RStyga: The incremental upgrades of Leica are nauseous... 37.5MP cropped medium format in 2015 at £13K is a joke only Leica can "create"... a blast form the past for future rich & stupid.Oh, sorry, I forgot! £13K is really cheap for Leica! A bargain!!
You can use Leica M lenses on most systems, as well as R lenses, just not on Leica digital cameras for pretty apparent reasons (not to you, obviously).Anyway, likewise, I'd say that *you* don't have an argument and are a Leica follower, post on most news threads on DPR where the subject is about Leica. People can judge for themselves whether Leica makes sense. I think it does not, not at this price. They are obsolete, and the pricing is offensive.
@Robert KempenI agree, Leica is in a different class, that of (usually rich) fools and fashion victims who are content with simplistic arguments and vague notions such as 'build quality' and 'tradition'. That's why conversing with you using arguments is near impossible; and because I'm not interested in repeating arguments for yet another time against a brick wall, read AlanG's comments, as a sample, here:http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7043876305/leica-m9-falls-from-balcony-survives-and-breaks-granite-tileAnd good night...
@HowAboutRAW645Z is expensive? A price of $7-8K including lens, i.e., cheaper than some leica lenses alone! Are you on drugs?? People, can you get more obsessive with your Leica branding than this? You're a wondrous bunch...
Your comments are missing the point (as usual) which is £13K...
The incremental upgrades of Leica are nauseous... 37.5MP cropped medium format in 2015 at £13K is a joke only Leica can "create"... a blast form the past for future rich & stupid.Oh, sorry, I forgot! £13K is really cheap for Leica! A bargain!!
RStyga: The RF film Leica cameras are nice but I'd personally prefer the Zeiss Ikon (sadly, out of production, I think, but still available new for $1100-$1500) which is a magnificent camera with the highest standard of build quality and better ergonomics (handling, film change, volume design & weight) than Leica M RFs.
Modern Zeiss Ikon were made by Cosina, true, but they are Zeiss, not Cosina; "rebadged" implies cheap and nasty for some. Cosina makes very high quality gear and according to specifications. Zeiss specifications are very high. Zeiss trusted Cosina to undertake the Ikon project and they performed admirably, as expected.
AlanG: The sensor cover glass in this model is notorious for spontaneously developing cracks. Then it came out that the sensors also suffer from corrosion over time. The tripod mount is attached to the baseplate. The baseplate is not well secured to the body. It turns out that when the camera is on a tripod, the brittle body casting can break where it attaches to the baseplate and the camera can fall.
Leicas had issues where the neck strap lugs came unscrewed due to oversights in manufacturing. Many M8s & M9s have had shutters that failed. The issues on the M8 are numerous. The LCD can develop a "coffee" stain. When the LCD fails, it can't be replaced. I'll stop here.
@AlanGIt's all so true. You're the man. Buyers (incl. Leica-trend victims) need to hear that digital Leicas are not what they are cracked up to be, and sometimes much worse than the competition. I'd go one step further, with caution, adding that even in the film market cameras like the Zeiss Ikon were reviewed and found better featured than comparable Leicas. Leica needs to wake up and design better and cheaper cameras.
BS made in Leica...I once dropped a Nikon AF400 from an army guard post, about 8 meters high, on rocks and concrete, and was only very slightly marked on its corner, as good as before in every respect, still working fine (after 20 years). The camera was complete unprotected (no half case like that Leica, nothing).
RStyga: So, presumably, A7 II (not the R version) does not have shutter vibration porblems if the electronic first curtain is used, or rolling shutter issues?
So EFCS until, say, 1/1000" (playing safe) and non-EFCS for 1/1000" and above should exclude all potential issues?
When EFCS is bad there's only uneven exposure, no distortion artifacts?
@ RishiIs the rolling shutter a problem across all shutter speeds (or is there a cutoff speed) and applies to stills and video alike?Also, if the electronic first curtain is not used, do you get vibration blur, and if so, under what speeds (I'm referring to the A7 and A7 II models)?Thanks
En Trance: Are there any European Camera Manufacturers???
Technically, yes, but not really. Not in any practical sense. That is, try to buy a Leica camera and keep your used car, or a PhaseOne and keep your house deposit intact, not that these are really that European, anyway. Camera technology is predominantly Japanese nowdays. The German spirit is exactly and largely that: a spirit.
So, presumably, A7 II (not the R version) does not have shutter vibration porblems if the electronic first curtain is used, or rolling shutter issues?
What F2.8 on 1" sensor in terms of DoF, F8? A 200mm F8 0.81Kg lens DLSR-size camera costing an arm and a leg? And they call that a 'compact' camera?
KPDanny: Hurry for Pentax FULL FRAME coming soon!!!
It just reminded some people of Ricoh :-)
RStyga: I generally avoid buying anything from Canada due to the unreasonable international shipping costs involved.
No, it's much better in my experience.
I generally avoid buying anything from Canada due to the unreasonable international shipping costs involved.
photo perzon: I would pay exactly twice for any Fuji camera with Bayer than with Trans.
I don't think Fuji will undermine their own sensor technology to promote Bayer sensors... but I remain hopeful that an X-E1/2 equivalent will arise.
RStyga: Still hopeful for a RX1-size compact body with interchangeable lenses for those small Leica M adapted lenses. Now that Sony goes FF all the way, they must have some of Leica's share of the market. They can make good profit too considering Leica's arrogant and insulting pricing policy.
True! I just like the idea of a really compact body, no grip, very solid build, no EVF embedded but as an add-on (unless they can squeeze one without enlarging the body too much) and a tilt LCD.