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    The new Digital CL?

    Please tell me that the Leica D-Lux 4 is NOT the anticipated Digital CL.
    All this talk about a "system". This cannot be what we have been waiting for.
    Or is it?..................

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    Re: The new Digital CL?

    It's not and I don't even consider it a Leica.

    "The market wants a Leica to be a Leica: the inheritor of tradition, the subject of lore, and indisputably a mark of status to own."
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    Re: The new Digital CL?

    Thank you. I was starting to believe that we were hoodwinked again. Build it and they will come!!

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    Re: The new Digital CL?

    Well, I wrote on another site that if Leica themselves call the D-lux 4 "son of M8" in a press release recently, it does seem unlikely there´s any more legitimate heir waiting....

    Sad...

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    Re: The new Digital CL?

    I was hoping for one. Guess I will have to look for another small camera. Wanted a go out the door camera.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: The new Digital CL?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I was hoping for one. Guess I will have to look for another small camera. Wanted a go out the door camera.
    So was I. But I don´t think everything is lost yet: with a faster lens, the Panasonic G1 does look rather promising. And, quite likely, there will be more micro4/3 cameras introduced at Photokina; I somehow cannot imagine a bunch of manufacturers jointly announcing a new format - and then just one of them actually launches just one camera...

    Sadly, it seems unlikely that Leica will be one of the early adopters, however...

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    Re: The new Digital CL?

    Yes Per I was really hoping for something.The little G1 has some real promise from what I have read so far. Maybe Olympus has something. To mea little CL from Leica would really open the market up for them to get more folks thinking Leica. Even 2500 dollars camera with a zoom lens would have done it for me.
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    Re: The new Digital CL?

    I guess we will see what next week brings. I use the dlux3 as a pocket camera and it isn't half bad.

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    Re: The new Digital CL?

    In the G1 thread, Joan links to a VERY interesting page:

    http://fourthirdsphoto.com/G1/05.php

    where a Panasonic rep states that Leica lenses for the MicroFourThirds standard *will* be coming "in the future". Also, that the already announced Lumix G lenses are targeted towards entry level users....

    So, it seems there´s more to come, after all.

    Thanks to Joan, I feel a bit better already....

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