- Jun 10, 2002
why would you order that Leica? you just paid 300-400 dollars extra just for Red Leica logo.
Maybe you don't realize that D-Lux Type 109 is nothing more then Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100.
LX100 is a great camera.
you could have saved a lot of money by buying original gear, instead of re-branded stuff.
Re: the Rokinon 14mm. It is so wide you have to focus via liveview, everything will look like it is in focus otherwise. My D800's 36mp is picky enough on the focus I wouldn't trust setting it to a hyperfocal value. I haven't used it enough, but it might be worth putting it on a tripod and trying to find a hyperfocal point at 5.6. Put some tape on the barrel and marking the point.
I've already done something like this for infinity for star photos. I noticed on one of my outings the focus for 2.8 was different than 5.6, but I haven't looked into it further.
I find that I think more in a telephoto mindset most of the time, but I've enjoyed the 14mm for night landscapes with the Milky Way. The biggest downer is my D800 and it's 1920x1080 live view with no 1:1 magnification.
Oh, I'm aware of what it is. I'm also aware it has better support, community, build, etc etc.
That being said, I only plan on having a single dedicated camera. Why not make it the best I can afford?
Don't push him too hard, ignorance is bliss
Not to mention, who cares, one persons perception of quality is another's garbage. He may also be attracted by the fact that the Leica is built in Japan vs the lx100 being built in China, I'd go Japanese built as well.
Pretty much. It's not like I pissed in their lemonade, I don't know why they are knocking the camera, or my decision to buy one.
I'm surprised to see a lack of Leica gear in these threads.
partially was trying to answer that question.
Real Leica is a expensive niche product, often more of a fashion statement for the rich.
And cheap Leicas are just Panasonic in disguise, just what Hasselblad was trying to do with Sony cameras. that's why you won't see Leica often.