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allegretto

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Re: New Leica T-Type 701
« Reply #100 on: August 16, 2014, 11:09:03 AM »

well no fellas… I raced cars. The last ones being Porsche Cups. And while a 911 is occasionally owned by a be-baubled old guy, the truth is that the Italian breeds are far more likely to be their ride of choice. Ferraris and Lambos are far more popular with the Viagra for Lunch Bunch

A 911 is an exquisitely designed car, and in any of its renditions can be driven directly from the showroom to the track, beaten like a rented mule all day and drive home a pretty as you please. And come back tomorrow and do it again. In truth there are very few vehicles that can make such a claim, literally you can count them on one hand. It's brakes, steering, cooling, engine, transmission… all the things many think all cars simply possess, are engineered to a different standard than just about anything out there. Yes, viewfinder, I admire the cars Porsche makes and most who know about these matters too share that admiration.

No doubt there are professional cameras that have parallel durability and performance and some of you could school me all about it. The poster simply chose a poor example to make a valid point. No harm, just a bit of insight into an interesting thread. Nothing to get upset about...
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Re: New Leica T-Type 701
« Reply #101 on: August 16, 2014, 11:20:29 AM »

Sorry, actually tuned into this thread to see what people thought about the Leica T. Bought one yesterday and am having a lot of fun with it. Wanted to get other opinions, but it appears that not many here have actually used or own one so there isn't too much to go on about.

Sorry my 911 comment ruffled feathers, truly. But it's just that Porsche doesn't design that car for the gold-chain crowd, sincerely.

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Re: New Leica T-Type 701
« Reply #102 on: August 16, 2014, 08:19:08 PM »

Sorry, actually tuned into this thread to see what people thought about the Leica T. Bought one yesterday and am having a lot of fun with it. Wanted to get other opinions, but it appears that not many here have actually used or own one so there isn't too much to go on about.

Sorry my 911 comment ruffled feathers, truly. But it's just that Porsche doesn't design that car for the gold-chain crowd, sincerely.

cheers


It doesn't matter as I just used it as an example. 

Obviously it touched a nerve, but since Porsche sold 18,000 Cayenne SUV's compared to 10,000 911's in 2013 U.S. sales,  It's obvious that every porsche sold isn't isn't aimed at a motor sports market, but it helps fund their traditional cars.

You know . . .  as a professional photographer that has made 100% of our household income in the industry for most of my adult life, I've listened to  . . . I dunno about a billion people who own a __fill in the blanks__ and call themselves a photographer.

I guess I could take exception and explain to them my view of what a photographer is, but I've learned to not judge by quick comments and honestly have been pleasantly surprised by a few very good enthusiasts.

But back to the T type.   I messed around with one, think it's interesting, might be the future of things to come.

I wouldn't go as far as calling the T a bauble, but for serious photography it's more of an interesting anecdote that an actual balls out tool.

What I find interesting is the operating system in concept, less in function, though I believe the concept could have a more involved purpose
if Leica chose to expand upon it.

We'll see.

IMO

BC
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allegretto

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Re: New Leica T-Type 701
« Reply #103 on: August 16, 2014, 11:54:42 PM »

thanks for the input cooter

all good by me, no nerves or arteries hit... ;)
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Re: New Leica T-Type 701
« Reply #104 on: August 17, 2014, 07:42:31 AM »

allegretto,....Well put and honourably said!

I will be most interested to see how you get on with the 'T',....the ONLY current small camera that I feel naturally drawn to.    Looking at the web material it looks superbly simple and seems the essence of 'form follows function'........It just looks like the perfect tool for my fumbling efforts!

..........I'm seriously tempted to scrape my bottle tops together and get one with v/f, and perhaps 'kit' zoom.

I would love to see how it would behave with my Canon FD lenses that have resided in the cupboard these past 25 years......
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allegretto

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Re: New Leica T-Type 701
« Reply #105 on: August 17, 2014, 10:04:54 AM »

I'm in DC now working it out

will post up when done

you will need a Metabones on top of the M-adapter for Canon of course and I doubt it will AF, but maybe…

FWIW, I have an M240 and some great M-glass so this was an easy call. I just wanted to make sure it had Leica color balance, and it surely does! So I now have a crop chip for all my M-glass… cool from my POV. I tested it on my MBP/retina and the res isn't quite up to M-class, but ya gotta pixel peep t be sure.

Def prefer the color balance to my RX-1, though it can't match the Sony's hi-ISO performance.

My current DSLR is a 6D and I have a lot of Canon lenses, but will likely sell that for a A7s and use it for low-light. I realize that many pray to the MPx Gods, and in some cases nothing else will do… but I'm not a long tele guy, so don't run into many FL-limited situations for my shooting

Will tell you that the 23mm 2.0 is very sharp. Maybe almost 50-cron sharp, but will have to compare. Certainly rivals the RX-1. The "kit" zoom is also quite good, but an outdoor or flash lens to be sure.

Love the interface, and I'm >60 so don't worry guys, the screen is sharp.

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Re: New Leica T-Type 701
« Reply #106 on: August 18, 2014, 10:19:18 PM »

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