Ajaykdelhi

Ajaykdelhi

Lives in India New Delhi, India
Works as a CFO of a Company and ex pro photographer
Joined on Apr 10, 2014

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Finally bought an SL2 to complement my SL , will try it out in summers when I take my holidays

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 05:28 UTC as 1st comment

I attended the launch event. A long time SL user I had my apprehensions with SL2 as it looked uncannily similar to S1R in terms of specs. I raised the issue with Leica executives after cocktails and presentation was over and he had no convincing answer except removal of one layer of glass to enhance contrast with M lenses and better video specs. For someone like me who is primarily a still shooter that had no charm. I don’t own many M lenses so again that meant nothing to me. So while mind wanted SL2 mainly cause of simpler menu, fewer buttons and a beautiful body, brain said hold on. You can get a half priced S1R for your use and if ever got interested in video a S1H would be the choice. If it was price around $4000 I would have certainly taken the plunge but at $6000 it offers nothing substantially better than S1R.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 08:17 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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Ajaykdelhi: Most comments seem to be coming from people who seemingly haven't handled a Leica ever in life. However, nothing wrong with that, but try and rent one and then decide. For all initiated and uninitiated ones, I took the plunge and went and bought a Leica M262 with 4 lenses - 28, 35, 50 and 75mm. I have always been a Canon/Nikon guy and it was a huge plunge. First few days were bad and I missed all the automation that Canikons offered. At one stage I got so frustrated that I went and listed it on eBay. Then one day I decided to give it a good shot. I realised it's basically a street photography camera and excellent at that. It's poor indoors and focusing with range finder is almost impossible in low light for someone with poor eyesight as mine. It's basically and outdoor camera and shines at that. Diminutive in streets, results are different, can't describe in words but they are just different. Can't compare sharp almost perfect pictures of Canon or Nikon with those with Leica. I wonder if I can call it somewhat akin to Lomography. Let me be brutal and honest. It's not for everyone, it's basically not for shooting parties or travel camera. It's more for making pictures which have a different kind of appeal. It's an unforgiving piece of equipment and it takes time to master it even if you have been shooting in manual mode on Canons and Nikons. After using Canons and Nikons this seems like dark ages but offers more creativity and pls forget any automation. It just has 3 menus with limited choices unlike plethora of choices on DSLRs. There is no choice of even metering and focus modes. This is in brief my experience for all members here.

You may be right but for someone shifting from DSLR's its a big shift

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 05:08 UTC
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Ajaykdelhi: Most comments seem to be coming from people who seemingly haven't handled a Leica ever in life. However, nothing wrong with that, but try and rent one and then decide. For all initiated and uninitiated ones, I took the plunge and went and bought a Leica M262 with 4 lenses - 28, 35, 50 and 75mm. I have always been a Canon/Nikon guy and it was a huge plunge. First few days were bad and I missed all the automation that Canikons offered. At one stage I got so frustrated that I went and listed it on eBay. Then one day I decided to give it a good shot. I realised it's basically a street photography camera and excellent at that. It's poor indoors and focusing with range finder is almost impossible in low light for someone with poor eyesight as mine. It's basically and outdoor camera and shines at that. Diminutive in streets, results are different, can't describe in words but they are just different. Can't compare sharp almost perfect pictures of Canon or Nikon with those with Leica. I wonder if I can call it somewhat akin to Lomography. Let me be brutal and honest. It's not for everyone, it's basically not for shooting parties or travel camera. It's more for making pictures which have a different kind of appeal. It's an unforgiving piece of equipment and it takes time to master it even if you have been shooting in manual mode on Canons and Nikons. After using Canons and Nikons this seems like dark ages but offers more creativity and pls forget any automation. It just has 3 menus with limited choices unlike plethora of choices on DSLRs. There is no choice of even metering and focus modes. This is in brief my experience for all members here.

Also for uninitiated it's a whoppingly expensive proposition, body is only part of the deal, Leica lenses are very expensive starting from somewhat cheaper ($1500-2,000) Summarit to Summicron to Most expensive Summilux range ($3,000 +). So it's better to rent before you buy, it's not everyone's cup of tea so don't waste in excess of $12,000 before trying out for a week atleast.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:20 UTC

Most comments seem to be coming from people who seemingly haven't handled a Leica ever in life. However, nothing wrong with that, but try and rent one and then decide. For all initiated and uninitiated ones, I took the plunge and went and bought a Leica M262 with 4 lenses - 28, 35, 50 and 75mm. I have always been a Canon/Nikon guy and it was a huge plunge. First few days were bad and I missed all the automation that Canikons offered. At one stage I got so frustrated that I went and listed it on eBay. Then one day I decided to give it a good shot. I realised it's basically a street photography camera and excellent at that. It's poor indoors and focusing with range finder is almost impossible in low light for someone with poor eyesight as mine. It's basically and outdoor camera and shines at that. Diminutive in streets, results are different, can't describe in words but they are just different. Can't compare sharp almost perfect pictures of Canon or Nikon with those with Leica. I wonder if I can call it somewhat akin to Lomography. Let me be brutal and honest. It's not for everyone, it's basically not for shooting parties or travel camera. It's more for making pictures which have a different kind of appeal. It's an unforgiving piece of equipment and it takes time to master it even if you have been shooting in manual mode on Canons and Nikons. After using Canons and Nikons this seems like dark ages but offers more creativity and pls forget any automation. It just has 3 menus with limited choices unlike plethora of choices on DSLRs. There is no choice of even metering and focus modes. This is in brief my experience for all members here.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:12 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (396 comments in total)
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dprived prev: i kinda wonder who are those (32 people at the time of posting this comment) who already "owned" this totally new camera but they don't have it any longer? :-)

isn't this the type of camera only certain people buy to keep and use for at least a few years? or maybe ... well, ... ;-)

These are those who got test samples and therefore had to write in favour of Nikon

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 10:13 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1618 comments in total)

Got a Df today and shot few pictures, results are amazing particularly in low light...

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:29 UTC as 44th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2006 comments in total)
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Ajaykdelhi: I wonder why Nikon was in a hurry to replace D800. It is yet to upgrade D300s and d7100

Same here...I picked up a brand new D800 in May and now this launch... Can't think of upgrading so fast

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:08 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2006 comments in total)

I wonder why Nikon was in a hurry to replace D800. It is yet to upgrade D300s and d7100

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 17:50 UTC as 360th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon Df Review (1618 comments in total)

I wonder why Nikon has overpriced Df. It should have ideally been in the pricing range of D610

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 51st comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Review (53 comments in total)

I have a 70D, am getting a used 7D at $ 800 next week, will provide a comprehensive review after that

Link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 16:30 UTC as 20th comment
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