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

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Subject: [Leica] Leica CEO: Restructuring 80 percent don
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Mon Mar 10 09:11:26 2008

> At 10:59 AM 3/10/2008, you wrote:
>> The time is right for Leica to do what it felt it needed to do from the
>> beginning. Preset a non cropped format for its glass.
>> So a 21 Asph gives you what it was designed to do with film.
>> Mark William Rabiner
> As long as they can do it without the fringing and fall-off on the
> edges like wide angle lenses give you on the full-frame Canon
> 5D!!  I've spent way too much time fixing purple fringes with
> software that still doesn't work right.
> Tina 
To me, Tina, this sounds like a thing Leica can deal with at this juncture..

For starters they're starting off with much better wide angle glass than
Canon from all I hear. And if the price point says anything.

Much of it is in the electronics but it feels to me like a thing Leica can
deal with at this point in time. I have confidence in Kaufmann and the fact
that he's not working in a vacuum. In the sense that he's an owner of other
optical companies and can bring a team together to solve new problems new

The Electronics end should be easier if the glass is on the exquisite Leica
side of the track.

Mark William Rabiner

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