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On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (568 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: The images seem to have good contrast and sharpness and the camera looks good. However, when the lights go out, a lot of noise creeps in. My Canon 6D beats it hands down. Unacceptable for an expensive piece of electronics that will be redundant in a year or two.

Why would it be redundant? 24mp is enough for most things. It will still take great images. Oh, unless your a geek who's only interested in having the latest and greatest.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 15:19 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (568 comments in total)
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Reactive: Oh, not again. Leica, makers of beautifully built cameras and superb lenses decide to design a new camera. Once they have a great spec sorted, they all sit down and decide what major limitation to build-in to make the camera 'quirky' and deter plenty of customers. Surely it should have a choice of perhaps 3 different prime lenses?

I do hope Leica never move into car design - I would hate owning a car without a reverse gear.

I doubt they'll have any trouble selling it to very happy customers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 15:12 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (568 comments in total)
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Zephir 750: It's a disguised Panasonic: Leica makes now German copies of Japanese cameras.

Please show me the Panasonic equivalent of this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
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R Vaquero: Good images, but obviously things like this are not a real wedding work when they are not shot in the same celebration day. Not this case though...

What exactly is the point of this comment?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 17:07 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (223 comments in total)

For the difference in size, I can't see why anyone would choose this over a RX100 II or III. Either can connect via wifi to your iPhone (or Android phone), and although not the best ergonomically, they are streets ahead of this combo, have decent optical zooms and a host of other features.

Very odd.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 7th comment
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Charlie boots: I thought it was illegal for the driver to have access to a video screen and the photo shows a video screen. Dont really see the difference between a gopro and a dash cam. There are enough russian dashcam videos on utube to satisfy anyone. Another redundant accessory.

It clearly states the mount is on the passenger side.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
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Francis Carver: Desperation Alley for Toyota. Can hardly wait for the recalls re. the flimsy GoGo mount, as well as the ensuing civil lawsuits when one of these Toyota drives plies into some poor school kids crossing at an intersection -- only because he/she was fiddling with the GoGo camera controls whilst driving.

It clearly states the mount is on the PASSENGER side. Maybe they should ban radios or sat navs, given that a driver could easily be distracted by either in your hypothetical example? Hell, even the aircon and heating controls could distract you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:17 UTC
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Vlad S: It's worth remembering, that the only reason there's something to photograph at the Tayor Swift's show is that her creative team and investors put their imagination, labor, and finances into the production. The photographers are simply riding on Swift's coattails, and the show management is entitled to control how people, who did not contribute to their show, use it to their own ends.


Oh please, you think all those people you mention aren't getting their slice already? As for riding on Swift's coattails, that's just plain wrong. These artists rely on constant media coverage to continue earning the large sums of money they do.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 01:52 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1362 comments in total)
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Lan Kasu: One extra small cosmetic difference: the pattern on electric focus ring has changed (from strips to dots)

They mention the new knurling in the article. Did you read it?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 23:12 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1362 comments in total)
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david vella: Great little camera , except for one repeatedly annoying design problem that this type of camera can suffer from . Namely sticking lens cover blades. Happened on two lesser Sonys and the cost of repair was not worth the bother even though the cameras both still worked fine apart from this annoying glitch.

On a camera of this price , I would rather have a lens cap .

I've had a MkI since the day it came out, and have never had that problem.

I've never heard of anyone else having that problem with these cameras either.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 23:07 UTC
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med007: I would love one of these new cameras, especially the benefit of leaf shutter lenses. However, I recently rented the 80MP Phase One with an 80 mm Schneider lens, for a weekend and shot side by side with a Sony A7R and the Sony 55mm.

The keepers with the A7R were more common, even though I focussed manually and looked at the magnified view! The Phase One shots have outstanding appeal too but are flatter and less dimensional and the colors less rich. In printing to 44" or 50" high portrAits of whole body shots, both gave magnificent prints.

The Phase One files are a tad more robust to manipulation, but the Sony A7R are also very well built. Recovery of highlights is nothing short of amazing!

Both sets of prints have amazing impact, but the Sony files, at least as processed by my workflow, are richer. But then one could say that Marisse's paintings I that richness too, but like the Phase One pictures, they have a subtle beauty in addition to being otherwise excellent.

If one looks carefully at hair, from up close, the finer resolution of the 80 MP Phase One sensor is obvious. But at a meter away, there's not noticeable difference in how the hair looks.

I have no doubt that with careful work in Capture One, the Sony images could be made to have the subtlety of the Phase One pictures and the Phase One files could deliver the bolder, higher impact Sony look.

For sure, I'd love to have the Phase One, but I suspect, I might get the added edge using the larger Sony Sensor in the Pentax 645Z.


(But, really, given the bulk of these MF systems, film seems awe dully attractive for small volume, detail-rich photography. None of these systems can improve on a studio picture made with an 8x10!)

How about you post some shots so we can judge for ourselves?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 14:14 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1084 comments in total)
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JKPinPDX: One can only imagine what Sony has up its magic sleeve for the NEW A7s...
Sony will finally give us APS-C guys reason to finally make "the jump" to FF!

Sony is on a flat out assault in this space! I can't imagine what Canon and Nikon executives are saying in their sales meetings! I would love to be a fly on the wall and hear what their strategy will be to answer Sony's recent assault.

@Lawn Lends - They kinda did if you're not printing posters. It's called the A7II.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 04:01 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (667 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Leica M makes FUJI lot of thinking for next X100 such as:

- Change the location of OVF/EVF switch?

- The aperture ring?

- Make the ON/OFF switch as ON/OFF-Driver mode combo?

- take the grip off (wait, it needs to ask Leica why M never has a grip)

- a BW edition?

FUJI's X100 team is getting headache for next X100's look.



Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
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OBI656: Fuji and Sony will pretty soon replace positions of Canon and Nikon in market place ...

I doubt it. Those with large investments in lens systems will just buy their mirrorless offerings, when they finally get around to switching to EVF.

I also doubt Fuji will EVER occupy either the 1st or 2nd positions.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!!11111

"Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10"

That's the funniest headline I've ever seen here!


I've owned several Panasonic cameras, and I own the Rx10.
The only Panasonic product I have ever liked was a cordless telephone.
Saying a Panasonic anything could even remotely compare to a Sony anything is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read here, and I've read a lot of nonsense.

The only reason I would even take this seriously is if I owned a Panasonic and didn't know any better.

Actually, back in the day Panasonic plasma displays and VCR's absolutely trounced the Sony's.

I'm not saying Sony is bad, I own Sony kit, including cameras, but your post is ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 20:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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iAPX: 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!

All the rebranded Leicas have exactly the same build quality and features as their Panasonic counterparts. The only real difference is the price.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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GeorgeP71: Panasonic will be the one to leave Nikon and Canon behind!

I have been a Nikon user since 1969. Today I look at the Panasonic great efforts and I am convinced that they are the ones Nikon and Canon should be worried about.

Their Gh3 and Gh4 and now this one is living proof.

Lab tests aside you get more bang for your buck with Panasonic everytime.

I have 3 Nikons and One Panasonic with a Leica Lens. And SIDE by SIDE
the Leica lens outshines the Nikons.

Without telling us exactly what lenses you are comparing this is a pretty pointless post. You also don't mention what cameras, and therefore sensors, you are comparing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 20:17 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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Recept: Is body weather sealed? can't find anywhere. Was thinking of buying xt1, but will wait for sony reviews.


Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 14:33 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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Jogger: Fuji is rumoured to be following Sony and releasing both a fixed lens FF camera (RX1/R competitor) and an FF ILC and lenses based on their existing mount. It will be interesting if they are able to extrans those sensors.

Rumoured by who? I have seen nothing credible. Also, it looks like Sony thought further ahead with their E-mount, making the throat big enough for FF. Measuring the throat on X-mount, it looks like Fuji didn't give themselves the room for FF. If Fuji do go FF, I fear it will be with a new mount.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 16:59 UTC
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WASBA: This camera is very special. Honestly I had used couple of p&s cameras because dslr is sometimes too heavy for casual uses. This is my p&s cameras.. X10, X100, Leica X1, and olympus, panasonic's ones, Canon S95, S100, Sigma DP2s etc.. Actually IQ is depends on its Image sensor size at least digital camera era.. That is true. Next Lens is very important element. To me my last 5 years, best p&s camera was Sigma dp2s. I don't care of its ugly design, heavy weight. IQ is just outstanding. Leica X1 is good but $2000 value? My answer is no. Leica X1 is just another panasonic's mirrorless lineup to me. Especially X1, X10, X100, dp2x is super slow cameras. With SDHC or XC memory card will help to improve writing speed but.. still way too slow. I am one of retro design fan so I just pre-ordered Fuji's X series but build quality is quiet poor(F) and User Interface design is not friendly(B).

That is a massive list of cameras you say you have experience of. I notice also you say you have a Ricoh GR in another post. Perhaps it's time to stop buying cameras and take some pictures? Perhaps upload a few so we can see the results from such a large collection?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2012 at 18:31 UTC
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