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Also, no view finder.

 

Yawn again.

 

Same old, same old.

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Don't know if you guys got to see this post which seems to have been taken down now (?) or maybe I'm having issues with my browser on my iPad

 

I had the window still open on my laptop so here goes

 

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The above mentioned link is working fine!

 

Thanks for the information!

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Looks very closely related to the Samsung NX300 to me.

 

Except for Styling, technical specs, lens mount and other minor issues: yes.

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You don't think the styling is the same? Yes the T has an extra dial and no skin, but it looks similar to me. Even the strange shaped flash.

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You don't think the styling is the same? Yes the T has an extra dial and no skin' date=' but it looks similar to me. Even the strange shaped flash.[/quote']

 

Extra Dial, no Skin, Full touchscreen Interface instead of buttons, quite different shape of integrated grip, screen not tiltable.

Yes, the Flash may look similar. But i feel the Leica T looks as much Samsung-like as it's NEX-like.

It's a compact camera with interchangeable lenses and no integrated viewfinder. How much difference can any Designer do without compromising the Ergonomics?

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I really like the hand strap design but otherwise not really excited. One has to choose between flash or viewfinder ("visoflex"). Also a red dot on a yellow camera - here is a real reason to ask for black dots.

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Hi

 

Interesting reference to Samsung above....

 

I was once told by someone working in that industry that the Leica X cameras are actually produced by Samsung for Leica, with the exception of the top and bottom plates. This could explain that availiabiity of the X series compared to the scarcity of M240s when announced. Not sure if the source is correct though - the X series certainly has no Panny equivalent.......

 

I would like to see a review of someone shooting the T with winter gloves on.... To gauge the usability of that touch screen...

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There is some talk about it using M43 lenses. If that is true, maybe it would operate in a copped 10mp mode with these lenses...ugh!

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Hi

I was once told by someone working in that industry that the Leica X cameras are actually produced by Samsung for Leica, with the exception of the top and bottom plates. This could explain that availiabiity of the X series compared to the scarcity of M240s when announced. Not sure if the source is correct though - the X series certainly has no Panny equivalent.......

 

I would like to see a review of someone shooting the T with winter gloves on.... To gauge the usability of that touch screen...

 

While this Samsung reference is new to me, barjohn found several references to Panasonic in the X Vario image metadata. It certainly points to Panasonic involvement with the X Vario. They may not have made the X Vario, but they definitely had something to do with the AF system.

 

Given the that touchscreen is most likely capacitative, the T would be like any smartphone or tablet when wearing gloves. My guess is that the functions of the dials remain after being selected, so as long as the dials are on your commonly used functions, it should be fine.

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Hi

 

I would like to see a review of someone shooting the T with winter gloves on.... To gauge the usability of that touch screen...

 

Leica will sell you special Hermes gloves with compatible finger tips for $300.

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Looks very closely related to the Samsung NX300 to me.

 

I agree. The first thing I thought when I saw the raw body of the "T" was: "Hey, looks like a Samsung".

But, as usually, it's always in the eye of the beholder.

 

And why on Earth, does that cam not have an internal viewfinder??

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The first thing that I thought of, when I saw this system is that a whole new generation will be introduced to this wonderful company's products. The design of camera, swivel strap, T Snap, T Flap, wrap-around rear with touchscreen LCD, control dials with rear access is some of the most unique, cool and useful items!

 

Most of us on this forum seem to want a mini "M", but I believe "T" is for both a new and existing generation of Leica users and fans.

 

I can see the real ease of use and function of the accessories.

 

Also, I believe most will use the T's LCD and not a VF

 

Exciting design!

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