laszlokovacs

laszlokovacs

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RStyga: I simply fail to see the advantages of this camera over a Pentax 645D. In terms of image quality, weather resistance, general built quality, handling and price, 645D is a no-brainer. Leica is for Leica users (or should I say rich followers and "successful" -financially-speaking- professionals).

The advantage accrues only to those who like the Leica look. I'm sure that for practical purposes the Pentax system and lenses are more than good enough, but they will produce images that have a Pentax look, not a Zeiss, Leica or Nikon look. If you like the Pentax look (and it is a nice look!) then congratulations, you just saved a lot of money! If you look at the lens tests, I think you'll see that at the very extremes, the S glass does perform better, but not enough to warrant the price difference. I have a Summilux 50 1.4 M lens and a Nikon 50 1.4 G lens. They have a VERY different look. Was it worth 4k? That's up to the individual. One thing is clear from this thread, both conspicuous consumption and class envy are thriving today.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 00:31 UTC
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laszlokovacs: Dios Mio! There are so many clowns on this thread I'm surprised the Shriners aren't recruiting from it. If the AF and IQ are competent, then this will be a landmark camera in the digital age. To all the payasos complaining about the fixed lens, get over it. Ever hear of HCB? Shot with one focal length: 50mm. Ever hear of Garry Winogrand? One focal length: 28mm. Viewfinder? Optical only for both! No parallax correction!@!!! How did they ever do it!!!! And compared to those two giants, we all stink. Price? It's a freaking giant sensor with a Zeiss AF lens in a tiny body. Want an camera with changeable lens, VF and a Zeiss f2 35mm? Buy a D600 and a Zeiss ZF 35 F2. Same price. Oops, no AF. And watch people run when you try to take their photo on the street. So if you are into street photography, love the 35mm focal length and want a small, stealthy, gorgeous camera, this is the one for you. Otherwise please voice your complaints about enormous size of the D600.

Agree with you on the need for AF. My point was that those who check boxes on feature lists would just be trading one set of check boxes for the other. Imagine the howls if the lens was MF and the price was 200 less! The price is not 'ridiculous' and the fixed lens is not a constraint if you like 35mm!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2012 at 17:00 UTC

Dios Mio! There are so many clowns on this thread I'm surprised the Shriners aren't recruiting from it. If the AF and IQ are competent, then this will be a landmark camera in the digital age. To all the payasos complaining about the fixed lens, get over it. Ever hear of HCB? Shot with one focal length: 50mm. Ever hear of Garry Winogrand? One focal length: 28mm. Viewfinder? Optical only for both! No parallax correction!@!!! How did they ever do it!!!! And compared to those two giants, we all stink. Price? It's a freaking giant sensor with a Zeiss AF lens in a tiny body. Want an camera with changeable lens, VF and a Zeiss f2 35mm? Buy a D600 and a Zeiss ZF 35 F2. Same price. Oops, no AF. And watch people run when you try to take their photo on the street. So if you are into street photography, love the 35mm focal length and want a small, stealthy, gorgeous camera, this is the one for you. Otherwise please voice your complaints about enormous size of the D600.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 18:27 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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