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Guess what I see between the 54 and 58 second mark in the new Leica video...

 

 

 

Great find.

 

I investigated the video frame by frame, and took some (more) screencaps. They are brightened, and you can get a pretty good view of the size of the viewfinder. Looks like it's as wide as the hotshoe. I don't have a M8 anylonger, so I can't compare. Anyone?

 

 

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/members/richard-no-albums-leicam9_screencaps.html

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Tried to put photos directly in thread, but didn't work ;)

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Hmm... It looks like they took one of there prototypes, and stuck a few clips, just to tease us... We don't even know if was the final.

 

But as it stands, it does not look as if it will work with Visoflex. The higher viewfinder will kill that (except for the smokestack). If that is true... Then I need to keep my M8...

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That makes perfect sense if the sensor filters all the IR light... You don't have to apply corrections for cyan drift...

 

That's not what I meant. The M8 used to have a lens detection menu option with "On" or "Off'. Later they added "On + UV IR". This has changed to "Auto". This could mean several things. I was just wondering if it would or could mean that there was going to be a "Auto" and "Manual" option which would mean that a) No UV IR filters are needed anymore and

that one can select a lens from a list a.k.a. Manual.

 

We'll see. Just hopping if this is the case that the M*8.x will also have manual selection.

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Yes, it's clear that some of the video shows something not an M8/M8.2.

 

RE the viewfinder - I think that is just a regular M eyepiece with the rubber padding removed to reveal the screws that are probably there even on an M8. Look close and you'll see a ridge surrounding the eyepiece glass inside the screws - that would cause severe eyeglass scratching if left naked. Once the rubber ring is in place, the screws are covered. (Calling Dr. Norton!)

 

I wonder where they put the "frame counter"?

 

Almost more interesting than the new M-whatsis is the fact of the video itself: First offical confirmation from Leica themselves that 9/9/09 is a big date (along with a new splash screen at their website) - and it confirms that Rudy Spiller is banging the drum to get more products into the marketplace fast before the money runs out.

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KM-25: I was just impressed with the lightning fast screen grabs, improving resolution, etc., all done within minutes of my own email announcing the Leica Youtube video. I just don't happen to be as computer savvy as most, I guess.

 

Having said that, viewing various links to galleries on the forum confirms that yes, we do have some incredible talent here, in addition to their computer skills. (including your, KM-25!)

 

Ahh, gotcha..:-)

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Leica thinks it's like Apple now with all the teasers and secrets.

 

Well, they are making announcements on the same day, but the Leica one goes 1st

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wont miss the protect button - possible they could stick the battery and frame counter in the viewfinder. IF this is in fact the 9, then Im glad they did not litter the body with lots of extra buttons, keep it simple.

 

 

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Yes, it's clear that some of the video shows something not an M8/M8.2.

 

Almost more interesting than the new M-whatsis is the fact of the video itself: First offical confirmation from Leica themselves that 9/9/09 is a big date (along with a new splash screen at their website) - and it confirms that Rudy Spiller is banging the drum to get more products into the marketplace fast before the money runs out.

 

Aside from what's getting a lot of buzz in this forum, it will be interesting to see what else Leica will introduce that's not getting much if any buzz.

 

Larry

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Explain why this is different from an M8.

Possibly because if that is a ridge on the top plate it could be due to a larger camera to facilitate a FF sensor. Just my SWAG.

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The top plate seems to be similar to Leica MP's.

 

note the extreme left hand corner - seems like it's different than M8 , as others have mentioned here.

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2 pm in London. But does anyone know where in London Leica will hold the press conference and strut their stuff? how does one get an invite?

 

I am free on 9/9/9.

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Well, guys, I don't know what you think (including Andreas and moderators) but IMHO I think Leica could have had the delicacy of providing us (LUF) also the video on Vimeo and YouTube.

 

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Well, it is obvious something big is gonna happen.

Nice to see they are also adopting Apple tactics, lets just hope that they also produce substance and not the once in a while Jobsian virtual reality with some (indeed not many) of their products.

ITs also announced on dpreview.

It will create quite a stir...

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2 pm in London. But does anyone know where in London Leica will hold the press conference and strut their stuff? how does one get an invite?

 

I am free on 9/9/9.

 

I received a Leica newsletter. The link is to the invite is coded...

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"Auto" instead of "On" of "On+UV IR". Hope the M8.x users will also benefit from this.

 

A firmware change of the "PROTECT" button to "ISO" would be much appreciated as well...

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How can they support such huge broadcast? This is not Apple with the enormous datacenters... so, how do they do it? I wonder.

Also: Does it look to you that they have radically changed the VF?

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