Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/10/23

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Subject: [Leica] More SL compatible lenses.......but there is a catch.......
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 22:54:20 +0530
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Nikon and Canon have been doing this for years with their APS-C lenses on
the Full Frame bodies....

The SL ticks a lot of the boxes for me, including the essential autofocus,
except one - where are the lenses? They would have done better, IMHO, to
start, like Fuji with three very good to exceptional primes, and probably
the normal range zoom. It looks to me as if they have been rushed into
releasing a body sans a workable lens lineup - maybe because of the
marketplace, maybe because of a need to leverage the R&D done for the S,
maybe because of a PE investor getting restless. Who knows?

I was really waiting for an autofocus FF Leica, now I will wait a bit more
and see what the lens line up looks like in a year or two. Maybe they will
have a dealer in India by then as well, essential considering their cameras
are not mechanical masterpieces any more, but electronic gadgets with what
seems to be suspect QC.


On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 10:25 PM, Douglas Sharp < at>

> Frank,
> I gather that should be understood as  "it automatically adjusts
> everything including the viewfinder and the file crop to APS-C format when
> T and TL lenses are mounted".
> Pretty clever if you ask me!
> Douglas
> On 23.10.2015 17:53, Frank Filippone wrote:
>> LEICA SUMMILUX-ST 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens launched
>> Launched (softly) at the SL Launch, Leica T Product Manager Maike Herberts
>> was quietly strolling around holding the new Leica Summilux-ST 35/1.4 ASPH
>> lens which is designed to work on both the ST and SL as a 50mm framed
>> f/1.4
>> lens. Of course this means that the field of view will be around 50mm
>> with a
>> depth of field resembling that of a 35mm lens.
>> Means that the lens will not cover the 24x36 format....  What a set of
>> weasel wording...
>> This gets to sound VERY Sony like... Some E lenses work at APS-C sensor
>> sizes. Others are full frame 24x36....  Very confusing..
>> Frank Filippone
>> Red735i at
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