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    If film production dissappears and Leicas exists , Leica company would find a way to be able to use these Leica I II III and others with digital sensors. I wish this would not happen in next 15 years and new technology would be able to deliver better pictures cheaper, not now. May be they would be able to print circuit on thin film , once installed , no need to remove it until next model. I did not hear a film thickness HR CCD technology yet but may be exist today.

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    There had been digital sensors on the market that could substitute a type 135 cartridge in some camera models. Long gone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    There had been digital sensors on the market that could substitute a type 135 cartridge in some camera models. Long gone...
    Now, this is worthy of its own thread. Marketing people would never tolerate a sensor that didn't make all film cameras obsolete. If only this had of happened, even I may use one.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Leica is moving back to Wetzlar right on time for the 100th anniversary of the brand.
    By November 2013, The 'Optical City' of Wetzlar will host the production, administration and customer care divisions of Leica Camera AG.
    The new site, built in accordance with the latest energy-efficiency standards will be a new home to around 600 Leica employees, the projected ground-plan area is around 27.000 m², construction cost is 55 million euros.

    As a reverence to Oskar Barnack In 2007 Dr. Kaufmann, Christian Skrein, Otto Nemenz, Alfred Schopf and Iain Neil initialized the first Leica Cine Summilux-C T1,4 lenses.. 8 primes average 17 elements, with at least two aspheric element surfaces and greater than full frame cine coverage.

    Since 2011., RED offer lens adapter so M or LTM lenses can be used. There is increase of feature films and high end ads shot with Noctilux, Summilux, Summicron etc. etc.

    Demand and prices for new or second hand Leica M or LTM glass is up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georg16nik View Post
    Leica is moving back to Wetzlar right on time for the 100th anniversary of the brand.
    Leica states that this is due to limited space at their current premises for the production of their digital cameras.
    But what does this mean with the theme of this thread in mind? A good or a bad sign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
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    But what does this mean with the theme of this thread in mind? A good or a bad sign?
    It means that Leica is a film dinosaur not a luxury item.
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    Then at least they'll have paleontologists as clients...

    And Apuggers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    If film production dissappears and Leicas exists , Leica company would find a way to be able to use these Leica I II III and others with digital sensors. I wish this would not happen in next 15 years and new technology would be able to deliver better pictures cheaper, not now. May be they would be able to print circuit on thin film , once installed , no need to remove it until next model. I did not hear a film thickness HR CCD technology yet but may be exist today.
    Why would they do that when they can sell digital cameras without the retrofit problems? The business model that you are suggesting will not work.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Leica has basically stated that they only make film cameras for the nostalgic now. They see digital as the future, and probably couldn't care less if film disappeared off the face of the planet. But let's be serious here, as long as somebody can make money off of film, film is going to be around. Which means it's very unlikely we'll see the demise of film within our lifetimes. A Leica just may not become a valuable family heirloom is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    Then at least they'll have paleontologists as clients...

    And Apuggers...
    Don't forget baby dinosaurs and apugers kids and grandkids

    Quote Originally Posted by Yashinoff View Post
    Leica has basically stated that they only make film cameras for the nostalgic now...
    Just like Zeiss, Leica uses film, GeckoCam lens test projector and other analog means to test their lenses, even if those lenses are targeted for digi cams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yashinoff View Post
    ..They see digital as the future, and probably couldn't care less if film disappeared off the face of the planet...
    Leica care for film the most., compared to other 35mm film camera makers.
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