Mark Alan Thomas: The threatened Leica haters squatting in this thread might (not) be interested in the size comparison photos posted to leicarumors.com. This camera is smaller than most DSLRs, and is priced about the same as the pro DSLR models it was designed to compete with: the Nikon D4 and the Canon 1Dx (and is actually a lot smaller than them).
Mark, you ought to consider cutting down on those strong drugs: you are hallucinating. SL is Sloppy & Large without relief with a price of a jewellery brand. The bazooka-size variable aperture zooms are a joke... These are DSLM lenses, no mirror design, what on earth!? I do like that word typed by another member... "mahoosive"!
brumd: So funny to read all the comments how this mirrorless camera is 'horrendously big' to handle after reading so many threads about mirrorless cameras that are 'rididulously small' to handle.
It would be nice to see them side by side to see how many centimeters is the range between 'ridiculously small' and 'horrendously big'.Somewhere around 3cm? :)
These are cameras, not cars, genius. An increase of 3cm side on volume (3D) is a big deal. Try lagging one of them with the "kit" lens for half a day and we'll talk again...
starwolfy: Seriously considering this to replace my M8. This camera price point may not make sense for people who dont own any Leica gear or lenses. But as I own 4 Leica M lenses (my entire kit consits of 21, 28, 50 and 90mm) this 100% EVF dedicated Leica is very tempting for me. I may be able to have a not so much bigger new option compared to a M240 that could allow me to natively use my M lenses and use some potential and complentary AF lenses when needed. I think this camera is a very clever offering for current Leica customers. It is like 2 systems in one. It's very clever.
Really?? Try to mount a tiny M lens on that thing and go out... See what happens. Talking about disharmony and Frankenstein ergonomics and aesthetics!!
GodSpeaks: Well I see the trolls are out in force today. I am also willing to bet that 99+% of the naysayers couldn't afford this camera anyway.
Not to worry folks, it's a Leica, aimed at and for those that can appreciate Leica, and like the opening blurb says, have high credit limits.
What is the reason for picking this monobrick on steroids over A7 II (not even A7R II, I'd say), besides being a fashion victim or a Leica fanatic? It eludes me...
Now, that's a serious company. Their primes are the stuff of envy.
Yeah, it does look like a German photographic Leica product: monolithic, Big-stone-size, and costing as much as a 645D/Z. It takes a Leica design team to create a DSLM so large and awkward that cancels out any DSLM advantages. Copycat of A7 series with a few twists, Leica? Talk to Hasselblad... Imagine fitting a tiny M lens on it, how ridiculous it will look... stupid.
Exactly what was "missing" from the market: A grossly oversized and overpriced DSLM that has the design lines of a Sony A7 series! What other company could do that "feat" than Leica..
Does it produce uncompressed RAW (like the new Sony A7S II)?
Does the RX1 produce uncompressed RAW? The reviews had reported in the past vastly superior RAW IQ but I'm wondering about whether it's uncompressed RAW?
roserez: Any word on WHEN lossless raw will be available for the A7R II? I'm not buying until I see it.
Please announce, also, the firmware update supporting uncompressed RAW for the the A7 II, too!
Is there a FW update to allow uncompressed Raw in all Sony A7 series models?
Imagine a K-02 FF! (dreaming is free)
Come on, Pentax, drag your feet, it's 2015 already!
Maybe they need to rethink their product naming...
RStyga: To all of you standing in awe at the Leica S photo(s), would you be able to tell the difference if by accident (or not) DPR had posted photos from a different MF camera? This is a rhetoric question.
It was, I repeat, a rhetoric question.
To all of you standing in awe at the Leica S photo(s), would you be able to tell the difference if by accident (or not) DPR had posted photos from a different MF camera? This is a rhetoric question.
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...