Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/12

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Subject: [Leica] new M lens?
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Mon Jul 12 08:39:01 2004

No ignorance, Frank - It sounds as though Leica is probably going to
have top isos - well, light sensitivities equivalent to isos - of about
800 for the digital R and M. That is a real limitation for low light
film shooters, and a real limitation compared to the current high end
Canon, Nikon and Olympus digital SLRs. IF 800 is the high end, then the
last thing Leica should be doing is coming out with slower, rather than
faster, lenses.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Frank Filippone
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 11:34 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] new M lens?

It may be an issue of glass run out of stock or availability.. We may
never know....

Dumbed down 75?  Why not?  If digital can not reproduce the nuances of a
top notch lens, and based upon Dan C. comments about new lenses, it
seems a possible answer.  It would be lighter, smaller, cheaper to make,
etc.  All good business issues.....

Limited ISO?  I am not so sure I understand this point.. I am not a
digital user, so this is purely my ignorance.

Frank Filippone

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