Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/02/07

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Subject: [Leica] leica m10
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 21:40:32 +0100
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Except that this autumn is the world's most important photo trade show, 
Photokina in Cologne. It only happens every other year, and Leica is 
expected to have something sexy and exciting for the occasion. Extended 
batteries just don't cut it in the sexiness department I'm afraid.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Feb 7, 2012, at 9:29 PM, Phil Forrest wrote:

> I think the best upgrade would be an accessory, not unlike the
> Leicavit, in which extended battery life could be gotten from. Either
> by a new totally rechargeable set of Li-Ion Leica-specific cells or by
> 6-8 rechargeable batteries available easily on the drugstore shelf. The
> ability to use Alkaline, Lithium and NiMH batteries could be added via
> a regulator switch in the new battery pack body.
> I've been dreaming of something like this for a few years now but no
> one has come up with it for some reason. I'm no electrical engineer,
> nor do i have the tools or materials to fashion the chassis of this
> battery pack.
> But THIS is what we need, for existing M8 and M9 bodies, not an M10.
> Phil Forrest
> On Tue, 7 Feb 2012 18:50:41 +0000 (GMT)
> FRANK DERNIE <frank.dernie at> wrote:
>> I don't actually -need- any of those :-)
>> I would like a better buffer and speed but I suspect the price we
>> have for the digital M being so small is no space for a big battery
>> and not much power to drive faster chips. I am not so sure that
>> battery technology has moved on far enough to resolve this. If it
>> needed to be bigger of heavier I would stay with the smaller buffer
>> since it is only rarely a limitation for me. I also like the idea of
>> a built in 1.4 magnifier.
>> I am actually pretty happy with my M9. It is overall the best camera
>> I have ever owned. FD
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: mehrdad <msadat at>
>>> To: Leica Users Group <lug at> 
>>> Sent: Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 18:36
>>> Subject: [Leica] leica m10
>>> it seems that the new m digital is around the corner (sep/oct), what
>>> shall we expect after three years and 8k price?
>>> i for one do need the following
>>> 1) image stabilization built in to the body (they can licsnce this
>>> technology  from sony, thier old partner)
>>> 2) much better buffer and more frames per second
>>> 3) shooting movies with m (not for me)
>>> 4) fuji x10/pro like view finder
>>> 5) better battery life and better battery
>>> 6) 36 meg is now the norm, so something close
>>> 7) a built in 1.4x magnifier, that u can use at will
>>> 8) all the given dynamic range and high iso performance (it is now
>>> three yrs later)
>>> 9) a better price but i think is is truly a dream
>>> 10) do we care about live view?
>>> -- 
>>>   -------------------------------------
>>>   regards, mehrdad
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Replies: Reply from zoeica at (Chris Williams) ([Leica] leica m10)
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