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iudex

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On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (45 comments in total)
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jamesfrmphilly: how does leica stay in business producing such crap?

in a market based on merit how do they get away with charging two or three times the price for inferior technology and ergonomics? their new offerings don't even look good.

i don't get it.

T3: absolutely correct. While from the value for money perspective Leica cameras seem crazy or at leas unreasonable, there are people that do not buy things that are cheap or with best value for money, they just want the feeling they have something more. Car or watch is a good example: Kia may have great cars with powerful engines and great feature set, but it never gives the image, prestige feeling of owning something expensive (and maybe also the envy of the neighbour). Owning a Leica means showing you can afford it, you are well-off. That is why Leica does not even want to sell more cheaper cameras, keeping the exclusivity.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 15:10 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Panasonic stand report article (17 comments in total)
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BarnET: The silver brown LX100 may look great with it's lens retracted. But it's a shame that the overly excited black barrel comes out.

Well at least it comes in black too.

On the flip side. I am going to checkout the ergonomics.
It seems to have everything at your fingertips with great IQ potential.

Are you there (at Photokina)?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:08 UTC
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magneto shot: LCD'less is one of my wish list. My other was setting a possible shots of only 36,64,128. Limitations such as these gives u all the glory and film shooting experience, makes u a better photographer definitely without the fuss of film development.

Edit of my previous post: "...turn the back LCD off..."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (45 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Would rather get the Fujifilm x100

Not only you would do this, but thousands of people already have done it. But maybe Victoria Beckham will buy some Leica X. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:28 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (54 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: That 16-35 is massive.... scary as it's not even F2.8

Where is the wide angle FE prime???

Again confirming the fact that mirrorlees cameras are best suited with standard zooms and primes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:19 UTC
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (69 comments in total)
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zorgon: It's hard to believe that they can make a lens that small, with that zoom range and aperture. On paper at least it looks better than the Sony RX100III and Panasonic LX100 but I get the feeling that something has to give. I guess we'll have to wait and see what the image quality is like.

Yes, people take pictures with smartphones in bright light... and only when they come home they can finally see what they shot. ;-)
I have quite advanced smartphone with great camera specs (considering this market segment of course): 1/2,3" sensor, f2 lens, great 5" screen, but shooting in sunlight is a punishment. But it´s only a phone so I can live with those limitations. Not so with the dedicated enthusiast camera that costs 700 USD.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:04 UTC

My camera has the possibility to turn the back LCD off. So do I have sort of a Leica now? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:00 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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magneto shot: LCD'less is one of my wish list. My other was setting a possible shots of only 36,64,128. Limitations such as these gives u all the glory and film shooting experience, makes u a better photographer definitely without the fuss of film development.

Who forces you to shoot more than 36 pics with a digital camera? Who forces you to have the LCD on? Just order yourself to shoot max. 36 shots, turn the back LCD on an here you have your "classic camera, that makes you a better photographer". ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 10:59 UTC
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (69 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Is canon making a knock off of the RX100 really "one of the most exciting announcements from Photokina"?

Either it's a boring conference or I'm missing something. Can you explain why this is exciting?

THanks!

I was also surprised by the designation "one of the most exciting announcements". It is really a nice camera, but definitely not as exciting or as expected as Panasonic LX100, 7D II, D750, NX1...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 10:40 UTC
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (69 comments in total)
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zorgon: It's hard to believe that they can make a lens that small, with that zoom range and aperture. On paper at least it looks better than the Sony RX100III and Panasonic LX100 but I get the feeling that something has to give. I guess we'll have to wait and see what the image quality is like.

On paper it might look nice, but a large sensor enthusiast compact for this money in 2014 must have an EVF. But as usual, Canon made a great camera and then put something away, in order to be able to add it in later generations. I am sure the successor will have an EVF, but for now you have to look elsewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 10:07 UTC
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (69 comments in total)

Considering the fast lens covering big 1" sensor I wonder why couldn´t Canon make an S series compact with brighter lens. If they are capable of producing 24-120mm lens with f1,8-2,8 for 1" sensor, how come they were not able to make the S100/110/120 with small 1/1,7" sensor any brighter than f1,8-5,7. I onwed the S100 and it was a nice small camera, but the slow lens (at telephoto) made me angry; I wasn´t able to lock focus at 120mm anywhere but in bright sunlight.
So making a S130 with f1,8-2,8 would breathe new life into this small camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 10:04 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (879 comments in total)
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Zarniwoop1985: Hey guys. Question for you. Not sure if this is the right place but anyway! Have pre-ordered the Panasonic LX100 from Adorama US for $955 (incl shipping). This equates to £590. The UK website Wex Photographic is selling it for £799. This seems too good to be true. Are there any disadvantages or issues that buying from the US might give me? Like different video capabilities etc?

Sometimes I wonder why are some cameras much more expensive in UK then elsewhere. I have bought ma recent camera (Pentax) from UK, because is was the cheapest there.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (20 comments in total)
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xpanded: What is the logic of posting a stand report of Fujifilm before posting news of all the goodies Leica announced today?

There is a lot more that has been introduced and not covered by DPR by now. But it´s surely because of too many news and too little time. I believe everything will be written soon (waiting for new Pentax lenses).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 12:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (879 comments in total)
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Zarniwoop1985: Hey guys. Question for you. Not sure if this is the right place but anyway! Have pre-ordered the Panasonic LX100 from Adorama US for $955 (incl shipping). This equates to £590. The UK website Wex Photographic is selling it for £799. This seems too good to be true. Are there any disadvantages or issues that buying from the US might give me? Like different video capabilities etc?

The tax? Custom fees? I do not live in GB but in the EU the tax/customs policy is the same so I know anything above 150 eur delivered from outside the EU is subject to custom fees (plus tax in respective country). When I calculated the final price of a camera bought from the USA it was about the same as our price (that is why I bought the last lens in the US and a friend delivered it to Europe, so tax and customs free :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (879 comments in total)

This is the closest to a perfect compact camera. When I drawed an ideal camera in the past it was a zoom compact with EVF, 4/3 sensor and 24-120mm lens with f1,8-2,8. This LX100 almost fullfills my dreams, the only fly in the ointment is the relatively shorter telephoto end. But still beating all the large sensor compacts on the market (larger sensor than RX100 and G7x, slightly faster lens, EVF...). The RX100 III is a great camera, but 4/3" is better than 1" and the Sony menu and UI is a bit clumsy. G7x has great FL and size factor, but absence of an EVF is a deal breaker, the same applies to G1x, which is bigger and not that fast and responsive.
So for now a clear victory for LX100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:05 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (879 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Just looked at Fuji X-A1 samples in pbase, wow. Heavenly IQ.

Well the X-A1 probably beats the 7D II that costs 4x as much. ;-) But image quality is only a part of the whole thing. If you cannot focus on an object because AF of your camera is too slow than it does not help that you COULD have better image.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (879 comments in total)
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kstano83: Just curious. What will happen when the zoom lens has a manual aperture ring which I set lets say to f1.7 and will zoom in. Will the camera override the aperture to the lowest value available?

That would be good. The fact that the aperture did not open to its max when zooming out was the thing that irritated me most on variable aperture zooms (and that´s why I decided to buy only constant aperture zooms).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (879 comments in total)
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Sir Punk: the prices of prosumer cameras have gone through the roof! it's crazy. For this much I can get a Nex 6 with 2-3 lenses.

Will this camera still have horrible JPEG colors?

Well a f1,7-2,8 lens on 4/3 sensor equals to f2,3-3,7 on APSC. There is no such fast zoom for E-mount, so it is just not possible to buy a6000 wirh similar lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (879 comments in total)
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kstano83: Just curious. What will happen when the zoom lens has a manual aperture ring which I set lets say to f1.7 and will zoom in. Will the camera override the aperture to the lowest value available?

Of course, just like interchangeable lenses with variable max. aperture. The question is whether it goes back to max. possible aperture when zooming out (but I doubt that).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1525 comments in total)
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iudex: I can look at the 7D II in two completely different ways and I still cannot decide which is correct:
1. the negative view: 5 years after 7D and the changes are subtle, no groundbreaking tech, only small improvements (20 MPx vs. 18 MPx, 10 fps vs. 8 fps...), size and weight of a fullframe DSLR, price of a FF DSLR, picture quality of a 400 EUR mirrorless, so why the hell buying this?
2. the positive view: the best APSC camera ever, the only truly pro APSC DSLR, basically a cropped 5D III (with bits of 1Dx), a camera built like a tank that will last years, the best a sports photographer can get apart from 3x more expensive 1Dx/D4s.
I guess it is something in between. But having to decide for a new semi-pro DSLR I would go for the D750.

I have just watched Canon´s promo video on YT and I must admit it is impressive to see/hear a DSLR shooting at 10 fps, it´s like a machine gun. :-) Of course only fast shooting would be worthless without a fast and reliable AF but it seems 7D II is gonna have one.
But still in the most expensive APSC I would like to see a new/better performing sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:11 UTC
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