FuhTeng: I'm going to leave this here for all those who believe sharpness (resolution? accutance?) is the most important thing about lenses -
"Our young men should spend more time considering the composition and merit of their images, and less time with magnifying glasses counting how many bricks and shingles they can resolve." - from a Paris newspaper article on Daguerrotype photography, from 1841.
And the beat goes on . . .
User9362470513: I have a Nikon D750 and it's good to see, though not surprising to me, it outperforming the Leica that costs 5 times more. The D750 really is an incredible camera which comes in at a reasonable size and weight. I used to be a Canon die hard but sold all my equipment to move to the D750 for its combination of size, weight, AF speed, incredible DR especially in underexposed areas and well regarded sensor. Add in the fantastic range of reasonably priced f1.8 primes and it is a winner. Not sure who would spend 10k on this.
As an aside, I recall when Apple made its laptops from a single piece of metal (alu?) and people said what a terrible waste of money and resources it was - basically throwing away metal instead of separate pieces being made and put together. I guess the same applies here - manufacturing the camera from a solid block of alu sounds needlessly wasteful. Happy to be proven wrong.
I don't know, but I suspect the swarf (aluminum waste) and the metalworking fluid from the milling process is reused or recycled. Once the aluminum is separated from the fluid, it is likely pretty easy to melt it down and make more Leica bodies. Is there a machinist in the house?
THAT, is a gutsy pilot!
(unknown member): I'm sure the sale will be global. Pity about the photo comp.
Now THAT is a lot of honesty! ;-)
NilsBV: Having already seen this on another site yesterday, my concern is that people will think that there is a camera hidden in the bag and that the lens cap holder is actually a window for the camera to shoot through. Take this to somewhere where photography is not permitted and expect to be challenged by people thinking that it is a hidden camera.
That's what I thought when I first saw it. But, I suppose if you have the lens cap on the bag's cap mount, you have the camera in your hand. So, security guards and other interested persons would probably notice the camera before the cap on the bag.
The camera shown costs less than the bag. Perhaps a Hasselblad Lunar would have been more representative of the target market. ;-)
Time to start a Konost forum!
sgitlin: I have a question re image #5, the black rhino at night. According to the exif data the exposure was ISO 1600, f5.6, for 30 seconds. If you blow the picture up to its max. you can see slight star trails instead of points for the stars, which makes me think that 30 seconds is probably correct for exposure time. If it is correct, it's amazing that the rhino doesn't move a centimeter during that whole time, as the image is extremely sharp, even the hairs on its ear. Does this seem possible, or am I missing something here?
The flash exposed the rhino and the long exposure brought out the night sky. After the flash exposed the rhino, I doubt the sensor would record its movement, as it was too dark.
JEROME NOLAS: It say z "Hands-on with the Nikon D3300 and 35mm F1.8G lens" but most pics are with 18-55mm lens...
Hey Barney: Just pulling your leg. ;-)
This article is literally "hands on" and the pictures prove it. What? You wanted DPR to actually use the products? C'mon, man!
Carlos Loff: A camera that only shoots up to 1/4000 can be a good camera and all one may need but can never be a great camera
I agree, the Pentax 645D is pure trash! :-)
mholdef: Nice shot...taken on my birthday :)
Thanks for the compliment -- and happy belated birthday!
Colin Franks: Yup, very nice!
Thanks, Noah. Very nice of you to say.
marike6: One of the posters below gave the best chuckle of the night. They would never buy such a lens because, in their words, it's slow.
a) This lens has a huge 82mm filter thread. A hypothetical zoom with constant f2 or faster max aperture would be the size of a can of Foster's Lager and would cost 4 times the price at least.
b) everybody here is fully aware of the advantages of fast primes but this lens is made for when it's not practical to change lenses to get the shot as in photojournalism, sport, weddings, etc
b) f2.8 is a common max aperture on the standard FF professional grade lens like those from Nikon and Canon.
f2 and only four times the cost of a can of Fosters? I'm in! ;-)
Or could it be facial scarring traditionally used by the Igbo people of West Africa, otherwise known as ichi?
mikeydread: Quote from the Sony official website:
"there’s a tiltable LCD touch screen"
oh dear DPReview - how can you do a hands-on preview and not know it has a touch screen!!!!
Mikey Dread come fe conquer!
Unless Google is engaged in copyright infringement (I doubt it), this appears to be above board. In fact, a look at the Google Books website suggests that the author of the book permitted its partial posting as an effort to market the book.
Thus, for all involved, I would say T138 did make a great comment.