I'd like to see a review of leica lenses separately from a camera and also comparison to similar lenses from other vendors (though not only MTF charts).
is it only mirrorless cameras that can be used with rangefinder lenses?in this case it look like unfortunately there are no full-frame mirrorless cameras currently available, to make such comparison comprehensive.
In any case, I bet nobody could see a difference between the leica and other full-frame camera equipped with a good prime lens.
Though I think other mirrorless cameras are good candidates for replacing overpriced leica bodies (if only it makes any sense).
stefanelf: When reading the announcements of the J1 and V1 I was initially disappointed by the small sensor size. But then, like many others, I had anticipated a simple camera rivalling the Leica rangefinders in terms of IQ and sensor size. Instead we get an incredibly fast AF and high fps along with high-res video capabilities. This is simply a new breed of camera, something completely new. A new way of taking pictures - where less depends on the photographer, at least in terms of the timing of the shot. It blurs the line between still images and video.This camera system cannot be directly compared to any other conventional camera system. Its strengths lie in its speed and ability to capture moments even when used by a total novice. This system is simply a completely new concept and I believe Nikon will have to work hard to make it stick. If they succeed, the camera market will never be the same again!
1. What makes nikon 1 so unique for "new era" of digital videophotography? Is this a 1st camera in the world which provides high fps rate or instant phase-detection AF? Is it required to invent new lens mount to implement these features? Does new system gives Nikon a true technology advantage over competitors? Do customers know that they new need these "new era"-technologies?2. Shouldn't Nikon update its amateur DSLR line first (by providing nikon-F compatible APS-c sized mirror-less camera system), before opening "new era" marketing niche?
Sorry, its me again.Can't sleep with this thing in my mind - why not "micro-F"?!
Design micro-F specs, build at least one smaller micro-F-body, at least one smaller micro-F kit lens, F/micro-F adapter... and "new" camera system is ready. Ready for mass use! Having the perfect potential. And almost for free, comparing to costs of development of "nikon 1" system.Make an impression that Nikon is consistent or even innovative company, which tries to satisfy customers expectations. Let people dream of new products, hit competitors with customers expectations of new system. Restore status-quo in micro-SL(R) market, instead of inventing "new" one.
This idea looks so obvious that I cannot imagine that "micro-F" will not be introduced slightly later.I cannot explain myself why one of the biggest manufacturers having so many customers didn't chose such easy and mutually beneficial way.
Does Nikon have some non-aggression deal with Sony?Any IP (intellectual property) issues? Whatever?
So sales are supposed to surpass costs of development of completely new cameras/lenses/accessories + marketing them...And entry-level DSLR sales are supposed to remain same, even though competitors' sales of mirror-less systems grows......even though competitors have(Sony) or going to introduce(Fuji) cameras with phase detection-AF with instant image/video capture....even though Pentax offers a similar micro-sensor system.Can't get it even from raising-profits point of view.New system should exterminate all P&S sales to make it true.
P.S.Aren't "Facebook shooters" using iPhones? Didn't Nikon forget to put 3G, 4" touch screen and android in their new cameras? ;)P.P.S."Nikon shares rise as Nikkei suggests mirrorless launch" - well, new system already makes some sense for company shareholders... Not sure, is this good for company customers?
Now my hopes for a mirror-less natively-nikon-F-compatible camera has died.Have to start thinking of switching to another mirror-less lens system :(