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    Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Steve Huff just posted on his Facebook account this:

    Just noticed Dale Photo has a silver 35 Cron in stock. These are actually very hard to come by as they are made better than the black, are heavier, and would look AMAZING on something that is coming soon...
    What's that (silver) thing coming? The rumored digital MP?

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Probably.
    After seeing Seal's camera, I'm pretty sure it's coming out this summer.
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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    M9.2 .... Styled like an MP, with sapphire glass, otherwise same as m9, sans the black dot, call it an M9-P , wifely rumored at leica rumors. My guess is that this is coming in June or July....
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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    In chrome...as well
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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    if M9-P version is at our doorstep.. when is M10 due?

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Quote Originally Posted by JSK Rangefinder View Post
    if M9-P version is at our doorstep.. when is M10 due?


    About two years before the M10.2.



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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    The picture Seal twit-pic'd certainly gives it away.

    I'll wait for an M10 since it is probaly 1.5 years away and the m9 is handling my 35mm needs nicely.

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    I am totally with you, Daniel. In fact, I'll probably keep an M9 as a back up and get the M10 whenever it is released...thing is that the M9-P is going to be one sexy beast .....damn, I am sure it will tempt me, but I don't have the budget for it...LOL....
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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Reading this thread, I just realized how much money I have have saved by virtue of owning a Leica SLR (R8) and seven R lenses instead of a Leica rangefinder. Since there is no digital R10, not only did I save thousands of dollars on a R10, but I will not be tempted to upgrade to the R11.

    I suppose I could upgrade my R8 to an R9, but by most accounts, the differences are minor, so what's the point?

    Maybe there is something to be said for owning a dead end system after all.

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Gary,

    It's called a Sony a900... Lovely.


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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Michael,

    Is there a way to mount Leica R lenses on a Sony A900 without an adapter? I have Leica R=>Canon EOS adapters to use with my 5D and 1D2, but what I'd really like is a straight forward mount, but still be able to use these lenses with my R8. Thought I'd go that route with the Sigma SD1.....until Sigma announced the price of that camera. Yikes!

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Is there a way to mount Leica R lenses on a Sony A900 without an adapter? I have Leica R=>Canon EOS adapters to use with my 5D and 1D2, but what I'd really like is a straight forward mount, but still be able to use these lenses with my R8. Thought I'd go that route with the Sigma SD1.....until Sigma announced the price of that camera. Yikes!
    Is this about how to spend the money you saved with your R8?

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    I wish there would finally appear mirrorless digital FF "M" body (ok, may be "M" even via adapter) with LV\EVF and tiltable LCD, not necessarily a rangefinder...

    There are many applications - when rangefinder mechanism is useless, but quality of "M" glass is shouting "take me"

    APS-C like supposed from Ricoh is weak option, due to problems with wide angle. I would need at least big and expensive 24mm f/1.4 - which I do not have, as I do not need it for M9.
    In this APS-C case - probably NEX-7 (EVF) with native Zeiss 24mm f/1.7 will be better option.
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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Wait a second Gary, haven't you gone through two medium format digital cameras? I am only teasing of course, but I bet if there had been a good R10, you would not have bothered. I agree with Daniel that the M9 is so good that it will only be an M10 with true improvements that will tempt me to sell it and upgrade. I might have bought an M9-P had it been available when I got the M9, but it is certainly not the thing I would buy to replace an M9 already in my hands.

    My biggest hope for the announcement is that they say they are hiring more staff to build cameras and lenses, because their current availability and wait times are absurd. I am after a lens, and I have been told by Leica that the current wait time is one year...
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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    I don't quite see the point of M9-P - at least for me. If it is just cosmetic and the sensor is the same it isn't going to help me make better images. Just for show (except for protection of the viewscreen). I'd just as soon save my $$ for a M10 which may have Maestro processor and sensor improvements.
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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    I'm in complete agreement with the others that the M9-P will not interest me at all, and I will only consider purchasing an M10 (with requisite improvements, of course).

    I find it somewhat annoying that the M9 is a less than perfect camera in many ways (reliability problems, funky battery issues, sensor failures, etc., all at a failure/problem occurrence rate that I believe is much higher than any of the Japanese camera makers), and rather than buckling down to really solve these issues for the present and future models, they waste time on cosmetic variants for collectors and celebrities.

    While that may pad their coffers somewhat, it is a distraction that I feel should not be entertained while the basic camera model has suffered problems on an ongoing basis. Gone are the days that people can claim that Leica represented the finest camera available (in terms of reliability or build quality).

    The photos the M9 produces when the cameras are working properly are without peer until you step up to an MF system, however... which is why I'll continue to use them unless the repairs begin to bankrupt me.


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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Gary,

    I'm not aware of an adapter that will still allow the lens to be used on an R body because the dimensions are a little narrower than the Canon.

    I used a Canon system for almost 30 years, and has a 5D and then 5DmkII before trying out the a900. I won't go back unless forced to. The a900 has far and away the finest viewfinder I've used in a camera in more than a decade, and I feel the color rendering is second to none as well.

    I've converted a bunch of R lenses for the camera, and for the most part, they are working really well.

    Certainly, the 5D approach works very well, (I used them with adapted lenses before getting the a900) but I like the a900 as a body much better.

    I'm looking forward to the next pro Sony camera, and pray that it does not have an EVF...


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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    For me as a photographer the only thing that I care about is a m10 that has a iso 6400 that is as good as a canon 1d mk1v till then my m9s stay with me no sapphire glass upgrade or chrome body though I would've preferred it to the painted models. M9 p are a nice way for Leica to get a few more bucks out of the m9

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    Wait a second Gary, haven't you gone through two medium format digital cameras? I am only teasing of course, but I bet if there had been a good R10, you would not have bothered.
    Hi Stuart. Nope, just the one Hasselblad 503CWD (CFV-II), which I still own, but rarely use. Can't bring myself to part with it. The Pentax 645D has tempted me....but only because there is no Leica R10.

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    I'm confused about how a M9-P might differ from the current M9. I can see the differences between the M7 and MP, but how might those differences translate into the digital M world? Clearly.....I'm not an M guy.

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Purely cosmetic... The sensor is purportedly the same, and there may be sapphire glass on the LCD (who cares? use a cover glass for $11).

    Other than that, people are getting all wee'd up over nothing... just another way to differentiate your camera from the masses, in this case, the others who own a $7000 camera that isn't as exclusively limited.

    That's not the reason I purchased an M9 in the first place, and never will be. It's a shame there are people that get that way over a camera for pity's sake.


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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Sorry Michael, but to me that sounds a bit arrogant. "Only I have the right motives for buying my camera." I guess you do realize that for most people buying a Leica to begin with makes less sense than for some M9 users upgrading to the newest cryptonite-diamond-covered jewel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Since there is no digital R10, not only did I save thousands of dollars on a R10, but I will not be tempted to upgrade to the R11.
    BTW, didn't the Leica big shots promise something to use the R lenses on a year or two ago? Not much has been heard of that.

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Maybe he was referring to the NEX C3

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Quote Originally Posted by mjm6 View Post
    I've converted a bunch of R lenses for the camera (Sony A900), and for the most part, they are working really well.

    Certainly, the 5D approach works very well, (I used them with adapted lenses before getting the a900) but I like the a900 as a body much better.
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    I wonder if there is a Sony lens mount conversion to Leica R, similar to the one available for Sigma cameras....

    A dream setup....the ability to use my R lenses on both the Leica R8 and the Sony A900. I'm just not ready to consign my R8 to the dust bin.

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    Maybe he was referring to the NEX C3
    <shudder> This comment made me think of a pink-chrome Leica lens

    And the M9-P will interest me very much... when the M10 comes out and M9-P prices drop to what M8.2's are selling for now.

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    I really want the M19, so I am going to wait for the M20 to come out. M19 prices will drop through the floor. Should only be a decade or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    I wonder if there is a Sony lens mount conversion to Leica R, similar to the one available for Sigma cameras....
    This would probably mean no auto-diaphragm but that's no different from any other non-DMR solution. I'd be interested. Maybe we could convince David Llado (leitax.com) to look into this.

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Leitax has the same mount conversions for Leica R to sony ...but they are a mount change out not an adapter. So any converted lens would not function on the R8.

    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    I wonder if there is a Sony lens mount conversion to Leica R, similar to the one available for Sigma cameras....

    A dream setup....the ability to use my R lenses on both the Leica R8 and the Sony A900. I'm just not ready to consign my R8 to the dust bin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenerrolrd View Post
    Leitax has the same mount conversions for Leica R to sony ...but they are a mount change out not an adapter. So any converted lens would not function on the R8.
    I asked Luis Guevara of sigmacumlaude.com if he has looked into converting the A900 to Leica-R mount. His response:

    "Yes I have been thinking about the possibilities of pairing the large Pixel Count of A900 with the extraordinary Resolving Power of Leica-R Optics for my own personal photography .

    Unfortunately , given the economic situation ,from a business stand point , we cannot afford to invest on buying a Sony camera just to explore its possibilities , knowing that it will only have limited market . However if you would like to send us your camera alongside a waiver of liability , we will be happy to explore that possibility on a custom basis.

    If it is possible to make a mount replacement ,without modifying the body of the camera ,cost for a one-off will be around $350 plus shipping both ways by Insured Mail."

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    What you really want is something with the facility to meter wide open and automatically stop down for the shot, as the lenses do on a native body. I had plenty of crazy ideas on how to do this, but gave up eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrice View Post
    What you really want is something with the facility to meter wide open and automatically stop down for the shot, as the lenses do on a native body. I had plenty of crazy ideas on how to do this, but gave up eventually.
    I agree that would be preferred. With R lenses that means a DMR which is scarce, costly and limited repairability.

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    I'm confused about how a M9-P might differ from the current M9. I can see the differences between the M7 and MP, but how might those differences translate into the digital M world? Clearly.....I'm not an M guy.
    Gary, there were/are a number of M users that weren't thrilled with a painted M9 as opposed to the tougher and well proven black or silver chrome body. The whole notion of a weathered looking painted M with brassing may sound faux romantic until you go to sell it.

    The other consideration is the rumored possible shift in direction that the next M digital may take with more electronic do-dads and stuff like touch screen and Live View etc ... which means a CMOS sensor if true. That may or may not be an advancement over the M9 depending on one's personal preferences for CCD capture, and lack of desire for techno-toys. So, this M9P may be the last chance to get a more durable version of a camera some people find just fine the way it is. Cosmetitic? Perhaps. More durable and longer lasting cosmetics. I think so.

    Besides, maybe some have forgotten how beautiful a Chrome M is. I did until I handled one the other day.

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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Gary, there were/are a number of M users that weren't thrilled with a painted M9 as opposed to the tougher and well proven black or silver chrome body. The whole notion of a weathered looking painted M with brassing may sound faux romantic until you go to sell it.
    ....

    Besides, maybe some have forgotten how beautiful a Chrome M is. I did until I handled one the other day.

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    Exactly. I couldn't agree more on both of these counts! The painted M9 was a step back in my view because if you actually USE the thing it gets marked up pretty quickly. My chrome M's, including the M8/M8.2 fared much better in day to day use.

    Ditto the sapphire glass LCD cover. Sure you can fit an after market stick on solution but I've had those glass covers crack before and the plastic films look horrible and ultimately gather dirt around their edge or lift.
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    Wonder if seals M9-P is one of the 20.
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    Re: Huff: "Something that is coming soon..."

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Gary, there were/are a number of M users that weren't thrilled with a painted M9 as opposed to the tougher and well proven black or silver chrome body. The whole notion of a weathered looking painted M with brassing may sound faux romantic until you go to sell it.
    Well, I do partly agree, but I think the black chrome got grey pretty quick.
    I'm partial to silver chrome . . . . or black paint, but we all have our little foibles

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