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On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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sgoldswo: Only DPR knows what was said to it regarding correction. As to the performance of the zoom, well, the Fuji 18-55 suffers heavily from distortion if you look at the uncorrected raws, as does the panasonic 12-35mm

@Tonio:

Doesn't mean you are entitled to charge $1000. Earn your keep.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 04:06 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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ZoranHR: 1. take the glasses you are using to judge value of Leica.
2. put them again and look over to Olympus.
3. than look over to Fuji.
4. than look K-3,D7100,7D.
5. Does only Leica look overpriced?

I hate when someone's lying,but I don't hate Leica brand or any other. That would be too much of black and white thinking. Shallow.
Buy something on your budget and preference... And just take photos!

Barn the Canon hater.
Nick the Fuji hater.

Yup, I'm reading dpreview.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 00:10 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: To get off the "Lie-ca" lens controversy: it is amusing that people have spent the last three years criticizing mirrorless cameras for adopting touchscreen interfaces at the expense of reduced physical buttons. Now that Leica has announced a camera with basically no physical controls, the same people who said "touch screens are not for real cameras" are now lapping up the "elegant touch interface and body design" like it's the newest cool-aid. It truly goes to show that some if the opinionated individuals on these forums have no idea what they want in a camera and have been spewing out if their back sides all along.

You do not question Steve Huff. And that's that.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: Lie-ca, nice catch ;)

As said by Ropi below, they lie with the "Made in Germany" mention too, they are in fact made in Portugal, then send to Gerrmany.
Like for cars, it's just another german quality myth.
http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/introduction/1206676

@BioTraveler: One MB that you own, plus one Honda that your friend owns (assuming you're not lying) is indication of the reliability records collected over decades from millions of other owners of these cars. Right...

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 14:52 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Why is everyone so angry!! Seriously.
There are people "out there" (not me) who want to touch something Leica... M's are costing a bit alot, even second hands (both lens &body) are not friendly...
So here is a working class hobbyists leica interchangeable lens cam, with a stunning style. I personally prefer a leica X1, but it lacks a lot digi stuff, and X2 has a horrible hunch back for evf!!!! So even this is nicer with its inner feature... Just enjoy or run away, don't make yourselves upset about it...

I was stunned alright, just not by what you think.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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Nick932: Even with non production software on a brief test the IQ was better than my EM1 and A7r using the same Leica lens. It is a bargain for this price. Less expensive than my EM1 and A7r. It feels solid and light with a very nice comfortable grip, no thumb rest is needed. EVF is nearly a must for precise composition and wide angle MF lenses. It has a crisp display even in London bright sunlight. The User Interface still needs work is not flawless. However, it is not an M but a good AF complement. On the other hand if one can afford an M using the EVF the focus is just a snap very quick and clear but no modern UI.

Congratulations Leica for making these excellent products.

Hey buddy, does Leica pay by per word or per post. Where do I sign up?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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lighthunter80: What a big fuss about nothing. So Leica came out with an overprices Nex clone (I am exaggerating...) and they use software correction with their lenses. So what?

Isn't the image quality in the end that counts? If the images can convince the critics then piece should be restored again.

I am sure that Leica doesn't just shortcut their lens development by simply using software to cover up what they could have corrected by optical adjustments. I think it's just natural that software and optics work together and I highly doubt that the end result - the final - image will be less than stellar with the new T lens lineup.

I am not a Leica owner and don't plan to become one in the near future. Other brands have similar strong lenses and perhaps even stronger bodies (feature-wise). Leica mutated over the last 20 years or so to a luxury brand like LV, Guggi, Prada and Co... That is ok and no crime. It's free to buy or leave them in the shelf.

People are not upset about how IQ is derived. They just don't like to be mislead or lied to. That's what's bending people out of shape.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 01:02 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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abortabort: Eh, an EOS-M twin lens kit for $300 compares quite favourably to the T kit. Both well made (though the T obviously a little slicker), touch operation, crop sensor, higher quality kit zoom and good fast small 35mm equiv prime. Focus isn't super fast on either and both partly rely on using the brands legacy lenses. Oh and both have a WA (Leica's is coming). Both have some of the best in class lenses with a body that's a bit ho-hum.

Oh and one has a red dot.

Not a Leica basher, would love an M, but the T is an overpriced mirrorless with fancy packaging.

The Canon lenses (2 out of 3) have image stabilization.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 01:01 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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papa natas: I don't understand the mud slinging here on account of the Leica's very expensive lenses' distortion, plus the long explicative text about it on BobYIL 's text on a different link.
Why to prove & test it with brick walls?
Who, in his right mind, will buy such a pricey camera to shoot walls?
The results will show two hard headed guys: one arguing that his Panasonic is the real bargain, and the other one trying to convince the World that those bricks on that wall are crooked.
Hasn't anybody get it?:
LEICAS ARE NOT TO SHOOT PICTURES.
THEY ARE TO BE SHOWN, SAME AS WE DO WITH SHOW DOGS.
THEY ARE NOT BRED TO KEEP YOUR HOUSEHOLD SAFE.

At least a dog won't feel cold to the touch in the morning.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 00:38 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

First you gypped, then you lied.

Don't worry, just slash the price by half and we'll forgive you.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 00:36 UTC as 181st comment | 1 reply
On article ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review (86 comments in total)
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Tom47: Who packed this bag? Nikon body and a Canon lens?

Who named this bag?

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:24 UTC
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fdfgdfgdgf: I am so excited, the future is here. Instant manual focus with a DSLR. Leaves all competitors in a dust.

There's something to be said for those who still know how to drive a stick shift.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Evoke:

In the year 2014: The thing is a Ferrari, like a Leica lens, really does perform better as a sports car than a Rolex performs as a watch.

It's not 1960 anymore, where something like a Rolex mattered for timekeeping.

The lenses maybe, but so far the sensor is not impressing many.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 06:39 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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imsilly: Great!

All Leica needs to do now is throw this in the bin and do it again with a FF sensor, an M mount and focus peaking.

@T3: What a load of ... Lots of people buy Leica for reasons they buy Rolexes and Ferraris; to tell the world they are rich.

Had a photography trip where this guy showed up with a Leica and nobody saw him take a picture with it. While everyone else were busy taking pictures, his camera was hanging from his neck the entire time. Of course, he was also too eager to 'talk equipment.'

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 08:33 UTC
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topstuff: Really, really, puzzling how people interested in a supposedly creative subject like photography, place no value at all on aesthetics or the satisfaction of the interaction with the tools they use.

This Leica is by all accounts a very pleasing and satisfying thing to use -from the feel of the body to the better-than-ever-before use of a touch screen. This alone is justification enough for its existence.

If some people fail to see that there is satisfaction to be gained in the user experience of something like this, compared to interacting with a lump of black plastic, then that is their problem.

It doesn't matter if Leica moves production to a lower cost location, uses plastic instead of aluminum, or sell a million copies per year, it will still sell for the same price. And Leica fanboys will still call it 'stunning', 'a work or art', and 'great investment.'

I don't use those terms on mass produced, fast-obsoleting consumer electronics.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 12:16 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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burnymeister: All the whining about price. YOLO folks. If you can't afford it move on. It's a gorgeous piece of tech and engineering. I can't wait to own it.

@David Myers: Investing? No. It's a consumer product. We all need some excitement and meaning in our lives, but go easy on the Leica kool-aid.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:47 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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topstuff: Really, really, puzzling how people interested in a supposedly creative subject like photography, place no value at all on aesthetics or the satisfaction of the interaction with the tools they use.

This Leica is by all accounts a very pleasing and satisfying thing to use -from the feel of the body to the better-than-ever-before use of a touch screen. This alone is justification enough for its existence.

If some people fail to see that there is satisfaction to be gained in the user experience of something like this, compared to interacting with a lump of black plastic, then that is their problem.

My Macbook Pro is cast from a much larger block of 'unibody' aluminum and is a delight to use. It is made by a company known for high profit margin. Yet, it costs less than this camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:33 UTC
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Ex14: I don't know why everyone is so excited over this. Couldn't they have added this capability their A7 and A7R? With the exception of a (as oif right now) claimed Better DR and autofocus, sony's recent blitz of products with seemingly short life cycles is a tad worrying to me.Call me paranoid, but for long are they gonna support their product? And if no, will this trend push other camera makers to follow suit as well.

Don't get me wrong, Thir cameras are fantastic gears Maybe I'm a bit biased to Fuji (being a user) but I really come to expect companies to support existing products more than just throwing a whole boatload of cameras and later on not having enough resource or due to sheer marketing factors to not be able to update firmware or add new features unto existing products.

Looking at the seemingly missing words in your statements, you are typing almost as fast as Sony is releasing cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 05:30 UTC
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DVT80111: These pixels must be huge. Moire is like crazy.

Won't be bigger than the many 12mp FF sensors that came before it.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
On Challenge:9496 (6 comments in total)
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mattw92: How about Moab region that isn't specifically in Canyonlands or Arches?

Dead Horse Point did cross my mind. But perhaps a Moab area, non NP challenge is in order, like you wrote.

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 03:15 UTC
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