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On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1126 comments in total)
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Bouddha: Again, I have difficulties to understand how the 80% was given when compared to I.e. A X100S or T.
I own both, the Q and an X100T.
The Q lens is faster
The Q lens is sharper
The Q AF is much faster
The Q Body is of much higher QA
The Q has IS
The Q ISO performance is a little better
The Q has better video

The Q has a Lower ranking than an X100S ???

I concur.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 20:31 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2096 comments in total)
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RandallDunphy: I do believe that with the newly announced firmware 4.0, there should be an updated review based on what is a new camera. Any thoughts?

I second that, after 4 firmware up-dates the e-m1 is, to say the least, a different camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (119 comments in total)
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four under: Thank you Simon and staff. Merry Christmas to all!

Thank you Simon and best wishes to you too.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 00:16 UTC

Well, the umpteenth firmware update and this obviously means we won't get to see the E-M1 Mk II with a better performing sensor till......who knows when.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 28th comment | 7 replies
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (715 comments in total)

Like Canon's, this looks like the umpteenth warmed up soup by Olympus.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 18:09 UTC as 126th comment | 1 reply
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vinrouge0: Nice camera which I may consider as a back up camera with a 17mm f1.8 bolted on to it. Probably last throw of the dice for the 16mp sensor so over to the Sony 20mp BSI from now on in - should be interesting.

Hope so, it's about time.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 14:14 UTC
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krazeyez: Again. the. same. sensor.

Sorry, there is no way in hell I would ever pay for the same thing (again).

Same here

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 14:12 UTC

Unlucky guy: he trew the M9 from the balcony as he was tired of its sensor corrosion issues and wanted to get rid of the camera; now he's got to pluck up the courage to do it again.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 09:58 UTC as 56th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1126 comments in total)
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Jerry Canon: I really can't understand why anyone in their right mind would pay $4250 for this. Sure, it says "Leica" on it, but it IS an electronic digital camera with a fixed lens and will probably sell for half that in a year or two...huh?

I second that.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:21 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1126 comments in total)
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Jerry Canon: I really can't understand why anyone in their right mind would pay $4250 for this. Sure, it says "Leica" on it, but it IS an electronic digital camera with a fixed lens and will probably sell for half that in a year or two...huh?

I second that.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1126 comments in total)

It's a disguised Panasonic: Leica makes now German copies of Japanese cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:06 UTC as 217th comment | 4 replies
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GuitarCamera Man: Another great camera from Leica and not an anachronism but a needed tool for those who can attain the financial means to obtain one. This is a fantastic machine and I would love to own one.

Needed!!?? You must be kidding.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
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iae aa eia: People need a reference in terms of mechanical or electronic or digital technology luxury. Leica is a reference in luruxy. Humans need that. One has to be the best. Exclusivity pushes boundaries. It's like a jewel. Leica is a jewel. Just like an ancient monument, or a Maybach car, too. It's a nature's work of art through humans. It's care, precision, timing, dedication, praise, and patience—a desire for magnificence—at their best.

Hey, Leica; did you like my comment? I need a camera.

The camera you describe is what Leica used to be: nowadays, starting with the M (Typ 240), Leica is just like any other Japanese camera with a single difference: it's a rangefinder with a brass top and base plate.
Not enough to justify its premium price.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 18:30 UTC
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ecka84: An anachronism , totally.

.....and a real theft.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 14:20 UTC

On a personal level, taking into account the issues I had both with my M8.2 ( i.e.: cracked LCD due to coffeestains & discontinued spare parts for replacement) and with my M9P (viz. faulty sensor due to corrosion on a camera with only 146 actuations count: Leica has found no permanent solution as yet, as replaced sensors are prone to same failure), I believe that buying into Leica digital would be a bit foulish, especially at their price and considering that a FF Sony (namely the A7 II) is available at about $ 1.700. My two cents.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 12:08 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

Just ridiculous.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 16:30 UTC as 12th comment
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Monochrom: Allthough picture quality will be super, i still don't get why anyone wants to pay for a rangefinder and then use the camera with liveview or an EVF. M camera's were since the 70's a tool for photographers who wanted to work different: unobtrusive, quick and sure to get a picture up, close and personal. Now Leica is turning the M into a "do-it-all" camera. Maybe they feel that they can't sell their camera's without all the extra's, but i think they are losing the edge they allways use to have with the M line.

Just two words: market and greed.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:07 UTC
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RichRMA: I wish other camera makers still used brass blanks for the top and bottom plates. That way, we'd still have real metal finishes instead of lousy paint on magnesium castings.

Agreed, but at what a price!

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:01 UTC
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photogeek: Too cheap. I'll wait until they release a titanium version for like $50K.

Aargh! You shouldn't have said that: now, surely, Leica is going to put that in practice and sell this new product for some 9.995 US$.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:14 UTC

No thanks! No more Leica for me. The loss I suffered due to the M9 sensor failure and Leica's inadeguate approach to the issue (replacement with a similar sensor prone to telapse) was enough for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 19:32 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies
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