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  1. #1
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    Wouldn't it be interesting if:

    Leica came out with the digital equivalent of the old CL?

    We were talking about this the other day. There's a huge gap between the M8 and the no viewfinder/rangefinder point and shoots. Sort of the Leica equivalent of a G10 with interchangeable lenses.

  2. #2
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    I would buy one!
    A.J.

    Hey this looks dangerous.......You go first!

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  3. #3
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    So here it is, after PhotoExpo, Photokina and whatever photo show, and I was hoping Leica would sneak out an smaller, less expensive, rangefinder. No, we get a green M8...

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken. View Post
    ...I was hoping Leica would sneak out an smaller, less expensive, rangefinder....
    Less expensive Leica? They are called Panasonic.
    Nikon D90, D80
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    Maybe. Granted the CL was the weird cross breed of Minolta and Leica. The Leica branded version was "the one" to have of the two. I can see a Leica version of a micro four thirds...

  6. #6
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    There needs to be a digital rangefinder with M-mount under the $2000 USD price point. Since the Voigtlander Bessa in M-mount is $600 USD, theoretically it would be possible to get a digital sensor + other associated electronics in the camera body for under $1400/unit + body cost in mass production.

    Cosina/Voigtlander/Zeiss should look into doing this.
    Sam


    Nikon D80, D300s, Nikkormat EL, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, 55-200mm f4-f5.6 VR AF-S Nikkor, 50mm f1.8 AF-D Nikkor, 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D Nikkor, 135mm f2.8 Nikkor-Q pre-AI, Hanimex 35mm f2.8 doorstop

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  7. #7
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    I have nothing against Panasonic and they make some sweet cameras. But ""Lumix" just doesn't have the same emotional impact as "Leica". I just want one with a few settings other than "auto" in a price range less than the downpayment on a new motorcycle...

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