Did Leica take a "cue" from the GM5 ?

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Jon Schick Veteran Member • Posts: 4,720
Re: Did Leica take a "cue" from the GM5 ?

cba_melbourne wrote:

You are confusing the GM5 with the Pen-F. That is very much a retro design, loosely inspired by the pre-ww2 Leica III.

Surely the Pen F is inspired by ..... the Pen F (35mm version)?

Pen F and film Pen F

In terms of the similarities between the Q and the GM5/15mm combo, as others have said, the partnership between Leica and Lumix goes back quite a way - at least as far back as the excellent Digilux 2 (very much inspired by the look of the Leica M) and Lumix LC-1 (I always thought the Lumix was the better looking of those two).

It's no surprise that the Leica branded lenses sold by Panasonic have some styling cues similar to Leica themselves, including for example the font used for lens markings, and as for the body, well the Leica Q again uses the traditional Leica rangefinder for its inspiration; I don't think they really would have been very much influenced by the GM5.

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