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Re: Frankenstein'd EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2012, 05:33:20 PM »
One step closer to FF mirrorless :)
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Re: Frankenstein'd EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2012, 03:48:20 AM »
I own both the 5DII and the M9. I don't own the Nocti, but I have used it plenty of times.
One thing I can tell you is that at low ISO (400 and under), the CCD of the M9 destroys the 5DII (and even my 1DX) - You heard it.
Yes, everyone likes to dog on Leica shooters, but it's a great tool that when coupled with Leica glass is an absolute beast.

FYI the Nocti actually costs closer to 11K new
The difficulty with taking these claims seriously is that there are little to no comparison photos. Leica images are often described using airy fairy pixie dust descriptions.

I'm not a Leica user so what I'm about to say is a result of my generalistic interpretation of Leica vs Canon from an engineer's point of view.

Mechanically, Leica's are probably works of precision engineering. I believe that optically they can be very good but in any event I highly doubt that 'Leica' electronics can compete with Canon's.

The M9 sensor is manufactured by Kodak and not too impressive if you look here:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/DxOMark-review-for-the-Leica-M9

Leica is a niche product, and they have a lot of elitist followers to the brand name. In that sense the true technical ability is secondary to the product image. Such is the world of marketing.
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Re: Frankenstein'd EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2012, 05:49:01 AM »
The M9 sensor is manufactured by Kodak and not too impressive if you look here:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/DxOMark-review-for-the-Leica-M9

Leica is a niche product, and they have a lot of elitist followers to the brand name. In that sense the true technical ability is secondary to the product image. Such is the world of marketing.
Hey, stop posting DxO crap here. These Nikon fanboys don't like anything besides Nikon. Hassys, Pentax MF, Leicas and etc is an "expensive $t" according to DxO  ;D

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Re: Frankenstein'd EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2012, 07:45:46 AM »
I own both the 5DII and the M9. I don't own the Nocti, but I have used it plenty of times.
One thing I can tell you is that at low ISO (400 and under), the CCD of the M9 destroys the 5DII (and even my 1DX) - You heard it.
Yes, everyone likes to dog on Leica shooters, but it's a great tool that when coupled with Leica glass is an absolute beast.

FYI the Nocti actually costs closer to 11K new
The difficulty with taking these claims seriously is that there are little to no comparison photos. Leica images are often described using airy fairy pixie dust descriptions.

I'm not a Leica user so what I'm about to say is a result of my generalistic interpretation of Leica vs Canon from an engineer's point of view.

Mechanically, Leica's are probably works of precision engineering. I believe that optically they can be very good but in any event I highly doubt that 'Leica' electronics can compete with Canon's.

The M9 sensor is manufactured by Kodak and not too impressive if you look here:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/DxOMark-review-for-the-Leica-M9

Leica is a niche product, and they have a lot of elitist followers to the brand name. In that sense the true technical ability is secondary to the product image. Such is the world of marketing.

Listen, I have no agenda with the Leica. I love my canon gear.
As I said, the M-9 is pretty terrible at higher ISO, but at lower ISO with no AA filter coupled with Leica glass, it does give superior (and yes, unique) images compared to my 5D2 and 1DX.
And seriously, stop reading DXO mark. Waste of time.


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Re: Frankenstein'd EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2012, 12:08:06 PM »
I don't much care if the Leica glass is really that much superior to the Canon glass...I just think it's awesome that someone would spend the time (and money) figuring out how to make this frankenstein.  I'm happy with myself when I manage to fix a faucet.


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Re: Frankenstein'd EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2012, 12:32:21 PM »
I own both the 5DII and the M9. I don't own the Nocti, but I have used it plenty of times.
One thing I can tell you is that at low ISO (400 and under), the CCD of the M9 destroys the 5DII (and even my 1DX) - You heard it.
Yes, everyone likes to dog on Leica shooters, but it's a great tool that when coupled with Leica glass is an absolute beast.

FYI the Nocti actually costs closer to 11K new
The difficulty with taking these claims seriously is that there are little to no comparison photos. Leica images are often described using airy fairy pixie dust descriptions.

I'm not a Leica user so what I'm about to say is a result of my generalistic interpretation of Leica vs Canon from an engineer's point of view.

Mechanically, Leica's are probably works of precision engineering. I believe that optically they can be very good but in any event I highly doubt that 'Leica' electronics can compete with Canon's.

The M9 sensor is manufactured by Kodak and not too impressive if you look here:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/DxOMark-review-for-the-Leica-M9

Leica is a niche product, and they have a lot of elitist followers to the brand name. In that sense the true technical ability is secondary to the product image. Such is the world of marketing.

Listen, I have no agenda with the Leica. I love my canon gear.
As I said, the M-9 is pretty terrible at higher ISO, but at lower ISO with no AA filter coupled with Leica glass, it does give superior (and yes, unique) images compared to my 5D2 and 1DX.
And seriously, stop reading DXO mark. Waste of time.

Like I said. My opinion is rather subjective  ;)
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Re: Frankenstein'd EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2012, 04:35:18 AM »
... without screwing up the light meter...
... any worse than the 5D2's metering already is?

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Re: Frankenstein'd EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses
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Re: Frankenstein'd EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2012, 04:40:18 AM »
unnecessary face transplant.
Still can hear the 5D screaming..


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Re: Frankenstein'd EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2012, 03:03:46 PM »

I'm going to be honest though: the photos didn't seem to have a particularly unique look to them.  I expected more, considering the lengths to which he went to be able to use the M lens on his Canon. 

Have to agree.

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Re: Frankenstein'd EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2012, 03:03:46 PM »