FYI....Leica and Android fans can rejoice!!!

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FYI....Leica and Android fans can rejoice!!!

Post by fallingwickets » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:22 am

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Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:48 am

I'm not sure how to connect my 1963 Leica to a smartphone. Perhaps the world would be subtlety different if we had thought to place a phone in our cameras instead of the other way round, but I guess most people prefer to talk than to make pictures.

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Post by ichabod » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:13 am

I'm struggling to see what exactly Huawei can put in their cameras from Leica, without making the phone prohibitively expensive.
A Leica lens in a phone camera seems unlikely. Or, that should maybe be a Leica lens in a phone camera under $1500 seems unlikely.

Leica's going to “introduce its proven optical expertise into a new product segment and to unlock exciting business areas in the field of mobile devices.”
Huawei is “combining innovation and design, enhancing the user experience and continuing to inspire amazing advancement in human technology through exceptional premium imaging quality.”

I have a Huawei phone (Nexus 6P) and I rate it very highly, but the cynic in me sees this boiling down to a phone with a red dot on it. . .
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Post by CMur12 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:18 pm

Considering how quickly phones become obsolete, I can't see the value of paying for a Leica lens that will be thrown away with the phone before long. A Leica attachment that could go from phone to phone, albeit a bit more clumsy, makes more sense to me.

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Post by fallingwickets » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:33 pm

boiling down to a phone with a red dot on it.
for those of us on the 'must have the latest and greatest' road, a red dot will suffice to start off with LOL

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Post by nicodemus38 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:52 am

each generation of phone seems to get worse and worse as the megapixels go up.

My crummy old 2 megapixel phone had ZOOOM, sure it wasn't as NICE as my 3.5 megapixel phone without zoom. But I could get really close up on things. The new phone, gets blurry as the distance shortens.

And funny enough, my old phone could work fine in low light. Now I cant do anything without 50% light.

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Post by Squire » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:50 pm

I admire the level of interest shown here, speaking solely from the sidelines of course. Idiot proof and cheap is more my speed.
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Post by Rufus » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:33 am

Squire wrote:I admire the level of interest shown here, speaking solely from the sidelines of course. Idiot proof and cheap is more my speed.
I'm with you Squire. Unfortunately cell phone service in Canada is not cheap, so I don't bother. I've watched the interviews by Charlie Rose with Apple's Tim Cook and I just don't understand why anyone would want to store any of their personal or confidential information on their cell phone; sounds like a recipe for disaster to me and then they bleat about invasion of privacy. ](*,)
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Post by Squire » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:23 pm

I would be highly surprised (and slightly amused) that anyone would be interested in my personal data.
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Post by ichabod » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:08 pm

So, I see a red dot on the box, and the word Leica on the camera.
A fine looking phone, apparently not available in the USA.
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Post by fallingwickets » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:29 am

very unhappy it isnt for sale here in the usa....my only consolation is that the size ( fan of the > 5.7) is off for me. If it was in my size range, id be making arrangements to buy one somehow

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Post by nicodemus38 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:38 am

eh even if you got one to America, its most definitely pre programmed only to function in Canada.

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