Maverick_

Maverick_

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Professional photographer, journalist.

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are the days of solid, non-fragile, non-exploding phones over? The iPhone 7 is also exploding. Is it the quest for thinner and lighter?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
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odpisan: .

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What a silly comments.
>:o(

Let me ask you ...

Why are people buying Porshe 911 Carrera Cabriolet?
Usless small car only for two & very dangerous ... which costs much moore than 3 very good cars for 7 persons.

Why are people buying Harley Davidson?
Useless, clumsy motorbike which costs much moore than two very good motorbikes.

Why are people buying houses with 5 bathrooms with gilded water faucet, with swimingpool, garage for 12 cars etc ..
Only cleaning of souch hause costs a fortune ...

Why are people buying Leica?
Because they want to & they can!

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Do not complain if you are too poor to buy Leica .. it is your fault.
ONLY YOURS!

BTW: I am too poor to buy Leica, it is my fault that I do not have enough money & I must think where to find money for new Pentax K-70.
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I admit
Leica & only Leica is the champion!
No other photo camera - Leica only!

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Odpisan, you are not making sense. Also your insult simply proves you can't win an argument on merit alone. You are not worthy of my time. Over and out!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
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odpisan: .

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What a silly comments.
>:o(

Let me ask you ...

Why are people buying Porshe 911 Carrera Cabriolet?
Usless small car only for two & very dangerous ... which costs much moore than 3 very good cars for 7 persons.

Why are people buying Harley Davidson?
Useless, clumsy motorbike which costs much moore than two very good motorbikes.

Why are people buying houses with 5 bathrooms with gilded water faucet, with swimingpool, garage for 12 cars etc ..
Only cleaning of souch hause costs a fortune ...

Why are people buying Leica?
Because they want to & they can!

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Do not complain if you are too poor to buy Leica .. it is your fault.
ONLY YOURS!

BTW: I am too poor to buy Leica, it is my fault that I do not have enough money & I must think where to find money for new Pentax K-70.
&
I admit
Leica & only Leica is the champion!
No other photo camera - Leica only!

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odpisan, :) sorry, I didn't read every reply to every comment. :) yes, you are a true capitalist. Buy a Buick put BMW badges on it and sell it for 3 times the amount. The thing that p*ssed me off about Leica was when they rebadged Panasonic digicams and sold them for 3 times the amount. Same Pana cameras for 3 times the price, after that I lost all respect for Leica in any shape or form. That shows that even Leica don't care about themselves and don't take themselves seriously. Strictly an ornament. The world of photography will not lose a beat if Leica just disappeared today.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 23:09 UTC
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Maverick_: I guess there'll be always room for a camera like this. Some guy will pay just to have the red dot around his nick and I don't blame them. But the future as we all know is cell phone cams and pro DSLRs only. There would be no need for mid-levels. But you can sneak in a specialized item like this to diehards who still care to show off the label. But the number of whom are decreasing by the year. Good industrial design though.

Hi, OK, now we have clarity. You know profitability on industrial products doesn't come easily. For example I have read the Mini, hasn't been profitable for BMW after all these years.
I am into most advanced technology and how can you beat the likes of Canon and Sony? So to me Leica's camera division is about a few years behind the times and their main appeal is great industrial design (of less is more).
I have a Pana GH1 as well, when I was looking for a DSLR with great video quality back then Pana GH was the clear winner as the most advanced with good continuous auto focus in video, which Canon didn't have. Now as long as you don't need 4K, it's a toss up between Canon, Pana and Sony and frankly I like what Canon has done with the 80D for enthusiast and semi-pro market. And as you know 5D is practically the default camera for most video work. Not sure if Sony has been able to crack that particular 5D market or even 80D market. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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Maverick_: I guess there'll be always room for a camera like this. Some guy will pay just to have the red dot around his nick and I don't blame them. But the future as we all know is cell phone cams and pro DSLRs only. There would be no need for mid-levels. But you can sneak in a specialized item like this to diehards who still care to show off the label. But the number of whom are decreasing by the year. Good industrial design though.

Apples and oranges. I already said their lens division must be paying for the camera division. Leica the camera company is not profitable. Which is what I said initially. Selling their name to Pana has no relevancy to this discussion, nor if their lens division is successful or not. I'm speaking only of Leica cameras that are basically used as ornaments. :) It would be nice to see some salesreports on their cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
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odpisan: .

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What a silly comments.
>:o(

Let me ask you ...

Why are people buying Porshe 911 Carrera Cabriolet?
Usless small car only for two & very dangerous ... which costs much moore than 3 very good cars for 7 persons.

Why are people buying Harley Davidson?
Useless, clumsy motorbike which costs much moore than two very good motorbikes.

Why are people buying houses with 5 bathrooms with gilded water faucet, with swimingpool, garage for 12 cars etc ..
Only cleaning of souch hause costs a fortune ...

Why are people buying Leica?
Because they want to & they can!

.

Do not complain if you are too poor to buy Leica .. it is your fault.
ONLY YOURS!

BTW: I am too poor to buy Leica, it is my fault that I do not have enough money & I must think where to find money for new Pentax K-70.
&
I admit
Leica & only Leica is the champion!
No other photo camera - Leica only!

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Leica is not even in the ball game of photography today. Lenses yes their cameras no. You can't compare Leica to a Porsche. Porsche is one of the most popular, advanced and most successful car companies in the world. Leica is like driving 1980s and 90s Aston Martin. Leica cameras (not lenses) are purely decorative. That's why people on this board make fun of them.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
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Maverick_: I guess there'll be always room for a camera like this. Some guy will pay just to have the red dot around his nick and I don't blame them. But the future as we all know is cell phone cams and pro DSLRs only. There would be no need for mid-levels. But you can sneak in a specialized item like this to diehards who still care to show off the label. But the number of whom are decreasing by the year. Good industrial design though.

I don't have a narrow view of products and normally prefer the unusual. But I have a hard time believing that Leica, the camera company, is highly profitable. Maybe they do well with lenses and that allows them to keep making cameras that so few actually buy.
For the record I have 1953 Leica IIIF in perfect running order. Anyone wants to make me an offer?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
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Maverick_: I guess there'll be always room for a camera like this. Some guy will pay just to have the red dot around his nick and I don't blame them. But the future as we all know is cell phone cams and pro DSLRs only. There would be no need for mid-levels. But you can sneak in a specialized item like this to diehards who still care to show off the label. But the number of whom are decreasing by the year. Good industrial design though.

Re Leica, frankly a Canon 80D is probably all you need to shoot great stills and video for a serious photographer and videographer. You can step it up to the latest 5D and you're done. Leica is not even in the race. Leica is like an old Aston Martin, you know from the 80s and 90s, that only certain types who wear an ascot drive. :) Leica is not relevant today, but their lenses are.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 23:15 UTC
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Maverick_: I guess there'll be always room for a camera like this. Some guy will pay just to have the red dot around his nick and I don't blame them. But the future as we all know is cell phone cams and pro DSLRs only. There would be no need for mid-levels. But you can sneak in a specialized item like this to diehards who still care to show off the label. But the number of whom are decreasing by the year. Good industrial design though.

JT26, cell can't give us DSLR quality yet, but it's gonna get there. I did say the future, meaning 5+ years. Basically what most of us who love photography knew a few years ago was that digicams or compacts will go away as improvement on cell cameras will just knock them out of the market. That's happening already. Yes there are some great premium small cameras from Sony and Canon, but as far as the mainstream is concerned that market is no longer active. We don't know what technology is going to come to the cell phone cams in the next 3 to 7 years. we may get our cake and eat it too. I think cell phone cams will shoot like DSLRs in 5 years. My Note Edge 16 MP camera shoots insanely good, I'd say within 40% of DSLR and it was made in 2014.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 23:15 UTC

I guess there'll be always room for a camera like this. Some guy will pay just to have the red dot around his nick and I don't blame them. But the future as we all know is cell phone cams and pro DSLRs only. There would be no need for mid-levels. But you can sneak in a specialized item like this to diehards who still care to show off the label. But the number of whom are decreasing by the year. Good industrial design though.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 06:49 UTC as 44th comment | 10 replies
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Maverick_: Had to stop after less than a min. Most annoying to see NY mothers act like their pre school play dates. Google, this is a fail. I like the comment below in giving it to real kids and not 40 year olds forcebly acting like one.
Things to keep in mind, Sony makes the camera for the latest iPhone. HTC makes the Pixel phone, but not sure who makes the camera for it. The video stabilizer seems to work well though.

Thanks! The gyro seemed to work fine. I am sure we'll see it on other top phones as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 06:44 UTC

Had to stop after less than a min. Most annoying to see NY mothers act like their pre school play dates. Google, this is a fail. I like the comment below in giving it to real kids and not 40 year olds forcebly acting like one.
Things to keep in mind, Sony makes the camera for the latest iPhone. HTC makes the Pixel phone, but not sure who makes the camera for it. The video stabilizer seems to work well though.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 10:34 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies

This is just a simple ad from Amazon who owns this website. It is clearly not a review nor a proper product announcement.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 19:00 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

this is a tool for spies whether in conference rooms or foreign countries. the only issue is going to be the weird hard blinking of the eye to turn on and off and to zoom. but very few will notice one blink out of many.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 19:43 UTC as 31st comment

Leica, Here's a free 100 million dollar advise. Close your camera division. You aren't making sense and you are ruining the Leica name. Be only a lens company, like your other German partners (zeiss and others).

You are dragging your name in mud. First by attaching Leica name to Panasonic cameras and charging them for 6 times the price. Then by making cameras that no one wants. No one!!!! (that one fat guy in Canada doesn't count).

PS: I am not a Leica hater, I happen to have a 1953 FIII in perfect condition.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:57 UTC as 259th comment | 7 replies

Leica, Stick to making lenses and stop making cameras.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon XC10: What you need to know (237 comments in total)
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Maverick_: A fixed lens? 1" Sensor? 3.8fps? No viewfinder? for $2500?

Why would anyone want to buy this, where they have so many other options? Just the fact that you can't change the lens will keep many away from this camera.

Also it's not that small to make it a great drone camera. Who puts a large zoom lens on drones?

As a Panasonic GH user, I am in the market for a new camera, but it will not be this one.

biological, why do you need to protect a camera that we all know you'd never buy! you make no sense. Canon fans already have a few lenses, they don't need a fixed lens. I have two Canon lenses I don't use.

I have been on DPR for 15 years plus and I make any damn comment that I want.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On article Canon XC10: What you need to know (237 comments in total)
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Maverick_: A fixed lens? 1" Sensor? 3.8fps? No viewfinder? for $2500?

Why would anyone want to buy this, where they have so many other options? Just the fact that you can't change the lens will keep many away from this camera.

Also it's not that small to make it a great drone camera. Who puts a large zoom lens on drones?

As a Panasonic GH user, I am in the market for a new camera, but it will not be this one.

Too bad that we can't reply to individual comments.
To Kawika, I would love to pick up a full frame Canon, and use it just for stills. but I think I'll probably end up with a GH4 or GH5. I have a bit of time.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 15:54 UTC
On article Canon XC10: What you need to know (237 comments in total)
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Maverick_: A fixed lens? 1" Sensor? 3.8fps? No viewfinder? for $2500?

Why would anyone want to buy this, where they have so many other options? Just the fact that you can't change the lens will keep many away from this camera.

Also it's not that small to make it a great drone camera. Who puts a large zoom lens on drones?

As a Panasonic GH user, I am in the market for a new camera, but it will not be this one.

Bio, I am also a long time Canon user and Canon is still my favorite DSLR brand. But as Bernard says, this camera is just not cutting it.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 20:13 UTC
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