- Jun 10, 2002
Oh, I just noticed this in your list. That's one I've been eye-balling (and the few others that are almost identical) as a much MUCH cheaper alternative to the 14-24. Honestly since I picked up the new 20mm I've only run into maybe 2 or 3 instances where I wished I had something wider - and I've actually found myself cropping down from the 20mm images in several instances. But I'd like to have something in the bag to get me to the wider end without breaking the bank just in case.Rokinon 14mm
Oh, I'm aware of what it is. I'm also aware it has better support, community, build, etc etc.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.
Mine is 'Bower' branded, bought from Fry's and price-matched with Amazon (or B&H, I forget).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.
better build? its build in the same Panasonic Factory using same parts, that red logo must make it a lot more sturdy, its like a root holding all panasonic pieces togetherOh, 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?
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.Don't push him too hard, ignorance is bliss
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.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.
partially was trying to answer that question.I'm surprised to see a lack of Leica gear in these threads.
So, it's a Acura vs Honda or Audi vs VW type argument. Either way, you guys were a bit... abrasive in your response.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.