thing as "Pro" CEOs, just people with business degrees making lucky guesses and being paid huge sums of money even when they're wrong.
Managing a company is making guesses, yes.
historianx: What Oly should do is develop and release a bridge s/z similar to the Pannie FZ200 but with a 1" or 4/3 sensor and some sorta sweet 25-600 or higher constant 2.8 Zuiko Digital lens. Take that, Panny AND Leica.
What Leica has to do with that ?Ah right, they are expensive so the inquisition want them to burned.
Come on ! What a crappy cam hahaha.My Nikon V1 focus much faster than this and is 1000x cheaper...muhahaha
Comparing a medium format camera to a FF camera is like comparing a FF camera with DX...that makes no sense and people who stick to medium format just know why. Just sayin'
Anepo: One of his photographs on his website can literally be called a pedophile photograph, it is an underskirt photo of an underage girls bloodied underwear, an EXTREMELY inappropriate photograph that screams "call the cops".
As may say Bruce Gilden: You are the pedophile to have such thinkings !
What a review ! I've seen nice charts. :/
And what if the dog roll over ? xD
Difficult subjet. Take pictures and do your job to record this tragic event...or...put your camera away and help with others ?I don't know...If you take Robert Capa I don't think he would have taken a gun instead of his camera to record D-Day etc.I think problem is nowadays people are offended with everything. And I understand that because of people's magazines and paparazzo the job of photographer can now be taken for voyeurism...
Sometimes I am wondering of one day we will have news without pictures to illustrate them.
A friend sent me a Leica M3 from France to South Korea.For whatever reason postmen misunderstood South Korea and sent it to South Africa.The package went from France to Germany, then Germany to South Africa, then South Africa to Hong Kong, then HK to South Korea.I wish my friend had put a camera in this package...but I'm not sure we would have seen much more than usual logistics stuff.
Amazing ! Well done Sigma. Too bad it's not a 16-35 but I guess I'm asking too much ;)
There is nothing wrong, at least in my country, to take others pictures in public places as long as these pictures are not degrading one's image.
of course people may get angry sometimes so there is obviously no reason not to apologize in such case and try to explain your project. If the person don't agree then just delete the picture...
The fact of using a flash on random people may be taken as rude but it is an other matter wich is not related to photography IMO. It is more a matter of how people may behave and interact with each other, especially when we don't know each other. What we can do, what we can't do, what happens if we do what most people would take as rude.
I think the biggest issue here is that most of people would just react by becoming extremely angry directly...so there is small room left for discussion.I think we should try to relaxe and keep in mind no one is hurt...that was just a picture and a bounce of light... Now ready to explain each other ?