One question - Why is it so damn ugly!!??
gavlis: Getting one for my up and coming trip to Africa. Going to be doing an article of the slums around Jo'burg. This is just what I needed to document it!
@Gavlis... Don't mean this to be a flippant comment, but you'll also be inadvertently documenting the stark contrast between the quality of your Leica vs. the quality of life of the poor slum-dwellers. A quality of life forcefully brought on to native South Africans by unwelcome British and Dutch colonizers. Hopefully you can publish your photos and keep reminding us how some of our ancestors screwed others for their personal gains. Good luck!
@Rage Joe... What the hell is wrong with you? Dumbass in Africa? What are you a racist!!!!!???? I am not African, but I am certain I have seen enough American and European dumbasses (like Bush, Blair and maybe you). That said, I do agree with you that Leicas are like heirlooms, you get what you pay for!
I think I am going to have to wait till a proper hands on review comes along.
I just downloaded the D800 and 5DMIII ISO 25600 original size shots for comparison. While these may not be the best pictures (see guy's face D800 and night outdoor restaurant shot 5DMIII), there is a LOT OF NOISE in both (1:1 crop). However, at lower ISO (100-12600) both seem stellar. I guess a lot depends on which lens is being used. I am guessing the 5DMIII with any of Canon's TS-E tilt-shift lenses will bring out spectacular center and edge sharpness. Same for D800 with Nikon's fabulous 14-24mm F2.8. For bigger zoom lenses, Canon's 6fps is relatively more handy in sport/wildlife mode.
Darn! I just wish Canon priced the MIII just under $3000.