danijel973: I see no advantage of this method compared to registering your equipment on manufacturer's website for reference in case of theft.
this could prove wrong and have a major impact on their sales as many ppl buy canikons thinking of coutless solutions offered by the used (sh) gear market.
RawDogg: Next time don't shoot it with the Exposure comp. set to -2.33 for a night shot.
I guess one could get the same picture in M mode keeping those aperture/shuttervalues, setting exposure comp to 0 and lowering the ISO to, let's say, 800. And with a lot less noise. Am I wrong?
Andy Dufresne: - Big body for my big hands,- Variety of prime lenses from wide angle to tele range.- Min. APS-C size senzor- long shutter life (100K+)- Low noise at high iso- Fast Autofocus- Internal focus motor in the body- HD video with full manual controls
Except for the first and last line you've described the Pentax K-5 :)
At last, a nice little camera!
Looks ok to me
Pretty good hi-ISO behaviour!
sephir: LOL http://i.imgur.com/2Dq4K.jpg
@Shamael : considering your name, I should expect such reaction :/
topstuff: The amount of hate here is really bizarre. It reflects more on the people with such feelings of hate than it reflects on Leica.
Leica lenses are terrific. And I like the small form factor.
And I like the look of the pictures from a CCD sensor.
If Leica want to charge what they do, let them. You don't have to buy one.
By the same token, why buy an Audi when you can buy a VW? A small Golf and an Audi A3 , A4 have the same mechanicals. Why buy a nice watch? A Casio will do.
I don't hate Leica, i just hate their prices! I can understand paying a premium for their excellent glass, but not for their obsolete cameras. I fully agree with you on CCD sensors, the pictures look better.
SheldonP: So why are we still unable to change the aperture in video mode with the D600? I thought our days of flipping to photo mode, changing our aperture, and flipping back to video were over with the D4 and D800, but this camera seems to have the same video aperture problem as previous models. What gives Nikon??
I'd say it would be easyer for Nikon to design some "video" lenses the oldfashion way, with an aperture ring and a chip to tell the camera the actual aperture value. Then they could just update the camera's firmware to make it work. Just a thought...
cesaregal: What about Nikon lenses?We need a Nikon 400 mm f/5.6.
No, I need a 400mm f/2 VRII to use it on my DX for a 600mm equiv. :))
Mdopp: I completely fail to understand why people call this a medium format camera. I used to shoot medium format myself - long ago on a Rollei 6008.Classical medium format is 6x6. There are derivates (6x8 and 4x6) but 6x6 is what most people consider medium format. The frame size of 6x6 is more than four times larger compared to what we now call full frame (36x24) and you can clearly see that in the image quality.But the Leica S-series is not 6x6. It is not 4x6 either - not even close.They use a sensor size of 45x30, which is merely 50% larger than full frame (36x24). Or to put it the other way around: Leica's sensor is roughly three times smaller than medium format (6x6).I'd call this "full-frame plus", at most!Obviously such a camera is in direct competition to full-frames like the Nikon D800 or the latest Canon offerings.
don't forget the Pentax 645D with it's 40MP, 44x33mm sensor and maybe a better price
cjhwang: Just make sure you take some photography classes with this cameraDon't don't end up like a fool (watch below)
That's the spirit! That's a Leica man! cjhwang, you've made my day, thanks m8! This video reminds me of the strong selling points of using a Leica: "...getting deeply involved in the process of photography..." God, that guy was sooo deeply involved, he was even focusing there!
nathanleebush: This company sure has chutzpah. Repackaging an ancient camera (replete with 230k screen) as a new one with a premium price while keeping a straight face takes some balls.
...and they're doing it like a favour to the photo community... Thanks a lot, Leica, we're in your debt!
Phileas Fogg: If you DON'T LIKE Leica's then understand nobody is forcing you to buy one.
Sheesh this incessant bellyaching about what Leica does and how much their cameras cost is pathetic.
Most whiners here have never shot a Leica in their whiny little lives!
@PF : I only agree Leica is great on film cameras. But the digital Leica is so outdated (even from the time of their announcement) i wouldn't buy it for half the price. Again, I'm ok with the film Leica, they never get old@Hugo808 : "in the right hands"!? I only got one right hand :( Then again, if you want to shoot old school you can use pretty much any modern DSLR: buy a split-screen focus replacement, switch to manual focus, shoot B/W, set the metering to "spot", select manual exposure, whatever else you want to make your life more painful. For the price of this particular Leica you can get a good FX DSLR and a decent lens. Bottom end, the only real advantage in buying Leica is it's diminutive size. And the red dot.
Boerseuntjie: At around $6,000 this camera is a steal compared to the Leica Hermes at $50.000
lol, you're sooo right about that, i'll have 2 of 'em! I've had the time of my life reading this posts!
that pimped Nexus looks reel cool imo. But when i see those Leica and Hassy prices I can't stop thinking of the thousands of children starving to death each day across the world
Bilal Fotos: Sorry, I am not convinced the approach of Leica authorities about the designing of a new Leica M. The designing chance of Leica M is given to the new comers’ in the field rather than "Sir Jonathan Ive" but design must be accepted only according to the strict high level designing parameters. Basically I am a Graphic Designer but I have a trained eye regarding all the relevant fields of designing; unfortunately I have not got any chance in my life to express my creative abilities because I born in most ignorant part of the world ......! In short where world topmost designers end their design exercise I start thinking from there......! If Leica’s gives me a chance to design their new Leica M rangefinder, I assured that I will perform my duty with best of my competitive spirit, creative abilities, knowledge and believe.
I'm pretty much convinced you'd come up with a better design, but ofc Leica wouldn't know about that. I guess Leica's idea about this one of a kind camera is to cooperate with a famous (atm) designer so that they could sell it on auction for an obscene amount of cash. (my guess is about 100k at minimum) So, try to get hugely famous in the 1st place ;)
dmytty: Can someone explain why you would spend $7000 on a 560mm f/5.6 when you can get a Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 for $9000? And that Nikkor lens would actually let you buy a full frame to go along with it.
I'm a Pentax K30 owner with about $2500 in lenses to go along with that. That's been a good investment and offers a great value. However, if I really needed a long telephoto, I'd find the extra couple thousand to buy the Nikkon, or just rent a setup.
Am I missing something here? I actually suspect that Pentax might never actually deliver a single lens of this type...this is just their way of 'living down' a promised product from their roadmap which they know is not competitive at all. In other words, this is their 'we'll put a price so high that nobody will ever try buy this vaporware'.
You don't make sense: Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 on a full frame gets you (guess what?) 400mm! If you want long reach you should put it on an DX body, not FX. So, using 560mm on a K- body lets you go way further than 400mm on FX sensor. But I might be wrong ;)