Leica Announces an $8700 Black and White Camera

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frozonic

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The native resolution of 18 megapixels of the b/w image sensors can provide 100 percent sharper images than a color camera can, Leica claims.
100% is the same as well... the same .... 100% of 50 is still 50, so if this camera can provide 100% sharper images than a color camera then it means it can provide the same sharpness
 

alidan

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i have questions,

compareing it to the highest quality 9000$ camera out their is the picture really that much better?

i mean have you see the images taken from a camera over 5 grand? how much better can they look when you know what you are doing?

sure it may be 100% better than whats out there, but when you already cant tell unless the image is zoomed into the pixle level does it matter?
 

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[citation][nom]frozonic[/nom]100% is the same as well... the same .... 100% of 50 is still 50, so if this camera can provide 100% sharper images than a color camera then it means it can provide the same sharpness[/citation]
100% sharper means twice as sharp.
 

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Well you can do some searches online and find full resolution images taken by the M9-M, they're stunning. I regularly purchase high end machine vision cameras in the 16-28MP resolution range... they range from $12k-$20k without lenses (which run anywhere from $1500 to $20k+ for off the shelf units, $100K or more for custom parts). The range of prices for imaging is huge, and while not guaranteed, you often do get what you pay for.
 

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At $8700 (body only) for what it offers it's not a camera, but a piece of jewelery.. Add a lens and you're paying $16,000.00! pfff whatever leica..

If I want color and B&W sharp images with the latest 21st century technology, I rather pickup Nikon D800 for $3,000.00.
 

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[citation][nom]fatality1515[/nom]At $8700 (body only) for what it offers it's not a camera, but a piece of jewelery.. Add a lens and you're paying $16,000.00! pfff whatever leica..If I want color and B&W sharp images with the latest 21st century technology, I rather pickup Nikon D800 for $3,000.00.[/citation]

You're not a professional. The world doesn't revolve around you. This isn't targeting you. Quality always finds a customer, although not always a big market. Got it now?
 

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@TA152H What makes you think I'm not a professional you arrogant pesky little noob.. Any decent working professional will laugh at you TA152H. Leica was great few decades ago, now they make toys for rich arrogant snobs who are clueless when it comes to photography.
 

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Might be great for that very narrow group of professional photogs ... but I still can't use my $400 camera to it's fullest.
 

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[citation][nom]fatality1515[/nom]@TA152H What makes you think I'm not a professional you arrogant pesky little noob.. Any decent working professional will laugh at you TA152H. Leica was great few decades ago, now they make toys for rich arrogant snobs who are clueless when it comes to photography.[/citation]

He's arrogant for responding to your arrogant post?
Hmm.
 

alidan

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[citation][nom]fatality1515[/nom]@TA152H What makes you think I'm not a professional you arrogant pesky little noob.. Any decent working professional will laugh at you TA152H. Leica was great few decades ago, now they make toys for rich arrogant snobs who are clueless when it comes to photography.[/citation]

i have to agree with you, not on the camers company, but on the rather have D800... well really i would rather have the 5000$ version they make but i cant remember its name...

there is a certain point where more quality is really just lost... there are very few cases that call for a 10k+ camera, even in the professional realm. and at some point, no one will see higher quality.
 

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[citation][nom]alidan[/nom]i have questions, compareing it to the highest quality 9000$ camera out their is the picture really that much better? i mean have you see the images taken from a camera over 5 grand? how much better can they look when you know what you are doing?sure it may be 100% better than whats out there, but when you already cant tell unless the image is zoomed into the pixle level does it matter?[/citation]

Even if it is 100% better, it still won't be as good as many cameras out there that cost much less. Leicas don't really have very good image quality, they are purely a status symbol for people who want to pretend they know photography.

Check out this link to compare Leica's $9000 flagship M9 to the $900 Pentax K-01. You'll notice the Pentax is superior in almost every category, and has more features. The DX0Mark image quality score for the Pentax is more than 10% higher than the Leica, for a camera that costs 10% as much.

http://snapsort.com/compare/Leica_M9-vs-Pentax+K-01
 

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[citation][nom]richboyliang[/nom]ok pay 50x more for the alienware equivalent of cameras[/citation]

I disagree. You see Alienware is good. Leica is just an expensive inferior camera.
 

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[citation][nom]otacon72[/nom]B&W pictures always have more depth and resolution than color.[/citation]

Wildly inaccurate. This person knows nothing about photography. Ignore this.
 
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