Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/10/16

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Subject: [Leica] Sony a7 and a7R
From: frank.dernie at (FRANK DERNIE)
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:13:08 +0100 (BST)
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SLR lenses don't normally need offset microlenses, only those with an exit 
pupil close to the image plane.
I would have thought a camera with microlenses suited to rangefinder lenses 
would be inappropriate for the vast majority of lenses likely to be used 
with it.

> From: Frank Filippone <red735i at>
>To: 'Leica Users Group' <lug at> 
>Sent: Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 16:38
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Sony a7 and a7R
>Apparently the A7r (36MP) has offset micro lenses and may be more attuned to
>WA lenses than the A7
>I have now forgotten.... are the WATE, 21 and 24 Super Elmar lenses designed
>with retrofocus techniques?? Ie, are they less demanding on the digital
>Ditto lenses like the 28 Summicron ?
>Frank Filippone
>Red735i at
>what will be interesting is how the new a7 a7r handle leica wides. sony has
>a great implementation of focus peaking, and size wise pretty close to leica
>m's. this could be the next leica m lens market
>? -------------------------------------
>? regards, mehrdad
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

In reply to: Message from jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj) ([Leica] Sony a7 and a7R)
Message from richard at (Richard Man) ([Leica] Sony a7 and a7R)
Message from msadat at (mehrdad) ([Leica] Sony a7 and a7R)
Message from red735i at (Frank Filippone) ([Leica] Sony a7 and a7R)