Chris Dennehy

Lives in Ireland Tralee, Ireland
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jun 29, 2008
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Pentax K200D

Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC

Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II, M 28mm F2.8, A 50mm F1.7, M-200mm F4, DA 50-200 F4-5.6 ED
M 135mm F3.5, FA 35-80mm F4-5.6, A 80-200mm F4.7-5.6.

Tamron LD Di 70-300mm

Sigma 18-125mm

Canon Ixus 70, Ricoh CX1

Film, Werra 1, Exa 500, Yasica Reflex J35, Rollie 35B, Olympus OM10, OM30, OM40, OM-2,
Pen FT


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On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

As everybody knows Leica made their name with rangefinder film cameras when technological change in the rangefinder electronics field was relatively slow being mainly confined to exposure metering. If you wanted to speed up the ISO you changed the film. In this era you expected your camera to last for many years (decades even) and the degree and cost of precision engineering could (with a good deal of soul searching) be justified.

In todays rapidly changing electronics field where todays sensor has already been replaced by something on the conveyor belt the cost of such precision engineering in a camera body is much harder to justify particularly when the resulting sensor image is unlikely to be substantially different from the much less expensive competition.

So the decision to buy or not to buy something that is beautiful but probably already obsolete comes down in my view to the quality of the lenses, are they justifiably better than the opposition.

Who knows, I don't.


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