How about a Zoom lens for M cameras?

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Ashley G
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How about a Zoom lens for M cameras?
Apr 27, 2010

Purists please close your eyes, but would it be impossible for Leica to make a modest Zoom for M's or is the mere thought so horrifying and anti-establishment that they just would not do it?

I dearly want to get an 8.2 or 9 and use it on my various travels, but the thought of having to lug around a bunch of lenses - not to mention the risk one would be taking having this sort of investment with you in some of the places I visit - lead me to suggest that there could well be a strong case for a zoom lens for M. The alternative - just having one lens - really is unsatisfactory. There are times when one needs some flexibility.

Is there any physical reason this could not be done? I am thinking of say 35 to 135, or even 35 to 95 or similar. I do understand and appreciate that quality does drop off when one moves away from prime lenses, but how many professional shots are taken on SLR's using zooms?

Any thoughts?
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