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Subject: [Leica] I can focus my Noctilux - FH
From: hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:40:20 +1000
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My Gallic friend I do agree that the Fujifim creations are very appealing
and each one has more improvements in just the right direction (for my
taste). I'm looking forward to seeing the XT1 when it comes to market
locally too.
Now as to this heresy regarding Leica dropping the optical finder (and RF)
all together within 6 years..... Well I shall just have to wager a bottle
of the best wine from your cellar that you are wrong ;-)  for the M system.
We shall see what else emerges though ;-) In the interim 6 years until the
bet is settled, we must of course practise the consumption of your wine
together while we are waiting.


On 14 February 2014 22:59, philippe.amard <philippe.amard at> wrote:

> I bet before the decade is out i.e +6 years, Leica will have dropped the
> OVF altogether - the fuijis are showing the way.
> Remember that 6 years ago Leica hadn't dropped the R and was struggling
> with IR issues and CCDs on their first digital M, etc.
> They have come a long way since, and so has their customer/consumer base
> who produce kidneys ? volont?.
> Now, for your eyes only folks, here is the well-hidden M cameras road-map,
> from M1 to M621 with regional variations as a bonus.
> FYI : Toll in German means Nice!
> Hope this helps
> Amities
> Philippe ;-)
> Le 13 f?vr. 14 ? 23:36, Geoff Hopkinson a ?crit :
>  The RF mechanism in the M (Typ 240) is different and futher improved over
>> that of previous M cameras. The tolerances are smaller and new specialised
>> equipment and methods are used. For most of the world that means that
>> there
>> is only one location able to calibrate to that standard. I'm told now
>> though that Leica USA has spent some tens of thousands of dollars to
>> duplicate that capability for US customers.
>> Cheers
>> Geoff
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