I know that some times.. okay most of the times, I make no sense on my way of writing things , but I know what I mean, and those that know me well, know it as well, as they know how to enterprete my thoughts or the way I put them in to words.
I write out of my Passions and express my mind, the above post is to express my opinion and liking of both sets of lenses nothing else, and I did so out of seen so many other threads not pointing out what was important to me and few of the reasons why I love the new Leica C lenses, but also why I absolutely also Love the RPP's.
Grazie and Buona Domenica anche a Te Gustavo.
I'm merely pointing out that they're entering into a market that has in the last couple of years changed very dramatically and they had a chance to enter that market and become a leader by pricing aggressively compared to their competitors. I'm not suggesting they should've priced it in line with the RPP's. More like $10k a lens I'd imagine. I don't see how this would tarnish the Leica name as being cheap because that's still a hefty enough price tag, but one many professionals would've paid in order to own.
Instead they have opted for a pricetag that is very much of the old school of thinking. Mainly that rental companies will be their chief purchaser, and that most professionals wishing to use them on a regular basis will do so by renting them. This is fine. But it's not very progressive thinking. This is what I'm getting at.
Your points about the Panasonic cameras and brand position are of course worthy ones. But I don't believe that having a five lens set for $50k would've harmed either of them.
sorry but you still don't getting it about Leicas.
Btw, lightweight and lens dimensions are both on Leicas side.
Also I'm 100% sure that you'll get less a lens lateral aberrations with Leicas than with MPs.
That makes a huge difference.
And the last is that you'll get Leica Look that made Panavision Primo L series to one of the best sets ever made for cinema.
Leica Summilux-C will do probably the same and also you can buy them but Primo lenses not.
One of my first questions for Peter related to the future of the S System. Was Leica planning on a larger sensor down the road and would the lenses accommodate such a sensor? The answer was that no, the Leica Pro Format of 30x45mm was the limit, as the lenses only have an image circle of 54mm.
So, no S-glass on the Epic645 - or only windowed acquisition.
Bummer, because the sample images in that article are breathtaking, no hint at CA or unsharpness in the outmost corners of the image.
What about the Leica .9 Noxalux . I heard the 50mm was available. Has anyone seen these yet?
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