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

    I read an article today on the Leica forum (in German language).
    Besides info about possible talks for an US take over of Leica, there is also a hint for a new Leica M-M, specially developed for the US market only.
    As I said, the article is in German, but you can see the images of the new US test models at:
    http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-..._medium=E-Mail

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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.
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
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    * "So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you." (the original Willy Wonka: Gene Wilder, 1971)
    * My favorite cameras: Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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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...
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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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 ;-)
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
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    * My favorite cameras: Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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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.



 

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