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On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)
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Rod McD: I know this is principally a gear driven site, but I think products like these very exclusive and expensive lenses must lead us to ask whether the gear is more important than who's behind it and what's in front of it. Adams, HCB, Capa - none of them had lenses as good as we have today. Did it matter? An image is more about moment and content than technology.

Well the Leica lens they used weren't exactly mush.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
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forpetessake: How is Sigma's "try before you buy" any better than buy and return for full refund if not satisfied most vendors offer? In fact it's worse, Sigma offers just one week, while most vendors allow 30 days of use.

Vendors must love people like you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 12:19 UTC
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (219 comments in total)
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Wim1964: Attractive idea, but (and that's what keeping me from buying/using a filmcamera); very impractical. With larger sensor compact camera's around (and a few nifty post-processing filters) you can get roughly the same effects. Not the same quality perhaps...there are some nice snaps on that flickr-page! :)

Comparing the quality of a large sensor p&s to 4x5 film is like comparing a ford focus to a Ferrari.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 01:39 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 article (102 comments in total)
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DaveE1: The perspective along with the tiny hands in those photos had me looking to see if that thing had luggage wheels.

It's small in reality. Check out the specs.

I looked at those pictures and thought the camera was as big as my Fuji Xpro1.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 14:59 UTC
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Marty4650: I think many of you are being unfair to Leica, and to Leica users by extension.

While I personally wouldn't spend several hundred dollars more for a Leica version of a Panasonic camera, there are plenty of people who would. "A few hundred dollars more" is a relative term, based on how much disposable income you have. Some folks have the money for this, even if I don't.

And selling these rebadged Panasonic cameras might be one of the things that helped bring Leica back from the brink of bankruptcy around ten years ago. This might even be why Leica can sell full frame rangefinder cameras today, that many professional photographers swear by.

We as a group of photo enthusiasts are better off having Leica still in business, even if their products are out of our price range.


Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 23:29 UTC
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Heie2: DPR - Please do the correct thing of classifying this as the same category as the Canon T4i. While the K-30 has significantly better IQ and will compare to the K-5 and D7000 for overall IQ, classifying it at those levels will cause it to be improperly scored compared to the T4i - it's main competition.

The kr was discontinued and replaced with the k30.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 11:48 UTC
On Preview:canong1x (1032 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: No 1080P30 or 720P60 and has a 30 minute record limit. THAT is s dealbreaker for me.

I never came close to a 30 minute continuous clip myself, so that isn't a big deal for me.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 15:07 UTC
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johnlovesmaine: will leica join 4/3 group?

If they join 4/3 system it would have to be with another camera, since this one is going to be at least aps-c

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2011 at 23:34 UTC
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