Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/03/10

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Subject: [Leica] NEX 7 ­ A new system camera for LEICA lenses ? « Farines-Photo Blog
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 04:42:41 -0500

Seems if you want carbon fiber, titanium, wood, leather and precious metals
? including gold options for your NEX 7 you can get it in the re packaged
Hasselblad Lunar and pay 5 grand usd or Euros I forgot.

Kind of like some of those Alpa cameras they make now.
For the serious photo enthusiast with unlimited resources.

I think the NEX is an elegant solution for taking pictures. Very simple.
Lens on slab.  The aps-2 1.5 crop in a camera this small is not a bad deal.

I am looking forward for such a configuration with an even bigger format
which I expect to see within the year.

On 3/10/13 1:32 AM, "Adam Bridge" <abridge at> wrote:

> I very much like my NEX-7. It handles my M and R lenses quite well, thank 
> you.
> There are rumors that appear to have a high-likelyhood of an NEX-7N coming 
> out
> to correct a few issues and upgrade the sensor a bit. But the most 
> intriguing
> is a full-frame NEX camera using the sensor from the RX1. I think I have 
> that
> model number right.
> IF Sony makes that camera I'd hope they'd get rid of all the garbage 
> features
> and come up with a useful menu system. This is the true strong point of the
> Leica designs - it's not about special features like sepia mode, and 
> backlit
> sunset mode but about giving the photographer intimate control of the 
> camera.
> I believe the focus system on the NEX-7 can be improved. As I understand it
> they next generation sensor will be designed to increase the speed and
> accuracy.
> Sony knows how to make great sensors. They're learning how to make cameras.
> I wouldn't be hoity-toity in comparing an M to an NEX-7. The Sony has 
> almost
> instantaneous shutter response - it will be MUCH faster than the M (in live
> view NOT as a rangefinder) because the M's shutter will have to close and 
> then
> reopen. Now for me that wouldn't be too big of an issue but for street
> shooters...using non-M lenses with the EVF is contra-indicated.
> Adam
> On Mar 9, 2013, at 11:10 AM, Steve Barbour <steve.barbour at> 
> wrote:
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Mark William Rabiner

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