If I am mistaken re Hasselblad's relationship with Fuji, I apologise.
Hasselblad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I still think this is an unlikely rumour if only for the Panasonic angle.
No need to apologise.
Fujifilm are quite a mountain compared to the mole hill of Hasslebald & Leica.Fujifilm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaFuji Xerox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fujifilm's partnership with xerox.
:Leica gains from Panasonic
Vlux & Dlux.
Royalties by allowing Panasonic to use Leica name.
Leica does not gain Panasonic sensor.
:What would Leica gain from Fuji
It is fitting future M's should have the best sensor which would well be Fuji's organic.
Possibly X100s hybrid vf.
Possibly the upcoming mirrorless aps-c from Leica with AF will be a rebadged upcoming Fuji LX
with its organic sensor & phase detect AF.
Fujis AF lenses for the upcoming LX 18m f2, 35mm f1.4, possible 60m f1.8 & further macro, telephoto.
If I'm skeptical of the rumor, it's more along the lines of "Why does Fujifilm need Leica?"
I was wondering the same.
Fuji movie lens prices are upto $160K, Pro Lenses
Can almost guarantee most movies & top documentaries for instance the BBC stunning Frozen Planet BBC One - Frozen Planet
is filmed on lenses by Fuji.
Fuji ofcourse provide Hassleblad lenses.
Just in the 35mm still photography Fuji has gone more for budget to mid range than premium.
Should Fuji wish to go premium they can easily bring Leica class lenses.
For sure Fuji does not need an M mount.
Maybe Fuji wants to be at the top 3 with Canon & Nikon
and by allowing Leica to have Fuji technologies, it is one rung on the ladder to becoming top 3.