Possible new Leica M-M announced for the US market only?

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    I love the ears....brand new technology I assume. I'll bet there's a flux capacitor in there somewhere too so it can take the pictures that you missed last year as well as the ones you might miss next week, today! Yup....I'm getting in line.
     
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    Hi John,
    That was one of the original features, but is was dropped recently.
    I've heard they had problems calibrating the capacitator in the prototype because of the different time zones (Germany vs. US, that is).
    It seems there was a time slack from 6 to 8 houres.
     
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    I always thought of Leica as one company that was not Mickey-Mouse, but after this announcement I'm all ears! Seems kinda Goofy, though...
     
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    Its actually the new light gathering diodes that make the viewfinder 2x as bright.
     
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    P.S.
    For everyone who reads this thread after April 1st: YES, it was a April Fools Joke.
    (Yes: we do that in Europe also ;-)
     
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    It was also done in English, but I saw it, realized what it was, had a good laugh and deleted it. I guess I should have shared it.

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    I was glad to see that the folks in Germany have a sense of humor.