Carrying on their tradition of rebadging Fujifilm digital cameras, Leica
have made public their Digilux 4.3. It's basically a Fujifilm 4700Z with
a different badge, champagne case and rubber hand grip. Specification
wise it's identical to the 4700Z. What's more interesting about the Leica
offering is that there are two optional add-on lens systems, the "digicopy"
for digitizing slide film and the "digimacro" for enhancing
the Digilux 4.3 (Fujifilm 4700Z) macro abilities - quoted as "Objects
down to 13 x 17 mm in size can now be photographed filling the whole frame."
Shame about the "4.3" in the name.. that might suggest it had
a 4.3 megapixel CCD...
LEICA digicopy 4.3, an optical
attachement designed by Leica exclusively for the LEICA DIGILUX 4.3
is perfect for digitizing slide films from all manufacturers, but
also black-and-white and color negative material. High quality reproduction
and archiving of your valuable originals becomes very easy by this
LEICA digimacro 4.3 close-up attachment.
It expands the close-up limit of the lens and enlarges the linear
magnification. The particular suitability of the LEICA digimacro 4.3
is mainly in the documentary sphere of medical reporting and expert
opinions, as well as the photography of microorganisms and details
of plants.Objects down to 13 x 17 mm in size can now be photographed
filling the whole frame. Its high-quality optical system comprises
a coated achromat that ensures optimum contrast rendition.