Photos taken with Leica R telephoto lenses on the new M rangefinder

Leica Camera published several photographs on their blog taken in Kyrgyzstan with R telephoto lenses on the new M rangefinder.

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  • Davidefilm

    Very interested in what the video was shot on…

    • http://leicarumors.com/ Leica Rumors

      I was thinking about that, there is no way to know.

  • Nobody Special

    The video was less than inspiring….I still don’t understand what Leica is trying to sell/tell me – and I’ve been using the R and M system for 40 years.

    The telephoto still images are nice – BUT WHAT R LENS are we talking about? I mean come on Leica, get your marketing information together – how was it to use the combination with the M? You know, how was it to focus – how WAS it focused? With the electric finder or live-view? How hard can it be to tell us this? IF I want to buy the M for the R SOLUTION, how about giving that information? Oi.

    • Nobody Special

      At the risk of sounding negative, or ‘piling on’; my guess is, that since Kaufmann is not a photographer – he bought the company and invested his cash, that isn’t news. BUT, since he’s not a photographer, he doesn’t know what to say/show/or put in videos/marketing. It’s the only thing that makes any sense to me. Once again, oh well.

    • Nobody Special

      At the risk of sounding negative, or ‘piling on’; my guess is, that since Kaufmann is not a photographer – he bought the company and invested his cash, that isn’t news. BUT, since he’s not a photographer, he doesn’t know what to say/show/or put in videos/marketing. It’s the only thing that makes any sense to me. Once again, oh well.

  • Movie Critic

    Once again Leica marketing department fails miserably. No inspiration, no information, terrible video that tells, shows nothing. Not even a plot. Pathetic photography both still and video. Dr Kaufman really needs to have a long and final talk with his chief of Leica marketing. Last, Mr Gaumy might have been a good photographer years ago, but it is obvious his inspiration is lacking. Might be time for Leica and Magnum to cut Mr Gaumy loose. Disappointing to say the least.

    • J Shin

      Should I apply? I like my job, tho’. They’d have to pay me well, and my German is rusty. I wonder if I can telecommute.

      Oh, and, apparently, I’m an “apostate” now.

      Anyone else up for it? :-)

  • Movie Critic

    Once again Leica marketing department fails miserably. No inspiration, no information, terrible video that tells, shows nothing. Not even a plot. Pathetic photography both still and video. Dr Kaufman really needs to have a long and final talk with his chief of Leica marketing. Last, Mr Gaumy might have been a good photographer years ago, but it is obvious his inspiration is lacking. Might be time for Leica and Magnum to cut Mr Gaumy loose. Disappointing to say the least.

    • J Shin

      Should I apply? I like my job, tho’. They’d have to pay me well, and my German is rusty. I wonder if I can telecommute.

      Oh, and, apparently, I’m an “apostate” now.

      Anyone else up for it? :-)

  • Kc

    Still no colours :(

  • Kc

    Still no colours :(

  • Tobi Kleiner

    What a boring waste of time! Please Leica – I’m a huge fan of your products but – watch some GoPro-Videos on Youtube to see what Product-Videos are about today.

  • http://twitter.com/shai_wininger Shai Wininger

    I hope this video was not shot using the new M. Video quality is total crap.

  • http://twitter.com/shai_wininger Shai Wininger

    I hope this video was not shot using the new M. Video quality is total crap.

  • sloma_p

    One question – WTF?

  • lefse

    Beautiful tonality – boring photos.

    Wish they could show some samples taken with the new 50 apo. Both on slow film and m 240. The MTF-data is ridiculous for that one. Not that it matters.

  • lefse

    Beautiful tonality – boring photos.

    Wish they could show some samples taken with the new 50 apo. Both on slow film and m 240. The MTF-data is ridiculous for that one. Not that it matters.

  • Sergey

    I liked it. It is not Lukas and Avatar, it is not Somali or any war country with human pain. There is no action like on GoPro adds… I think it’s strange to expect that from Leica.
    It is not the best video in the world. And maybe because of the nature of a place where footage was taken. But there is such place with it’s own mood. That what was shown. Good.

  • Bryan Campbell

    I have to disagree here, this video really showed some amazing tonality and better detail than we are used to seeing with the other samples. Excellent

  • Bryan Campbell

    I have to disagree here, this video really showed some amazing tonality and better detail than we are used to seeing with the other samples. Excellent

  • http://www.facebook.com/omar.barcenas Omar Barcenas-Photography

    I thought the video was pretty good. I don’t know why people are comparing this video to gopro ads, they are completely different markets.

    I like the mood of the video, and the stills although not are not award winning, they do capture the mood of the place. But in saying that, this could have been shot with any other camera and I don’t think it would’ve mattered if it was leica or not.

    • MJr

      True. But with photo’s this minimalistic where there is no real ‘subject’ it’s all about the most subtle details, not distracted by any imperfections of a lens etc. So in that aspect using a Leica makes sense.

  • Sum1

    I want the 3 minutes I wasted on this back… what a bore, nothing inspiring, interesting or informative. Leica Leica, what has happened to you?!

  • JeffNYC

    Not the most impressive way to demo the video qualities of the new M

  • Yan Charette

    Jean Gaumy is a Magnum award winning photographer with over 40 years of experience however is does not know what he is doing *Sarcasm* ….. Some peoples would do anything for as little self esteem, is it fooling anybody?

    Please go flickr your pictures of your Garden flowers with your brother in law.

  • IgorSoyka

    Absolutely boring video and images!!! Sorry.

  • IgorSoyka

    Absolutely boring video and images!!! Sorry.

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