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02-13-2008, 07:17 AM   #1
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New Leica M8 Full-Frame announced at PMA !

Hi all

I just picked up the latest edition of Amateur Photographer Magazine (16th February) and read the following headline:

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Leica hints at full-frame camera. Read our exclusive news report from the PMA photo trade show in Las Vegas.
Apparently the forthcoming M8 is slated for release THIS year......so first it was C***n (1DSMk II/5D), then N***n (D3),
S**y (A900) coming later this year and now L***a (M8)......C'mon Pentax, how about it...where's YOUR FF DSLR ??????

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Yes, WHERE is PENTAX?? n/t

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QuoteOriginally posted by Confused Quote
Hi all

I just picked up the latest edition of Amateur Photographer Magazine (16th February) and read the following headline:



Apparently the forthcoming M8 is slated for release THIS year......so first it was C***n (1DSMk II/5D), then N***n (D3),
S**y (A900) coming later this year and now L***a (M8)......C'mon Pentax, how about it...where's YOUR FF DSLR ??????

Best regards
Richard
02-13-2008, 08:22 AM   #3
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Pentax is waiting for the ripe moment to release a $2K FF, to trump the whole opposition lot
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Full frame sensor or not. I want better auto focus, faster sync speed, and frames per second. Pentax already trumps the comp in everything IMO.

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I really don't understand this obsession people seem to have with FF sensors.
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oh my god here we go again.

FF = amazing IQ with certain compromises
APS-C = amazing IQ different compromises
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True, but also...

For Leica it is an absolute necessity to provide the highest possible image quality in a 35mm body money can buy. So, they really got no other option but go FF.

But look at their price range, too
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I shudder to think what a Leica FF will cost.
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Hi Seamus

Re your comment:
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I really don't understand this obsession people seem to have with FF sensors.
Please forgive the inept analogy, but imagine that you had become accustomed to driving around in a luxurious V8 engined vehicle and out-of-the-blue your local dealership turned up on your doorstep with an asthmatic 4-cylinder replacement ?
I'm certain there must be many long-suffering Pentax film enthusiasts out there who are patiently waiting for an opportunity to use their superb wide-angle lenses on a Pentax Full-Frame DSLR body WITHOUT having to worry about the unavoidable 1.5 x Focal Length Crop Factor which an APS-C sensor forces upon them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Confused Quote
Hi Seamus

Re your comment:


Please forgive the inept analogy, but imagine that you had become accustomed to driving around in a luxurious V8 engined vehicle and out-of-the-blue your local dealership turned up on your doorstep with an asthmatic 4-cylinder replacement ?
I'm certain there must be many long-suffering Pentax film enthusiasts out there who are patiently waiting for an opportunity to use their superb wide-angle lenses on a Pentax Full-Frame DSLR body WITHOUT having to worry about the unavoidable 1.5 x Focal Length Magnification Factor which an APS-C sensor forces upon them.

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when will people learn

its not magnification

if you look at something, and close one of your eyes, did the world magicaly get bigger? no, you just see less.
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I really don't understand this obsession people seem to have with FF sensors.
I really don't understand this hatred people seem to have for people with an obsession with FF sensors.

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I really don't understand this hatred people seem to have for people with an obsession with FF sensors.
Leica actually solved this:

Rumors tell that the FF sensor will also be offered as an upgrade for existing M8 users.

Now imagine that there would be an FF upgrade option to the K10D/K20D ... Would anybody still have any objections? Esp. as DA lenses would give the same images, just not use the full upgrade benefit.

I also believe Leica never released the equivalent to DA lenses but I am not sure.
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I really don't understand this hatred people seem to have for people with an obsession with FF sensors.

I've come across a few humorous posts (which could conceivably be insulting to some) with various derogatory descriptions of FF fanatics. If we are patient, we may be blessed with just such a post on this thread.
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I really don't understand this obsession people seem to have with FF sensors.
I have never understood the obsession some people have for Leica cameras. How can a camera with such limitations be worth $5k and more?
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