Did Leica take a "cue" from the GM5 ?

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cba_melbourne Senior Member • Posts: 3,686
Re: Did Leica take a "cue" from the GM5 ?

kodachromed wrote:

Not to scale...the GM5 is tiny.

My beloved GM5 paired with the Leica branded 15mm f1.7 lens sure does resemble the appearance of the "Q"

No coincidence. Panasonic and Leica had a cooperation agreement for digital cameras and lenses since 2001. Some Panasonic made cameras were even sold by Leica under the Leica badge (like the Leica D-Lux 5 from 2010 was a re-branded Panasonic LX5, or more recently the L-mount Leica SL2 is a re-skinned Panasonic S1R).

In 2014 they expanded this cooperation agreement into a partnership agreement. It expired in 2019 and was not officially renewed, but looks like they just let it continue for the foreseeable future. Both companies benefit, in essence Leica exchanged lens know-how for digital camera technology. And as the picture shows, Panasonic may also have picked up some design ideas - because all that is lacking on that GM5 is the red dot up front.....


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