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    Leica Website Update

    I like the new look and interactive content of Leica's website. Way better than the last incarnation.

    http://us.leica-camera.com/home/

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    Re: Leica Website Update

    You can tell where they place their priorities...Leica does make an SLR right? ;>

    That said, could do without the chain of flash downloads.

    Looking at it, they 'borrowed' heavily from Hassy's "Planet V" site design:

    http://www.hasselblad.com/planet-v/start.aspx

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    Re: Leica Website Update

    And that guy on the PHOTOGRAPHY pages is going to have a photo with a tilted horizon. (Sorry.)

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    Re: Leica Website Update

    Still, a whole lot better!
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    Re: Leica Website Update

    ...their noctilux does not backfocus!

    what is weird is that they are advertising it as actively available kit? I thought they were down to 100 left?

    I quite like the focus simulation. Many people don't understand the principle. But then again, would those people pony up 5K+++?

    the website is a lot better than that harlequin romance we had previously...

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    Re: Leica Website Update

    the first campaign, i thought, came across as pretentious; and the current campaign seems to come across as "me too, i'm sharp".

    anyway, the first flash page (at Click to Find Out) makes me think of home depot, lowes, best buy, walmart, and target. i like the second flash page (at Check out the M8) because it demonstrates to a visitor who has never tried an RF camera an idea how it focuses. however, the example shot for the longer focal lengths does not demonstrate the sharpness the campaign wants to promote. it's doing the contrary.

    finally, the flash files take a long time to load. my download speed is 14mb, and the flash file takes almost a minute to load. the slow loading spoils the experience - good or bad.

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    Re: Leica Website Update

    Better but slow as a turtle in mud. Yes waiting a minute is way too long for someone like me that has absolutely no patience at all for web stuff.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

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    Re: Leica Website Update

    Not to go too far OT, but aside from an updated web site, is there anything in the wind about new firmware updates or next-gen stuff from Leica? After the big dust up about the upgrade program and the change in leadership, things have gotten pretty quiet.

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    Re: Leica Website Update

    Nothing in the wind as far as I see but Photokinia is just a few months away and maybe something than. Right now it is a waiting game for Leica until Photokinia I would suspect.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Leica Website Update

    " So sharp, so precise,..... so slow!" Groan, I think this shows Leica's continuing not getting it of the digital age. Sure, one main page opening a bit slow is fine, but multiple pages people give up. And how much money have they spent now on ridiculous flash design? I sure hope they've spent just as much (more actually) on bringing their service depts up to speed.

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    Re: Leica Website Update

    For a company selling a "minimalist" approach to photography, you might think that a minimalist approach to their home page, like Google's might be appropriate :-)
    Perhaps a big "skip this fluff" button would be in order.
    Too bad rather than include world-wide service tracking, they removed it entirely or made it not obvious.
    -bob

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