Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/28

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Subject: [Leica] Distagon 15/2.8
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Tue Sep 28 06:44:20 2004

A couple questions, thoughts -
- Is there any information regarding price? Which is to wonder whether
these lenses will be price competitive with Leica, with Bessa/Cosina, or
will they be at a price point unto themselves. In other words, will this
15 2.8 be an $8K lens, or will it be affordable.
- Too bad there is nothing faster than f 2

- It's great to see closer minimal focusing distances for these
rangefinder focal lengths

- My guess, and I obviously stress guess as none of us really knows
anything here, is that this is a preemptive move to try to secure a
marketing space for a digital rangefinder. I may of course be totally
off base, but I don't think this is really about competing for the
minute share of film rangefinder market.

Any thoughts anyone?

B. D.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Jonathan Borden
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 7:30 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: [Leica] Distagon 15/2.8

> Seems to be a pretty straightforward RF - but very nice looking

15/2.8 -- this may very well become the killer wide angle for the 
digital M crowd... all in all this is great news for the M space.


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