jcbmemphis: Leica is truly dead for me now.
I am actually sad to see this.
Very sad day for Leica.
Where were you until now? Leica always pulled stunts like this. If the sheiks are willing to pay ubber price for a special edition let them, good for leica and them. You don't like it buy panasonic, I do!
princecody: Leica is the Ferrari of cameras 👍🏻
Ferrari is crap! Leica is Porsche of cameras
Marksphoto: so if it's equivalent to 24 mm on full frame, what does that make the f-stops equivalent to 3.5?
There is no such a thing as "sarcasm" tag, it shows as regular text.
Mrrowe8: Blah blah blah blah blah .. Yes it's nice ,yes it's super expensive, so not really a for the masses camera, to bad .. The biggest question is it possibly to little to late to be relevant to the already solid cameras out there with solid image making pedigree.. Feel free to leave a snotty snobby response at the beep .....BEEP
Surely, Hasselblad is more "solid image making pedigree" than Sony does
They missed to gold plate the front element
Not sure what was not clear in what I said.
You expose for the subject, you could average for a couple of spots but overall exposure is adjusted in post production, not when you are taking the picture. That applies even you are an experienced jpg shooter.
You lightmeter for elements or subject, not for entire frame...unless you are a point and shoot photog
kpaddler: phfft, you call that a "super telephoto"....
This is a super telephotohttp://petapixel.com/2012/04/29/a-look-back-massive-carl-zeiss-lens-from-photokina-2006/
At f14, that's just a telescope...but f4, now you are talking
phfft, you call that a "super telephoto"....
Some very basic photography class would do you a lot of good...
D Horne: And now Feb 2016 has passed, they still haven't updated the 100-300mm firmware
They said they would not, it is not on the list.
Nicholas Seah: Anyone noticed slight flickering when you use the E.shutter with burst shots?
Sometimes artificial lights can do that.
Robertok: I love the camera with two big caveats: 1. You cannot program the function buttons to do nothing. I find that in handling the camera, I often touch these buttons and my settings get changed inadvertently. I contacted Panasonic about it and there is no solution now or in the near future. 2. You cannot put your name or other data in the camera so that it goes into the metadata for you. Sometimes I am required to shoot in jpeg and turn in the card without any post-processing, and there is no way to identify my images that way.
Does anyone else have these issues? If so, I encourage you to contact Panasonic so the firmware will be fixed.
I see your points
StewartJameson: Has anyone used this camera long enough to give a trustworthy feedback. Or the model is way too new for that to be possible ?
Used it since last year, and I really like the camera, but like any toy it could be better of different. You don't say what *you* are looking for??
I hear the reports of shutter shock but I have not run into it.
TB303: I'd like a clarification regarding he external mic and rotated touch screen, as a mic is critical for me. I often shoot myself youtube-style and would like to have the LCD rotated 180 degrees (facing me). I don't mind if the mic cable runs 'in front of' the LCD - would that work?
There is no interference when the screen is folded out, there is plenty of room behind the screen. But why don't you go to a store and try it out yourself...if you can
Not sure what the point of this presentation was, but where did you get nails done?
andarioa: LX200, please.
I'm holding out for LX400 mod II
I would be just as good as HCB if panny made it
Under The Sun: I love Leica cameras. Borrowed my friend's M9 during a trip to Kyoto and really enjoyed shooting with it, it evoked the same feeling as driving a beautiful vintage car. Impractical, manual, but so much fun. Last week, I just got my hands on a loaner Q and will be purchasing that camera soon. I'm definitely a fan.
However I scratch my head at the concept of the SL. The camera and its lenses are huge, heavy, and loaded with so much unnecessary tech. It seems completely the opposite of the Leica philosophy of "das Wesentliche" or focus on the essentials. Price notwithstanding the SL seems like a high end pro camera that a company like Samsung or Sony would produce not Leica. Just my two cents.
If it didn't have the whiz bangs all the armchair pundits would be singing foul play. On the other hand, the pundits will poo poo anything depending on their mood on the day based on their vast experience with their dad's transistor radio
Robert Schroeder: 1. Dull and lacklustre imagery as one is used to from dpreview. dpreview should hire a photographer for their sample images. The inclination to click on an image gets even lower as opening takes nearly half a minute. Nevertheless I've looked at a few...
2. I'm sorry to say (I mean it, I was really hoping to buy this lens) that until now I have not seen just one really sharp image out of the 100-400. What's especially astounding is that I haven't even seen a sharp image at 100mm, let alone at 400mm. And no, the conditions were in no such way as bad as to make sharp images impossible.
3. Everything I've seen until now including the few images I clicked on here would have looked not much worse if shot with my stopgap solution for the focal length range, the ZD 50-200 plus EC-20; better actually for lower focal lenghts. Images I saw which were shot with a cheap Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L plus Metabones smart adapter on the E-M1 did look significantly better.
Will probably save me some money.
"... Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L plus Metabones smart adapter on the E-M1 did look significantly better..."
You should definitely use your above setup to take pictures of LIVE animals.
You can count the sharp barbs in the lions tongue, were you looking for the nerve cells under the skin??