First Exclusive Glimpse of Leica's Upcoming M10

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stevielee
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First Exclusive Glimpse of Leica's Upcoming M10
May 14, 2012

Here is an exclusive glimpse at Leica's upcoming M10 Digital Rangefinder camera.

Harkening back to Leica's first ever "prototype" 35mm cameras, the new M10 will eschew almost all of the modern/ (and generally unnecessary ) electronic features that stand between today's photographer and a far purer and more organic photographic experience. Prices for the M10 will reflect this fundamental return to mechanical and electronic simplicity and an uncompromised materiel excellence in the cameras external body./

At Leica...What was once historic and classic, is new, and very highly valued (and priced) once again.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/14/you-think-your-leicas-expensive-this-one-cost-2-8-million-vi/

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In reply to stevielee, May 14, 2012

I've to say that despite you're quite a Leica hater...and must some how have some psychological issues...you made me smile.

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They did do a re-release of the 0-series a few years ago.. Neat little set.

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In reply to stevielee, May 14, 2012

i think that's the X2M model in prototype.

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its actually the canon's new mirror-less! but then.....nah ..knowing canon...its probably made of paper... or duct tape

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starwolfy wrote:

I've to say that despite you're quite a Leica hater...and must some how have some psychological issues...you made me smile.

Thanks...I think?

Can I still be a Leica lenses Lover - even though I'm supposed to be a "Leica hater"?

And don't we all of suffer "some psychological issues" when the tally is in?

Even for some folks wearing kinda funny hats?

Perhaps?

Peace!

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Hope we'll see a review of this one on DPreview

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In reply to stevielee, May 15, 2012

Hi,

stevielee wrote:

Here is an exclusive glimpse at Leica's upcoming M10 Digital Rangefinder camera.

At least we get a pencil sharpener in place of the button that used to be used to forward to the next frame. Handy !

Peter.

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PeterLeyssens wrote:
Hi,

stevielee wrote:

Here is an exclusive glimpse at Leica's upcoming M10 Digital Rangefinder camera.

At least we get a pencil sharpener in place of the button that used to be used to forward to the next frame. Handy !

As well as some very fine, purposely distressed 90 year old calf skin leather for the exterior body covering, along with some authentically worn brass dials and knobs and whatnot detailing to boot. This is not at all an easy feat to accomplish in 2012. Word is: the specialized antiquing of the upcoming Leica 10 comes directly from the very same third-party equipment suppliers of both the M-Series, and X-series current rear LCD screens. Seems that they specialist in supplying well aged, but still useful components to companies such as Leica for all of their Legacy edition digital camera offerings.

And perhaps the original M8 (Leica's very first digital rangefinder from the last decade) will even someday fetch a similarly stratospheric amount of $$$$ another 90 year on as the original O-Series from the last century is fetching right now..... ? I guess that some Leica's really do hold their value quite well - and then some.

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In reply to stevielee, May 16, 2012

Note that if you follow the engadget links, the only real difference between this $2.8m camera and one that sold for $1.9m last year, is the attached lens cap.

This must make it the most expensive lens cap in history - nearly $1m pounds alone!

stevielee wrote:

Here is an exclusive glimpse at Leica's upcoming M10 Digital Rangefinder camera.

Harkening back to Leica's first ever "prototype" 35mm cameras, the new M10 will eschew almost all of the modern/ (and generally unnecessary ) electronic features that stand between today's photographer and a far purer and more organic photographic experience. Prices for the M10 will reflect this fundamental return to mechanical and electronic simplicity and an uncompromised materiel excellence in the cameras external body./

At Leica...What was once historic and classic, is new, and very highly valued (and priced) once again.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/14/you-think-your-leicas-expensive-this-one-cost-2-8-million-vi/

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Photozopia wrote:

Note that if you follow the engadget links, the only real difference between this $2.8m camera and one that sold for $1.9m last year, is the attached lens cap.

This must make it the most expensive lens cap in history - nearly $1m pounds alone!

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/14/you-think-your-leicas-expensive-this-one-cost-2-8-million-vi/

Ya..but it must really be one hellava hand-tooled lens cap. Kinda like Leica's X2 Epson made EVF. When it's used on a mere mortal Olympus 4/3'rd's camera, it's just a very good optional piece of equipment. But when the exact same EVF is officially rebranded , to then be exclusively utilized only on a Leica, then it somehow magically escalates in it's cost and in Leica's "incomparable experience of owning, and using one" value - by more than two times it's originally reasonable retail pricing, and nearly three time what Leica themselves pay Epson whosale for them.

And who knows.....In another 90 years or so, this same Epson produced EVF (but only the one with the Leica logo on it and not the ordinary Olmpus version) will also probably fetch well over "1m pounds" ... so for anyone thinking about buying the far cheaper Olympus version for your new X2 - just remember what a simple, ridiculously marked-up lens cap sold for nearly a century later and you'll all be sure to give Leica Solms the extra few hundred dollars for the long term investment of anything Leica branded - regardless if it is actually made by Leica or not....

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