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    If they'd called their models something like "MOS Terminator XXX Super 5 Plus", placed labels such as "digitally activated GO Button" next to the shutter release and given them a plastic lens mount ("Technocomposite advanced mount" of course), they would have sold lots more...
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    Arrogance? - It is their camera and they can call it what they like, even Gerald - Hmmm, I like the idea of a Leitz digicam called Gerald

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    Is it arrogant to keep their model numbers simple ? Other manufacturers make it to confusing often having different names in the US to the rest of the world.

    At least with an M series Leica you know lenses are compatible with all models, they have the same basic layout of functions.

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    How about the Nikon F, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackinaw View Post
    How about the Nikon F, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6?

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    Now that's downright insulting!!

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    I don't understand the question, the M line is a line differentiated by the M (as in mount) and number/letter. Did Leica say the M7 is the last film camera? Didn't they re-introduce the MP in 2003? I think their simplicity of naming is elegant
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    I am confused what the question is asking. M stands for the lens mount and the # for the camera in the series. Mixing analog and digital in the numbering series is okay with me and less confusing then say the numbering series of Canon and Nikon or even Olympus dslrs.

    Most companies numbering system is at best confusing. Changing a model for the sake of change makes no sense. Imagine if in 1963, they change the Corvetter to Mako Shark as was bounced around; only a couple of years later the name and design would not mesh so, possibly forcing GM to rename the car, maybe Chevette or Vega and then a few years later something else. A total loss of the continuity of history.

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    Arrogant? Leica? Naturally.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackinaw View Post
    How about the Nikon F, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6?

    Jim B.

    At least Nikon was sensible enough to create a D series for digital and leave the F series for film. You don't need to worry about the prefix determining lens mount as they all take the same.

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    Years ago I used an M60, it would blow any of the others mentioned away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rol_Lei Nut View Post
    If they'd called their models something like "MOS Terminator XXX Super 5 Plus", placed labels such as "digitally activated GO Button" next to the shutter release and given them a plastic lens mount ("Technocomposite advanced mount" of course), they would have sold lots more...
    Careful, you're going to offend some Canon guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    Arrogant? Leica? Naturally.
    Get a grip!
    Kick his ass, Sea Bass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    Arrogant? Leica? Naturally.

    At least Nikon was sensible enough to create a D series for digital and leave the F series for film. You don't need to worry about the prefix determining lens mount as they all take the same.





    Careful, you're going to offend some Canon guy
    The D is for dumb! Just kidding. I own a D and a bunch of F, and Leica M's, it gets worse with the budget models in both brands.
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