Leica Mini M

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Joe Pineapples
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Re: Leica Mini M > Here it is !
In reply to M Dennis Fern, Jun 1, 2013

The other camera in the background is an X2, isn't it?

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Re: Leica Mini M > Here it is !
In reply to Joe Pineapples, Jun 1, 2013

(the drop in neophytes don't know the Leica gear)

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Re: Leica Mini M > Here it is !
In reply to JDLaing, Jun 2, 2013

JDLaing wrote:

(the drop in neophytes don't know the Leica gear)

Hmm. You think my not recognizing a Leica X2 makes me a "neophyte"?  You mean that makes me a "Leica neophyte" or just an ignorant person in general?  And just what's a "drop in neophyte"?  Is that a stranger who is also ignorant, at least ignorant of all things Leica, or simply an itinerant idiot? And how would you describe yourself, JD?

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Re: Leica Mini M
In reply to Ray1684, Jun 2, 2013

The figures given for the lens make no sense: 28-70mm f3.5-6.4.

28mm at f3.5 gives a diameter of 8mm whereas 70mm at f6.4 gives a diaphragm diameter of 10.9mm. Why would the diaphragm change by such a strange amount? Reversing the argument, going back to 28mm, the diaphragm reduces to give a slower f stop. This is senseless.

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Too Good To Be True?
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Re: Too Good To Be True?
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rckirk wrote:

maybe?  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151641097966591&set=o.75684997734&type=1&theater

That will make sense but where is the viewfinder?

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Re: Too Good To Be True?
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rckirk wrote:

maybe?  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151641097966591&set=o.75684997734&type=1&theater

What's so good?

Ok, the lens is faster, but nothing amazing.

And still no viewfinder.

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Re: Too Good To Be True?
In reply to Tapper123, Jun 3, 2013

lens is faster and aps c cmos 24mp ... but, I doubt it.

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Re: Too Good To Be True?
In reply to Daedalus2000, Jun 4, 2013

Daedalus2000 wrote:

rckirk wrote:

maybe?  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151641097966591&set=o.75684997734&type=1&theater

That will make sense but where is the viewfinder?

I am guessing the viewfinder will be electronic and an accessory.

we have great fun telling Leica what they should have in thier cameras but lets not loose grip on reality we represent a fairly small percentage of the people who will buying this camera.

I am willing to bet the farm that only about twenty five percent or so of buyers will spring for the accessory finder now that we are well into retraining the young on cell phone cameras and we old foggies are dying off the view finder will wither away.

God in heaven is happy that with the advent of smart phonse the vast majority of his flock have finally demonstrated the heavenly use of our opposed thumbs and with the lcd viewfinder we can now demonstrate a renewd respect for our elbows.

but bottom line is if Leica builds an optical finder of the quality we expect from them it would add a thousand dollars to the cost and about three quarters of an inch in height.  and it still wouldm't zoom

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Re: Too Good To Be True?
In reply to rckirk, Jun 4, 2013

And where is DNG and NO  -  NO  - JPEGs?

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Re: Too Good To Be True?
In reply to rckirk, Jun 4, 2013

rckirk wrote:

maybe?  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151641097966591&set=o.75684997734&type=1&theater

This one looks like a an upscale Sony RX100... the look is different from the other leaked picture: here it seems that the zoom lens is retractable.

At this point, I've started thinking that all these leicaleaks are not only wrong, but spread by Leica itself as a super-teaser that will melt away when the 11th will arrive and a product that is closer to the potential buyer expectations will be presented.

I am now thinking that the possibility of an APS-C mirrorless with M-mount and EVF could be believable. At $3.5k, it'd be 3x more expensive than Nex7 and X-E1, but it'd be a Leica... not a good reason to get it from my perspective, but maybe a good one for others.

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Re: Too Good To Be True?
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docvale wrote:

.... At this point, I've started thinking that all these leicaleaks are not only wrong, but spread by Leica itself as a super-teaser that will melt away when the 11th will arrive and a product that is closer to the potential buyer expectations will be presented.

...

Indeed:

http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/did-leica-fool-us/

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Will the real Mini M Please Stand Up ...
In reply to docvale, Jun 4, 2013

Leica Mini M: “larger than usual sensor for its relatively small body”

http://leicarumors.com/2013/06/04/leica-mini-m-larger-than-usual-sensor-for-its-relatively-small-body.aspx/

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Re: Leica Mini M > Here it is !
In reply to JDLaing, Jun 5, 2013

What a stupid and snobbish thing to say.

JDLaing wrote:

(the drop in neophytes don't know the Leica gear)

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