Have always wanted a Leica over the last 55 years.... (
I enjoyed my X1, I traded my D200 for it, then sold it a couple of years ago. Got nice compliments from strangers, haptics were beyond pleasent...but 10 meg, no IBIS, no future to me, sold it and bought a EP-1 and EM-5, with Leica glass (I know)... happy and gettin ier everyday
They are almost identical but one is a German brand and made in Japan and the other is a Japanese brand and made in China.
Seriously? Two different manufacturing plants? I’m actually impressed. For me avoiding the purchase of anything from the PEoples Republic is important where possible, that would be worth the extra $$$.
On the flip side my X1 was made in Germany, it was really well made
I owned a made in Germany X-1, liked it didn’t love it, knowledgeable people would notice it.
Took nice pics, no stabilization, 10 meg if I recall, fixed 23mm f2.8.
Sold it for $650, bought Olympus EP-1 with lenses for $175, bought a 15mm Leica lens for $400, still way ahead
This thread was started to give my point of view o... (
Oh so this is trolling...
I do out of habit, while shooting a wedding the camera I was using fell and needed repair, I luckily had a backup camera in the car. It is also helpful when you want to shoot with more than one lens in the field, instead of changing lenses and exposing the sensor to dust you can mount the different lens on each camera ahead of time.
Bingo! Horses for courses as they say. D700 for general work, D300’s for back up, D2X with 80-400, Oly m43 em-5 for IR, and 50-200 withe-620 for the kayak.
Hoosier in GA wrote:
Gee...what an original idea.....except I have no rotator cuff. Workout in a gym?....maybe if I can press more than 5# with right arm.
I’m with you, two reverse shoulder replacements, one worked well, I went to M43 yes it’s lighter, I found the haptics underwhelming to the point that I went back to Nikon. I like labeled switches. Even the em-1 was annoying
Probably ......I believe the EVF shows a JPEG - so if you use JPEG, you see EXACTLY what you will get - WB included ! ( yes, I have and use an EVF) If you process raw, you may or may not see an accurate representation according to you needs. Another reason why I shoot JPEG only!
Same here! But don’t tell anybody
Morning Star wrote:
Interesting! You must have been one of the origina... (
Well then what about my old, still working, Coolpix 5000, and it wasn’t the first!
It may just be a GAS attack but I am considering c... (
The future is mirrorless, for size reduction any crop sensor will be much smaller, full size is still ruled by lens. Only at extremes will differences be apparent between formats. M43 and Fuji are both terrific and much smaller than full size.
I went with m43’s BUT! I had trouble with the haptics of the small size and numerous un-labeled “f” buttons and switches (em1.1). So I went back to what worked all the time for me, Nikon dslr’s.
You will not see lowlight improvement because of “mirrorless”, you will see improved lowlight performance from a newer system, or increase in sensor size.
Being able to adjust exposure with wysiwyg is priceless, at first; then you get the lag, hate lag, it’s not significant like it used to be, but it’s there and I hate it. After a while you really don’t need the wysiwyg as much.
I had issues with menus, things settings etc., would change on me with the touch screen, I’d have to stop what I was doing,sit down, put my reading glasses on and miss the shot while I was trying to correct whatever was wrong. Although I think I’m just old...
The Z6 at least shares the ergos of the Nikon system.
Lastly: with the reduced flange distance of any mirrorless system wide angle lenses can be designed without the compromises of retro-focus, not a big deal but there is that.
Wow, that's quite an attitude/rant you have there !.....
Always the same drivel from bipod, unrelenting... ask him to post a picture that he has produced...nuttin, just a deformed little creature that lives under a bridge.
And he insists that he is not a troll.
If this post of his doesn’t prove it, nothing will.
Oh no, bipod again. Hey bipod, welcome to 2019, you’re “miniature” format is now 6x7 medium format; all your spewing about “subminiature” format relates now to say...645. Large format is anything however Larger than 24x36mm is now.
Subminiature is what might be called anything less than m43, or one inch really.
8x10 is certainly nice, Claude Butcher still uses one, if you can’t make it good make it red, if you can’t make it red make it big. His stuff is big.
Nikon FE (2)
Rollie F f2.8
Nikon Coolpix 5000
Fuji S-1 pro
Fuji S-2 pro
Olympus EM-5 IR
I wonder if I have a problem...
All I gotta say is this: a good big man will beat a good small man any day of the week, or to beat a dead horse: all things being equal the bigger the better the tighter the sweater.
With a D810 you should be ashamed of using the 28-300. That camera deserves the 24-70. with that tool you can crop in as far as necessary. The 28-300 is amazing in that wow that's a lot of range, but the reality of that lens is it deserves no more than a 6 meg sensor. and yes I'm jealous, have a great trip with my dream equipment, 24-70mm and D810, wow.