DP Review Leica Digilux 2 Review

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  1. Thad

    Thad Guest

    Thad, May 11, 2004
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  2. Thad <> wrote in news:2gch58F184hnU1@uni-
    berlin.de:

    > http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leicadigilux2


    Nice camera. Somewhat expensive and bulky - but good peformance,
    familiar and good interface and solid build quality.

    A pity you don't have loads of money to take from :)


    /Roland
     
    Roland Karlsson, May 11, 2004
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  3. Thad

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    "Roland Karlsson"
    >
    > > http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leicadigilux2

    >
    > Nice camera. Somewhat expensive and bulky - but good peformance,
    > familiar and good interface and solid build quality.
    >
    > A pity you don't have loads of money to take from :)
    >
    >
    > /Roland


    Just think what a brilliant camera they could make if they
    put a full size sensor into one of theese, compatible with
    the M range lenses, one day maby. ;o)-max-
     
    ;o\)-max-, May 11, 2004
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  4. Thad

    Thad Guest

    ;o\)-max- wrote:

    > "Roland Karlsson"
    > >
    > > > http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leicadigilux2

    > >
    > > Nice camera. Somewhat expensive and bulky - but good peformance,
    > > familiar and good interface and solid build quality.
    > >
    > > A pity you don't have loads of money to take from :)
    > >
    > >
    > > /Roland

    >
    > Just think what a brilliant camera they could make if they
    > put a full size sensor into one of theese, compatible with
    > the M range lenses, one day maby. ;o)-max-
    >
    >




    Leica is developing the digital M mount rangefinder body as we speak.
    That should be one heck of a camera..(probably at a price comparable to
    a new car).


    -Thad L.
     
    Thad, May 11, 2004
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  5. "Roland Karlsson" <> wrote:
    > Thad <> wrote:
    >
    > > http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leicadigilux2

    >
    > Nice camera. Somewhat expensive and bulky - but good peformance,
    > familiar and good interface and solid build quality.
    >
    > A pity you don't have loads of money to take from :)


    Consumer camera image quality at dSLR prices. No thanks. A 300D + 17-40 is a
    worlds better camera, and you can use the lens on a film camera or later
    dSLR. Pick up a Sigma 24/1.8 or Canon 50/1.4 for low light (and macro!)
    performance the Leica can't even dream of.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
     
    David J. Littleboy, May 12, 2004
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  6. Thad

    Thad Guest

    David J. Littleboy wrote:

    > Consumer camera image quality at dSLR prices. No thanks. A 300D + 17-40 is a
    > worlds better camera, and you can use the lens on a film camera or later
    > dSLR. Pick up a Sigma 24/1.8 or Canon 50/1.4 for low light (and macro!)
    > performance the Leica can't even dream of.



    I agree. This camera is just a collector's item for the Leica gearheads.
    The image quality is probably comparable to a $500 digital camera. The
    Nikon D70 with the kit lens and a 50mm/1.4 is what I have my sights set
    on.

    --

    -Thad L.
     
    Thad, May 12, 2004
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  7. "Thad" <> wrote:
    > David J. Littleboy wrote:
    >
    > > Consumer camera image quality at dSLR prices. No thanks. A 300D + 17-40

    is a
    > > worlds better camera, and you can use the lens on a film camera or later
    > > dSLR. Pick up a Sigma 24/1.8 or Canon 50/1.4 for low light (and macro!)
    > > performance the Leica can't even dream of.

    >
    >
    > I agree. This camera is just a collector's item for the Leica gearheads.
    > The image quality is probably comparable to a $500 digital camera.


    Actually, I bet it's the best consumer digital out there. All the current
    models have small pixels, and they're probably getting CCDs that have the
    latest fabrication improvements Sony's come up with, so it's probably the
    best of the F717/5700/A1 cameras as well.

    But it's still a consumer camera. The 300D (and D70) are in a different
    class.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
     
    David J. Littleboy, May 12, 2004
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  8. Thad

    Thad Guest

    David J. Littleboy wrote:


    > Actually, I bet it's the best consumer digital out there. All the current
    > models have small pixels, and they're probably getting CCDs that have the
    > latest fabrication improvements Sony's come up with, so it's probably the
    > best of the F717/5700/A1 cameras as well.
    >
    > But it's still a consumer camera. The 300D (and D70) are in a different
    > class.


    Why didn't Phil Askey give it the "Highly Recommended" rating? Price
    point?

    --

    -Thad L.
     
    Thad, May 12, 2004
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  9. "Thad" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > David J. Littleboy wrote:
    >
    >
    > > Actually, I bet it's the best consumer digital out there. All the

    current
    > > models have small pixels, and they're probably getting CCDs that have

    the
    > > latest fabrication improvements Sony's come up with, so it's probably

    the
    > > best of the F717/5700/A1 cameras as well.
    > >
    > > But it's still a consumer camera. The 300D (and D70) are in a different
    > > class.

    >
    > Why didn't Phil Askey give it the "Highly Recommended" rating? Price
    > point?


    You could read what he said.

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leicadigilux2/page17.asp

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
     
    David J. Littleboy, May 12, 2004
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  10. Thad

    ArtKramr Guest

    >Subject: Re: DP Review Leica Digilux 2 Review
    >From: "David J. Littleboy"
    >Date: 5/12/04 4:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time
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    >
    >
    >"Thad" <> wrote in message
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    >> David J. Littleboy wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> > Actually, I bet it's the best consumer digital out there. All the

    >current
    >> > models have small pixels, and they're probably getting CCDs that have

    >the
    >> > latest fabrication improvements Sony's come up with, so it's probably

    >the
    >> > best of the F717/5700/A1 cameras as well.
    >> >
    >> > But it's still a consumer camera. The 300D (and D70) are in a different
    >> > class.

    >>
    >> Why didn't Phil Askey give it the "Highly Recommended" rating? Price
    >> point?

    >
    >You could read what he said.
    >
    >http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leicadigilux2/page17.asp
    >
    >David J. Littleboy
    >Tokyo, Japan
    >
    >



    The optical performance sounds like my DX 6490.


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    ArtKramr, May 12, 2004
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