FrankS009

FrankS009

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On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1492 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: The more I look at this SL, the more I love my M8.

I am disappointed in this camera precisely because there is not going to be any Panasonic version of this heavy monster. If Panasonic is going to offer a FF mirrowless camera to compete with Sony, they will have to start from scratch.
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Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 03:25 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1492 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Why does it have to be so heavy? And it is as heavy as any DSLR. It is about twice as heavy as any camera I would use.

I came from a point and shoot, so I am writing about my own experience. Doubt I am the only one who has no interest in a DSLR - although I bought a DSLR styled Panasonic G1 for the kit lens.

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 02:53 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1492 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Why does it have to be so heavy? And it is as heavy as any DSLR. It is about twice as heavy as any camera I would use.

I suspect, and this is only an hypothesis, that there is a generation of photographers who come to more enthusiast cameras from point and shoots or smart phones. There are also those who can't or won't carry heavy kits any more. So Leica would be better caring for what camera I would use than not. That is why M4/3rds hits such a sweet spot. Even the first A7s (but not the new models) weighed half of this Leica.

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 20:00 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1492 comments in total)
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Everlast66: A lot of the technology inside this body is Panasonic for sure.
I think Leica/Panasonic are testing the waters, with their first FF mirror-less (modern) design.

I wouldn't be surprised, if less than a year from now, Panasonic makes a shot directly at Sony A7 series with a cheaper and more practical version of this.

If Canon and Nikon don't come up with competitors in the meantime, Sony-Panasonic will be pushing this market very hard and the old leaders will find themselves a lap behind all of a sudden.

This may be aimed at Canon and Nikon, but if Panasonic makes an FF to complement its m4/3rds offerings for those who might wander over to Sony, I hope it weighs half as much and has manual controls. I will be interested in how the reviews feel about these controls - whether they get out of the way or, or in the way of actually taking photos.

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 19:48 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1492 comments in total)

Why does it have to be so heavy? And it is as heavy as any DSLR. It is about twice as heavy as any camera I would use.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 19:38 UTC as 445th comment | 4 replies

Weighs a tonne.

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 90th comment
On article LowePro expands ProTactic lineup with four new bags (23 comments in total)

I am not sure I would buy anything with a prominent Lowepro logo on the front. Visible as a camera bag about a hundred yards away.
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Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 19:58 UTC as 10th comment
On article Panasonic confirms Lumix G 25mm F1.7 (206 comments in total)

This will be a good lens, although I will get the PL 1.4 What I would like to see is a Panasonic 17.5 1.7, or a 12mm 1.7.
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Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 17:13 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (693 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Is this camera as good as a Panasonic G7? The latter is not mentioned in the review. Not a "peer" like the Sony or Fuji mirrorless cameras mentioned? Same price.
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You are right. I think they have edited the review.
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Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 21:10 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (693 comments in total)

Is this camera as good as a Panasonic G7? The latter is not mentioned in the review. Not a "peer" like the Sony or Fuji mirrorless cameras mentioned? Same price.
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Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 13:23 UTC as 149th comment | 2 replies

Very difficult to draw conclusions - so many variables, including raw converter, lenses used, not to mention eyesight, etc. But so many dramatic judgments and strong statements by opinionated readers. I find the comments more "interesting" than the images.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 12:54 UTC as 14th comment

Looks like a nice bag but expensive. I would rather buy a lens.

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 01:56 UTC as 39th comment
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1297 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Not as heavy as I had feared - 474g.

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You are right.
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Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 15:50 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1297 comments in total)

Not as heavy as I had feared - 474g.

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 13:25 UTC as 164th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1594 comments in total)

The RX100 is not that light. It is heavier than a Panasonic GM1 with a 12-32mm lens (and a much bigger sensor) , and only 100g less than a GX7.

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 01:52 UTC as 317th comment | 8 replies
On article Phase One 645DF+ with IQ250 field test (147 comments in total)

Right. Am off to buy a lottery ticket.

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 20:21 UTC as 30th comment
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)
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Diogo Lopes: DSC-RX100 II - $599
DxO ONE - $599

Iphone6 (129 g) + DxO ONE(108g) = 237g (in your hand)
DSC-RX100 II - 281g (1 hand operation)

Cost to fix broken lightning connector (on the camera and/or phone) ????

Cost to add an adapter when Apple change its mind??

No thanks...
Flop of the year!

*it's funny how DP tried hard...

You have to add the cost of the iPhone to the DxO 1 if you want the combination.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)

Forgive me if I have repeated a preceding post. This might be an interesting product, but only for those who have Apple phones etc.

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Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 22:55 UTC as 98th comment
On article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 comments in total)

A lovely camera but not light. Still, a lens is included in the weight. I guess it depends how often one shoots at 28mm.
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Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 16:22 UTC as 161st comment

Another camera body to have to carry in my bag, along with the colour version.
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Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 01:40 UTC as 98th comment
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