deep7

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
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Joined on May 10, 2008
About me:

God makes it, I see it and photograph it. Sometimes that works well!

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D logH: Going from 50MP to 100MP is a 40% increase in resolution, the square root of 2. Resolution is a linear measure.

Close but not quite right. The linear measurement is actually the square root of the true resolution! (Almost what you said but the linear measurement is not the resolution, it's just an easy way to compare across systems.)

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
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User0127324968: Give me one logical reason to leave the Fujifilm xe3 and buy the Leica CL!

I had a Jaguar once. It was absolutely lovely. I've driven Subarus. They've been truly awful cars. I don't really see how that relates to my photography, oh no, fail.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I doubt anyone will want it with that big round white "target" lens surround- is it THE most attention-grabbing flop of a design ever? I think so. I like it OK in black, but cannot figure out for the life of me who, having so much to spend already on a compact camera, would not buy the full-frame one with the 28mm f1.7 Summilux lens instead?
Dont understand, mumble, mumble

Interesting point, though you exaggerate it way, way out of proportion. In decades of photography, I've never seen your "nice bright out of focus white blob telling everyone what a naff camera you are using". Luckily, you have the choice of black lenses. How fortunate is that?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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celipessoa1971: Quite has to pay expensive i prefer the Leica Q.

Those are barely comparable cameras!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:36 UTC
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User0127324968: Give me one logical reason to leave the Fujifilm xe3 and buy the Leica CL!

Well, if you love your Subaru, please buy the Fuji. Why stop there? Go on, get a Nikon.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:34 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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tedolf: Tell me why I am buying this over a PEN F?

tedolph

I fully understand what you are saying, tedolf. I use m4/3 cameras and was close to getting a PenF which is, after all, gorgeous. Then I handled a few Leicas and realised it was time for me to change my whole approach to camera gear.

Comparing my Leica T files to my EM1 files, sure the Leica is better but not night and day better. I'd also point out that focus/stabilisation/lens choice all highly favour the EM1 and will get more "keepers". And price is very much to the Olympus' advantage. And maybe a few other things. I'd still pick a CL over a PenF now. It's all about a simpler, more pleasant way of doing things and something tactile about the gear which has nothing to do with numbers, costs or measurements.

Plus, when you get it right, Leicas produce wonderful images!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 08:57 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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Irakly Shanidze: my only wish is the optical stabilization, which is probably too power hungry such a small body. and of course touch screen does not play well with the left leading eye.

Stabilisation is available on one or two SL lenses - relevant if you want to shoot a long focal length but possibly not that practical!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 08:49 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I doubt anyone will want it with that big round white "target" lens surround- is it THE most attention-grabbing flop of a design ever? I think so. I like it OK in black, but cannot figure out for the life of me who, having so much to spend already on a compact camera, would not buy the full-frame one with the 28mm f1.7 Summilux lens instead?
Dont understand, mumble, mumble

What a strange comment, munro harrap: "attention-grabbing flop of a design". It's a pretty discreet design, really. Photos of it in people's hands prove that. Why suggest a really expensive camera with a fixed lens is a better alternative, just because it has a bigger sensor? That makes no sense at all, unless you don't mind being limited to a single, quite wide, focal length! Or maybe you haven't worked out that there are around ten native mount lenses already available for the system, from 11mm to 280mm?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 08:46 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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Daniel from Bavaria: The real deal would be to bring out such a camera with M-Mount, or at least SL-Mount.

The SL is a nice camera, but huge. A Q with interchangeable lenses would be something many would run for.
In my opionion an m-Mount, prepared for AF, for the People who want to use AF-lenses, would great.

The CL is an interesting camera, but with APS-C out of the range of interest for many. I can than also go for Fuji with their great lens line-up and friendlier prices.

Daniel

This IS a Leica SL mount! Actually, it's called the L mount but it's found on all T models, the SL and the CL.

As to your other point, yes, many format snobs won't want it because of some arbitrary sensor size bias but don't forget that it allows the system to be relatively compact. Fuji, Canon, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic have proven that. The sensor outperforms nearly everyone's needs by some margin anyway.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)

I don't understand why your nose is hitting the screen. The viewfinder couldn't be more out of the way without actually being detached! If you have a problem with your right eye and are forced to use your left, you should make that obvious because it is an unusual case.

Even allowing for that, how the heck does your nose come anywhere near the screen when you hold the camera in portrait orientation? You'd have to flip it 180 degrees, so the shutter button was lowermost, which would be amazingly cramped and difficult to use. Really, this is the biggest complaint at this stage and it needs explaining.

Other than that, thanks for the information. I know many people that visit this site won't understand this camera but, for some of us, it's something we've been waiting years for!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 08:35 UTC as 29th comment
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User0127324968: Give me one logical reason to leave the Fujifilm xe3 and buy the Leica CL!

Put the Fuji in one hand and the CL in the other hand and you might find that "logic" is not based on mere money. There is far more to liking something than what box it ticks, what the charts say or what it costs.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 07:37 UTC

It's a long time since I wanted a camera as much as this one. Maybe, when the system gets a proper long lens (i.e. longer and/or lighter than the 90-280) and my financial priorities allow it, I'll give up on my other system cameras completely? I only recently bought a T and the experience is very refreshing after years and years of using box-ticking, gadget-ridden cameras. While I've liked most Leicas since film days, in the digital era I find that Ms are too restrictive, the SL is just too much for most of what I do, the TL2 has to put up with a wart of a viewfinder. Now, suddenly, there it is, potentially the perfect body. Good days.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 07:36 UTC as 27th comment
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (101 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Much better. This should have been introduced before the TL series imho :)

I just bought a T! No regrets, love it, but would pick the CL in a straight choice just for the viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 07:05 UTC
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Mitrajoon: Wouldn't twice the resolution of a 50MP sensor require a 200 MP sensor?

It's only measured linearly because that gives sufficient information to make comparisons and is vastly easier than measuring total (2 dimensional) resolution. Linear measurement gives a simple index but assumes actual resolution is the same in two dimensions. It really only gives the square root of the actual resolution.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
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Mitrajoon: Wouldn't twice the resolution of a 50MP sensor require a 200 MP sensor?

See my comment on the post above. While it is easier to measure resolution in one dimension, actual resolution is in two dimensions. That is how people like Androole get confused. Compared measurements work on the square root of actual measurements, simply because that is easier to do. In this case, 100 really is 2x50.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
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D logH: Going from 50MP to 100MP is a 40% increase in resolution, the square root of 2. Resolution is a linear measure.

This is one of those cases in which someone trying to be smart ends up not looking clever. Indeed, a sensor with twice the number of pixels will resolve twice as much detail, assuming the lens is up for it.

The confusion arises because it is easier to compare resolution of various lens/sensor combinations in one dimension, basically by seeing how many pairs of lines can be separated. Clearly, if this system was looking at absolute resolution, you would have to account for pairs of lines in a second dimension. That is not done because there is little point, not because there is no resolution in a second dimension!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
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guyfawkes: Funny how the intention of mirrorless cameras was to make them smaller and lighter. All their hard work undone by this, and other, monster lenses.

"Mirrorless" cameras are smaller and lighter than mirrored cameras at every equivalent level. Lenses have to submit to the laws of physics. However, many lenses not having to account for a large flange distance are smaller too. No hard work is every undone while you still have options!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 01:48 UTC

It's very nice that someone is producing lenses in Leica L mount! Not that I have any use at all for a 135/1.4 but I do appreciate having the option. Good on them.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 01:45 UTC as 24th comment
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MrBrightSide: Time for a big story about scanners vs film holder and a macro lens, but in the meantime whatever happened to those Nikon scanners everyone used to have under their desks? They were about the size of a Mac Pro if I recall.

Fingel, thanks for the link. I have downloaded and tried the software you suggest. It works fine and is a feasible option.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (520 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: Question from we animal photographers: Does the eye AF work on animals very well? Or only humans?

I have read of it working on dogs.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 05:14 UTC
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