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Subject: [Leica] Square Film Format for the R10
From: photo at (Nathan)
Date: Thu May 8 13:53:46 2008
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I am going to be there as usual :-)


On 8-mei-2008, at 15:48, Howard Cummer wrote:

> Hi Luggers,
> One time lugger, Ray Tai, now participating, I think, at the  
> Rangefinder forum, has used some Leica R lens on the Hasselblad  
> Xpan ( 24mm X 65mm). None of them have an image circle to cover  
> 65mm but the 35 Curtagon comes closest. Ray noted that there was  
> very little fall off at the edge of the R lenses' image circles  
> (like the R28) and he thought that some older style lenses had  
> larger image circles than some of the later models. Leica needs  
> something to differentiate it from the excellent DSLRs from Canon  
> Nikon and others and going to a square format - no more vertical  
> and horizontal shots - like a mini Hasselblad - could be a way to  
> do it. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they go square format -  
> reinventing the 35mm format which Oskar Barnack is credited with  
> starting (even if he wasn't first). Older lenses, if they do have a  
> larger image circle might become sought after and suddenly more  
> valuable. I am keeping mine. Look at what has happened to the price  
> of Visoflexes with the M8. Photokina is going to be very  
> interesting. I am going and hope to lay hands on an R10. Anybody  
> else going to be there??
> Cheers,
> Howard
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Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain

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