Roland Karlsson

Lives in Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Works as a Programmer
Joined on Feb 23, 2002
About me:

Collector of K-mount and M42 stuff. Main camera K-1. Also interested in camera technology, e.g. Foveon. Also interested in computer based image analysis and transforms.

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Old Cameras: I saw this coming...

And I saw your comment coming.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 00:10 UTC
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armanius: Takes away from being stealthy.

A red T-shirt, that is stealthy! At least in a red room.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 00:09 UTC
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retr01976: Leica ,do your self a favor and start making reasonably priced cameras. I know it goes against who Leica is, but it's not a bad marketing move. Bring some of that design and technology down to a new market segment. People hate Leica for the price, but love Leica for the design. If they want to make some serious cash, start thinking like Fuji...

Making reasonable priced cameras? And becoming a #metoo ? Why? Others are already dong that en masse. Why do you think Leica would stand a chance?

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
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skanter: No grip, fixed LCD - no thanks. What good is "beautifully engineered" or "Leica look" if it's Impossible to use. I'll stick with Sony a6300.

Range finder in a digital camera is OK. Or at least, just as OK as DSLR.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
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LeitzKameraAktion: On a more serious note, Leica have not released a new lens for the SL series since the 50mm f1.4 appeared in Dec 2016. Their flagship SL camera has a grand total of three AF lenses since it was launched in 2015. Meanwhile, Fuji already have six lenses available for their MF GF camera which only reached the shops in Feb/Mar 2017. And Leica wonder why sales of the SL are disappointing? Yet, rather than do what needs doing, they waste their time with expensive nonsense like this red M (262).

Fair enough.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 23:49 UTC
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ldog: I’ve owned, shot and sold many Leica digital cameras. They are, with the notable exception of the Q, the most frustrating cameras I know of. Gorgeous things of beauty and lovingly made but unless you use them as a true rangefinder they mostly suck. Slow, image black out between shots and ho-hum sensor performance even in the vaunted M10. Great glass but otherwise supid by contemporary standards. Please Leica drop the Industrial Age rangefinder and give us an interchange lens Q.

Actually Irrelevant @Idog. You buy a Leica because it is a range finder. And for the lenses. If you have some other goals. Buy something else.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
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freediverx: Congratulations, DL Cade, on your clickbait headline and clueless narrative.

I think the picture is best. It is low dynamic range and noisy :)

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 11:23 UTC

You do not buy a Leica M for low noise and high dynamic range. So, yes, the DXO reading is interesting. But, it hardly makes any difference to Leica buyers. BTW - Canon has been very successful, making their own sensors with far from class leading noise behavior.

So, kind of, nothing to see here, please move on.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 11:22 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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skanter: No grip, fixed LCD - no thanks. What good is "beautifully engineered" or "Leica look" if it's Impossible to use. I'll stick with Sony a6300.

There is a view finder in the upper leftmost corner. With a coupled range finder. Why care about a fixed LCD?

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 11:12 UTC
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AKH: Should have been all red. Bad taste to have the usual black combined with red. Is this for the chinese market?

I think it works just fine. It is a nice balance between red and black. What will not work all that well is using non red lenses on it. But, it will probably not be used anyhow.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 09:53 UTC
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jbroehl: Next up, Leica will offer a limited edition run of JUST ONE rainbow colored one for $700,000, or the price of all 100 red ones

If done really well, I imagine it will find a buyer. There do exist people for whicg $700,000 is nothing.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
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LeitzKameraAktion: On a more serious note, Leica have not released a new lens for the SL series since the 50mm f1.4 appeared in Dec 2016. Their flagship SL camera has a grand total of three AF lenses since it was launched in 2015. Meanwhile, Fuji already have six lenses available for their MF GF camera which only reached the shops in Feb/Mar 2017. And Leica wonder why sales of the SL are disappointing? Yet, rather than do what needs doing, they waste their time with expensive nonsense like this red M (262).

On a more serious note. @LeitzKameraAktion - any lenses in particular you are missing and waiting for?

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 09:47 UTC

I often put down my camera on a flat surface - e.g. a table. Fail !

And sometimes I use a tri- or monopod. Fail !

And when it is dark I use a flat railing or a wall or something for support. Fail !

Someone steals my camera. Holiday gone. Fail !

Then, I have no problems where to put my SD cards. Fail !

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 23:03 UTC as 4th comment
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Roland Karlsson: Actually - the main problem with colored cameras I think is the lens. It looks cooler with a red lens. But - I assume you cannot buy a total collection of red lenses.

:)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
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Akpinxit: The Blue series is coming next

RGB?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 20:32 UTC
On article Canon patents 400mm F5.6 catadioptric 'mirror' lens (199 comments in total)
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steelhead3: The donut bokeh is not a given with cat lenses; it is highly dependent upon background distance. If the photographer doesn't want it, there are work arounds.

Yes, I have. And the solution is that all OOF areas are smooth. Quite limiting.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
On article Canon patents 400mm F5.6 catadioptric 'mirror' lens (199 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "economical and compact alternatives to standard long telephoto lenses." -DPR

I'm a big fan of economical, and compact size is nice too.

Digital cameras have built-in lens correction. I wonder if they could be designed to "de-donut" this type of lens.

I guess you are ironical.

But - actually - donut eaters are harder to make than star eater. The donut problem is huge for astronomy, Or rather the lack of central dot in the airy disc.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 19:58 UTC

Actually - the main problem with colored cameras I think is the lens. It looks cooler with a red lens. But - I assume you cannot buy a total collection of red lenses.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 19:55 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
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LeitzKameraAktion: On a more serious note, Leica have not released a new lens for the SL series since the 50mm f1.4 appeared in Dec 2016. Their flagship SL camera has a grand total of three AF lenses since it was launched in 2015. Meanwhile, Fuji already have six lenses available for their MF GF camera which only reached the shops in Feb/Mar 2017. And Leica wonder why sales of the SL are disappointing? Yet, rather than do what needs doing, they waste their time with expensive nonsense like this red M (262).

The red M do not hinder any lenses.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 19:52 UTC

I have no problems with this whatsoever. If they make red cameras and can or cannot sell red cameras is their problem. If someone buys a red camera just because they have lots of money and collect Leica collectibles. Who cares?

As long as they stay away from Swarovsky crystals or partly covers it in rare wood. Both are so ugly.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 19:49 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
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