ThePhilips: 3 articles on DPR's front page - if anything, Leica knows how to make product launches.
> ... for almost every camera we have access to ahead of launch.
That is what I was referring too. Makes it easier for you - makes it easier for manufacturers. Yet some manufs still choose to make it hard...
KonstantinosK: It's just been introduced AND you had a hands-on preview AND a first impressions review, complete with studio scene shots. Wow, DPreview, I'm stunned.
> Leica and all the other camera makers [...]
No. Not all camera makers give early pre-prod samples to DPR to test. For example Samsung was quoted on more than one occasion for not providing cameras even after a launch.
3 articles on DPR's front page - if anything, Leica knows how to make product launches.
peterharvey: Should I jump into the EVF mirrorless bandwagon now while the EVF is only XGA resolution @ 1024 x 768 & 0.8 MP, hence a pixelated view?Or should I wait till EVF resolutions improve to full HD @ 1920 x 1080 & 2 MP, and Canikon offers a mirrorless FF body compatible with their huge range of lenses?Presently, I'm holding off, because I know that history has proven that technology will definitely develop.For example, during WWII, the two way radio was back pack size!By 1983, Motorola released the world's first brick sized mobile phone called the Motorola Dynatac.By the 1990's, the mobile phone got down to TV remote control size.By the 2000's, the mobile phones became credit card sized!Today, the mobile phones have increased in size to become 5" smart phones etc.Hence, I'm holding off for a bit longer, before I move into EVF mirrorless...
> It is a pitiful substitute for a real viewfinder in bright light.
Blame Sony's rush to get AMOLED EVF on the market. For example Oly and Fuji have stayed firmly with the Epson's LCD EVF tech which works much better in bad light conditions.
exapixel: Mirrorless, schmirrorless. I want image quality. Get back to me when you've got 14-bit RAW output.
> I want image quality. [...] 14-bit RAW output.
You need a reality check. People have hard time telling 10-bit RAWs from 12-bit ones.
I have nothing against the switch to 14 bit, but I'd rather have a Foveon-like sensor which doesn't cripple the colors. Because that, unlike 14-bit is rather more visible IQ improvement.
P.S. And you do not get 14-bit RAWs largely because sensors are not capable of delivering more useful information. Just adding more bits would simply add the unnecessary noise, which you would still have to cut in PP and JPEG conversion anyway.
Kudos to Sony!
ThePhilips: Leica users are basically a cult.
> Like it or not, there is only one company making a digital rangefinder. That company is Leica.
It is impossible for me to read this as anything but "There is only one company which failed to implement AF. That company is Leica."
> Nikonians challenging the quality of Canonites on every level, and vice versa.
But you would never find a single CaNikonian who would zealously insist that absence of (an otherwise common) feature is an advantage.
"the sensor is superior to other solutions for black and white"
And the horse is far more superior to any car for crossing uneven terrain. Sell your car - buy a horse!
And what it has to do with quality? or mass vs niche markets?
The irrational thinking that lack of color imaging and lack of AF somehow results in a technically superior product, sets the group of people apart.
Leica users are basically a cult.
ThePhilips: ... The photographic fads get more ridiculous with every year.
@darngooddesign "People are so used to being able to make changes in post that they are afraid to commit to an image."
Go tell that to the hoards of MP count whiners who apparently can't live without heavy cropping.
@FujLiver "Also I haven't seen anyone else making a digital rangefinder."
Failure to integrate the AF is not a feature. It is just plain dumb failure to integrate AF.
Failure to capture colors is even less of a feature. It is plain crippling. But if it makes you feel special... If spending $$$$$ alone on a camera wasn't enough...
I owned Leica glass. I know how special it is.
But you make so much fuzz about a (literally) retarded camera of the same brand, that it is really hard to take you seriously.
... The photographic fads get more ridiculous with every year.
Good subjects, good lenses = good images.
AEY: Ha Ha Canon Rebel T6s/T6i deserve DP supergold star! Why so many post with this model.
That's why I haven't said anything about Gold. Neither mirrorless nor SLT. :) But every time CaNikon release their usual updates, DPR makes sure that they get similar scores. Because on few instances when they got different scores, users of both systems went [*censored*] [*censored*], flaming literally for weeks. That's why the special "Platinum" for DSLRs (but really for CaNikon) makes so much sense. ;)
> Why so many post with this model?
People are gullible? Another generic DSLR apparently makes everybody overly excited.
> DP supergold star
A "Platinum Award" for "continued excellence in producing generic DSLR cameras." And slap it automatically on every CaNikon release.
Murena: Please I'd have a question:As a G5 owner, I have three DMW-BLC12E batteries.Now I see that G7 uses the DMW-BLC12PP battery.
They both have same specs: 7.2V 1200mAh 8.7Wh.Will I be able to use the G5 batteries on G7 ?Thank you very much.Paolo
People said that G7 uses the same batteries as the G6. And apparently G6 uses the same batteries as G5 and GH2. Chances are good that your batteries might be compatible.
I think it was silly, but a very well made piece of humor.
ThePhilips: Is there any Sigma DP with a longish macro lens?
Thanks. MFD of 22.5cm is not bad, if one would also add a macro converter.
Is there any Sigma DP with a longish macro lens?
> [...] new Photo 4K modes - 'Pre-Burst' in which one second of video is buffered and captured before and after the shutter button is pressed [...]
A game-changer feature!
DPR, we need a review of it!