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    Erwin Puts has not posted any news to this effect on his site and such a development would certainly "rock his world".
    Digital Photography is just "why-tech" not "high tech"..

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    It is truly amazing that people will long for a "flawed" product, that is, one which has an enormous design fault, when far cheaper, and far more available, products (which have far more flexibility of application and an insignificant difference in the quality of performance) are within easy reach.

    Talk about having bought "the myth"

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    Galah-
    What is the enormous design fault of which you speak?
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    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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    I cannot believe that the M9s are selling like hotcakes at that price...or made-to-order M7s. Who can afford that $$$hit?
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    I personally spoke with a Leica representative last year (around the time the M9 was announced) at a small trade show. He had several models available to show including the M8, M7, and MP. I asked him about the future of analog Leica cameras. He said what others here have said: that Leica had no plans to develop new analog models ever again, but that they would keep making the M7 and MP. He felt that Leica would probably be the last company to stop producing 35mm cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Galah-
    What is the enormous design fault of which you speak?
    Can't speak for Galah, no idea what he/she meant, but having a light capture device with an innate aversion to light has always been an interesting proposition (if you don't care to engage in etymological research tonight, just change lenses in the sun or leave the camera on the window sill for a minute pointed towards the said star).

    My perfectly functional M3 is also my most revered shelf queen. I tenderly nicknamed her "Flimsy".


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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Galah-
    What is the enormous design fault of which you speak?
    Maybe, and I am just guessing, the wonderful M8 with the advanced feature of throwing magenta unevenly across the image.


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    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E76 View Post
    I personally spoke with a Leica representative last year (around the time the M9 was announced) at a small trade show. He had several models available to show including the M8, M7, and MP. I asked him about the future of analog Leica cameras. He said what others here have said: that Leica had no plans to develop new analog models ever again, but that they would keep making the M7 and MP. He felt that Leica would probably be the last company to stop producing 35mm cameras.
    Spoke to one as well two months ago and he said that film camera sales are just non existent at this point. Leica is trying to stay in business and let's face it, film is not going to cut it, for as much as I don't like to say that. The M9 gave them a new lease on life and has brought them new and badly needed blood. Now, it is very possible that it may have a little halo effect on analog cameras but not enough for Leica to devote any resources to it. Can't re invent the wheel..they produced their best camera ever in 1954 and everything after that has barely been evolutionary (and that is even a stretch). Can't stay in business that way.

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    I like Leicas, up to M4, MP the rest of their M line is transcendentally overpriced and I will not loose any sleep about them not making new 35mm designs, just like you have companies making paints and canvas, someone will make film and film cameras - just look at the Holga story, so in time some of the newcomers will get to build a quality camera, look at the following on some nikons and olympus/minolta cameras, back in the 80s, meanwhile, there is plenty of old Leicas to go around as most everybody happily marches into the digiland.

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    Anything straight from Leica?
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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