This is very sad news indeed! Seeing how the 6x6 negative holds so much unique quality over digital sensors this probably has to do with business politics as well as profit margins. I truly believe that there is a market for a V series classic back to basic camera with a small selection of lenses and accessories. After the new ownership and merge with imacon, politics seems to be geared towards killing off the V series, not because theres no market but more because they only have interest in their freshly aquired digital products which obviously generate more money. Crossing my fingers for that they will still sustain parts and service for a long time to come. Second hand prices will probably rise down the road at least for well cared for items as will spare part prices.

Kudos to Leica for staying true to their legacy while at the same time beeing innovative.