Hi There Everyone
I've been a little quiet over the last few weeks, and the Leica T is why!
I've had a camera since October - putting it through it's paces and helping Leica to iron out the bugs in the firmware.
I really have no idea how the camera is going to be received, either by us (the Internet Chatterati) or by Leica users in general.
What I do know is that this is a different kind of a camera - Leica have really tried to make a camera which is both simple and sophisticated, small and very high quality. In that respect I think they've succeeded.
Perhaps what's more interesting is the whole concept of the T mount - I was very much of the opinion that Leica were mad not to join in with µ43, after all, they already had the link with Panasonic, and it would be an excellent way for them to sell lenses to a large demographic, and some tasty expensive bodies.
Now I'm definitely feeling differently. The T mount is intriguing, for example, it's bigger than the Sony E mount (45mm against 50mm) leaving the obvious possibility for a full frame camera later on. Both R and M lenses work really well.
Superficially the camera looks like a Samsung NX300 or a NEX 7 - but you really do need to feel it to get a handle on the build quality.
I'm sure that some will disappointed that it doesn't have a built in EVF - others (like me) will be disappointed that it it isn't weather sealed, and that it doesn't have IBIS.
On the other hand, this is a solid solid body, and the shutter is very quiet, just a snick, handholding is really easy, even with telephoto lenses.
Whatever - I've done a little write up
. . . . worth mentioning, that It's our little grand-daughter's first birthday on Saturday, and I have to do a 100km bike ride for charity - in aid of the hospital that looked after her for the first 10 weeks of her life:
All the very best to all the very best!
Now - Let The Discussion Begin!