Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/18

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Subject: [Leica] Re: [CVUG] Details on the new CV offerings!
From: richard-lists at (Richard F. Man)
Date: Sat Sep 18 12:31:33 2004
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Thanks Karen, the plot thickens....

At 04:20 AM 9/18/2004, Karen Nakamura wrote:
>* They are not long-baselength rangefinders (I don't know where Bob Shell 
>got his info that the new long baselength Zeiss is based on the R3A,  it 
>might be but obviously not the rangefinder). The optical BL of the new 
>R2A/R3a is the same as in the R2.

 From the mock up picture, it is clear that the new Zeiss has a much longer 
baselength than the R2/3s. So why would they do that if they are basing it 
on the R3A? A long baselength + 1.0 mag. would be a killer combo for high 
accuracy needed lens like the Noctilux, 75/1.4 etc. no?

Of course, there's the all important Q of digital or film... I wonder if 
this is one of the most successful teaser campaigns in camera introduction 

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