RStyga

RStyga

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Leica's new fixed lens camera is too bulky and too expensive, and no EVF of FF sensor will compensate for it. An A7II would be a more prudent choice. But Leica's target group of victims is immune to these arguments so happy ending for all..

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 15:09 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
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RStyga: If would be an interesting camera for $3000, which is much closer to its actual value, but Leica does not do $3000...

Goodnight

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 15:53 UTC
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RStyga: If would be an interesting camera for $3000, which is much closer to its actual value, but Leica does not do $3000...

Competition...

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 11:59 UTC

If would be an interesting camera for $3000, which is much closer to its actual value, but Leica does not do $3000...

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
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RStyga: Sigma manufactures in Japan, and still offer extremely low prices. Leica is a "tad bit" overpriced...

Sigma's current product line is of very high optical and high manufacturing quality, technologically advanced, have extremely competitive prices and made in Japan. Take the AF 18-35 / 1.8 for example. Leica digital cameras are as durable as the electronics inside them, so your point is very weak.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:27 UTC
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RStyga: Sigma manufactures in Japan, and still offer extremely low prices. Leica is a "tad bit" overpriced...

You're poorly informed...

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:11 UTC

Sigma manufactures in Japan, and still offer extremely low prices. Leica is a "tad bit" overpriced...

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 22:05 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
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RStyga: Worst-design camera record.

No. Hasselblad Lunar sure is ugly but still ergonomic. This Sigma is completely counter-everything in terms of design.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 06:53 UTC

Worst-design camera record.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 07:05 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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RStyga: With the rate Leica is releasing special editions and special purpose cameras, instead of fixing the quirks and functional crippling of their existing models, it would not be far from truth to consider all Leica camera models as special edition or, perhaps, special-need, cameras: they lack this, they lack that, they are digital but don't expect up to date digital technology, made out of that worship-inducing material, and, funny enough, costing more than several good digital cameras together... surely, they are special edition/special need cameras. Ah, but the Monochrome uses all pixels for image capturing, earth-shuttering technology! Let's have a new religious Leica movement out of this "concept" and throw to the fire all who dare to oppose buying this and opt for an actual modern digital camera.

Leica fluff...

I didn't say it is.

What's crippling it is obvious.

Sensor cost does not account for the "Leica" camera price.

It is for me, for the right price, only.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 23:40 UTC

With the rate Leica is releasing special editions and special purpose cameras, instead of fixing the quirks and functional crippling of their existing models, it would not be far from truth to consider all Leica camera models as special edition or, perhaps, special-need, cameras: they lack this, they lack that, they are digital but don't expect up to date digital technology, made out of that worship-inducing material, and, funny enough, costing more than several good digital cameras together... surely, they are special edition/special need cameras. Ah, but the Monochrome uses all pixels for image capturing, earth-shuttering technology! Let's have a new religious Leica movement out of this "concept" and throw to the fire all who dare to oppose buying this and opt for an actual modern digital camera.

Leica fluff...

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 03:04 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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Andrew Elliott: Due to near-endless years of long hours of and hard work, at the cost of many a relationship, etc., I was able to buy a Monochrom last December. The 5dMk3, EM1, K5, GR V, etc are all gathering dust in the cupboard as this fantastic camera proves its worth again and again with its magnificent output.

Each to their own, but for me, the Monochrome, foibles and all, is the best camera out there. I even love its quirks. I also like the name of this new one, the Elliott. Even that is spelt properly (other Elliotts will understand)!

And here we have a clear example how well the GXR A12M sensor performs:
Voitglander 15mm f/4.5 Heliar /// Leica Wi de Tri – Elmar @16mm
https://luminous-landscape.com/ricoh-gxr-a12-field-report/
The reviewer is a very experienced Leica photographer and demonstrates how well GXR performs even when using a symmetrical-design WA lens.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 03:27 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: Due to near-endless years of long hours of and hard work, at the cost of many a relationship, etc., I was able to buy a Monochrom last December. The 5dMk3, EM1, K5, GR V, etc are all gathering dust in the cupboard as this fantastic camera proves its worth again and again with its magnificent output.

Each to their own, but for me, the Monochrome, foibles and all, is the best camera out there. I even love its quirks. I also like the name of this new one, the Elliott. Even that is spelt properly (other Elliotts will understand)!

It uses "angled" microlenses and it does the job. I'm not sure how different that is to "curved".
A diagram is here:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/2949464?page=2

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 03:02 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: Due to near-endless years of long hours of and hard work, at the cost of many a relationship, etc., I was able to buy a Monochrom last December. The 5dMk3, EM1, K5, GR V, etc are all gathering dust in the cupboard as this fantastic camera proves its worth again and again with its magnificent output.

Each to their own, but for me, the Monochrome, foibles and all, is the best camera out there. I even love its quirks. I also like the name of this new one, the Elliott. Even that is spelt properly (other Elliotts will understand)!

The release price was very high, actually. Now, it's been a superseded / out of production (I think) model / system so the price is quite low although I can see a camera shop selling just the module (no body) for $650. I sent you before the link describing the sensor technology; it does use microlenses and it's very effective. The RD1 uses an ancient 6MP sensor...

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 01:45 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: Due to near-endless years of long hours of and hard work, at the cost of many a relationship, etc., I was able to buy a Monochrom last December. The 5dMk3, EM1, K5, GR V, etc are all gathering dust in the cupboard as this fantastic camera proves its worth again and again with its magnificent output.

Each to their own, but for me, the Monochrome, foibles and all, is the best camera out there. I even love its quirks. I also like the name of this new one, the Elliott. Even that is spelt properly (other Elliotts will understand)!

I think it is safe to consider GXR A12M as the best non-Leica sensor implementation camera system for M/M39 lenses. If only they had released an updated 16MP version... not that the 12.3MP AA-filterless A12M is not sufficient for up to A3 prints.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 01:13 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: Due to near-endless years of long hours of and hard work, at the cost of many a relationship, etc., I was able to buy a Monochrom last December. The 5dMk3, EM1, K5, GR V, etc are all gathering dust in the cupboard as this fantastic camera proves its worth again and again with its magnificent output.

Each to their own, but for me, the Monochrome, foibles and all, is the best camera out there. I even love its quirks. I also like the name of this new one, the Elliott. Even that is spelt properly (other Elliotts will understand)!

The advantage using A12M is primarily against peripheral colour shifting and smudging, ever-present in DSLM+adapter implementations with WA lenses, that can degrade IQ sharply. Vignetting is also a concern but it can be corrected PP easily. I cannot rely on a single image /single lens to determine vignetting. It's not true that the reviews are not worth looking assuming resampled jpegs- in this way we'd have no basis for conversation. See this one that shows no vignetting:
http://www.waloszek.de/gxr_mm_vc15_e.php

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 23:32 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: Due to near-endless years of long hours of and hard work, at the cost of many a relationship, etc., I was able to buy a Monochrom last December. The 5dMk3, EM1, K5, GR V, etc are all gathering dust in the cupboard as this fantastic camera proves its worth again and again with its magnificent output.

Each to their own, but for me, the Monochrome, foibles and all, is the best camera out there. I even love its quirks. I also like the name of this new one, the Elliott. Even that is spelt properly (other Elliotts will understand)!

"Inherenty APSC avoids many of these problems."
Not really. As I said, DSLM cameras do not 'respond' well to certain-design WA M lenses. GXR A12M is by far superior to them. Have a look at reviews. I can't see the problem at the image you refer to: vignetting might be present in the actual image or the result of a specific lens, independent of the sensor's output.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 22:57 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: Due to near-endless years of long hours of and hard work, at the cost of many a relationship, etc., I was able to buy a Monochrom last December. The 5dMk3, EM1, K5, GR V, etc are all gathering dust in the cupboard as this fantastic camera proves its worth again and again with its magnificent output.

Each to their own, but for me, the Monochrome, foibles and all, is the best camera out there. I even love its quirks. I also like the name of this new one, the Elliott. Even that is spelt properly (other Elliotts will understand)!

The GXR M is designed not to cause the issues that other APS-C or A7 sensors have. Have a look at reviews: there is a consensus about how well A12M handles those film-era M lens designs.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 14:16 UTC
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The resolving power stands between D810 and 645Z at base ISO. That's good and quite expected. Unfortunately, the high ISO performance is not as exciting which is, again, quite expected since this is a FF, not MF, sensor.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 14:12 UTC as 77th comment
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Andrew Elliott: Due to near-endless years of long hours of and hard work, at the cost of many a relationship, etc., I was able to buy a Monochrom last December. The 5dMk3, EM1, K5, GR V, etc are all gathering dust in the cupboard as this fantastic camera proves its worth again and again with its magnificent output.

Each to their own, but for me, the Monochrome, foibles and all, is the best camera out there. I even love its quirks. I also like the name of this new one, the Elliott. Even that is spelt properly (other Elliotts will understand)!

(cont'd)

Ricoh describes the key-characteristic of the sensor in the A12M module as follows:
"The large 23.6 × 15.7 mm CMOS sensor offers beautiful bokeh as well as rich tone gradations. Taking into account the use of lenses such as the symmetrical wide-angle lenses of the film era, this sensor optimizes on-chip micro-lens performance and suppresses peripheral light falloff and color balance changes. There are approximately 12.30 million effective pixels. Based on the design concept of making the best use of the special characteristics of film-era lens, GR MOUNT A12 makes it possible to draw out all of the sharp imaging power of both classic lenses and the CMOS sensor."

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/gxr/unit5.html

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:42 UTC
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