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    bencoyote got a reaction from STRLUX in T/TL/TL2 image thread   
    Bolinas, CA from Mt Tam at Sunset.
     
    I seem to be on a high contrast kick recently. This is straight out of the camera. One of the first shots that I took with the T.
     

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    bencoyote reacted to tntrue in T/TL/TL2 image thread   
    T with 280mm f/2.8 APO-Telyt-R:
     

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    bencoyote got a reaction from flyboy in T/TL/TL2 image thread   
    Bolinas, CA from Mt Tam at Sunset.
     
    I seem to be on a high contrast kick recently. This is straight out of the camera. One of the first shots that I took with the T.
     

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    bencoyote got a reaction from BB W in T/TL/TL2 image thread   
    Bolinas, CA from Mt Tam at Sunset.
     
    I seem to be on a high contrast kick recently. This is straight out of the camera. One of the first shots that I took with the T.
     

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    bencoyote got a reaction from SirPiet in T/TL/TL2 image thread   
    Bolinas, CA from Mt Tam at Sunset.
     
    I seem to be on a high contrast kick recently. This is straight out of the camera. One of the first shots that I took with the T.
     

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    bencoyote got a reaction from MichaelU in T/TL/TL2 image thread   
    Bolinas, CA from Mt Tam at Sunset.
     
    I seem to be on a high contrast kick recently. This is straight out of the camera. One of the first shots that I took with the T.
     

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    bencoyote got a reaction from stuny in T/TL/TL2 image thread   
    Bolinas, CA from Mt Tam at Sunset.
     
    I seem to be on a high contrast kick recently. This is straight out of the camera. One of the first shots that I took with the T.
     

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    bencoyote reacted to hofo100 in T/TL/TL2 image thread   
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    More T-shots can be found here…
     
    Regards, Holger
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    bencoyote reacted to jonoslack in T/TL/TL2 image thread   
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    with the kit zoom
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    bencoyote reacted to jonoslack in T/TL/TL2 image thread   
    Here are some more Flower shots with the Leica R 60mm macro elmarit
    all handheld
     

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    bencoyote got a reaction from BB W in "What I like abou you"   
    Stealing the title for this thread from the old Romantics song. I wanted to start a thread where we discuss our favorite features or the things that we think that Leica did right and why we like them. We have several threads where we discuss all the things that are wrong and that we don't like, I wanted to start a more positive thread about the things that we think Leica got right.
     
    Here is the beginning of my list so far:
    1) USB charging - This is great! It works with my cell phone pattern of living. I come home, and plug my camera in and it charges overnight. I don't think that I even put my 2nd battery into it yet. Furthermore, should I ever take this camera backpacking or hiking. There are plenty of USB power sources that I can charge using solar or whatever which I can use to keep the battery charged. Even though you can charge the battery inside the camer they didn't skimp and make the external charger an optional accessory, so with two batteries you can shoot while the other battery charges.
    2) "The essence" - my E-M1 has 18 button, 2 thumb wheels, and a mode selector wheel, a multi-level labyrinthine menu system part of which seems to have been arranged by someone who was partial to acrostic poems. While I'll admit that the E-M1 does slightly more than the Leica T, the level of complexity in the UI sometimes makes it difficult to find the feature that you want. The Leica T's UI is like a breath of fresh air. It isn't afflicted by featuritis but seldom leaves you wanting.
    3) The focus scale when using manual focus modes. First of all the Olympus doesn't even give you a clue whether you are focusing more closely or further away. You just have to hunt around until you learn the right direction. At least my very old Panasonic gave you an uncalibrated scale. The focus scale not only tells you which way to go, it gives you an indication of how large your DOF is going to be even when using live view.
    4) The richness and accuracy of the colors. The Leica T while not an M does have some of that Leica look.
    5) The edge to edge sharpness and contrast in the lenses.
    6) When you are pushing the limits with ISO, the way that the noise looks like film grain is somewhat pleasing to me.
    7) The way that the T joins your WiFi network rather than tries to become an access point for a new network. When I want to share something from my camera, I don't want to have to drop myself off of the WiFi and join another network just to do it.
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    bencoyote got a reaction from asmith in "What I like abou you"   
    Stealing the title for this thread from the old Romantics song. I wanted to start a thread where we discuss our favorite features or the things that we think that Leica did right and why we like them. We have several threads where we discuss all the things that are wrong and that we don't like, I wanted to start a more positive thread about the things that we think Leica got right.
     
    Here is the beginning of my list so far:
    1) USB charging - This is great! It works with my cell phone pattern of living. I come home, and plug my camera in and it charges overnight. I don't think that I even put my 2nd battery into it yet. Furthermore, should I ever take this camera backpacking or hiking. There are plenty of USB power sources that I can charge using solar or whatever which I can use to keep the battery charged. Even though you can charge the battery inside the camer they didn't skimp and make the external charger an optional accessory, so with two batteries you can shoot while the other battery charges.
    2) "The essence" - my E-M1 has 18 button, 2 thumb wheels, and a mode selector wheel, a multi-level labyrinthine menu system part of which seems to have been arranged by someone who was partial to acrostic poems. While I'll admit that the E-M1 does slightly more than the Leica T, the level of complexity in the UI sometimes makes it difficult to find the feature that you want. The Leica T's UI is like a breath of fresh air. It isn't afflicted by featuritis but seldom leaves you wanting.
    3) The focus scale when using manual focus modes. First of all the Olympus doesn't even give you a clue whether you are focusing more closely or further away. You just have to hunt around until you learn the right direction. At least my very old Panasonic gave you an uncalibrated scale. The focus scale not only tells you which way to go, it gives you an indication of how large your DOF is going to be even when using live view.
    4) The richness and accuracy of the colors. The Leica T while not an M does have some of that Leica look.
    5) The edge to edge sharpness and contrast in the lenses.
    6) When you are pushing the limits with ISO, the way that the noise looks like film grain is somewhat pleasing to me.
    7) The way that the T joins your WiFi network rather than tries to become an access point for a new network. When I want to share something from my camera, I don't want to have to drop myself off of the WiFi and join another network just to do it.
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    bencoyote got a reaction from SirPiet in "What I like abou you"   
    Stealing the title for this thread from the old Romantics song. I wanted to start a thread where we discuss our favorite features or the things that we think that Leica did right and why we like them. We have several threads where we discuss all the things that are wrong and that we don't like, I wanted to start a more positive thread about the things that we think Leica got right.
     
    Here is the beginning of my list so far:
    1) USB charging - This is great! It works with my cell phone pattern of living. I come home, and plug my camera in and it charges overnight. I don't think that I even put my 2nd battery into it yet. Furthermore, should I ever take this camera backpacking or hiking. There are plenty of USB power sources that I can charge using solar or whatever which I can use to keep the battery charged. Even though you can charge the battery inside the camer they didn't skimp and make the external charger an optional accessory, so with two batteries you can shoot while the other battery charges.
    2) "The essence" - my E-M1 has 18 button, 2 thumb wheels, and a mode selector wheel, a multi-level labyrinthine menu system part of which seems to have been arranged by someone who was partial to acrostic poems. While I'll admit that the E-M1 does slightly more than the Leica T, the level of complexity in the UI sometimes makes it difficult to find the feature that you want. The Leica T's UI is like a breath of fresh air. It isn't afflicted by featuritis but seldom leaves you wanting.
    3) The focus scale when using manual focus modes. First of all the Olympus doesn't even give you a clue whether you are focusing more closely or further away. You just have to hunt around until you learn the right direction. At least my very old Panasonic gave you an uncalibrated scale. The focus scale not only tells you which way to go, it gives you an indication of how large your DOF is going to be even when using live view.
    4) The richness and accuracy of the colors. The Leica T while not an M does have some of that Leica look.
    5) The edge to edge sharpness and contrast in the lenses.
    6) When you are pushing the limits with ISO, the way that the noise looks like film grain is somewhat pleasing to me.
    7) The way that the T joins your WiFi network rather than tries to become an access point for a new network. When I want to share something from my camera, I don't want to have to drop myself off of the WiFi and join another network just to do it.
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    bencoyote got a reaction from Peter L in "What I like abou you"   
    Stealing the title for this thread from the old Romantics song. I wanted to start a thread where we discuss our favorite features or the things that we think that Leica did right and why we like them. We have several threads where we discuss all the things that are wrong and that we don't like, I wanted to start a more positive thread about the things that we think Leica got right.
     
    Here is the beginning of my list so far:
    1) USB charging - This is great! It works with my cell phone pattern of living. I come home, and plug my camera in and it charges overnight. I don't think that I even put my 2nd battery into it yet. Furthermore, should I ever take this camera backpacking or hiking. There are plenty of USB power sources that I can charge using solar or whatever which I can use to keep the battery charged. Even though you can charge the battery inside the camer they didn't skimp and make the external charger an optional accessory, so with two batteries you can shoot while the other battery charges.
    2) "The essence" - my E-M1 has 18 button, 2 thumb wheels, and a mode selector wheel, a multi-level labyrinthine menu system part of which seems to have been arranged by someone who was partial to acrostic poems. While I'll admit that the E-M1 does slightly more than the Leica T, the level of complexity in the UI sometimes makes it difficult to find the feature that you want. The Leica T's UI is like a breath of fresh air. It isn't afflicted by featuritis but seldom leaves you wanting.
    3) The focus scale when using manual focus modes. First of all the Olympus doesn't even give you a clue whether you are focusing more closely or further away. You just have to hunt around until you learn the right direction. At least my very old Panasonic gave you an uncalibrated scale. The focus scale not only tells you which way to go, it gives you an indication of how large your DOF is going to be even when using live view.
    4) The richness and accuracy of the colors. The Leica T while not an M does have some of that Leica look.
    5) The edge to edge sharpness and contrast in the lenses.
    6) When you are pushing the limits with ISO, the way that the noise looks like film grain is somewhat pleasing to me.
    7) The way that the T joins your WiFi network rather than tries to become an access point for a new network. When I want to share something from my camera, I don't want to have to drop myself off of the WiFi and join another network just to do it.
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    bencoyote got a reaction from Peter H in "What I like abou you"   
    Stealing the title for this thread from the old Romantics song. I wanted to start a thread where we discuss our favorite features or the things that we think that Leica did right and why we like them. We have several threads where we discuss all the things that are wrong and that we don't like, I wanted to start a more positive thread about the things that we think Leica got right.
     
    Here is the beginning of my list so far:
    1) USB charging - This is great! It works with my cell phone pattern of living. I come home, and plug my camera in and it charges overnight. I don't think that I even put my 2nd battery into it yet. Furthermore, should I ever take this camera backpacking or hiking. There are plenty of USB power sources that I can charge using solar or whatever which I can use to keep the battery charged. Even though you can charge the battery inside the camer they didn't skimp and make the external charger an optional accessory, so with two batteries you can shoot while the other battery charges.
    2) "The essence" - my E-M1 has 18 button, 2 thumb wheels, and a mode selector wheel, a multi-level labyrinthine menu system part of which seems to have been arranged by someone who was partial to acrostic poems. While I'll admit that the E-M1 does slightly more than the Leica T, the level of complexity in the UI sometimes makes it difficult to find the feature that you want. The Leica T's UI is like a breath of fresh air. It isn't afflicted by featuritis but seldom leaves you wanting.
    3) The focus scale when using manual focus modes. First of all the Olympus doesn't even give you a clue whether you are focusing more closely or further away. You just have to hunt around until you learn the right direction. At least my very old Panasonic gave you an uncalibrated scale. The focus scale not only tells you which way to go, it gives you an indication of how large your DOF is going to be even when using live view.
    4) The richness and accuracy of the colors. The Leica T while not an M does have some of that Leica look.
    5) The edge to edge sharpness and contrast in the lenses.
    6) When you are pushing the limits with ISO, the way that the noise looks like film grain is somewhat pleasing to me.
    7) The way that the T joins your WiFi network rather than tries to become an access point for a new network. When I want to share something from my camera, I don't want to have to drop myself off of the WiFi and join another network just to do it.
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    bencoyote got a reaction from floyd in "What I like abou you"   
    Stealing the title for this thread from the old Romantics song. I wanted to start a thread where we discuss our favorite features or the things that we think that Leica did right and why we like them. We have several threads where we discuss all the things that are wrong and that we don't like, I wanted to start a more positive thread about the things that we think Leica got right.
     
    Here is the beginning of my list so far:
    1) USB charging - This is great! It works with my cell phone pattern of living. I come home, and plug my camera in and it charges overnight. I don't think that I even put my 2nd battery into it yet. Furthermore, should I ever take this camera backpacking or hiking. There are plenty of USB power sources that I can charge using solar or whatever which I can use to keep the battery charged. Even though you can charge the battery inside the camer they didn't skimp and make the external charger an optional accessory, so with two batteries you can shoot while the other battery charges.
    2) "The essence" - my E-M1 has 18 button, 2 thumb wheels, and a mode selector wheel, a multi-level labyrinthine menu system part of which seems to have been arranged by someone who was partial to acrostic poems. While I'll admit that the E-M1 does slightly more than the Leica T, the level of complexity in the UI sometimes makes it difficult to find the feature that you want. The Leica T's UI is like a breath of fresh air. It isn't afflicted by featuritis but seldom leaves you wanting.
    3) The focus scale when using manual focus modes. First of all the Olympus doesn't even give you a clue whether you are focusing more closely or further away. You just have to hunt around until you learn the right direction. At least my very old Panasonic gave you an uncalibrated scale. The focus scale not only tells you which way to go, it gives you an indication of how large your DOF is going to be even when using live view.
    4) The richness and accuracy of the colors. The Leica T while not an M does have some of that Leica look.
    5) The edge to edge sharpness and contrast in the lenses.
    6) When you are pushing the limits with ISO, the way that the noise looks like film grain is somewhat pleasing to me.
    7) The way that the T joins your WiFi network rather than tries to become an access point for a new network. When I want to share something from my camera, I don't want to have to drop myself off of the WiFi and join another network just to do it.
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    bencoyote got a reaction from cbretteville in "What I like abou you"   
    Stealing the title for this thread from the old Romantics song. I wanted to start a thread where we discuss our favorite features or the things that we think that Leica did right and why we like them. We have several threads where we discuss all the things that are wrong and that we don't like, I wanted to start a more positive thread about the things that we think Leica got right.
     
    Here is the beginning of my list so far:
    1) USB charging - This is great! It works with my cell phone pattern of living. I come home, and plug my camera in and it charges overnight. I don't think that I even put my 2nd battery into it yet. Furthermore, should I ever take this camera backpacking or hiking. There are plenty of USB power sources that I can charge using solar or whatever which I can use to keep the battery charged. Even though you can charge the battery inside the camer they didn't skimp and make the external charger an optional accessory, so with two batteries you can shoot while the other battery charges.
    2) "The essence" - my E-M1 has 18 button, 2 thumb wheels, and a mode selector wheel, a multi-level labyrinthine menu system part of which seems to have been arranged by someone who was partial to acrostic poems. While I'll admit that the E-M1 does slightly more than the Leica T, the level of complexity in the UI sometimes makes it difficult to find the feature that you want. The Leica T's UI is like a breath of fresh air. It isn't afflicted by featuritis but seldom leaves you wanting.
    3) The focus scale when using manual focus modes. First of all the Olympus doesn't even give you a clue whether you are focusing more closely or further away. You just have to hunt around until you learn the right direction. At least my very old Panasonic gave you an uncalibrated scale. The focus scale not only tells you which way to go, it gives you an indication of how large your DOF is going to be even when using live view.
    4) The richness and accuracy of the colors. The Leica T while not an M does have some of that Leica look.
    5) The edge to edge sharpness and contrast in the lenses.
    6) When you are pushing the limits with ISO, the way that the noise looks like film grain is somewhat pleasing to me.
    7) The way that the T joins your WiFi network rather than tries to become an access point for a new network. When I want to share something from my camera, I don't want to have to drop myself off of the WiFi and join another network just to do it.
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    bencoyote got a reaction from N2L in New to Leica   
    How about this as a plan B:
    1) buy a M lens adapter - if you want I'll buy it from you when you get back
    2) then rent something like a Summilux M 50mm from a place like lensrentals.com It is fun shooting those wonderful leica fast primes.
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    bencoyote got a reaction from N2L in New to Leica   
    I'm also new to Leica and I think that you will enjoy the kit you list above. I have practically the same thing. Here are some minor thoughts:
     
    The silver is gorgeous and I emotionally responded to that. I also find that the first sign of wear on my normally black cameras is some of the paint or anodization coming off and so I thought that it would be good to get the silver one. However, I really do find that the silver attracts a lot of attention. Just think twice and reconsider getting the black. The leather half case may help some, I have one on order.
     
    You are going on a trip, you are buying a new camera which isn't the cheapest, I know there are limits to the funds you have available. If you can in any way afford it, I would seriously consider getting the Summicron 23 before you go in addition to the 18-56 even if you have to make payments on it on a CC or something. Maybe if you really can't afford it right now get the 23mm instead. Here is the thing, the 18-56 is a f/3.5-5.6 and the Leica is fairly conservative in its minimum reccomended shutter speed and really honest WRT to its ISO ratings. Plus it doesn't have any OIS, VR, or IBIS and it is winter which means that there are only going to be a few hours of daylight. It really is just you and the camera and how steady can you hold it in whatever light you have. With my Olympus E-M1 and its 5-axis IBIS I can hand hold 1/4s with the Leica, I can get lucky and pull off a 1/15s. You really do want that 2-3 stops of extra speed that you get with the Summicron. With the 23mm I find that I can push way into the night and get so many more shots that I couldn't get with the 18-56.
     
    One minor surprise I have had with the 18-56 is how good it is when I do what would I would have normally have thought of as a macro shot. 56mm at min-focusing distance really gets some sharp and beautiful pictures of flowers with great bokeh.
     
    A few more accessories to bring:
    1) one of those squeeze blowers - many people including me find that we quickly have dust on our sensors either from the lenses or from the manufacture of the camera. At least in my case it easily blew off, and after 2 or 3 cycles of it happening pretty quickly it hasn't happened again (which is why I think it came from the camera or the lenses).
    2) Several lens cloths - the rear touchscreen doesn't seem to have the oil resistant coating that a >=2nd gen iPhone has and so you get lots of fingerprints on the touch screen.
    3) A grey card. All these new LED lights and new colors of compact fluorescent lights seem to be tricking the AWB on the Leica T pretty badly. It is cheap and an an easy fix.
    4) The one other thing which might not matter to you but I almost always carry is a polarizing filter. I use it to boost contrast (in some situations), make the sky bluer and the clouds stand out more dramatically, and tp remove reflections when shooting through a window.
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    bencoyote got a reaction from colonel in Next lenses coming   
    Here is my wish list for future Leica-T lenses:
     
    Summilux-T 35mm f/1.4 (50mm equiv)
     
    Summilux-T 57mm f/1.4 (85mm equiv) f/1.2 would be nice would that be a Nocticron or a Noctilux?
     
    Macro-Elmar-T 60mm f/4-22 (90mm equiv) The*tiny f/22 is handy when doing close macro work but what is the diffraction limit for a APS-C lens? I think that is why their 23 and 18-56 have a minimum aperture of f/16. Maybe we have focus bracketing in addition to exposure bracketing?
     
    Vario-Summilux-T 16-56 f/1.7-2.8 (24-80mm equiv) The 18-56 evidently uses a fairly simple design. I hope that Leica uses clever lenses design to minimize lens size like is done on m43 15mm f/1.7 and on Panasonic LX100/D-Lux 7. From what I understand the key to this design is that instead of one focusing group this lens has multiple groups moving independently when focusing. I hope that Leica will see the T as a new lighthouse of lens design (ref: LFI 2.2014) with different constraints than the M and rise to the occasion.
     
    I think we all would like faster lenses which maintain the same IQ corner to corner. That and the UI seem to be the thing that makes the T something special and not just another APS-C mirrorless camera.
     
    Smaller and lighter while maintaining the same capability would be great but it seems like they are doing fairly well in this regard. Not exceptional but pretty good.
     
    I would also appreciate it if they made their lenses and also the body dust and water sealed. I don't think it would take much for the body because it has so few ports and buttons.
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    bencoyote reacted to thighslapper in The Leica Look and B&W in Lightroom   
    1. No
    2. No
     
    Best get a copy of Silver Efex Pro 2 and process the DNG's that way from the plug in LR...... or just set the JPG's to best quality and use them straight from the camera.
     
    To be honest SEP2 is by far the best option and you can have hours of harmless amusement tinkering with original DNG's ........ and produce some wonderful images ....
     
    this is from the M ....... colour was rather uninspiring but the b&w with one of the SEP2 pre-sets + some adjustment works fine ......

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    bencoyote got a reaction from pop in Survey of remaining issues after upgrade 1.2   
    Yep, I know. That was me abbreviating and paraphrasing the conversation between the latest version of Firefox and the Leica T. At first when I read that it had a web server in the manual I tried it with whatever was handy, probably my iPad. When that didn't work, I decided to take a closer look and fired up Wireshark and Firefox on my Fedora20 laptop. I didn't think that people here were interested in the details of DHCP ARP RARP IGMP ICMP mdns/Bonjour and the details of TCP connection setup. So I tried to cut to the chase of where things went wrong. This is a camera forum not a computer forum plus if I did that then this would seem just a little too much like work. ;-)
     
    I think Leica was smart and didn't want to release something that was half baked.
    I may take some time and reverse engineer the app protocol and pick away at all the bugs in it -- or maybe I'll just go out and shoot. ;-)
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    bencoyote got a reaction from IkarusJohn in Next lenses coming   
    Here is my wish list for future Leica-T lenses:
     
    Summilux-T 35mm f/1.4 (50mm equiv)
     
    Summilux-T 57mm f/1.4 (85mm equiv) f/1.2 would be nice would that be a Nocticron or a Noctilux?
     
    Macro-Elmar-T 60mm f/4-22 (90mm equiv) The*tiny f/22 is handy when doing close macro work but what is the diffraction limit for a APS-C lens? I think that is why their 23 and 18-56 have a minimum aperture of f/16. Maybe we have focus bracketing in addition to exposure bracketing?
     
    Vario-Summilux-T 16-56 f/1.7-2.8 (24-80mm equiv) The 18-56 evidently uses a fairly simple design. I hope that Leica uses clever lenses design to minimize lens size like is done on m43 15mm f/1.7 and on Panasonic LX100/D-Lux 7. From what I understand the key to this design is that instead of one focusing group this lens has multiple groups moving independently when focusing. I hope that Leica will see the T as a new lighthouse of lens design (ref: LFI 2.2014) with different constraints than the M and rise to the occasion.
     
    I think we all would like faster lenses which maintain the same IQ corner to corner. That and the UI seem to be the thing that makes the T something special and not just another APS-C mirrorless camera.
     
    Smaller and lighter while maintaining the same capability would be great but it seems like they are doing fairly well in this regard. Not exceptional but pretty good.
     
    I would also appreciate it if they made their lenses and also the body dust and water sealed. I don't think it would take much for the body because it has so few ports and buttons.
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    bencoyote reacted to tntrue in Survey of remaining issues after upgrade 1.2   
    Startup/wake-up time and the lack of an option to completely shut off image review in the viewfinder are the two things I'd most like to see improved.
     
    Having progressed through seven different mirrorless interchangeable lens camera models of three different brands prior to the T, I find the T's firmware to have fewer anomalies than any of the other mirrorless cameras I tried.
     
    One huge plus in the T is the ability to set focus magnification to either deactivate with a half-press of the shutter button or remain active until the shutter is activated. The former is invaluable for shooting macro and the latter is more useful to me on wider shots.
     
    All of the previous mirrorless bodies I used could do one or the other, but none could do both. The notion that a firmware designer would even *think* to include a switchable option is, to me, a stroke of genius. That it is included in the T's firmware is yet another feature that sets this camera apart from and ahead of other mirrorless options.
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    bencoyote got a reaction from pico in Survey of remaining issues after upgrade 1.2   
    generally about 2.4-2.8ms with some delayed packets
     
    no this is really a http 503 error:
    me: get /
    camera: 503 Service Unavailable
     
    I think that they made a fairly wise decision near the end of the release cycle after the manual was printed to disable this functionality rather than ship something half baked. I'd bet it is just delayed until a later release after they have had more time to work on it.
     
    I sort of feel like this camera's firmware is very much like the boring advert. They took the time to polish it before they sold it.
     
    IMHO they have a lot of potential with the WiFi capabilities but it needs more polishing before it fully realizes that potential.
    1) IPv6
    2) A usable cursor when entering network passwrod
    3) https rather than http for its web interface
    4) optional authentication before images can be viewed
    5) phone home firmware updates
    6) phone home reporting of crashes or HW failures
    7) GPS position from phone rather than only from EVF (offline?)
    8) NTP sets time and date. Local time set using GPS position, with timezone files updated over the internet.
    9) Security hardening for IP stack -- I haven't probed it yet
    10) Security analysis for app access of camera -- hmm let me see how quickly can I hack this ...
    11) Documented API for remote control
     
    And that is not even scratching the surface of out of the box i.e. crazy ideas like:
    I'm home and turn on my camera and my pictures get imported into lightroom over wifi.
    Leica Photopark access?
    Flickr access?
    "Upload my pictures to the bureau immediately as I take them because my camera is likely to be confiscated by the authorities" mode.
    "A photogenic location is over in this direction."
    Let me know when someone turns on my stolen camera.
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