Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/11

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Subject: [Leica] Digital M
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sun Jul 11 08:46:50 2004

So we're looking at a magnification factor of 1.37, a top iso of about
800, and a price somewhere north of $4500 K? And a new lens that will
undoubtedly cost more than a couple Ms?

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Dan C
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 11:33 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: [Leica] Digital M

This is from someone (Brian Booth) who toured the Leica factory in Solms
and reported his findings on the Leica Forum..

"The Digital M will according to Leicas technical manager be made with
the same sensor size as the digital R and Herr Cohn mentioned that Kodak
and Imacon will make the sensor, again the same manufactorer as the R.
We were told yesterday that Leica will make a really wide angle lens
specially for the digital M because all the focal lengths of existing
lenses will become longer so to remedy the problem of very wide angle
lenses becoming medium wide angle lenses it will be neccesary to make
the extra wide angle lens. The digital M will have the frame system
viewfinder the same as the analogue M but with the new focal length
sizes to take account for the focal length exension. All of the present
M lenses can be used with a digital M except maybe the 135 mm because
that will become around a 180mm lens on the digital M.The release date
will be 2006."

-dan c.

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