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Subject: [Leica] contax guessing game...
From: jls at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Wed Sep 15 08:58:16 2004

I could live with an RF with Zeiss lenses if they priced it as
reasonably as the G2. If they try to pull a Rollei and release a Bessa
R2 clone at 5x the price, then I won't be back with a passion.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Richard
F. Man
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 9:57 AM
Subject: [Leica] contax guessing game...

In case you are not aware, Contax has been running teaser pic, with the 
caption: "Back With Passion" for the last week. A new piece of puzzle
two days. Here's the URL 
DPReview news forum has a thread on it.

It probably means that I have way too much time on my hands, but looking
the latest teaser pics, there is some sort of lever there - mechanical 
lever. I don't see anything like that on XPAN I/II, Epson R-D1, Contax 
G1/G2, Bessa Rs, or even the old Contax II/III.

However, it looks rather like the frameline preview selector on the
M6/M7 (and others?)

OMG - what if Contax releases a M7 clone with the T* Biogon? Digital of 

Or may be it's just a new line of lens with the M mount. How sweet is

(From the previous teaser pics, we know it has a Biogon, shutter or 
aperture dials on top and a bottom that looks very much like the M
prompting guesses that it would be a re-badged Epson R-D1 ala Rollei
rebadging of the R2)

// richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly,
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