iAPX

iAPX

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iAPX: Maybe 50MP is too much for the old lenses, and too pricey.

I think the sweet point is maybe 20MP or 30MP, with a competitive price, and a per-pixel sharpness that will be incredible, while still retaining the quality of the old lenses, with a better dynamic and also the ability to work with available light.

Anyway it's interesting, if the price point was lower, I might think about a 501CM, for portrait photography...

As stated by others, maybe I should take a look at the Pentax 645z with 150mm for portrait photography, maybe it's a killer!

I did portrait in manual focus, in full-frame slr, as I did with 35mm cameras, it's not as "perfectly focused" each time as an autofocus, but it's more human, it enables me to to project my vision.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
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GPW: Just buy a couple of Nikon D810's and go on a trip

Yeap but for a real pro, the D800/D800E/D810 have just pixels counts, without enough lens resolution to use it, at this point. That's why I bought a D610, 24MP is really the limit for actual FX lenses. D8xx are marginally better for resolution, but not-so marginally worse in termes of dynamic and noise!

Over 24MP, I think you really need a bigger sensor.

The question is, do some of us really need more than 24MP? or 18MP? or even 12MP?

I still use my D300 for contests in north-america, and it just deliver, we are usually nominated and sometimes winner!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 18:25 UTC

Maybe 50MP is too much for the old lenses, and too pricey.

I think the sweet point is maybe 20MP or 30MP, with a competitive price, and a per-pixel sharpness that will be incredible, while still retaining the quality of the old lenses, with a better dynamic and also the ability to work with available light.

Anyway it's interesting, if the price point was lower, I might think about a 501CM, for portrait photography...

As stated by others, maybe I should take a look at the Pentax 645z with 150mm for portrait photography, maybe it's a killer!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (141 comments in total)

I think Fuji is building cautiously lenses that are here to last, that target quality both as image quality and construction quality.

This announcement is pretty interesting, clearly stating that the X Body serie is here to last and maybe expand, and I think it's an awesome system at this point!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:57 UTC as 22nd comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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coso dp: Not considering price it's basically a Canon EOS M in an awesome metal chassis.

Maybe a Sony a6000 with a M-lenses adapter is interesting too?

I thought about it, but not at ease with sony interface. Still seems to be a wise choice to do street photography, and probably much better than the Leica T (if you are not into fashion world. I am).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 21:43 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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AlanG: All of those photos are of static objects and could have been made with any camera. How fast and responsive is the camera compared with the Sony A6000? Well according to David Pogue's comparison it is way slower in all kinds of ways. It also misses focus and exposure enough to disappoint him. If true, why is this kind of comparison between what you can get for $800 with what you get in the T for $4200 not clearly explained in this review?

My understanding is the T has no way to turn off the image review, thus forcing a delay between shots and the likelihood of losing track of action or missing expressions. This is completely opposite what Leica touts as an advantage of the M's optical viewfinder that never blacks out.

Clearly, the Sony a6000 with a M ring-lens adaptor is a great choice for photographer.

This is a great camera, with an awesome sensor, and with the best M-lenses, it's a wise choice to do street photography

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 21:41 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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I highly doubt that too many 'young professionals' would bet on this thingie when there are so many much better alternatives on offer, for much lower price - and for higher price too, if that's needed.

You young professionals,

Just get a Hasselblad Lunar with elephant foreskin coverings. That's what it's all about, exclusivety in photography. And you'll be the king of the hill.

Underpart optics at that price! It's pornographic and you should not be able to offer it to view to people under 18 or 21 (depending on the region!).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 21:39 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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shutterbud: Well well well. Leica charge you a fortune for their "Optical Excellence" and it turns out to be smoke and mirrors. I was never likely to buy this camera but a tiny part of me wanted to be able to justify saving for it if the results were spectacular.
Now it looks like even more of a chuffing con.

The 23mm seems to be underpart. See the reviews :)

This is the most sad part for me, because elsewhere I will have considered the Leica T with a wide-open 23mm, as my everyday gear (it's expensive but still if pictures are greats, I could live with that).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 21:36 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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masticina: Geesh I am in late.. mmm a leica APS-C sensor 16Mpixel ILC. I can't hate it.
Yes it is expensive but materials are better yes. Yes the lenses for it will be unbelievable out of reach but again they are well build. So .. yeah I can't nor desire to hate it.

But do I want it? Not really.. for that money I could buy an ILC with faster focussing. Or a GH4 with a nice F1.4 lens. I am definitely not the target for the leica.

Looks are nice but to me performance matters more.

Still it looks good and I think it will attract a certain crowd. That and its build quality will be quite nice to say the least. Now don't bind me unto it but it might last longer then some other ILC's.. part wise.

It simply is not my brand. But I see why some people love it. good for them :)

I have many japan-made lenses that are greats on my Nikons gears.

I just would have a confirmation that japan-lenses are " are well build" on he Leica tradition?

Please confirm it, it's interesting :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 21:34 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: I am a happy user of a Fuji XPro-1 and an Olympus OM-D as well as Leica M's.

Leica is a hand manufactured, assembled and tested camera. Therefore, as compared to other excellent Japanese cameras like Fuji or Olympus which are mass produced, the price is going to be greater.

While I can't speak for these new Leica T lenses, Leica lenses typically have a certain character in the way they draw images. It can be seen in the contrast, the color, sharpness and bokeh that is best seen rather than objectively described. Does it result in a better image? There is a subject for discussion or argument.
Do the images justify the price? To some, yes. To most consumers, probably not. But then Leica has never been for most consumers who run out an buy the latest version offered by the mass market.

Leica directs their products to a nitch market of professionals and hard core photographers who appreciate the quality build and long-lived ruggedness and who will continue to support their market.

It's not Leica Lens, made in germany, it's lenses designed by Leica, made in Japan, and "magically" corrected by internal algorithme.s

So it's irrelevant to talk about the best german-made M lenses, when talking about algorithmitly-corrected japan-made T lenses :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 21:32 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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Benedetto Photo: The construction quality of this camera is impressive. However, the image quality is about the same as my Ricoh GR, which costs thousands less.

Is there "a decent numberof lenses available" for the Leica T?

As far as we know it, just a basic f/3.5-5.6 zoom, the 23mm seems to be underparts. And Leica M + adapter ring for some of them, juste totally overpriced!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 21:29 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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iAPX: I know some crew of dpreview thought that I am a troll while criticizing some cameras (ie a mirorless full-frame camera that just works well with a BIG tripod and big lens for landscape photography, and seems to be a fail for any other usage, reading the full review! lol).

I think the Leica T is not a camera. Being a camera is a side-effect. It's a luxury statement, the one I will take with me, with a Summicron or Noctilux (and M adapter ring), if I where wealthy, really wealthy.

The same way that wealthy people wear interesting watches, they might give time, but it's a side-effect.

PS: I owned 2 Leica compact camera, a D-Lux3 and now a Leica C (type 122), that are Panasonic cameras, conceived (lens+sensor) by Leica, the second one being Audi-designed. And I like them.

So, you'd clearly stating that the Leica T is not a good camera, at least for taking pictures?

So maybe it's a good camera to be seen with? As with a luxury watch? It's a choice if you could afford it!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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Tonio Loewald: If nothing else, Leica has schooled all the other camera companies on how to do a modern camera with good controls (aside from setting AF points, but then Apple and numerous camera app makes have nailed that). So at least we might see some others imitate them.

Maybe you are too angry!

the 4 to 5.5 second starttup is to learn the zend of photography, and waiting for the perfect moment to stay while the software wake-up.
The laggy image review is for film photographer in the great Leica tradition: you don't have to look at your pictures, until you go back home or in the darkroom.
The nonsensical AF point is because you dont have to select AF points, just let the "magical" Leica select it for you!

The price point is for you to learn how expensive it is to be a Leica Photographer, an opportunity for a talented photographer

end of sarcasm ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 19:53 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)
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realmadeira: brave review. I guess no more Leica's for you to review any more

As a fashion photographer, I could tell that studio work is easy for a pro, I even did some with my D300 this years (switching to full frame cautiously), and even a compact camera could do great work that is good enough for a full page printing after a good RAW processing.

Using available light, or shooting with a bright sun, as I did for a friend weeding 10 days ago is another story: you need to be able to go 12800ISO or more on the party, while having an incredible dynamic for outdoor pictures on the early afternoon!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 19:42 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)

I know some crew of dpreview thought that I am a troll while criticizing some cameras (ie a mirorless full-frame camera that just works well with a BIG tripod and big lens for landscape photography, and seems to be a fail for any other usage, reading the full review! lol).

I think the Leica T is not a camera. Being a camera is a side-effect. It's a luxury statement, the one I will take with me, with a Summicron or Noctilux (and M adapter ring), if I where wealthy, really wealthy.

The same way that wealthy people wear interesting watches, they might give time, but it's a side-effect.

PS: I owned 2 Leica compact camera, a D-Lux3 and now a Leica C (type 122), that are Panasonic cameras, conceived (lens+sensor) by Leica, the second one being Audi-designed. And I like them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 84th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

I don't understand why this one has not been rebranded Leica, I will die for it with a high-res viewfinder, a better creen on the back, and a better construction (says $2000 for all of that).

Ah and Audi design, and nice finish as the leica C!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 21:58 UTC as 102nd comment | 4 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)
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robogobo: Please, everybody calm down. Back away and look at the big picture. Much like FCPX, Pages 5, etc, the new Photos app will likely be anemic in the beginning and then have stuff added back in by request... level headed requests. For all intents and purposes, Photos is Aperture 4. Look at the screenshot. Look at the official statement. All your Aperture edits will carry over, and they'll be treated exactly like the move from Aperture 2 to Aperture 3. Old sliders will be treated as legacy and new sliders there to replace them.

All this panic and negative speculation doesn't do anybody good. Aperture will keep working just like it does now, even in Yosemite, and maybe Photos will even be better. Who knows? Let's wait and find out. And give Apple feedback through the official channels in a constructive, adult manner. https://www.apple.com/feedback/aperture.html

Yes you are right, so for the next 2 to 3 years, users of Aperture should stay on OS X 10.10 Maverick, and NEVER EVER buy a brand new Mac, to be able to use Aperture 3 until Photos is finished and usable???

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 13:19 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)

I choosed LightRoom while having licences for aperture (1, 2 and 3) and trying each one. It's sad for the protograph that relied on aperture, it' decepective, and another move from Apple to let down "Pro" (first one was to stop XServe).

I am pretty happy to have selected Lightroom instead of Aperture, but still, many people are relying on it...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 02:25 UTC as 73rd comment

Seems strange for me, but in comparison with the Canon 5D Mark III, at not exceptionnaly high ISO, says ISO 6400, with matched exposure, the Canon have much more Dynamic Range, streets and lights are less "burned".

It's a mixed bag, with stellar performance on very high ISO, but underperforming in the dynamic range area at 6400 ISO or under, compared to Canon 5D Mark III, not even talking about resolution.

Perfect for very high ISO and poor performer elsewhere, it's a mixed bag...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 12:13 UTC as 136th comment | 6 replies
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ScottRH: And the real question, What can you tell us about a D700 replacement?

Not like a D800, but maybe more of a D800 body with a D4 or D4s sensor? An ideal D700 replacement for non-megapixel queen?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
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