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HowaboutRAW

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hydrospanner: I'm seriously considering going to iPhone after 4 years with Android products, but this phone might keep me around for another contract. If it's waterproof, and there's definite specs out before my contract is up in December, I may well hold off until its release.

If it's not waterproof, though, I'll get an iPhone 6 in December.

The iPhone 6 is unlikely to shoot raw or have a card slot.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 20:14 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2269 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: You wrote ; " I suspect that really, this is a camera for Raw shooters"
Surely the opposite is true : a fashion item for rich and mostly careless jpeg-wifi uploaders.

No one seeks out even half decent Leica digital bodies to shoot jpeg only, even if it has wifi.

NB, right now this body only shoots raw+jpeg, not raw only.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
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Jim Salvas: They got this wrong from the unboxing. You're not supposed to unbox a Leica. It's a collectible. It doesn't even have to work.

W:

And cameras (Leicas, Sonys, etc) are meant to be used. And even in box perfectly preserved in 40 years this camera won't likely be real valuable--unlike a Darth Vader action figure from 1977 in a never opened box.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 19:20 UTC
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Daniel Lee Taylor: I don't get it. This is an EOS M with an optional EVF but without IS, the 11-22 UWA, or EF lens compatibility...at 12-20x the price depending on which component you're looking at.

Who in their right mind would drop thousands of dollars to buy this thing? For the money you could have a Sony A7, and I dare anyone to suggest that IQ would be better with the Leica T.

Leica has made some great cameras and lenses in the past, but lately it seems like the red badge means "sucker."

Daniel:

That PCMag thing is not hard evidence.

The hard evidence that I have for this 23mm lens being sharp are the DNGs I shot.

Now, nowhere have I said this T23mm lens is optically extraordinary like it should be for the price. So you've made an addition to my argument not there.

The fact remains that optically Canikon lenses lag behind good lenses and the T23mm lens is plenty good, just not extraordinary.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
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lemonhooker: It is in no way difficult to handle. Leica designed it to fit right in your hand , much better than any of the competition .

Jim:

The A6000's kit zoom is awful. 750 divided into 4500 is ...?

The Leica is not a sports camera, but far from slow.

The A6000 does NOT have a good builtin EVF, unlike say the Fuji XT1.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 19:04 UTC
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ProfHankD: The interesting thing is the lack of comments about the griplessness of this camera. I'm sure it feels nice to touch, but doesn't it proceed to slide out of your hand when you try to pick it up?

ProfHandkD:

Sockets (the part of the wrench doing the driving) are also usually chrome plated, and do indeed slip out of one's hand. Also wrenches, the ratcheting drivers, are indeed used for hours at a time. Adjustable wrenches, Crescents, plated in chrome are much less common than chrome plated ratchets and sockets.

Back to this Leica body:

Again, I've used this Leica and it does NOT slip out of one's hands. It is easy to grip. I've used it outdoors on a hot day.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 19:00 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: What are the rumored dimensions of this 22MP sensor? If it were flat how many millimeters would it measure on a side?

16GB of internal storage seems small, if the camera shoots raw and is 22MP, unless that's separate dedicated storage.

Lars,

I'm not so concerned about how long a battery holds a charge, I'm concerned about dead/dying batteries.

If the battery can run for 3 18 hour days of shooting and web browsing that's great.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 16:58 UTC
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Daniel Lee Taylor: I don't get it. This is an EOS M with an optional EVF but without IS, the 11-22 UWA, or EF lens compatibility...at 12-20x the price depending on which component you're looking at.

Who in their right mind would drop thousands of dollars to buy this thing? For the money you could have a Sony A7, and I dare anyone to suggest that IQ would be better with the Leica T.

Leica has made some great cameras and lenses in the past, but lately it seems like the red badge means "sucker."

Daniel:

I'll look magazine review, but sharpness isn't a problem with the 23mm T lens.

And the T23 does a lot better color than most Canon lenses.

When checking samples use DNGs.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 16:56 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: What are the rumored dimensions of this 22MP sensor? If it were flat how many millimeters would it measure on a side?

16GB of internal storage seems small, if the camera shoots raw and is 22MP, unless that's separate dedicated storage.

Okay, I thought so, but 16GB still seems small.

Can a person, using just a finger nail, swap batteries on the current Xperia Z models?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 16:49 UTC

What are the rumored dimensions of this 22MP sensor? If it were flat how many millimeters would it measure on a side?

16GB of internal storage seems small, if the camera shoots raw and is 22MP, unless that's separate dedicated storage.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 16:37 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2269 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: They got this wrong from the unboxing. You're not supposed to unbox a Leica. It's a collectible. It doesn't even have to work.

Jim:

Nope.

SonyZeiss lenses are made (likely designed too) by Sony to some Zeiss specs. Some are very good, some aren't. That FF 85mm 1.4 is extraordinary.

Zeiss has Cosina make Zeiss MF lenses in Japan with things like Schott glass, and most of those are extraordinary. Leica is doing something similar with a Japanese lens maker--unidentified.

The 24mm SonyZeiss ($1000) is a good lens, but it's only good not extraordinary. $1600 is not 1/5 of $4000.

Software correction is perfectly normal for pretty much all digital camera lenses--including Leica M lenses.

If you want an APSC body with optically better lenses, at least better than the Leica T 23mm, try the Samsung NX30. And yes the good Samsung NX lenses are optically better than Sony Zeiss lenses for the Nex APSC system.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 16:16 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2269 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: The interesting thing is the lack of comments about the griplessness of this camera. I'm sure it feels nice to touch, but doesn't it proceed to slide out of your hand when you try to pick it up?

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 15:54 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2269 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: They got this wrong from the unboxing. You're not supposed to unbox a Leica. It's a collectible. It doesn't even have to work.

Jim,

Yeah, I got that it was a joke, but it's a silly one that's oft repeated by people who can't see a reason to buy a Leica.

The marketing position of Leica is far from a joke. It's a sad joke that optically Canikon just can't touch Leica lenses after 50 years.

Whereas there are other companies doing lenses optically a lot closer to Leica than Canikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
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SammyToronto: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but this thing doesn't look beautiful to me. It may be built like a tank, but it looks like the average Sony/Samsung mirrorless camera and less attractive than the average Fuji/Olympus mirrorless camera.

Now, I'm not talking about performance, status, heritage or any of that, but purely on the aesthetic level this Leica underwhelms.

Dro:

Nobody thought the D-Lux 4 so much more than the LX3.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 15:42 UTC
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adegroot: IQ is everything; and this camera ain't got it.

adegroot:

What raws are you looking at?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 15:41 UTC
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GeorgeP71: Overpriced like all other Leicas

The S2 is a lot less expensive than the equivalent Hasselblad.

You'd have a point if you'd skipped the "all".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 15:40 UTC
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AngryCorgi: "This, you can't help but feel, is the kind of camera that Apple might make, if it were so inclined."

Except that Apple wouldn't allow it to be all form and very little function. The GUI would be intelligent/intuitive and it would operate briskly. People would complain because the Apple version would have proprietary ports that needed special cables, but it wouldn't be a functional flop like this thing is.

Apple(Kodak) already made a digi cam in about 1994.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
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crisotunity: Flash X sync speed: 1/180 sec
If this camera is so well-machined, how come it doesn't get you to 1/250?
Beyond the aluminium, what exactly are you paying for? Where is the innovation?

Looking forward to a shoot-out between EOS M and this Leica :-)

Focalplane shutters are hard to sync with higher flash speeds.

One pays for Leica because of the lenses.

For IQ, with even the not great Leica T23mm lens, this Leica will trash the Canon for image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 15:38 UTC
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SeeRoy: The camera market is simply evolving to resemble many other sectors of the consumer goods market - watches would be a typical example. The function of any given watch is almost identical to any other. An inexpensive quartz watch is likely to be more accurate than the most expensive chronometer-grade mechanical example from Rolex, Patek or Omega. No one questions this any more. These products are primarily signifiers and their function secondary.

J:

What part of this camera is made in China?

SeeRoy,

The big draw of Leicas is usually the lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 15:36 UTC
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stevens37y: "solid block of aluminum"
They should use titanium. Looks and feels much better.

stevens37y:

Titanium is hard to work and when smooth feels oily to the touch. Apple tried it for a laptop and failed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
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