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no visoflex...

 

The figures for the body size make it certain that the good old Visoflex III will have no problems with the new M. I admit that this was my main concern about it and i am happy that it is solved.

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Dear lct,

It's not about easiness of focus, which I don't find problematic even with long lenses.

It's really total frontfocussing, leaving you with unusable images.

Well you know what i think of the M8 i guess.

It's incredible that you may have focussing problems with your pre-asph 50/1.4 when i haven't got any with my modest Epsons. I would not touch anything on your lenses and test them in person on the M9 if i were you. FWIW.

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The figures for the body size make it certain that the good old Visoflex III will have no problems with the new M. I admit that this was my main concern about it and i am happy that it is solved.

 

Dimensions & weight are listed as almost same size as the M8

(Width x Depth x Height) approx. 139 x 37 x 80 mm (5 1/2 x 11/2 x 3 1/6 in.).

 

It looks more like an M7 or MP rather than an M8 with a step down on the left side of the camera next to the viewfinder, difference is obviously no rewind knob, also no frame counter on top & no battery level, it's all in the display now.

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Cuba - a country whose leadership has spent the last 40 years resisting change.

 

Is that why Leica thought it was a good place for the brochure shoot?

 

A well-targeted metaphor, I daresay (wonderful quality of these slitghtly desaturated shots apart).

Cuba is changing now, at last, and boxing from a small island to win a career in the wide world is surely an apt metaphor for a small company like Leica — a niche challenger battling the big boys.

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Mike,

 

Glad i did not design that, would have been tempted to put the MP revind knob in there where it belong but with a multi function - turn for exp-comp - push once and turn to set ISO. push again to return to exp-comp... (or easier, pull up to set iso down for exp-comp)

 

 

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Dimensions & weight are listed as almost same size as the M8

(Width x Depth x Height) approx. 139 x 37 x 80 mm (5 1/2 x 11/2 x 3 1/6 in.).

 

It looks more like an M7 or MP rather than an M8 with a step down on the left side of the camera next to the viewfinder, difference is obviously no rewind knob, also no frame counter on top & no battery level, it's all in the display now.

 

Well, we are talking about rumours, don't we?

 

What I have seen in some rumours does look like a M8 (with step down and no diplay on top. The figures about width, heigth and length in this rumour were exactly the same as in the official data of the M 8. There is a small difference to the M7/MP.

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Just wondering, how usable really is ISO 80; I've hardly ever a chance to shoot at ISO 160.

 

very usable at f1.4 or faster.

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Well, we are talking about rumours, don't we?

 

No, the specification and Leica brochure were available for download for a very short period of time. The dimensions are identical to the M8.

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Just wondering, how usable really is ISO 80; I've hardly ever a chance to shoot at ISO 160.

 

Could be good for wide open aperture in strong light. There were people who did not upgrade the shutter to keep 1/8000 for the Noctilux at f 1.0 in daylight. ISO 80 could compensate for that.

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very usable at f1.4 or faster.

 

You think? I have both the 35 and 50 Luxes and like I said, hardly ever at ISO 160.

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No, the specification and Leica brochure were available for download for a very short period of time. The dimensions are identical to the M8.

 

Think the administration of this forum prefers if we talk about rumours and not about brochures....

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Could be good for wide open aperture in strong light. There were people who did not upgrade the shutter to keep 1/8000 for the Noctilux at f 1.0 in daylight. ISO 80 could compensate for that.

 

Kind of confounding to use a Noctilux in strong light eh? To each his own, I guess.

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Just wondering, how usable really is ISO 80; I've hardly ever a chance to shoot at ISO 160.

 

How usable have ISO 50, 64 and 100 been at times of film?

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The X1 is the camera that Leica should have made ages ago, I like the Barnack-esque lines but where's the viewfinder?!

 

It might well have a VF in the same position as the M finder, either porro or EVF - that would be rather sweet

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The X1 is the camera that Leica should have made ages ago, I like the Barnack-esque lines but where's the viewfinder?!

James,

 

It apparently has a CMOS sensor, which suggests live view.

 

Pete.

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