Zephir 750

Zephir 750

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On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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Jerry Canon: I really can't understand why anyone in their right mind would pay $4250 for this. Sure, it says "Leica" on it, but it IS an electronic digital camera with a fixed lens and will probably sell for half that in a year or two...huh?

I second that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:21 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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Jerry Canon: I really can't understand why anyone in their right mind would pay $4250 for this. Sure, it says "Leica" on it, but it IS an electronic digital camera with a fixed lens and will probably sell for half that in a year or two...huh?

I second that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)

It's a disguised Panasonic: Leica makes now German copies of Japanese cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:06 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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GuitarCamera Man: Another great camera from Leica and not an anachronism but a needed tool for those who can attain the financial means to obtain one. This is a fantastic machine and I would love to own one.

Needed!!?? You must be kidding.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
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iae aa eia: People need a reference in terms of mechanical or electronic or digital technology luxury. Leica is a reference in luruxy. Humans need that. One has to be the best. Exclusivity pushes boundaries. It's like a jewel. Leica is a jewel. Just like an ancient monument, or a Maybach car, too. It's a nature's work of art through humans. It's care, precision, timing, dedication, praise, and patience—a desire for magnificence—at their best.

Hey, Leica; did you like my comment? I need a camera.

The camera you describe is what Leica used to be: nowadays, starting with the M (Typ 240), Leica is just like any other Japanese camera with a single difference: it's a rangefinder with a brass top and base plate.
Not enough to justify its premium price.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 18:30 UTC
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ecka84: An anachronism , totally.

.....and a real theft.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 14:20 UTC

On a personal level, taking into account the issues I had both with my M8.2 ( i.e.: cracked LCD due to coffeestains & discontinued spare parts for replacement) and with my M9P (viz. faulty sensor due to corrosion on a camera with only 146 actuations count: Leica has found no permanent solution as yet, as replaced sensors are prone to same failure), I believe that buying into Leica digital would be a bit foulish, especially at their price and considering that a FF Sony (namely the A7 II) is available at about $ 1.700. My two cents.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 12:08 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

Just ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 16:30 UTC as 11th comment
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Monochrom: Allthough picture quality will be super, i still don't get why anyone wants to pay for a rangefinder and then use the camera with liveview or an EVF. M camera's were since the 70's a tool for photographers who wanted to work different: unobtrusive, quick and sure to get a picture up, close and personal. Now Leica is turning the M into a "do-it-all" camera. Maybe they feel that they can't sell their camera's without all the extra's, but i think they are losing the edge they allways use to have with the M line.

Just two words: market and greed.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:07 UTC
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waffel and co: They make a great looking camera , I like what they make .......then I liked the Epson Rd1, m8, m9 ,m4 etc ......so I am sorta rangefinder orientated but I abdicated to Fuji, cheaper, great results, better camera and the X E2 is a great leica lens companion

.....and much cheeper

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:03 UTC
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RichRMA: I wish other camera makers still used brass blanks for the top and bottom plates. That way, we'd still have real metal finishes instead of lousy paint on magnesium castings.

Agreed, but at what a price!

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:01 UTC
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photogeek: Too cheap. I'll wait until they release a titanium version for like $50K.

Aargh! You shouldn't have said that: now, surely, Leica is going to put that in practice and sell this new product for some 9.995 US$.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:14 UTC

No thanks! No more Leica for me. The loss I suffered due to the M9 sensor failure and Leica's inadeguate approach to the issue (replacement with a similar sensor prone to telapse) was enough for me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 19:32 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)

Best wishes to all of you up there.
Regards

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 14:25 UTC as 33rd comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)
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boarderphreak: Leica has issued a formal response!

http://lavidaleica.com/content/new-leica-ccdgate-scandal-afoot

As I understand, there will be no permanent fix as Kodak CCD sensor is not expected to undergo further upgrading processes...... Leica could be planning on having designed a new CMOS sensor for M-E and MM.
In that case, what about M9 and M9-P?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 17:58 UTC

Let's at least hope that these PRO lenses won't break off at the bayonet plastic mount as it occurred to some 12-40mm PRO. When it comes to reliability m4/3 system leaves much to be desired and can hardly be defined "PRO".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)
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Davidgilmour: I will never ever buy canon stuff again

....and neither will I

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 18:46 UTC

Aahhh, what's point? Canon is only a waste of time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 20:02 UTC as 51st comment
On Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon article (150 comments in total)

Another B/S camera body.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (217 comments in total)

Honestly, can't see any difference between before and after calibration.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 10:09 UTC as 71st comment | 4 replies
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