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HowaboutRAW

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Photoman: Looks like the faulty old Kodak sensors in the Leica M9's.

Photoman,

Wow, frankly:

I've not seen it in person, but every summary I've ever read, with photos, hasn't said that the problem covered the entirety of the Leica M9's sensor.

Thank you for that better information.

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Photoman: Looks like the faulty old Kodak sensors in the Leica M9's.

Really?

Over the entirety of the sensor?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 03:31 UTC
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Tape5: There's a fine line between niche and quiche

Phase One is Danish. Though looks to be controlled by UK private equity.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 03:24 UTC
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Jeff Seltzer: I understand the idea of a very expensive, niche product/brand that's supposed to appeal to a small audience that truly can appreciate the expertise and craftsmanship and is willing to pay for the opportunity. I guess you can say that's the goal for any luxury brand. But, you expect those products/brands to truly set the bar and lead the way in terms of innovation. Is that we have in this case?

brdeveloper:

Do you live in a city with really high street crime?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 00:03 UTC
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Tim Gander: I've decided not to buy one because the temptation to see what happens when you undo that massive screw would be too much to bear.

Tim:

Really now? The EOS M secretly has a full framed sensor?

Samsung did a promotion video like that, with a smaller NX body in a bigger camera shaped plastic box, presenting the box with a Samsung NX2000 concealed inside and a bare NX2000 to people on the street and asking them which is a better camera.

I believe this ad ran on TV in Australia.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
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Toccata47: Leica's sample images, as shot by Ragnar Axelsson, seem to show less dynamic range than the original, particularly in the blacks/shadow areas. This could very well simply be a matter of the quality of the uploaded files as they do seem pretty poor overall (hello iPhone).

Anyway, glad I bought the ccd model.

PLAMBERT:

Not a real surprise that you get wacky corners with the M9 and a Voightlander, the Leica digital Ms aren't tweaked for non-Leica M mount lenses. This is similar to mounting any M lens onto a Sony full framed mirrorless.

I had zero problems with start up times all the times I've tried M9s or M240s.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
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BobYIL: Those criticizing buyers of Leicas should realize that for some people the "different" or "unique" could mean more than the "better".

misolo,

That's a common bit of invention there.

Good lenses capture color and light one can't put back in with PhotoShop or a good raw converter. That Sigma is a plenty good lens, like the 56mm f/1.2 Fuji X, or the Samsung 45mm f/1.8 and the 30mm f/2.0.

BobYIL,

You may be right, I guess 1.4 50mm ASPH. There point is the recent version with aspherical elements.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 23:19 UTC

Real world (London, UK) samples, DNGs included.

Beautiful light, amazing lens, I guess the sharpness freaks will object that open past f/2.4, it's not staggeringly sharp:

http://www.photographyblog.com/previews/leica_m_monochrom_typ_246_photos/

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 23:11 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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Tape5: There's a fine line between niche and quiche

I prefer a well done omelette.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 23:08 UTC
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UnitedNations: My Nikon DF has better sensor than this camera...and better low light ISO ability...... Leica sure is expensive.

And the Df has a Bayer colour filter. Excellent low light camera, but to reach Leica M lens territory, you'll need Zeisses for the Df.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 23:07 UTC
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Tim Gander: I'm off to Africa with one of these to photograph poor starving people. Discuss.*

*Not really, but it's an interesting moral question.

Tim,

Right hydro-turbines+dams kill rivers and fish. Wind isn't there for much more than a smallish town still. But it helps.

As recently as a dozen years ago, I used to have stacks of old newspapers, not so much anymore. My personal printing is mostly about photos, so expensive ink-jet ink.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 23:04 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: GreB:

The Forums have their weirdnesses.

But the answer is to see the quoting convolutions a limited public (not really my term) will go thru to preserve the models of reality with which they're comfortable.

GR:

Because I'm lazy.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
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Tim Gander: I'm off to Africa with one of these to photograph poor starving people. Discuss.*

*Not really, but it's an interesting moral question.

TG:

My point was that Amazon (not the river) uses really dirty power sources. Whereas the other parties make a big effort to use the clearest widely available.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
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KZMike: Fixed Screen = DOA for my needs

K E H:

That too. But has Sony problems.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 22:13 UTC
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UnitedNations: As long as they leave out the red dot in the front, it is always an improvement.

SFXR,

the $8000 lens sure can help. the body not so much.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: GreB:

The Forums have their weirdnesses.

But the answer is to see the quoting convolutions a limited public (not really my term) will go thru to preserve the models of reality with which they're comfortable.

GB:

Reread that quotation, you're missing a big thing in there.

Yep. I gave you one of those holes. But no it wasn't about the sun.

You've dug yourself in pretty deep.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
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KZMike: Fixed Screen = DOA for my needs

No Pentax K3, Canon 7DII, Canon 5DII, or Nikon D810, etc for you then.

The NX1 is nice, the NX30 is inexpensive, the XT1 is very good, so too the EM1.

Or back to Nikon there's the very good D5500--a better buffer than the D7100.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 21:34 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: GreB:

The Forums have their weirdnesses.

But the answer is to see the quoting convolutions a limited public (not really my term) will go thru to preserve the models of reality with which they're comfortable.

GB:

I'm not starting a thread.

And I wasn't claiming to know much about the claims quantum mechanics types make about digital photography.

There remain big holes in QM, one of which I already gave you.

The GR thing I already gave you too, and if you'd read, and apprehended what I posted, you'd note that I didn't say there are wholes in GR, just that it follows models from mid19th century math.

(There maybe holes in GR--I can posit one. But for now the problem is confusing the math with an explanation for the source of the curve of space/time.)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 21:26 UTC
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Scottelly: I'm trying to figure out why the old Sony A77 can shoot at 12 fps, but this "new" camera can only shoot at half that speed, even though both cameras are 24 MP. Anyone got any ideas what's up there? They're about the same price, right?

Mescal,

Right, and the 7DII is a good bit more expensive for the body alone than the D7200.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 21:20 UTC
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Tim Gander: I'm off to Africa with one of these to photograph poor starving people. Discuss.*

*Not really, but it's an interesting moral question.

TheP,

And if much higher end tech, like Leica optics, can hint at a genuine solution to widespread problems Leica gear becomes much more than some luxury item.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 21:19 UTC
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