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35mm full-frame only? You mean - exactly like they were between 1925 and 1998 (discounting the occasional/rare 3/4ths-frame-M "Post-Camera" - and allowing for the brief "APS film" Leica C11)?

Probably not, unless/until Dr. Kaufmann puts a "For Sale" sign on larger-format view-camera company Sinar Swiss - which Leica has owned since 2013.

https://sinar.swiss/company/

https://sinar.swiss/products/#!/1

And if you insist on smaller-sensor Leica products: https://leica-camera.com/en-US/World-of-Leica/Leitz-Phone-2

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8 minutes ago, Pyrogallol said:

“Full frame” should really be called “double frame” as Barnack doubled the normal cine frame size and turned it 90 degrees to come up with “full frame” 35mm.

Ennh - the majority always rules.

500 million 35mm Barnack-format still cameras made over the years (including Nikon, Pentax, Canon, Minolta, Miranda, Petri, Zeiss-Ikon, Ricoh, FED....you name it), vs. maybe (?) 200 thousand "half-frame" 35mm cine cameras ever made? 😉

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22 hours ago, Einst_Stein said:

…and no sign of larger format in the near future?

Depends on definition of “near future” if reports of coming S4 are accurate. 2025?  I suspect customer response to SL3 might play a role.

Jeff

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18 hours ago, adan said:

35mm full-frame only? You mean - exactly like they were between 1925 and 1998 (discounting the occasional/rare 3/4ths-frame-M "Post-Camera" - and allowing for the brief "APS film" Leica C11)?

Probably not, unless/until Dr. Kaufmann puts a "For Sale" sign on larger-format view-camera company Sinar Swiss - which Leica has owned since 2013.

https://sinar.swiss/company/

https://sinar.swiss/products/#!/1

And if you insist on smaller-sensor Leica products: https://leica-camera.com/en-US/World-of-Leica/Leitz-Phone-2

If you don’t know what it means by 35mm full frame, you are probably a Minority in this community and most photography sites.

But I hear you, what is exactly your point please?

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6 hours ago, Pyrogallol said:

“Full frame” should really be called “double frame” as Barnack doubled the normal cine frame size and turned it 90 degrees to come up with “full frame” 35mm.

Thanks for the historical lesson. But I  believe most people here know that and it is more common to think full frame is 36mm x 24mm. 

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