Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/07

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Subject: [Leica] Bad news at Leica
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun Dec 7 15:17:47 2008

I think you're right we'll see a digital R body before we see an upgraded in
sensor size M body and I'm certainly ok with that. I think its a good chance
when and if the digital R body comes out it will be FF. 24x36mm format. So a
50 is a 50 and a 100 is a 100.
The issue of sensor research has to come up and get done by somebody for the
I'd think the issues many if not most of them could be solved in software.
And I think someone else might come out with an FF M body if Leica does not.
Mark William Rabiner

> From: Aram Langhans <>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 09:05:05 -0800
> To: <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Bad news at Leica
> Hey Mark.  Isn't that a bit selfish?  Leica has not made any R advances on
> the digital front since 2005, so let's give us R folks a turn at bat.  Just
> because you want a new M does not mean us R people should wait any longer.
> The DMR had a very limited production run and if one wanted to use the R
> lenses on a genuine Leica, it would be very hard to find a DMR.  At least
> the M people have an actual production camera at their call.  I suggest 
> that
> the DMR is in many ways like the M8 is to you.  It took some compromises
> that many did not like, such as the physical size and the same 1.33 crop
> factor that you complain about.  So, I think it is the  R user's turn in
> line to see what the next generation brings.  In a small company like 
> Leica,
> they undoubtedly need to rotate through their products when they upgrade.
> Aram 

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