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Apr 23, 2014 12:58 |  #1951

I agree and in my opinion Leica should stick to what they really know and keep doing it better than anyone else. Make a digital MP, no automation at all, no video and no FPS with the new sensor and I'd buy two today for my professional work and dump all my Canon gear.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 15:40 |  #1952

Pictures and text of most everything from the Leica T website! (external link)


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Apr 23, 2014 18:27 |  #1953

It has some innovative features.... but I think its not for me. $3k for this? Id rather get a used MP or M9.


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Apr 23, 2014 21:13 |  #1954

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Pictures and text of most everything from the Leica T website! (external link)

I....I have no words. Leica clearly believes their own s**t now.


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Apr 23, 2014 21:13 |  #1955

I quite like the look of the new T
Its a bit expensive, but they are trying, and i think this will sell better than the X -Vario
I dont like the lack of a proper VF

The unibody design looks very nice, i hope it feels as good as it looks

Im wondering if the new Visoflex will work on the M too


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Apr 23, 2014 21:18 |  #1956

Echo63 wrote in post #16856860 (external link)
I quite like the look of the new T
Its a bit expensive, but they are trying, and i think this will sell better than the X -Vario
I dont like the lack of a proper VF

The unibody design looks very nice, i hope it feels as good as it looks

Im wondering if the new Visoflex will work on the M too

Yes, it's a nice looking camera. And outside of the Ricoh GXR, it's probably the best non-M body for M-mount lenses.

Other than that, why would anyone in the market for a top-level mirrorless camera buy this instead of a Sony A7 or A7r, or even a Fuji X-T1? Serious question.


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Apr 23, 2014 21:21 |  #1957

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Other than that, why would anyone in the market for a top-level mirrorless camera buy this instead of a Sony A7 or A7r, or even a Fuji X-T1? Serious question.

Good point - i would probably take the X-T1 (or even a OMD-E1)
For the $3000 i would rather get an old M8 and voigtlander 50

It seems to be like every other leica release - nice but way overpriced for what it is
And in this market - it needs to be the best option, and this isnt.

People will still buy one though, more as a fashion accessory than a camera though


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Apr 23, 2014 21:27 |  #1958

Echo63 wrote in post #16856877 (external link)
Good point - i would probably take the X-T1 (or even a OMD-E1)
For the $3000 i would rather get an old M8 and voigtlander 50

You can get an M9 for $3000 these days (remember, the $3k only gets you the Leica-T body).


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Apr 23, 2014 22:42 |  #1959

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You can get an M9 for $3000 these days (remember, the $3k only gets you the Leica-T body).

Ok, an M9 then.
When i was looking at local stores - M8s were going for $2500 AUD
I decided to save the extra and get the M

I think i have enough cameras now, so the T doesnt really interest me, but im probably not their target market anyway


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Apr 24, 2014 09:57 |  #1960

Everything you could want to know about the new Leica T:

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Apr 24, 2014 10:24 as a reply to  @ Double Negative's post |  #1961

One more modern Leica labeled camera which is rich on exterior, but poor on what is inside.
According to specs it feels like another average cropper. ISO, resolution and shutter speed are same, if not worse as my 2008-made 500D.


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Apr 24, 2014 10:50 |  #1962

i don't see any logical reason why someone would buy this than any of the other cheaper and possibly better mirrorless cameras out there already

i think this is more competing with the hasselblad lunar and stellar, ie for people with too much money


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Apr 24, 2014 11:10 as a reply to  @ taemo's post |  #1963

Still sticking with the M2; it's a pretty simple camera too.


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Apr 24, 2014 15:15 |  #1964

taemo wrote in post #16858073 (external link)
i don't see any logical reason why someone would buy this than any of the other cheaper and possibly better mirrorless cameras out there already

i think this is more competing with the hasselblad lunar and stellar, ie for people with too much money

So now we have actual details:

At $1850, this makes a *bit* more sense. And to be fair, the build quality is likely to be much better than the Fuji or Sony cameras; good as they are, the Leica will be better.

But the point still holds: this camera doesn't do anything, photographically speaking, that cannot already be accomplished, for far less money, by a Fuji X-T1, Sony A7/R, or even an Olympus E-M1. On the contrary, a Leica M camera actually has a unique niche that is not presently (or likely ever) filled by any other product. Even the Monochrom, which I've personally been quite critical of, is a unique product, thus justifying its price.

But this camera is trading on its name.


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Apr 24, 2014 17:51 |  #1965

Why so critical of the MM edge? Probably Leica's finest digital body.




  
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