The simplest thing for the MD to do was to confirm that the new R series camera would in fact be engineered to make existing lenses compatible.
Why hasn't he?
I can understand that Leica would want to start a fresh page with all the bells and whistles that anyone could want and maybe this would make it impossible to maintain backwards compatibility - ala Canon's move from F mount to EOS..
note how many coulds and woulds involved in above?
The more I think about the lack of clarity or guarantee or certainty regarding this issue - the less I like it...I have a LOT of Leica R glass that may soon be irrelevant.
Leica have spent a LOT of energy making the M8 'upgradeable' - and NOT ONE IOTA OF COMFORT TO R USERS on the one BASIC issue we are all confronted with - namely lens compatibility.
Any thoughts on the issue?