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

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Subject: [Leica] New Leica digital rangefinder system ? , was: new M lens?
From: telyt at (Doug Herr)
Date: Mon Jul 12 12:37:25 2004

on 7/12/04 11:11 AM, Feli di Giorgio at wrote:

> I think it would be extremely difficult for Leica to design an auto focus 
> AND a series of AF lenses from scratch. They have to work with what they 
> have
> at hand,therefore we [get] a manual focus R9D.

I wouldn't want them to make an AF SLR unless the viewfinder is as easy to
focus manually as the R8/R9 or better yet the SL/SL2.  The way the DMR is
shaping up, Leica will have a unique product in a DSLR that is optimized for
manual focus.  No big deal if you don't mind centered compositions but when
focus/recompose/shoot is a clumsy substitute for focussing anywhere on the
viewscreen, as it is for many of my photos, the R8/R9 + DMR is uniquely

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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