Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/19

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Subject: RE: [Leica] The M7 (again!)
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 16:53:14 -0500

You're preaching to the converted - ;-)

- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Javier
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] The M7 (again!)

Just wait until CCDs get near 24 x 35 in size with
10 or 20Mp resolution. It won't be a piece of shit

"B. D. Colen" wrote:
> THAT is the proverbial $64K question. I was speaking with another LUGer
> other day who speculated that PERHAPS the electronic shutter was being put
> in the M because that might then give Leica what it needed to produce what
> would amount to a digital back - imaging a digital capture unit that would
> fit into the back door area, with more electronics, etc. that would sit
> below the camera, a bit like the Kodak digitization of the Nikon F5 - If
> didn't care about having a "traditional" LCD viewing screen, you might
> have a digital rangefinder using M lenses...and there would be no reason
> an LCD couldn't fit into the hot shoe, connected by a short cord to the
> bottom unit, which would allow viewing images as soon as they were taken.
> Just total, utter, speculation - and I know, Jim B., it would be a total
> piece of shit that would produce images unworthy of Leica - in fact they
> would be images unworthy of being called photographs of any kind. :-)
> B. D.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Frank
> Filippone
> Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 3:29 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [Leica] The M7 (again!)
> Misdunderstanding cleared up...... A personal comment.....
> I think the change in the shutter is the most important feature to
> watch...... What could it do for us in the future?
> Frank Filippone
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