Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/10

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Subject: [Leica] More management blabla
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Mon Mar 10 07:48:28 2008
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Michiel,I bet they haven't actually built an R lens in over two years.  When
LHSA was at the factory in 2006/10 they only had M lenses in production.  It
makes no sense to have an oversize sensor when you can get over 22MP out of
24x36 and ISO's over 3200 that look very good by any standard.  What does
make sense is to increase bit depth as the new processors(see Brian's quad
processor MAC) can handle 64bit files.  That could increase dynamic range in
the file and improve color performance.  Last, finer pixel pitch works in
Leica's favor as it showcases the lenses.

But, just a WAG, could Leica be talking to Canon as a sensor provider?  With
Erwin doing puff pieces on Canon glass can an arrangement  be far behind.
 Panasonic can't seem to build enough of the desirable small cameras to meet
demand; that opens the door for possible new arrangements.

On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Michiel <> wrote:

> Something on the R line will be shown on the photokina. But what is
> totally uncertain. But they should know at least what the overall
> concept will be. If the old lenses will be compatible, why not say it
> right now? That will keep the confidence in the R- line and help the
> sales of new lenses. I will not buy any new R glass until I know what
> they will do and I bet there will be no, or limited, lens
> compatibility.
> Cheers,
> Michiel Fokkema
> On 10/03/2008, A. Lal <> wrote:
> > The bit below was interesting:
> >
> >  "Compatibility is a question which moves R users in particular. Will
> the old
> >  R lenses be compatible?
> >  I?m sorry but I won?t comment on this topic today.
> >
> >  Why are you making such a secret out of this?
> >  I am not fond of announcing things at such an early stage. I?m
> convinced of
> >  what we?re developing right now but the products are not ready for the
> >  market yet. We want to be able to stand behind the new product
> completely.
> >  It shall more than satisfy the needs of our customers."
> >
> >  Perhaps a new lens mount for the R, with only limited compatibility?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >  ----- Original Message -----
> >  From: "Didier Ludwig" <>
> >  To: "Leica Users Group" <>
> >  Sent: Monday, 10 March, 2008 7:14 AM
> >  Subject: Re: [Leica] More management blabla
> >
> >
> >  > Michiel
> >  > Are these the lines you mean:
> >  > ??
> >  > Didier
> >
> >
> >
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