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Two new Leica Ms, including a cheaper one!

Discussion in 'Leica M Forum' started by wt21, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Ha! The M-E is just a rebranded M9 with a reduced price.

    The M is CMOS

    The M-E is the old CCD

    Focus peaking, Live view and R mount compatability

    "Leica has announced its latest M series rangefinder - the 24MP CMOS Leica M. The company says all future M models will also simply be called the 'M'. The latest model (referred to as 'Typ 240') becomes the first of its rangefinders to feature live view, and offers a choice of magnified view or focus peaking for precise through-the-lens focusing, allowing Leica to promise compatibilty with R-mount lenses. It also becomes the first M capable of movie shooting - capturing 1080p footage at 25 or 24 frames per second. It includes a 920k dot LCD with smartphone-style Gorilla Glass cover, and accepts the same plug-in EVF as used by the X2. Availability is scheduled for early 2013 with a retail price of $6,950 in the US and £5100 in the UK."
     
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  2. stanleyk

    stanleyk SC Top Veteran

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    May 23, 2011
    Taylor, Texas
    Ok...so $5450 is affordable?
     
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  3. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    If a Sony fixed lens 50mm compact is $3,000...
     
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  4. stanleyk

    stanleyk SC Top Veteran

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    May 23, 2011
    Taylor, Texas
    I'm sure I have some spare change between my couch cushions.................
     
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  5. stanleyk

    stanleyk SC Top Veteran

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    May 23, 2011
    Taylor, Texas
    You don't get a lens for the $5450 do you? It's just the body right?
     
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  6. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    The lenses are much cheaper! Usually starting around $3,000 (the price of the Sony RX1, come to think of it). Unless you go old school and smaller max ap.
     
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  7. stanleyk

    stanleyk SC Top Veteran

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    May 23, 2011
    Taylor, Texas
    Ok.... I guess I kind of knew that. And I really thought I was living dangerously with the Fuji. I do think that Sony looks really nice. I would love to have that camera with the little OVF. It's not going to happen though.
     
  8. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
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    Julien
    You mean, the BLOODY HUGE OVF, right?
     
  9. stanleyk

    stanleyk SC Top Veteran

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    May 23, 2011
    Taylor, Texas
    I stand corrected. It is rather large compared to the camera body. :smile: I still like it though. I can't afford it but I wish I could.
     
  10. Xuereb

    Xuereb SC Veteran

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    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    Glad I stopped the habit at the M4-P
     
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  11. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    i was hoping for a smaller cheaper body with live view and peaking
    a hybrid vf woulda been nice... coulda been both in the same spot.. but i know the rf patch would be very difficult to work in there too, lol :)
    i think id be fine without the rf patch, with peaking, and an evf avail
    just use an ovf for zone focus

    hmm

    shrug