Leica Mini M

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
dougjgreen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,068
It's all about the glass.....and the crop factor

GXRuser wrote:

dougjgreen1 wrote:

Leica lenses really are, generally speaking - worth the prices charged for them relative to the competition.  The cameras themselves have not been, for a long time.  But as liong as Leica is the only game in town where you can get a sensor that uses the whole image circle of Leica lenses, some folks will pay the freight to buy the cameras.

But what if Cosina/Voigtlander teamed with Sony, to build a Leica-mount digital camera with a state of the art full frame sensor along the lines of a Bessa R3, and sold the thing for $1500 or so?  Leica's sales of M9s and such would drop like a stone - but their lens sales would go up.

C/V already did this when they manufactured the Epson RD1

Why C/V has not released their own updated version of the Epson RD1 is a real mystery.

Downfall of the Epson RD1 was the crop sensor.  Te shame was, with respect toLeica's great wide angle lenses (as well as Cosina's for that matter) was that the RD1 wasted much of their goodness outside of the sensor frame.

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