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ttran88: But yet Canon sells more cameras than the two companies COMBINED!!!

Why so insecure, ttran88? When you go out to dinner, I'll pick a nice restaurant that serves great food, while you can eat at McDonalds because McDonalds sells more hamburgers than all there restaurants combined!

I'm a lifelong Canon user. By first Canon camera was a Canon Rebel XS film SLR around 1995. I was a dedicated Canon user. I'd even say I was a fanboy. But now I realize that was foolish and childish. I now use Fuji and Sony. I still have my Canon gear. I've just moved on because Canon dragged their feet on mirrorless, and they don't seem as interesting or innovative as they used to be. And I look at people who constantly say, "My brand sells more than your brand" as sad, insecure children.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
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vFunct: It's still a mirrorless, which means it's just a toy camera.

If you go to any press photo event, you will see that ZERO professional photojournalists use mirrorless cameras - they all use dSLRs. That says all you need to know about how useful mirrorless cameras are.

And mirrorless camera sales have stagnated after growing from zero. People figured out that dSLRs are better than mirrorless. If you're a professional photographer, you use a dSLR. If you are not, a cell-phone camera is perfectly fine. There's just no room in the market for mirrorless cameras. No one wants them.

People like vFunct also said that the automobile would never catch on, smartphones would fail, no one wants a tablet, and digital photography would never replace film.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
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Edmond Leung: I agree Sony is making the best "mirrorless" cameras.
Unfortunately, Sony is not making the best camera system.
What we need is a system, not a camera body.

@Edmond Leung - "Then you go ahead to spend your money on the unknown future."

Haha, that's exactly what people said about Canon EOS back in the late 1980's/early 1990's!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
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rkny: Sony has done a lot with the A Series cameras. But one thing they’ve never done is make it a camera I want to hold. It’s sharp edged, boxy, and unattractive. It doesn’t make me want to pick it up, get to know it, fondle it, use it, or try to make it an extension of my eye.

Back in the film days, I felt very much the same way about Olympus’ OM system. I didn’t like the designs. They felt strange and unintuitive in my hands. It always seemed like they were trying to look professional with their designs, but few pros actually used them. I feel that way about the Sony A series too. Call me a design snob, but an object’s form and function are intimately linked and have the power to inspire.

Geez, some people will use any excuse for not being able to do good photography, haha. "My camera doesn't inspire me. It's my camera's fault!"

Seriously though, I do agree that it's nice for a camera to look appealing to you. But that's so subjective. For example, I own two cameras that have two totally different effects on me. One is the Fuji X-E1, the other is the Sony A6000. Both are corner-viewfinder cameras. I love holding and looking at my X-E1 more. I find it a lot more attractive. But I shoot more with my A6000. With the A6000, I forget about the camera and it becomes just a shooting tool to capture what's in front of the lens. Both offer a different "flavor" of shooting experience. But I don't expect either camera to "inspire" me to take photos. My inspiration comes from me looking at the world, not me looking at my camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 05:41 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: Buying this makes you stupid.

@Terry Breedlove
"This camera doesn't even offer the best most up to date technology right now."

Uh, are you even familiar with Leica? The Leica brand is not successful because they offer the "most up to date technology right now." Do you think Leica M rangefinders have had the "most up to date technology?" Your comment is totally assinine.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
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jon404: $3800 for one with a lens... my, my. Such a deal. Take a while to earn your money back using this one, wouldn,t it?
Anyway, Merry Christmas shopping season to all, tra la la.

"earn your money back using this one"? No one is looking to earn their money back. These are items people buy with their discretionary income, for pleasure. It's the same way some people might buy a very expensive sports car. They aren't doing it to earn their money back on it. They are doing it simply for the enjoyment of driving it.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 00:28 UTC
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yanisha: Leica is responding to the wonderful Olympus PEN-F with a me-too product. It is Leica, so, of course, very expensive with limited very expensive lenses. I am glad that people who can't get the PEN-F now have a substitute.

@ZeBebito - You're a fool if you are comparing Leica pricing to anything else in the market. You seem to have forgotten that Leica has successfully been selling all-manual cameras for upwards of $6000! Their Leica M10 is $6,895.00. Yes, Leicas aren't for everyone. But Leica isn't going after "everyone". They are going after a particular market, and they've been successfully doing it for years. Look at the Leica TL, for example. Whiners here at dpreview thought it'd be a total failure. It wasn't. It did well enough that Leica came out with a follow-up model, the TL2. Likewise, the same will probably happen with the CL. Leica aren't after the low-margin market, they aren't chasing the customers waiting for Black Friday deals. I can't afford a Leica, but I certainly respect their desire to target a very specific market. And I'm not angry about it. I'm not angry at Leica or their users. I don't call any of them "snobs". The world is big, the market is broad.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 00:24 UTC
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Edmond Leung: I agree Sony is making the best "mirrorless" cameras.
Unfortunately, Sony is not making the best camera system.
What we need is a system, not a camera body.

Yeah, well people said the same thing about Canon when they introduced the EOS system.

The Sony system is growing bit by bit, every month. Right now the Sony FF system consists of 22 FE lenses (not including third-party lenses) and 8 FF bodies. I'm pretty sure that constitutes a system. Can more lenses and bodies be added? Sure. And they certainly will be. But as it is now, it is certainly a system that can meet the needs of an overwhelming majority of shooters.

Frankly, I look forward to a day when we can get away from closed "systems", which is why I think smart adapters are such a great development.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
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yanisha: Leica is responding to the wonderful Olympus PEN-F with a me-too product. It is Leica, so, of course, very expensive with limited very expensive lenses. I am glad that people who can't get the PEN-F now have a substitute.

@ZeBebito - Like I said, you have a serious chip on your shoulder. My point is that if you have a broader world perspective (which is certainly aided by travel), you can quickly see that there is a market for a camera such as the Leica CL. The world is a very big place, and there is a very broad range of income levels. You just have to accept that. And calling everyone a "poser" just because they have more discretionary income to play with is just childish. In the modern age, there are plenty of people who want, and can afford, a Leica-- but they would also like auto focus. That's why it's smart that Leica is now producing the CL. How is that snobbery? How is it snobbery to admit that there are markets in the world where the CL will sell just fine? How is it snobbery to say that not everyone who wants a Leica wants to be limited to manual focus rangefinders? I think it's you who is being the snob. You have an extremely narrow, close-minded perspective. You also seem quite angry. Sad.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 18:58 UTC
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pentaust: Sony's pretty darn good in marketing. They manage to get a camera product acknowledge by a media firm having large exposure and knowing nothing about camera, then the article gets propagated via a camera expert site like DPR. Wow, that's back door brain washing. Sony = brain washing company. Total brain wash. Can't stop laughing.

That's what ambitious companies do. People forget that Canon did the same thing when they introduced the EOS system. And look at where Canon is now. Sony is just following Canon's playbook from when the EOS system was still a young, ambitious, cutting-edge system: great technology combined with great marketing. It worked well for Canon.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
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yanisha: Leica is responding to the wonderful Olympus PEN-F with a me-too product. It is Leica, so, of course, very expensive with limited very expensive lenses. I am glad that people who can't get the PEN-F now have a substitute.

@ZeBebito - You seriously have a chip on your shoulder. People have been saying your same crap for as long as Leica has been in existence. But Leica will still be around long after you are dead. You can whine and moan until you are blue in the face, but it's not going to do any good. It just makes you sound very petty.

Frankly, I think the CL will sell very well for Leica. It certainly won't appeal to Walmart shoppers like ZeBebito, but Leica isn't going after that market. Get out of Texas and you'll realize that there are areas of the world that are very wealthy, with plenty of money. I was recently in Dubai. That place is practically made of money. Plenty of potential CL buyers over there. Same with the high-end shopping districts of Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, etc. all of which I have visited in the past few years. There's a ripe and ready market for a camera like the CL, which might not be apparent to those who don't get out much.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 18:12 UTC
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b0k3h: cute APSC panasonic

@S Yu - There is nothing to indicate that the camera or lens are made by Panasonic. People like you apparently believe that "the lens is almost certainly designed and made by Panasonic" mainly because the lenses have a similar look to the Panasonic Leica m4/3 lenses. But these lenses are *designed* by Leica. Furthermore, people are pointing out that these Leica TL lenses that the CL body uses must surely be Panasonic lenses because they use the same yellow font as Panasonic Leica m4/3 lenses. But people are forgetting that this is not a Panasonic font, but rather a Leica lens font. It's the same yellow font used on Leica's S lenses:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/642604-USA/Leica_11070_APO_Macro_Summarit_S_120mm_f_2_5.html

Of course, S Yu will claim that those Leica S lenses are all Panasonic lenses too! LOL.

As for the body, it's a Leica, unless you can point out the Panasonic version of this exact same body. S Yu probably thinks the Leica S body is a Panasonic too! Haha

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 09:05 UTC
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (110 comments in total)
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RStyga: Why, on earth, would one choose this overpriced piece of crap over, say, a simple Fujifilm X-E2 is one for the books...

It may be pricey, but I'd hardly call it a "piece of crap." There are a lot of expensive things out there in the world that people choose to buy. I have a friend who is a successful business owner, and she buys herself $5000+ handbags. She has a whole collection of them. I don't say to her, "Why do you buy these overpriced pieces of crap." She's a good person, she works hard, she donates to charities, and she can buy whatever she wants!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 00:52 UTC
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (110 comments in total)
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utku67: Unfortunately Leica is still insisting on what we want and keeps delvering other things. What we want is a camera with the size of a Leica Q with M lens mountability.

Unfortunately utku67 is still insisting on what we want.

No utku67, you do not speak for all of us.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
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b0k3h: cute APSC panasonic

It's ironic that Japanese companies such as Panasonic started copying Leica's German design aesthetic several years ago, and so now when Leica makes a Leica people such as bok3h say that it's Leica who is copying Panasonic! Hahaha.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
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yanisha: Leica is responding to the wonderful Olympus PEN-F with a me-too product. It is Leica, so, of course, very expensive with limited very expensive lenses. I am glad that people who can't get the PEN-F now have a substitute.

I get the feeling that Leica would have eventually produced the CL even if the Pen-F never existed. I think it's bizarre that people are accusing Leica of "copying" the retro rangefinder camera look when it's Leica that invented the rangefinder camera! And they are the only camera company that has continually been making rangefinders ever since they started making rangefinders-- unlike other companies (such as Olympus) that abandoned the rangefinder-style, corner-viewfinder style camera and have only recently gone back to that type of camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
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User0127324968: Give me one logical reason to leave the Fujifilm xe3 and buy the Leica CL!

Give us one logical reason why any of us should spend any energy trying to convince you to buy something you don't want or don't see the point in? All of these things are personal choices. In other words, it's all up to you!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
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xlabsmedan: But its a PANASONIC not Leica :)

@xlabsmedan - Every camera uses components and parts that come from other companies. Get over it.

A camera company can still put their signature, their DNA, their design perspective into a camera, even if it is using internal electronic components from XYZ company.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
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photoMEETING: No full frame ... no Leica CL.

Not every car needs to have a V8 engine. Not every camera needs to have a FF sensor.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 21:27 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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icexe: From a purely aesthetic point of view, the viewfinder hump totally ruins the design. It looks like something they tacked on there as an afterthought.

I actually like that viewfinder hump. It's a utilitarian shape. It serves a purpose. There's no more than needs to be there, and no less. Very German, very Bauhaus. They could have made it some swoopy, melted shape, filling in some of the empty space, but I like what they did with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
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