$1k for a 50mm 2.8 macro lens? Insane. If you don't need the macro capabilities, the Sigma 60mm 2.8 does the job for less than $240.
Hideous. One camera I'd use if Vivitar paid me to do it.
I thought the whole idea in designing a mirrorless camera was weight and size. An XPro1 with a grip in not smaller, or lighter than most Canikons, except the pro bodies.
RossN: All for the technology, but this is ridiculous and unbalanced pricing for those who don't earn their living from photography. It would be good to be able to access photos from central storage, but it's not worth doubling the cost of owning lightroom from ~$100 -> $200/yr for that feature when products like photogene exist for $3 for a perpetual license.
" RAW files that can be manipulated from mobile devices all over the world"
Damn, I bet we can't even breath anymore without processing RAW files while we ride the subway.
$99? Are people from Adobe insane?
Romania is a fine country, if you don't live there.
tabloid: Personally i would never buy a camera without a viewfinder.No good in sunlight, when on holiday.
With a little electronic add on viewfinder, it would be worth a second look at.
"Personally i would never buy a camera without a viewfinder"
Pro's cannot live without a viewfinder
David Smith - Photographer: Not much of an improvement over the X-E1. I don't like the Fuji processing. When you compare the image quality to a camera like the Olympus E-M5, you can clearly see that the output is softer, more processed. At higher ISO's there's less noise, but also less detail. I prefer to do my own processing rather then let the camera do it for me.
Interesting but I find the jpegs from Olympus cameras oversaturated, fake. Panasonic jpegs are too dull for my taste. Fuji files are right in between. They are perfect for my taste.
Well, reading through all the posts I see lots of poor people that can barely afford a panasonic. Sad
utomo99: Instead of just rebranding products, why Leica did not do some smarter way ?1. Put Faster Lens. 2. Read the user comments about that cameras and improve it based on that. and other improvements. And I believe people will respect better
"So it's okay to charge double or more for the same guys for a different faceplate...and anyone that doesn't think so is just jealous?"Nobody's forcing you to buy. Not that you can even afford it anyway.
TakenUserName: Now when will Leica rebadge dome of the Panasonic 4/3 cameras. That is a gaping home in their lineup.
"Leica doesn't rebadge m43 Panasonic cameras because that would strongly hurt the sales of the M system."
Now, that was the best joke ever. Like a junk m4/3 camera (I have one myself) can compete with a Leica MIt's like saying Ferrari can't stick their emblem on a Hunday to avoid competing with the formula 1 car. Hillarious. So much wisdom on dpreview
This is a camera for people that can afford to buy a Leica. Poor people can stick with a much cheaper Panasonic. People that buy a Leica can afford to buy a Porche. For everybody else there is Hunday. Cheers
JDThomas: Everyone who has commented here is pretty much a Leica hater. My question is if you hate Leicas so much and you would never buy a rebranded Panasonic Leica then why bother arguing about it?
My guess is as soon as you saw the headline you KNEW your were going to hate it, so why not just skip over it?
It doesn't matter WHAT Leica puts out about 98% of the active members on DPR fly into a mouth-foaming rage over the price.
You know what's really funny about this? If you go to the Leica camera forums this camera and others like it barely get a mention. Real Leica photographers don't care enough about these types of cameras to bother getting mad about it.
So here you have a bunch of people who don't own any Leica gear and have no intention on buying Leica gear arguing over a camera that most actual Leica users just ignore.
Seems kinda silly, huh?
I wouldn't say they are haters. They simply can't afford to even try it.
Carbon111: Only a $200 surcharge up from the Panasonic version isn't bad considering it comes with Lightroom 5. The body looks much better than the LF1 as well. Looking for a replacement for my LX5 pocket cam...this could be it.
$10 for Lightroom? Cool. Can I give you $20 for your copy? Then you can go and buy two, one to resell and one free for you. I can send Paypal right awayPlease email me at $10Lightroom@yahoo.com
Thank you, thank you so much
Honestly, those f2 samples are horrible.
panpen: $500k for a print? Not to mention the bike is off centre too.
You must be kidding. It was sarcasm. Duh
$500k for a print? Not to mention the bike is off centre too.
I've had them all, from Leica to CaNikon, Fuji, Sony. The Merrill's are the best of the bunch. If you want deep colors, roundness, tons of detail without looking fake/digital, the Merrill is the way to go. The best Leica lens I've had was a 28mm 2.8 R E55, probably in the top 3 best lenses ever. The DP2M lens is on par, if not better, than the Leica lens and all (including the camera) for a mere $799. In Leica world that buys the caps, hood and the box. The 28mm alone costs $2500. For $2k I have a DP1X a DP2M and a DP3M. I'm set for years to come unless Sigma comes with a Foveon body with interchangeable lenses
ddolde: I have the DP2 and its pretty darn good for what it is. I do prefer my Hasselblad H4D-31 though the Sigma comes close in IQ. I could see owning a DP1/2/3 trio and traveling ultra light though. 3K barely buys one HC lens.
The K1 is so good they had to stop the production after only 10 months
I've seen people with Canon 5DIII's taking horrendous pictures of their cats using 85Ls and countless people that could take better pictures with a box and a hole in it. It's all about the human behind the camera. Spending tons of money doesn't make anyone a PRO