Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/02/23

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Subject: [Leica] LEICA could be clever
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Wed Feb 23 09:05:08 2005
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you are right about the cloth shutter, at last years Photokina Leica said 
that a 
digital M would retain the size and looks of the classic M body, would have 
crop factor as close as possible to full frame (later they said 1.37 a la 
but that the shutter assembly would have to be a totally different 

Feli wrote:

> My guess is they are about halfway there, so if they can hang in there 
> for another year, we may be in luck.
> I'm convinced that a lot of the R-Module guts, software and the sensor 
> could be carried over. Engineering the body should almost be the easiest 
> part for them, they already have the RF, mount and a good part of the 
> metering system.
> I'm guessing the cloth shutter will go to the great darkroom in the sky.
> feli

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