Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/06/03

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Subject: [Leica] Leica modifying M-mount for digital M?
From: telyt at (Douglas Herr)
Date: Sat Jun 3 01:21:35 2006
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On Jun 3, 2006, at 12:32 AM, Didier Ludwig wrote:

> I have just read in another list, from a quite reliable source not 
> completely unknown on the LUG, that Leica plans to modify the M-mount 
> for the digital M:
>> The Leica M digital will have a modified M-mount
>> with a bar code which tells the camera the focal length.
>> The correct frameline will then be electronically changed.
>> While Leica will sell kits at about $125 each to update Leica
>> M lenses to the M digital it remains to be seen if those kits can
>> be used on non Leica made lenses.
> My personal comment: The only reason to buy such a (anyway overpriced) 
> camera is when one has a closet full of M and LTM lenses. If one needs 
> to "upgrade" every lens for $125 to make it functional on the digital 
> M (and maybe even non-functional on the film bodies), he might as well 
> change the system. Leica - one step forward, two steps backwards.
> Didier

Let's not jump to too many conclusions all at once.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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