futurewah

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futurewah: For the life of me I cannot understand why Leica didn't source the 36mp sensor available from Sony. Sure, Nikon and Pentax use it too, and it's not as advanced as Sony's newer 42mp BSI sensor, but it's a proven sensor with good DR and ISO capabilities. I just think given the cost of this camera and its lenses, and its position in the Leica line-up, this would have been a smarter move.

Moving the S to Sony's 50mp and/or 100mp CMOS should be a no brainer too.

@Revenant I don't think they're gunning for A7 users with this camera. As I mentioned originally, Sony's copper process would go a long way to speeding up readout from a 36mp sensor anyway.

I suppose what I'm really saying is I hope Leica will consider Sony sensors in the next S and SL. They are both amazing cameras, with exceptional lenses. Let's give them some sensors that do that glass justice.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 16:02 UTC
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futurewah: For the life of me I cannot understand why Leica didn't source the 36mp sensor available from Sony. Sure, Nikon and Pentax use it too, and it's not as advanced as Sony's newer 42mp BSI sensor, but it's a proven sensor with good DR and ISO capabilities. I just think given the cost of this camera and its lenses, and its position in the Leica line-up, this would have been a smarter move.

Moving the S to Sony's 50mp and/or 100mp CMOS should be a no brainer too.

@abortabort If shooting speed is one of the only premium features of this camera, without AF that can keep up I don't think that's much to shout about. And as I said, if the 36mp chip can be fabricated using Sony's copper process, speed won't be an issue.

Don't get me wrong, having handled both the S and SL, there is lots to like about both cameras. I love the ergonomics and viewfinders on both. I just wish Leica would up their game when it comes to sensors. Their 24mp sensor isn't bad, I just think both the S and SL need better sensors at this stage.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
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abortabort: I will seriously consider one as soon as Zeiss starts making their Loxia and Batis lenses for the SL.

Now that would be interesting.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 01:07 UTC
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futurewah: For the life of me I cannot understand why Leica didn't source the 36mp sensor available from Sony. Sure, Nikon and Pentax use it too, and it's not as advanced as Sony's newer 42mp BSI sensor, but it's a proven sensor with good DR and ISO capabilities. I just think given the cost of this camera and its lenses, and its position in the Leica line-up, this would have been a smarter move.

Moving the S to Sony's 50mp and/or 100mp CMOS should be a no brainer too.

I don't think this camera is aimed at sport photographers. It doesn't have the AF for that anyway. Besides, if it could be fabricated using Sony's new copper process, it would be quicker. A 36mp SL and 50mp S would make them attractive to more photographers and as I said, they would sit better within Leica's eco-system. For an affluent amateur or pro (not sports), they would certainly warrant investigation.

The specs and performance of both the S and the SL could do with a boost. Yes they are Leicas and so are expensive, but if you want to make a premium product, it should at least make an attempt at approaching premium specs.

Just an opinion piece. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 00:35 UTC

For the life of me I cannot understand why Leica didn't source the 36mp sensor available from Sony. Sure, Nikon and Pentax use it too, and it's not as advanced as Sony's newer 42mp BSI sensor, but it's a proven sensor with good DR and ISO capabilities. I just think given the cost of this camera and its lenses, and its position in the Leica line-up, this would have been a smarter move.

Moving the S to Sony's 50mp and/or 100mp CMOS should be a no brainer too.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 23:59 UTC as 16th comment | 17 replies
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (212 comments in total)

As always, a post like this brings out the "I could do better" and "I don't think that should have won" brigade.

Any competition such as this is subjective. To argue who should win as an observer fundamentally misses that point.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 10:20 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (212 comments in total)
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fmian: A lot of nice photos but the winning one on the train jumps out as being overprocessed.
My brain thinks 'This is a photo and it was manipulated in some software' but considering the presitige/name/theme attached to this award I would expect a winning image to make me think 'Wow.. look at that scene.. where is that place?'.
The last thing I want to think is that I'm looking at a photo, let alone it be the first thing.

Seems to me the problem is in your brain then. It clearly wasn't a problem for those that judged it and awarded the prize.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 10:12 UTC
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SMPhoto: I guess it would have increased the size and price of the lens somewhat, but it would have been nice if they could have gotten to 125 or so on the long end without having to make any IQ sacrifices. Would have made it a perfect APS-C equivalent of the traditional FF 70-200/2.8. Though it is also lacking the image stabilization that all of the modern 70-200s employ, and more reach would have made that omission a more obvious deficiency.

Totally agree. I'd love to see Art versions of both those lenses. I'd buy both.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 04:10 UTC
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OBI656: Very, very impressive .... it looks like, that I have to review our budget and list my H5D on eBay.
I just can't wait for an honest and serious review from those who knows.
Definitely, I am booking myself for the demo which supposes to be in town soon. CAN'T WAIT!

Wow, you forgot you listed your gear on your profile? Oh dear.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 04:08 UTC
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OBI656: Very, very impressive .... it looks like, that I have to review our budget and list my H5D on eBay.
I just can't wait for an honest and serious review from those who knows.
Definitely, I am booking myself for the demo which supposes to be in town soon. CAN'T WAIT!

Weird, your H5D doesn't appear in your gear list...

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 12:28 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2162 comments in total)
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TJGKG: I have a question about lenses for this camera. Since I basically use only 35mm lenses for the type of shots I take, which would be better: the Zeiss T* FE 35mm f/2.8 which is a full frame lens or the Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS Alpha E-mount Prime Lens which is an APS-C lens? Even though the Zeiss is a FF lens, would I still get 35mm or would it be cropped to 50mm thus losing the wider angle. If I use the Sony 1.8, would I get the 35mm angle? I'm trying for the best quality but I really need the wide angle. Thanks.

You have to apply the crop factor to both lenses. These have a focal length similar to a 50mm on full frame.

If you want 35mm equivalent, there's only one choice, the 24mm Sony Zeiss. There are cheaper alternatives, but not at 35mm equivalent. I would suggest looking at the Sigma 19mm, which is 28mm equivalent.

If you want 50mm equivalent, pick the Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS. It's as good as the Sony Zeiss on APS-C, has a faster aperture and optical stabilisation. It's a no brainer really.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 19:53 UTC
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LukeDuciel: I'd be greatly disappointed if Mr. Cook did not push dual cam into VR or at least some immersion experience. This is what Apple as industry leader should do. So far the dual cam on Huawei or LG serves only as a gimmick.

bear740 Apple don't sell more phones than anyone else. They have the most popular phone overall, but Samsung have still matched or beaten them every year since 2011 due to their bigger range of phones. Google is your friend.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 19:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (76 comments in total)
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kierenlon: I wish companies would step away from this rush to release flawed products on the expectations the users are beta testers and they can patch it later.

Fuji is probably the most obvious example but can't be singles out. All the brands are doing it - nikon, canon, olympus, adobe etc.

Test, test some more, then have an alpha, beta, release candidate, release. Sick of release often, fix later attitude

My point was your post is speculation. Nothing more, nothing less. Not trying to offend or annoy anyone, simply trying to give a counterpoint.

Let's end this on a friendly note. Have a great day.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 10:47 UTC
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SMPhoto: I guess it would have increased the size and price of the lens somewhat, but it would have been nice if they could have gotten to 125 or so on the long end without having to make any IQ sacrifices. Would have made it a perfect APS-C equivalent of the traditional FF 70-200/2.8. Though it is also lacking the image stabilization that all of the modern 70-200s employ, and more reach would have made that omission a more obvious deficiency.

You kind of answered your own question in your original post.

"... it would have been nice if they could have gotten to 125 or so on the long end without having to make any IQ sacrifices."

I think if they could have broadened the range without compromising image quality and keeping it within the target price, they would have done it.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 23:11 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (76 comments in total)
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kierenlon: I wish companies would step away from this rush to release flawed products on the expectations the users are beta testers and they can patch it later.

Fuji is probably the most obvious example but can't be singles out. All the brands are doing it - nikon, canon, olympus, adobe etc.

Test, test some more, then have an alpha, beta, release candidate, release. Sick of release often, fix later attitude

I'm flattered you felt the need to mimic my post. No ideas of your own? They may be assumptions, but they are TRUE assumptions, which I will now substantiate:-

Do you make assumptions in your post? - Yes.
Have you substantiated any of your claims? - No.
Do you work for Fuji? - No.

Feel free to copy my reply if you've got nothing.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 23:04 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (76 comments in total)
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kierenlon: I wish companies would step away from this rush to release flawed products on the expectations the users are beta testers and they can patch it later.

Fuji is probably the most obvious example but can't be singles out. All the brands are doing it - nikon, canon, olympus, adobe etc.

Test, test some more, then have an alpha, beta, release candidate, release. Sick of release often, fix later attitude

Please, feel free to substantiate anything in your post, and unless you work at Fuji, or course it's conjecture.

Try again.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (76 comments in total)
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kierenlon: I wish companies would step away from this rush to release flawed products on the expectations the users are beta testers and they can patch it later.

Fuji is probably the most obvious example but can't be singles out. All the brands are doing it - nikon, canon, olympus, adobe etc.

Test, test some more, then have an alpha, beta, release candidate, release. Sick of release often, fix later attitude

As I thought, you've got nothing.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (76 comments in total)
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kierenlon: I wish companies would step away from this rush to release flawed products on the expectations the users are beta testers and they can patch it later.

Fuji is probably the most obvious example but can't be singles out. All the brands are doing it - nikon, canon, olympus, adobe etc.

Test, test some more, then have an alpha, beta, release candidate, release. Sick of release often, fix later attitude

Feel free to point one out.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (76 comments in total)
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kierenlon: I wish companies would step away from this rush to release flawed products on the expectations the users are beta testers and they can patch it later.

Fuji is probably the most obvious example but can't be singles out. All the brands are doing it - nikon, canon, olympus, adobe etc.

Test, test some more, then have an alpha, beta, release candidate, release. Sick of release often, fix later attitude

You make a lot of assumptions in your reply, none of which you can substantiate. How do you know what stages Fuji goes through when creating and releasing a product? Pure conjecture on your part.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 02:07 UTC
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