I'll live with CS2 until they create a compelling reason for me to pay insane amounts of money to "rent" their software.
I like the K30 JPEGs over the K50.
Wow. The JPEG engine produces terrible looking NR patterns at ISO3200+
Finally, Leica creates a camera that can accurately identify who the idiots are. If you buy one of these, you are in that group. Leica is just punking us with this nonsense.
Leica missed the boat with this one. Hasselblad TOTALLY upstaged them a day or two early with an even more ridiculous camera than the turd you see above, including an even more ridiculous price! Hasselblad is beating Leica at its own game!!! :)
At straight exchange rate conversions:
Camera = $3350EVF = $590Lens Hood = $140Handgrip = $155Flash = $420
What a joke.
The icing on the cake here is the recycled garbage NEX 18-55 lens with "HASSELBLAD" laser etched on it.
It seems this is an effort by Canon to be exceedingly "green". They've been recycling/repurposing the same silicon for 4+ years now.
Juck: I'm a canon fan,, but really ,, a slight improvement in live view AF is no justification for launching a new model. DP should have given it a Bronze on principal.
Or maybe Lead or Pewter.
Didn't take too long to copy/paste the T4i review into this one I see! :)
Hasselblad: The Lunar is now shipping!!!
If the iPhone had the 41MP PureView camera on it with good software controls, nobody would even buy high-end Android devices.
I have a feeling the 32mm will not be a very good seller, but the 12mm likely will, despite it being the more expensive lens. The 32mm doesn't offer enough performance advantage over native lenses on either platform to justify its price, while the 12mm does.
Raist3d: I am not sure what this camera is bringing to the market. I would have iked to think Leica would have used their lens expertise to come out with a nice set of high quality primes. Of course this is still a rumor but...
Its bringing a red dot and higher price. Very cutting-edge price!! :D
Leica has lost its mind. The X2 isn't selling worth squat at US$2,000 so they decide to make a zoom variant with an exceedingly slow lens for over US$3,000?? I can tell you right now, this thing won't sell hardly at all. If this was built like the old mini cm zoom (35-70, f/3.5-6.5) with a 35mm sensor and a partially collapsing lens, then yeah, it might have a chance at that price. But this thing is enormous and uses an aps-c sensor. If this is it and the lens is permanently fixed, then its a still-born baby.
I hope, for Leica's sake, this is a new SYSTEM camera. Still, that is one gawdawful slow lens even for a kit lens.
This is part 2? I must have missed part 1 altogether. Was it titled "How to justify renting photoshop and never owning it"???
This crotchety old man just successfully trolled the entire internet. Well played, sir. Well played.
Is it just me or is Marissa Mayer insanely cute?
It's "Jraphics Interchange Format". End of Story.
I'm still awaiting the V3 with the Sony 20MP sensor. C'mon, Nikon. Stop using these sub-par Aptina sensors already! Make one model that puts IQ ahead of ridiculous AF-tracking speed.