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What happend (my version): The embargo date for the Leica M11 was today 3pm (German time) Steven started yesterday at 5pm (German time) posting Leica M11 images I deleted (hid) the thread, contacted Steve and asked him not to do so as such leaks can hurt the relationship to Leica Camera – the forum’s and my business’ relationship.  Steven answered this: Three hours later he started another thread: „M11 - My first impressions of the best digital M yet“ Using

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No I don't. Lengthy justification hidden, account banned again, premium membership fee refunded. You can write a thousand times that your post was not an attack in my direction. I told you that you are on probation and it's a really, really bad idea to post off topic justifications and to open the discussion again. Sorry, I'm now really mad now. It's Friday evening, I had a hard week and still a long to-do list. And I'm no longer willing to tidy up behind single members who d

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I buy a lot of stuff, but I never look back, or never change my mind once my opinion is made.  No, you remember it wrong. I said I didn't like it on digital, and I still don't. I always said that I liked it on film, and I still do.    Dude, what are you smoking ? I'm so happy. Happy in my life. Happy with my cameras. I'm the happiest person you've spoken to today! And I am extremely focused on my photography. In December, I shot 173 rolls of film, in four different countries.

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4 hours ago, MrFriendly said:

The new button on the M11 is to switch between monochrome and color modes.  In monochrome, it's lower megapixel count, but you get to choose which color filter to use.  It's just a guess.

A monochrome switch would be superb.  It would allow you to commit there and then to go for monochrome with no way back.  I was hoping it would involve flipping the color filters out of the way, like flip-up sunglasses, but that may remain a psychedelic dream.

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Have you seen the new fixed Leica baseplate over at Leica Rumors?

5 hours ago, Artin said:

I can’t see where the Sd card is going without a base plate , I don’t see any doors any ware ? 

Must be very similar to Leica Q2. Or, OTOH, could be like the SL2, side load. And the third option is the battery compartment + card slot together.

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6 hours ago, cirke said:

maybe a hard drive instead of SD 

No real camera company has ever made that a feature on a real camera.  There’s no reason to suspect Leica would be the first.  Especially since they have made a ton of cameras without a baseplate and they somehow figured out where to put an SD card slot.

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12 hours ago, jakontil said:

Reading all the rumors of the upcoming m11, i already miss the baseplate..

 

no, not bcoz i love it, at times it’s rather a hassle…. But may be its nostalgic… soon or later it would be a history…or it would make a come back

I've never once found the baseplate on a digital M to be a hassle. Now try shooting a classic Nikon F with the entirely removable back and base - that was a hassle! 

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7 hours ago, cirke said:

maybe a hard drive instead of SD 

You probably meany a solid-state drive (SSD) and not a hard disk drive (HDD).
An integrated SSD introduces another point of failure in the camera and requires typically slower transferring via USB or WiFi. 

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26 minutes ago, John Ricard said:

No real camera company has ever made that a feature on a real camera.  There’s no reason to suspect Leica would be the first.  Especially since they have made a ton of cameras without a baseplate and they somehow figured out where to put an SD card slot.

Pixii did it already. No hard disk but SSD i guess. Only problem is what happens if the SSD breaks down. 

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38 minutes ago, John Ricard said:

No real camera company has ever made that a feature on a real camera.  There’s no reason to suspect Leica would be the first.  Especially since they have made a ton of cameras without a baseplate and they somehow figured out where to put an SD card slot.

Zeiss did 

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3 minutes ago, lct said:

Pixii did it already. No hard disk but SSD i guess. Only problem is what happens if the SSD breaks down. 

You'll pay a lot of money to a data recovery company to recover your files and even more money to replace the media or buy yourself a replacement camera.

 

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26 minutes ago, charlesphoto99 said:

Then it wouldn't be an M. Plenty of EVF based cameras on the market already. For me the ONLY reason to shoot an M is the RF. 

 It would be a body for M lenses , call it whatever you want 

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