The Squire: I thought, if there is a manufacturing defect, which this clearly is, that this is no limit on your statutory rights (in the UK) to return it for a refund or have it repaired. So I don't see how they can start charging for this after 3 years.
Sorry to say it is a pre existing manufacturing fault, as it has been acknowledged by Leica themselves to exist. In other words it will be known to happen by Leica's own words in replaced sensors, therefore it has to pre exist, too exist . Yes you are correct and the composite material is thinner than say the Sony sensors which is a prerequisite to being able to use their wide angle lenses on a digital sensor. Not good news for all concerned I hope a good speedy conclusion can be found.
Serious Sam: Since the previous A7 II thread has quiet down, I decided to write this here.
Just read another detail review from another site, some key points
1) The 5 axis IBIS will only work on lens that provide "Focus Distance information" which mean most FE and E mount lens. The other lens will run with only 3 Axis result to only 1-2 stop IBIS not 4.5.
2) IQ has not change much. that is expected as its the same processor. if you want improved noise performance you can almost forget about it.
3) The PDAF .....still sucks at 2.5 FPS. If you are looking to do a lot of action shots. This is not for you.
Got to go party now....more on this later :-)
Sam you may well be correct with the IBIS and lenses. All I know with my Olympus, using primes, in menu you select shoot without lens and then with prime legacy lenses you can put in their focal length for the IBIS to have that knowledge. The 5 IBIS on the Oly using this is absolutely superb. I wonder if the 7II has this function, I'd be suprised if not and may well have been missed by the other reviewer or possible anyway. Not that I am about to get the 7II
daMatrix: This is great for navigation at night on a boat. Especially in and around water cities. However boats must carry lights and a traffic radio is obliged for large / professional ships, smaller (read amateur) ships are literally guessing in the dark about size and distance of the (tiny) boat lights on the water (and some even are ignorrant of light rule) .
Far from guessing there is a little thing called radar! Plus a wide spread use of AIS. Problem with using camera's for sighting other vessels is for one, a l;arge vessel needs time to change course and needs to know at a long distant where other vessels are. What distant will these cameras work? Especially in heaving rain? Fog? I do take your point on Amateurs but they would I suspect not know how to use any form of navigation, but having said that many amateurs are keen and clued up.
Thank you Bryon, a suprise to me I had forgotten I'd entered.
BYRON MCD 77-81: Beautiful !
Well by one or two people it is obviously of no value, but that's their choice.
Thanks for the kind comment it is appreciated and a superb image you produced.
An attempt to re-invent, intellectually it appears bland. Far to conservative. It is innate and you cannot get away from that,it is in the attempt to take ownership of something that has always existed.
Being in the top eleven is good, yet an image of this quality does not deserve the two low scores it received.This goes for many of the images on here. Nice pic well done.
Thank you Mick
Wow just looked at this previously posted video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juM46ny1WhM&feature=youtu.be
This has been the clearest pointer yet to why the financial structures of the world are at the moment. Truly unbelievable that guys like this can be in charge of our futures in that respect. They make politicians look clever and if that is so something is seriously wrong. It is a great video demonstrating the lack of any community commitment to bettering peoples lives and shows pure true unadulterated greed and any kind of trust, truth and honesty.
Big no from me,I cannot afford this type of on going payment. I got Cs4 and Cs6 at a time when there was bit of spare cash, which can happen occasionally.I cannot sensibly commit to monthly payments for something like this which is not actually needed. I am one of those who has Cs because it is there and it is a treat. Not because I have too. Do not get me wrong it is a wonderful bit of kit, but I need water, food and some of the utilities. This is a luxury, a hobby and as we all know we need to make choices with the little spare cash we have. Reality is more and more of those making this type of decision are paid very very well and they seriously do not understand, are out of touch,especially at this time as most peoples household income is being squeezed, this amount being asked for from Adobe is not trivial. Usually if you buy a utility on a monthly plan the price drops dramatically, as there is certainty for the supplier. That in itself rings alarm bells on this decision
Horshack: The good news for Adobe is they have a near-monopoly in creative software tools. The bad news is their monopoly is in a discretionary market, where consumers aren't compelled to use their product and can do without. Adobe doesn't appear to be aware of this distinction but they soon will be.
you are correct that many use it because it is there at a reasonable price. Now people will only use it if they have too and that is a huge difference, as they will find ways not to use it.People are not as stupid and as well off for money as many of these corporate decision mackers believe others to be.
shaocaholica: Can someone explain why when first party camera makers started making wireless flashes years ago they didn't just go straight to radio controlled? Was there some tech barrier?
I think probably legislation on using radio signals in certain parts of the world.
Well done d c very nice image.
Ruth is that a scientific evaluation? Or weird generality. ;-)
Thanks cmantx. Luck in a way in that when I arrived with grey cloud the sun was shining beams of light onto Plymouth Sound. I say luck as I have been there twice since and not had anything to memorable to photograph out at sea.
Very little I used a Lee grad filter and darkroom technique in cs6.
super image I gave it a five if I remember correctly.The composition the tones and not being overly polished was the attraction.
Updated here . All seems fine.