Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/07/07

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Subject: [Leica] Medium Format Digital
From: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2011 10:08:02 -0500
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On Jul 6, 2011, at 11:25 PM, Richard Man wrote:

> My pipe dream is that someone, well, Fuji specifically :-) would make a
> 18x49mm sensor, and build a digital RF system for it. The sensor size is
> just about the same size as the "full frame" 35mm, so the technology and
> cost is known (remember that full frame Canon and Sony are as "low" as
> $2500).
> The result would of course be a cropped digital XPan. The lens should be
> much easier to design - heck, lets make them all F2.8 while we are at it.
> Sell the whole system with 3 lens (30, 45 and 90 equivalent) for $10,000 to
> $12,000, and I bet they will sell at least as many of that as Pentax 645D.


George Lottermoser 
george at

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