Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/09/07

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Subject: [Leica] New R Solution?
From: wildlightphoto at (Doug Herr)
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 14:56:37 -0400 (EDT)

Douglas Sharp wrote:

Market demand would be highest from people with legacy 
lenses of all sorts of brands and mounts, Not just Leica R.

Just a simple, basic, manual focus digital camera with 
a full frame sensor (or as Sonny mentioned 36x36) a 
shutter, some kind of exposure metering and some way of 
getting aperture information to the electronics. Then 
top it off with something like that ZigView thing as a 
monitor you can mount on its hot shoe. Get rid of all 
the bells and whistles and get it right down to bare 
essentials - like Cosina did with the Bessa-L.

Make it a "lens with a camera on the back of it" 
concept, not a high-tech, fully-everything body for lenses

Build it with a register that lets it take almost any 
brand of lens you can imagine and offer it with a range 
of (interchangeable?) mounts.

Just the thing for people with Canon FD, Minolta, 
Nikon, Contax/Yashica, Pentax-K, M42, Olympus, Leica R 
and whatever other lenses you happen to have lying around.

I would buy one like a shot.

I would too.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento