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

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Subject: [Leica] Distagon 15/2.8
From: dorysrus at (Don Dory)
Date: Tue Sep 28 16:32:46 2004

The point is who cares why?  We have another entrant in an M mount with
some interesting lenses that will fit and work on our M's.  Even better,
some one else is talking about a digital M mount camera.  Obviously,
some people with money to invest in R&D are going to produce a digital M
mount rangefinder camera.

I would strongly suggest that we all save $3000-$5000 dollars for our
choice of M rangefinder and jump on them when they are introduced: just
in case no one else wants one, at least we will have ours.  :)


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf
Of B. D. Colen
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 8:43 AM
To: 'Leica Users Group'
Subject: RE: [Leica] Distagon 15/2.8

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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