Medium Format Emperor Has No Clothes (Leica S reviewed by DxOMark)

Have you been wondering what it would be like it you had $50,000 to spend on a serious professional camera system and could give your consumer-grade Nikon to a teenager? DxOMark delivers an unsentimental review of the Leica S. The Leica turns up such bad numbers that one is forced to ask if the people buying and using the Leica S are all suffering from Emperor’s New Clothes syndrome or if the things that DxOMark are measuring are not well correlated with perceived image quality.

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2 Comments

  1. paul kramarchyk

    March 3, 2014 @ 9:43 pm

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    re: “..things that DxOMark are measuring are not well correlated with perceived image quality.”
    I am not a physicist, nor a professional photographer. But I believe the reference statement is 100% correct with +/- 2% uncertainty.

    fyi.. I shoot Canon 1D Mark IV. Works fine for me. Sold more than a few photograph prints. I shoot sports car racing at Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Connecticut

  2. CHenry

    March 4, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

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    A comparison to another larger than 35mm format digital system would be more useful. The Leica system is really competing with MamiyaLeaf and Hasselblad, not Canon, Nikon and the other big brands.

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