Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/15

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Subject: [Leica] the next M
From: richard-lists at (Richard F. Man)
Date: Wed Sep 15 18:28:09 2004

OK, we know it's not going to be Digital M, not enough time.

We know it's now "special M7" covered with the finest toe hair of the 
Bhutan pikas as hand picked by Himalayan virgins. Otherwise, E. probably 
would not have mentioned it.

So as Mr. Puts put it, M7 is "Close to Perfection," and whatever 
superlative MP is, if this is indeed a new M that is in some ways, 
improvements to the existing Ms, what features would it have? Remember that 
progress at Solm moves glacially, so there probably will not be drastic 
changes like new loading system or different shutter with faster (sync) top 
speeds etc.

My guess:
- Step to digital. May be they will introduce a new mount that is backward 
compatible w/ the M, and or the back is made so that it can be mated with a 
Digital-Modul-M in two years.

- higher mag. VF, 1.0 Baby!

- no-flare RF, again, and this time, they get it even more right!


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