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    I really hope that Leica and Panasonic have been working with Profoto to come out with a TTL version of the Air Remote for their flash systems.

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    Panasonic launch event ...

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    Many thanks for all the links ....

    are you getting one
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    Many thanks for all the links ....

    are you getting one
    Hey Peter, I don't think so. It's a fine camera no doubt, but I'm quite happy and content with my Fuji gear (and Sony and µ43 ...).
    But above all I'd like to know what the other alliance members, Leica (SL2 ?) and let's not forget Sigma (Foveon ?), will announce hopefully any time soon.

    I'm not in a hurry ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Hey Peter, I don't think so. It's a fine camera no doubt, but I'm quite happy and content with my Fuji gear (and Sony and µ43 ...).
    But above all I'd like to know what the other alliance members, Leica (SL2 ?) and let's not forget Sigma (Foveon ?), will announce hopefully any time soon.

    I'm not in a hurry ...

    Interesting take on cameras Bart. Fuji, Sony, Olympus for me.
    But which non-Leica camera would be best for my Leica M and R lenses?
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    But above all I'd like to know what the other alliance members, Leica (SL2 ?) and let's not forget Sigma (Foveon ?), will announce hopefully any time soon.
    I'm not in a hurry ...
    It is a FF Sigma Foveon L-mount camera that could tempt me. Add a few Sigma Art primes.

    Just yesterday I made a few more 13x19 inch prints from my DP1, DP2 and DP3 Merrill Death Valley images to show some friends who were not familiar with the Foveon sensor. Re image quality, those little cameras definitely punch above their weight.

    Hmmm...an opportunity to use my Leica R lenses on a FF Foveon camera. Didn’t think I would ever see that day coming.

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    As far as lenses concerned there will be plenty to choose from in the foreseeable future; some 'cheap', some 'dear' ...

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    I don't know how I missed this interview with the CEO of Sigma re their plans for the L-mount alliance. Very good news for those of us who like the Foveon sensor (Sigma will develop a FF Foveon L-mount camera) and those who like Sigma lenses. Sigma will offer many of their DSLR lenses in a L-mount and develop a line of native L-mount lenses with the shorter flange distance possible with mirrorless cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Interesting take on cameras Bart. Fuji, Sony, Olympus for me.
    But which non-Leica camera would be best for my Leica M and R lenses?
    Why not go with a used Leica camera for your M lenses - a used M240 or M10 or even better a used SL, which should become pretty cheap as soon as the SL2 is announced.
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    Peter I still have an M9.
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    Peter I still have an M9.
    But then you already have one of the best cameras for your M lenses.

    Could use a more recent model that would have better noise and high ISO capabilities though

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    These are not new lenses. They are the old lenses with a built-in extenders so they work with L-mount cameras. Not saying they are not good. But why buy an L-mount body to use them? There are already available in a variety of mounts for your existing cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faberryman View Post
    These are not new lenses. They are the old lenses with a built-in extenders so they work with L-mount cameras. Not saying they are not good. But why buy an L-mount body to use them? There are already available in a variety of mounts for your existing cameras.
    Maybe he’s buying the body he wants and has the option of native lenses to use on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faberryman View Post
    These are not new lenses. They are the old lenses with a built-in extenders so they work with L-mount cameras. Not saying they are not good. But why buy an L-mount body to use them? There are already available in a variety of mounts for your existing cameras.
    Why buy them? For those of us who like the Sigma ART primes and have or plan to buy a L-mount camera, these are a great option. Excellent quality L-mount lenses at very attractive prices. Ultimately Sigma will be releasing native L-mount lenses specifically designed for the mirrorless bodies.

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    One of the more overlooked, and potentially exciting things, is that Sigma is developing at least 3 additional L-mount lenses that’ll be exclusive (for now at least) to the L-Mount system. These lenses are supposed to be out within the next year or so. I wonder if Sigma will go with a premium lens line that is structured above the Art series that’s also “Leica Certified” and all-metal housed versus the polycarbonate lenses they have now.

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    Panasonic will announce a promotion soon where they’re offering a free battery grip and an extra battery with the purchase of any LUMIX S camera or kit which is an additional $440 value.
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    Not my picture but one I saw on the internet of size comparison between the S1 and the 5DmkIV. Doesn't seem quite as large as some have described it IMO.

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    Video AF improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iiiNelson View Post
    Panasonic will announce a promotion soon where they’re offering a free battery grip and an extra battery with the purchase of any LUMIX S camera or kit which is an additional $440 value.
    As it is 'big enough' already, I don't think I need that battery grip, but a 'free' spare battery is nice to have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    As it is 'big enough' already, I don't think I need that battery grip, but a 'free' spare battery is nice to have.
    I agree but there’s rumors of a super telephoto lens coming later this year so it may be useful for that depending on the size of it. Especially if it’s like a 400/4 lens or something given how they’re touting the AI tracking for dogs, cats, and birds yet there are no “wildlife lenses.”
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    Interesting take on the LUMIX S background. Apparently development started on them around the same time the development began for the GH5 (so circa 2015-16 timeframe).

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...=1000431630706

    Also goes a bit into the future of Micro 4/3.

    Here it is in YouTube form. https://youtu.be/bE5vrTMct74
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    Quote Originally Posted by iiiNelson View Post
    Interesting take on the LUMIX S background. Apparently development started on them around the same time the development began for the GH5 (so circa 2015-16 timeframe).

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...=1000431630706

    Also goes a bit into the future of Micro 4/3.

    Here it is in YouTube form. https://youtu.be/bE5vrTMct74
    Thanks. Yes, slightly prior GH5.
    I'm finding remarks relevant to m4/3 --by quickly jumping late-- at minute 33:33 or thereabouts.
    In short, Pana can walk & chew gum at the same time. (Also, that m4/3 is pretty well done now.)

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    Another interesting impression of firmware version 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drofnad View Post
    Thanks. Yes, slightly prior GH5.
    I'm finding remarks relevant to m4/3 --by quickly jumping late-- at minute 33:33 or thereabouts.
    In short, Pana can walk & chew gum at the same time. (Also, that m4/3 is pretty well done now.)

    (-;
    I agree that Micro 4/3 is largely a complete system for most types of photographers/videographers. It’s the compact system I recommended to most fornthe longest time though now I’d add Fuji X to that recommendation for small and compact systems. Sony has nice compact bodies but their APS-C lens lineup needs to be further fleshed out for serious use unless one is comfortable with using FE lenses.

    In any case the Lumix S is shaping up to be a great system and partnering up with other companies segmented at different price points may turn out to be a smart decision on the part of all. The biggest questions are can the market sustain so many players within the same segment in a shrinking market and who will be the first company to consolidate/exit the market. I don’t think Panasonic, Sigma, or Leica are in any real trouble assuming they plan on keeping their camera body numbers reasonable and perhaps use L-mount in some of their cinema cameras to offer users what Sony is already doing in E-mount as a “universal mount.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by iiiNelson View Post
    I don’t think Panasonic, Sigma, or Leica are in any real trouble assuming they plan on keeping their camera body numbers reasonable and perhaps use L-mount in some of their cinema cameras to offer users what Sony is already doing in E-mount as a “universal mount.”
    It depends on what their goals are and what market share they can capture. The haven't sold their first FF camera yet, so it's a little early to declare victory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faberryman View Post
    It depends on what their goals are and what market share they can capture. The haven't sold their first FF camera yet, so it's a little early to declare victory.
    No one is declaring victory and Leica has been selling SL’s (in comparatively small numbers) for over 3 years. The rest is almost exactly what I stated and I don’t know that their goal is to overwhelming dominate the market by any single entity but to capture market across the board for a variety of customers across the imaging world (not just system cameras).
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