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Leica install faulty sensors in hugely expensive cameras and users need to pay to get them replaced !!?? Leica ought to be ashamed of themselves. No more Leica for me.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 07:35 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

Are we sure the camera is made of magnesium alloy ? Perhaps the housing only. Top and bottom plates should be brass made.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 12:51 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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TFD: 4/3 was born when DLSR's had 6M APS-C sensors and the pixel wars had not started and at a time when sensors were more costly and difficult to make. 4/3 was perhaps a reasonable size to squeeze 5-6M pixels into.
With the advent of APS-C and FF sensors in the 24-50M range the 4/3 is now penalized in its ability to complete (this applies to the M4/3 as well). What make the current M4/3 cameras doubly disadvantaged is they are not cheaper than their APC-C competition either from a camera or system perspective.

The one advantage 4/3 had was to offer smaller lenses and larger zoom ranges. Given that you can find multiple APS-C zoom lenses in the 18-250 and 16-300 range it should have been possible to make a 4/3 lens in the 12- >250mm (eq. 24-500++) range. As a travel camera a 4/3 camera with a long range zoom lens could have been an appealing product, sadly no one ever built one...

In a nutshell, that's the gist of it. I fully concur.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1093 comments in total)

I have had the possibility to test the Leica SL for a while, in more than one occasion, and I concur with this review which I find rather adequate.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 17:04 UTC as 167th comment

Olympus! What's new under this sky?: usual carelessness and botch.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1385 comments in total)
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CortoPA: Whats the warranty on the shutter? (Actuations)

Correct: 200.000

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1385 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: "Compared to its larger sensor competitors, the E-M1 II shows a noise penalty of about 1EV, which is higher than the 2/3EV you'd expect from sensor size alone." - DPReview

After 3 years, the new E-M1 II has gained only a tiny improvement in IQ, while competitors pull ahead and leave it further behind. Not using the latest sensor technology provides, this E-M1 is disappointing in the one fundamental area that is important to numerous photographers, the quality of the image.

I fully agree.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 21:44 UTC

Laws must be obeyed and relevant penalties applied.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 09:55 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies

As a long-time Leica fan, this camera leaves me totally indifferent.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 09:10 UTC as 88th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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Alphoid: Bets on how much it retails for? Post your best guess below. Closest guess is the winner.

US$ 1.999

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:29 UTC

To me, these are 10 good reasons NOT to buy iphone 7.
My two cents.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 11:52 UTC as 254th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1166 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 (2085 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! (118 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 (720 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 133rd 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 (1166 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
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