Leica CL

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Toby43 Regular Member • Posts: 246
Leica CL

Now there's no excuse....

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Andrewteee Senior Member • Posts: 2,890
Re: Leica CL

I think Ricoh’s given up. I hope not.

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Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 34,433
Re: Leica CL

Toby43 wrote:

Now there's no excuse....

Thanks for the lead.

I just went off and had a look at the Leica CL and was quite glad that I already had the more advanced Panasonic GX85.  Unless an aps-c sensor has some snob appeal

I presume that the Leica kit lens (made in Japan) is made by Panasonic and somewhere along the line seems to have had an extraordinary high margin applied to create a “rare value” out of the patent.

This camera is in the Ricoh GXR “class” and Ricoh had its chance and has already dropped that ball - this is no competitor for what Ricoh currently produced.

Revive the GXR?  Well that would be truly interesting but there is a lot of playing catchup involved.  Both the CL and GX85 are much further down the development track than where the GXR was when the project was abandoned.

John Gellings Senior Member • Posts: 4,079
Re: Leica CL

Toby43 wrote:

Now there's no excuse....

There's never been one before the CL either...

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