I desperately want Leica to release great products, and.......I think that the time is here. The Leica M246 Monochrom is fantastic. It sits on par with or supersedes the original in most key ways, and I can't wait to get my own in hopefully a short time (first on the list at my local Leica store).
As Jono has already shown, and I have experienced, the now available Leica 28 mm f/1.4 Summilux Aspherical may well be the best 28 available, as long as you are okay with the lens' size. Having shot a production model recently, I can say that it's a joy to use, and it has edge-to-edge sharpness, a lovely rendering reminiscent of the 35 FLE, at a cost that's below what most had predicted (albeit still quite a hefty price of entry). One could imagine a 50 mm f/1.4 Summilux APO Asph or an updated 75 mm f/1.4 Summilux Asph as "next up" in the Peter Karbe lens party.
Then, there's the lovely D-Lux, Albeit a rebadged Panny, that many of my friends seem to adore. While it's not for me, it's certainly for many like me.
And now, coming June 10th, Leica appears to be set to release the Leica Q, which if properly implemented with responsive AF, great optics, and a user friendly layout, might just be the ultimate street shooter or Autofocus partner &second body to one's M set up.
I can imagine that if the purported Q is successful, an interchangeable lens Q at a slightly reduced price, with the capacity to take both it's own lenses and Leica M lenses (while reading 6 bit codes) would be soon to follow. It would likely represent a a higher priced, yet better matched companion for those who would hope to use their M lenses on a body capable of focus peaking, while handling some of the corrections nessary for M lens utility. Pair that camera with an M9/240/or whatever color M comes next, and you really have a great option for most people in the Leica world, as well as for those looking to enter at the "relevant" price point.
I am not sure where Leica was quite going with the T system, and I imagine that some of the C's, V's, X's and other in sundry cameras may hang around, but my guess is that many of these experiments and legacies will fade with time.
Though I have never really left Leica, I have enjoyed forays into Fuji and Sony systems, and I imagine that many others have as well. Might we see some old friends return, with innovative products at hand or soon to come?
One would hope
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