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    The rangefinder is not for everybody

    The TTL experience is something I miss from rangefinders, but one thing I don't miss is unreliable manual focus. Focusing a rangefinder through, say, a dirty window or between fenceposts or bars is much easier and more reliable than trying to AF or manually focus a DSLR, or mirrorless camera...
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    Canon Showcase Canon G Series Image Thread

    I didn't start shooting raw until 2008, and only with the Sigma DP1 because it was necessary to get a decent image from it. Hardly any of my Canon G series or DSLR images were in raw until 2009 or later, so there's years of images that didn't get the benefit of raw. 30D and 5D Mark II jpegs were...
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    Feedback Site changes, again

    I hang on to almost all of my cameras and lenses, apart from the ones I've given to immediate family. Interestingly, only a few get deep emotional attachment beyond the others. The Leica M9 is one. The Ricoh GRD III is another, despite having lesser image quality than later models. The Contax T3...
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    Fuji The Original old X100 can still boogie

    Back when I bought mine, the only way to get a black version was to get the Limited Edition. Fortunately, I was able to get it at a discount. Funnily, it is sitting on the desk in front of me, right now. Those are some great images, and they really show how great this camera (and you) are...
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    Zeiss ZX1

    I know, the web designer needs to a good wedgie in retaliation for that browsing experience.
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    Zeiss ZX1

    There's no way this will cost less than the Sony RX1, see my post above. It has all the bells and whistles of the RX1r plus a better EVF, built in harddrive, new sensor and full new OS. Yashica of Japan made numerous Contax film cameras under license, designed by Zeiss. These included the...
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    Zeiss ZX1

    I'm not sure how much less expensive a camera like this could be. I'm thinking it will be in Leica Q territory because it is essentially a Sony RX1r II with a 512 GB SSD, built in Lightroom, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and a new sensor designed for Zeiss, plus a new lens design. It's not...
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    Zeiss ZX1

    Ah, I get it. The hot shoe cover is completely in line with the body and only looks like a fine rectangular outline. I guess that's in keeping with their minimalist styling.
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    Zeiss ZX1

    This would not surprise me in the slightest, and I don't understand how people (read: DPReview hecklers) can expect it to be USD $2000 or something equally daft. If the Sony RX1r II and Leica Q are the prices they are, how can a similar camera with even more technology, from a presumably even...
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    Micro 4/3 I think the time has come to let go

    Return Of The Living Thread! :eek: The E-M5 was my first m43 camera, and it's sitting on the desk in front of me right now. Weather sealing and touchscreen shooting were the main reasons I bought it. Since then, I've bought a GH3, GH4, GM1 and a GX85 just a few months ago. M43 is still going...
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    Personal gear review

    I've never purged my gear, although I've given older cameras to family. But almost all of the gear I've bought in the last ten years is still mine. Selling anything would mean not having gear I can still use, and I'd only get a paltry amount for giving it up. I still have my Fuji F30 from 2007...
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    Zeiss ZX1

    Oh, it's going to be pricey, alright. I can't imagine this being cheaper than a Sony RX1r II. Probably Leica Q territory because it has a 512GB SSD built in, plus being small production run from a company that hasn't made a camera since the Zeiss Ikon film rangefinder, and has never produced a...
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    Your experiences with traveling light?

    This year I'm taking the Leica M9 + Sony RX0, which is like giving the M9 a video upgrade when mounted to the hotshoe. I'm tossing up between the GX85 and LX10 as complementary cameras, or maybe the Ricoh GR or even the Sigma DP1 for fun. Video is important to me, so the Panasonics make sense...
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    Zeiss ZX1

    This is a very exciting camera, and very removed from the Sony RX1. Full touchscreen interface Lightroom CC bundled INSIDE the camera 512GB internal SSD instead of memory cards WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity to upload directly to the internet Shutter speed and ISO dials on the top, aperture...
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    GR III - it's coming.

    The function of the exposure rocker seems to be taken over by the ADJ toggle that has always been there, and there's also a scroll wheel around the function buttons. I'm still optimistic that the designers know what they are doing.
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    What do you look for in your gear.

    My main criteria seem to be image quality, handling, video capability, price, and 'fun'. There are thresholds to what I deem minimally acceptable, and sometimes a camera can have a lot of one factor which overrules deficiencies in others. For example, I carried the Ricoh GRD III as my EDC for a...
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    GR III - it's coming.

    I'm fondling my GRD III and GR in anticipation of the GR III! They are such great cameras. The GRD III was so welded to my habitual shooting that I often had dreams in which I saw something interesting and took a photo with the GRD III. It's the only camera I remember dreaming about, and the...
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    The L Mount Alliance - the future is here

    Man, it's so exciting. Leica, Panasonic and Sigma have joined in strategic partnership to create the L Mount alliance, using the Leica L mount as the platform for new cameras and lenses. Leica, Panasonic and Sigma will work together, announce L-mount alliance Panasonic have announced two full...
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    GR III - it's coming.

    This is going to be the bomb. So many exciting announcements this Photokina! IBIS - it's only 3 axis but it's still stabilization Ultrasonic dust cleaning - this should solve a few problems people have been having USB C charging - great for a top-up in power when driving 24mp sensor - now we...
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    Your experiences with traveling light?

    @serhan - wow, that Sony has the goods. I've been eyeing it for a long time, thinking maybe it's a feasible all-in-one travel camera. @rayvonn - yeah, the M9 with 50mm Sonnar is a BEAST. Couple that with a 21 or 28 and it covers almost everything I would want for holidays and travel photography.
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    Need a carry camera

    I'd love to take a film camera on my next trip, but I'm already tanked up with digital cameras. M9 with three lenses, GX85 with at least two, so a film camera seems superfluous. But in the back of my mind, I'm thinking of putting my Contax T3 in my pocket, or leaving the GX85 at home and...
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    Need a carry camera

    Although my Note 8 hasn't replaced a pocket camera, I use it a lot, especially when taking photos to send to people right away. I consider it a backup camera for when I can't access or bring a dedicated camera. Low light is where cellphone cameras fall down, and I take a lot of low light images...
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    Your experiences with traveling light?

    I'm dredging this thread up from the depths because I'm in the same situation as last year. There's a trip at the very beginning of next year and I'm tossing up between whether to go Leica M9 and Panasonic LX10 compact, or M9 and Panasonic GX85 m43 camera. Last time, I found that I was using the...
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    Alive and shooting!

    Alive and shooting!
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    Leica Is anybody else out there wanting an M10?

    My M9 is still my favourite camera after eight years, although it is not my most used camera. It's the camera which I enjoy shooting the most, and with which I have the strongest emotional bond. There are only three issues with how I view the M9: shutter noise, high ISO noise, and manual...
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    [WINNER ANNOUNCED] 7th Cameraderie Photo Salon: Transport

    @davect01 - That's a lot of people going back to the future!
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    Fuji XF10, they were right, not the X70 replacement

    This looks great except for the lack of filter thread. With that, you could attach a UV filter and never have to worry about a lens cap. The 15fps 4K video is obviously there to be able to tick 4K on a spec sheet. Oh well.
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    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    End of financial year sales have yielded a lot of bargains. In the last month, I've bought: Panasonic LX10 1" sensor compact - turning out to be a decent upgrade from the LX7, although I miss the extra wide 16:9 images of the LX7. Panasonic GX85 - super on special because it has been...
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    Ricoh My Wishlist for the Next GR

    Not quite, as the LX7 has a small sensor, whereas the GH5s has a 10mp Sony STARVIS sensor just a bit bigger than m43.
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    Ricoh My Wishlist for the Next GR

    It comes back to the idea of a fixed lens compact with a m43 sensor, really. A few people in the Olympus forums have been talking about a digital Trip, or digital XA with a m43 sensor. I'd totally go for that, and I suspect there's a reasonable market for it. The m43 sensor in a Ricoh GR type...
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    Ricoh My Wishlist for the Next GR

    Actually, I'd really enjoy a Ricoh GR with a m43 sensor as long as it could be made as small as the earlier GRD cameras. The GR and GR II are a centimetre longer and a hair taller than the GRD III, which makes a difference in feel in the hand. The Panasonic GM1 is smaller than either the GRD...
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    Ricoh My Wishlist for the Next GR

    As for the next GR: my desire is for a new 24mp aps-c sensor, BUT use it as a multi-aspect ratio sensor a la Panasonic, and make the image circle smaller and get a wider aperture. At 3:2, the focal length would be 28mm. But at 16:9, it would be wider, due to the multi-aspect ratio usage. Use...
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    Ricoh My Wishlist for the Next GR

    Two wifetimes ago? :biggrin: My wife flashed before me - I thought I was going to die! It's not just for Christmas, it's for wife! Okay, I'm gonna stop now.
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    Micro 4/3 Thinking about the G9 or maybe the GX85

    I'm not fussed about the EVF. It's not great, but it is clear and large enough to use with sunglasses, and that's good enough for me. So far, I'm really happy with the GX85. It's only been a day, but it's produced some excellent video clips which would easily intercut as a B cam for the GH4...
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    Micro 4/3 Thinking about the G9 or maybe the GX85

    The GX85 has arrived, and but for one thing, it is everything I thought it would be and more. The one issue is the weird limitations on video recording times. In Australia, 4K is unlimited (to the capacity of the card) but 1080 50p mp4 is limited to 20 minutes?? I've never seen this time...
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    Micro 4/3 Thinking about the G9 or maybe the GX85

    A GX85 is on its way to me now, so it's a bit late. :ninja: But I do get what you're saying. I've dealt with the fixed ISO in Manual mode in the GH3, GH4 and GM1 for ages now, so I'm used to it. Most of the time, it's just a matter of manually adjusting the ISO while shooting. Auto ISO in...
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    Micro 4/3 Thinking about the G9 or maybe the GX85

    If I get the Oly 12-40, it's to replace a faulty Panasonic 12-35, which I use for work. It's not so bad to lug around gear if you're getting paid for it! But for personal photography, I prefer to be as lightweight as I can without compromising image quality too much. I have quite a few m43...
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    Micro 4/3 Thinking about the G9 or maybe the GX85

    I hear you about the weight. I'm so used to carrying just a LX7/10 and the tiny GM1 that the thought of the G9's weight and size gives me pause. Reading more about the G9's specs, it appears that even though it shoots 4K 60p at 150mbps, it's in mp4 and not mov. MOV is better for editing, and...
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    Micro 4/3 Thinking about the G9 or maybe the GX85

    Price wise, things are worse now that I've been looking online. My Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 has stopped working properly (AF motor buzzes and vibrates constantly) and I'm in need of a new lens. I can get a new one, get a Pana Leica 12-60mm, or an Olympus 12-40mm. The original 12-35mm is a very...
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    Micro 4/3 Thinking about the G9 or maybe the GX85

    Hey folks, just your average GAS ramble to come. :2thumbs: The G9 looks good. Really good. The Olympus E-M5 got me into m43 and since then, the Panasonic GM1, GH3 and GH4 have come to the fold. I use the GH cameras for work, but the GM1 is a wonderful stills camera with the small Olympus...
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    Micro 4/3 Considering getting a Panasonic LX10/LX15

    Oh! That's kind of funny. The things stopping me from fully embracing the Ricoh GR as a full everyday camera is the lack of decent video quality, and that I can't quite get the colours to my liking in raw, even after all these years. I haven't used a Fuji X70 but I'm curious about it. The GM...
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    Micro 4/3 Considering getting a Panasonic LX10/LX15

    Since you're selling a GM5 right now, I'm guessing that you bought one and it didn't meet your desires. I bought a LX10 last week and have made a lot of comparisons with the GM1 + 12-32, so if you're still thinking about the LX10, here's some user input. Compared with the GM1/5, the LX10 is...
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    Panasonic LX7 dying - what next?

    More thoughts on the LX10 after a week of use. The video quality is great, much better than I expected for a small camera. It's not GH4 quality, but it's a darn sight better than the LX7, and better than the original Olympus E-M5 in terms of sharpness, lack of moire, detail, tonal variation...
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    Micro 4/3 LX-100 Video - How to Change Settings?

    It's a few months on from your original post, but here's my take on Panasonic video. Shoot at either 4K or 1080 24/25p. 4K on the LX100 is great, and the 1080p is very serviceable. Switch to the Natural profile and decrease sharpness, contrast and noise reduction, and you can add back...
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    Panasonic LX7 dying - what next?

    The Panasonic LX10 arrived this morning and I've had a chance to play with it. So far, I don't regret my purchase, haha. Having a number of Panasonic cameras including the GM1, GH3, GH4 and LX7, I've come to expect certain features and ways of working with Panasonics, and the LX10 is fine...
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    Panasonic LX7 dying - what next?

    Okay, so for the weeks that I've been debating this issue, I've been alternating between the 2009 Ricoh GRD III and the GR. Image quality aside, I'd forgotten just how good the GRD III feels. It's a matte black stealth module that disappears in the palm of your hand. Wear a black jacket and...
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    Chris and Jordan leave CSTV ...

    They must have main gigs to make this switch, as I don't see making videos for DPR to give them a sufficient and stable income to support themselves. Just thinking aloud there. Apart from that, I wish them great ventures with their new online home.
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    Leica Question for M Film Camera Owners

    I shoot colour negative film, which is taken to the local photolab where they dev, scan and print. They send me the scans by Dropbox, and I can pick up the prints at my leisure. This does limit the subject matter of my film photography a bit. I've got a pile of black and white rolls in the...
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    Leica Is anybody else out there wanting an M10?

    Leica isn't the new bitcoin. Bitcoin is the new Leica! :biggrin:
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    Leica Is anybody else out there wanting an M10?

    The M10 is very tempting for the slimmer body, quiet shutter, large buffer, fast operation and improved rangefinder, not to mention the good high ISO performance. I'm still very much in love with my M9, though, which has lasted longer than a many relationships and jobs (eight years), and if...
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