Mizudori

Joined on Oct 31, 2013

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On article Fujifilm GFX 50R First Impressions Review (436 comments in total)

Really really wish this had a hybrid viewfinder. That would have been a meaningful unique addition vs. the 50S. Instead it just got bluetooth.
Rather disappointed :(

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2018 at 04:04 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)
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Mizudori: it's a pretty impressive camera, and it seems people are being a bit harsh and not looking at it in perspective. Sure it's significantly bigger than an A7, but it also does more than double burst fps. A D4s can do 11fps, but is also 60% heavier and lower resolution as well. If you are looking at a new D4s, then you may be within price range for an SL (body) anyway. Even coming from a D800e, you could still shave 150g. The SL fills a niche that no one else is meeting right now, and makes for a more mobile pro sports camera, so it should find it's market. Leica's have always been niche anyway.
Price is pretty typical for Leica, but perceived value will be different for everyone. Other pro bodies in the $5,000+ range deliver similar performance, but with greater bulk. If you don't like the design or controls, that's a more subjective matter. The original leicaflex SL was no beauty either in my opinion. The OM-D has unlabeled dials and people seem to like being able to customize those...

I don't think it will break into mainstream professional sport publication photography, and I don't think that is Leica's goal. Actual Pro's will likely not ever use it, as you pointed out. It's for people who want the specs and build quality of a "pro" body in a smaller package. Right now there is not much else for them to use when they want to shoot F1 from their yacht in Monaco, or a premier league match from the VIP booth. Regardless, as I said, it will be a niche product.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)
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User9362470513: Seriously, is this a joke? $10,000 for a mirrorless camera that's bigger and heavier than a medium format camera and is one of the ugliest beasts to be made in years?

I know everyone bands on about the cost of Leicas and I have no problem with charging a premium for their cameras given the build quality, images, heritage, lenses, kudos etc. And their cameras are generally small and practical.

But this is pathetic. Why would n't you get a D810 or a 5DS? You'd probably get better image quality, have a ton of change and you wouldn't have a hernia. Or get a Pentax MF? Or basically anything else.

A fool and their money are easily parted as they say.

hernia? from what? D810 is 980g, 5Ds is 930g. SL is 850g, and your wallet would be twice as light as well.
I think one reason might be the extra 6fps. Up to you to decide if you need that or not...

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 21:52 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)

it's a pretty impressive camera, and it seems people are being a bit harsh and not looking at it in perspective. Sure it's significantly bigger than an A7, but it also does more than double burst fps. A D4s can do 11fps, but is also 60% heavier and lower resolution as well. If you are looking at a new D4s, then you may be within price range for an SL (body) anyway. Even coming from a D800e, you could still shave 150g. The SL fills a niche that no one else is meeting right now, and makes for a more mobile pro sports camera, so it should find it's market. Leica's have always been niche anyway.
Price is pretty typical for Leica, but perceived value will be different for everyone. Other pro bodies in the $5,000+ range deliver similar performance, but with greater bulk. If you don't like the design or controls, that's a more subjective matter. The original leicaflex SL was no beauty either in my opinion. The OM-D has unlabeled dials and people seem to like being able to customize those...

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 20:58 UTC as 404th comment | 2 replies
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bigley Ling: The landscape FOv looks pretty similar on both units at widest angle, There is obviously not much difference between 27mm and 24mm? Or could the 1020 actually have a wide angle lens than stated, some sites say the 1020 has a 26mm equivalent lens

The canon thumbnail in the article appears to be cropped to show the same FOV as the Lumia.
But if you view the two landscape images full screen, the 24mm is noticeably wider.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 20:11 UTC
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