Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/06

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Subject: [Leica] Bad news at Leica
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Sat Dec 6 09:50:08 2008
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To each his own, Frank. I would rather have the current 1.33 sensor  
factor and be able to use all lenses rather than a bigger sensor with  

No, for me the improvements I would much rather see in the digital M  
line have to do with weather-sealing, live view, a flip-out screen  
like on my E3. Those things would make the camera even more usable for  
me. A full frame sensor would not make a whole lot of difference.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Dec 6, 2008, at 6:33 PM, Frank Filippone wrote:

> I do not necessarily agree with this.....    Since I do not live in  
> the R+D
> department of the Kodak labs.....
> It could be that a compromise sensor, could be used with certain WA
> lenses...... and not others... aided by pre-distortion anti- 
> vignetting SW to
> produce a good image.  It coule be that we are limited to lenses  
> longer than
> 24mm.... I don't know.  Personally, either would be acceptable to me  
> rather
> than a smaller sensor.
> Remember that "in the beginning", Leica lenses topped out at 21   
> mm..... And
> with the exception of the SA, the Elmarits are all pretty good  
> distance from
> rear of the lens to the FP.
> I have never seen a WATE to judge that lens at all... but again, it is
> possible it would work with a FF sensor.
> It is the nasty guys at Cosina that started all the WA  
> ruckus......   God
> bless their souls!
> Agreed with your last comment.....
> Frank Filippone
> But Frank there _still_ is no sensor technology available suitable for
> a FF rangefinder. .........................
> Let us hope there is a new sensor developed for a high volume
> application which just happens to be suitable for use with rangefinder
> lenses - then we will be OK.
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