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

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Subject: [Leica] More management blabla
From: alal at (Akhil Lal)
Date: Mon Mar 10 09:24:19 2008
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This is useful info, if accurate.

If existing R lenses can couple to the meter and auto stop- 
down mechanism, we can expect the prices of R lenses to start rising.

On Mon, 10 Mar 2008, Tarek Charara wrote:

> The info I got is that it's going to be an autofocus, 22Mpixel (oversized 
> sensor & 18Mpixel in 24x36) camera. The older lenses can be mounted in 
> manual 
> focus...
> I got the info from my Leica dealer in Paris. The info he gave about the 
> M8 
> before it came out was extremely acurate, maybe this info is too...
> Only a few months to Photokina...
> All the best from the south of France!
> Tarek
> -------------------------------------------------
> Tarek Charara
> <>
> Le 10 mars 08 ? 12:50, A. Lal a ?crit :
>> 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?
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