tedolf

tedolf

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tedolf: Why can't Olympus/Panasonic just make a m4/3 version of a Leica M10.

Three manual focus lenses: 15mm, 20mm and 42.5mm.

That's all.

Tedolph

@matthias,

That camera already exists: Fuji x100.

No, I want a Leica rangefinder with an m4/3 mount, real optical VF with frame lines, etc.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 18:55 UTC
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CarpentersEye: OK agree. But a simple question. Which retro style camera would fit, fun, simple, versatile, photography-smart *and* affordable. Used included. (Other than cell phone with retro sticker) :P

@ottoK,

Now you are close.

Why can't Panny make that exact camera with a m4/3 mount?

It would sell like crazy-especially with the old style manual controls.

Doesn't have the optical VF but I would be willing to compromise.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 21:26 UTC
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tedolf: Why can't Olympus/Panasonic just make a m4/3 version of a Leica M10.

Three manual focus lenses: 15mm, 20mm and 42.5mm.

That's all.

Tedolph

@technotic

Close but no cigar.

I like the optical VF option like on the leica.

Also would save a lot on battery life if the shutter was closed during viewing.

It would be so easy for Oly/Panny to make that camera.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 21:02 UTC
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tedolf: Why can't Olympus/Panasonic just make a m4/3 version of a Leica M10.

Three manual focus lenses: 15mm, 20mm and 42.5mm.

That's all.

Tedolph

@tkbslc,

The X pro is too big and too expensive.

Give it to me in a GM-5 size/style body.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 19:01 UTC
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CarpentersEye: OK agree. But a simple question. Which retro style camera would fit, fun, simple, versatile, photography-smart *and* affordable. Used included. (Other than cell phone with retro sticker) :P

X100's have fixed lens.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 19:00 UTC
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tedolf: Why can't Olympus/Panasonic just make a m4/3 version of a Leica M10.

Three manual focus lenses: 15mm, 20mm and 42.5mm.

That's all.

Tedolph

Yeah, I want the optical rangefinder.

Ok, just an optical VF with auto framelines, etc.

Just give me focus confirmation in the VF.

Just give it to me with a m4/3 mount!

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 18:38 UTC

Why can't Olympus/Panasonic just make a m4/3 version of a Leica M10.

Three manual focus lenses: 15mm, 20mm and 42.5mm.

That's all.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 18:15 UTC as 48th comment | 13 replies
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CarpentersEye: OK agree. But a simple question. Which retro style camera would fit, fun, simple, versatile, photography-smart *and* affordable. Used included. (Other than cell phone with retro sticker) :P

Olympus Trip 35.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 18:14 UTC
On article Olympus posts second teaser for upcoming sports camera (378 comments in total)
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Rail2trail: Just heard from a pal that is involved with the daughter of a pa working alongside one of the test shooters under nda that the camera is not ff, in fact, it’s not even m4/3! Rather it has a 1/2.3 sensor but shoots with full af tracking at 200 fps. He mentioned he heard the price was around $3,300 usd. I think that m4/3 200mm becomes something like 500 with the crop?

Uh, no.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2019 at 16:40 UTC

The all in one version looks clever .

Modern SX-70 design?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2019 at 20:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Olympus posts second teaser for upcoming sports camera (378 comments in total)

I want an Leica M 10 in m4/3 garb. I want three manual focus lenses: 15mm, 20mm and 42.5mm all f/1.7.

Use the EPL-7 as a mule.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 21:16 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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HowaboutRAW: It is very unlikely that Leica will ever ship an M mount body with an EVF.

Now, Leica may ship a range finder shaped body with an SL mount, that could of course take M lenses with the SL-M mount adapter. It wouldn't need to be as big as the current SL.

Such a body, with the TL mount, already exists. Right, the Leica CL doesn't have an effectively curved sensor the way the SL does.

The Bessa actually had two shutters. The Casio blade shutter was fine for a digital camera but leaked too much light for a film camera so they put a second shutter in front of it.

Had I known.....

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2019 at 23:34 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: It is very unlikely that Leica will ever ship an M mount body with an EVF.

Now, Leica may ship a range finder shaped body with an SL mount, that could of course take M lenses with the SL-M mount adapter. It wouldn't need to be as big as the current SL.

Such a body, with the TL mount, already exists. Right, the Leica CL doesn't have an effectively curved sensor the way the SL does.

I know, I had a Voitlander Bessa R for a while.

Too heavy, shutter too loud.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2019 at 21:54 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: It is very unlikely that Leica will ever ship an M mount body with an EVF.

Now, Leica may ship a range finder shaped body with an SL mount, that could of course take M lenses with the SL-M mount adapter. It wouldn't need to be as big as the current SL.

Such a body, with the TL mount, already exists. Right, the Leica CL doesn't have an effectively curved sensor the way the SL does.

@HowAboutRaw:

You have me Sir,

I bow down to you and the legion of Epson/Cosina R-D1 owners.

One could consider that my comment was in the context of Leica cameras as this entire thread is about DPR's wish list for Leica, but as any good tennis player knows sometimes you have to let the other guy win.

Also, the Leica Visoflex EVF is adaptable to many non M mount Leica cameras as well as all Olympus m4/3 cameras that have an accessory port.

But that is all off topic, isn't it?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2019 at 00:04 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: It is very unlikely that Leica will ever ship an M mount body with an EVF.

Now, Leica may ship a range finder shaped body with an SL mount, that could of course take M lenses with the SL-M mount adapter. It wouldn't need to be as big as the current SL.

Such a body, with the TL mount, already exists. Right, the Leica CL doesn't have an effectively curved sensor the way the SL does.

@HowAboutRaw:

https://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Technical-Equipment/Viewfinder-Accessories/Visoflex-electronic-viewfinder-EVF-2

Also, the R-D1 was not a Leica product.

It was a Cosina product.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2018 at 21:24 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: It is very unlikely that Leica will ever ship an M mount body with an EVF.

Now, Leica may ship a range finder shaped body with an SL mount, that could of course take M lenses with the SL-M mount adapter. It wouldn't need to be as big as the current SL.

Such a body, with the TL mount, already exists. Right, the Leica CL doesn't have an effectively curved sensor the way the SL does.

All the digital M mounts take an optional EVF.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2018 at 21:04 UTC
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tinternaut: I’m guessing the Fujifilm XF10 hasn’t been selling well given the price I was able to pick one up for in the Amazon (UK) Boxing Day sale...

And yes please - more f1.8 short primes for the full frame mounts. Depth of field is absurdly narrow on full frame or larger. And slightly slower primes are far lighter, balancing nicely on the mirrorless full frame bodies.

@tkbslc:

Nobody wants to haul around all that full frame stuff.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2018 at 21:03 UTC
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Ergo607: "Pentax - maybe the L-mount alliance has room for another member?"

Must be the first intelligent Pentax+Ricoh related comment I read from you guys in the past half year...

I'd rather see Pentax join m4/3 with something like the Q. In fact, just take the Q and put a 4/3 sensor in it and a m4/3 mount on it.

Done.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2018 at 18:53 UTC

I want an m4/3 Leica M-10. Optical VF with frame lines for three f/1.7 manual focus lenses: 14mm (15mm OK); 20mm and 42.5mm.

Runs on two AA batteries.

Focus confirmation in the optical VF.

You would sell a million of them.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2018 at 18:50 UTC as 208th comment | 1 reply
On article Gear of the Year 2018 - Carey's choice: Panasonic GX9 (303 comments in total)
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tedolf: I have a tilt up VF on the optional VF-2 for Olympus cameras.

I love that tilt up feature!

tEdolph

The forces of Evil ganged up on Tedolph and banished him to Eternal Purgatory!

You can sometimes find him in the Portrait and People Forum and the Beginner's forum.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2018 at 23:49 UTC
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