Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Leica Digilux 4

  1. #1
    Senior Member Riley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Adelaide Hills South Australia
    Posts
    441
    Post Thanks / Like

    Leica Digilux 4

    look at this page
    http://zone-10.com/cmsm/index.php?op...1&limitstart=1
    in the table presented the Digilux 3 replacement is listed

    circa 2008, Leica Digilux xx, made by Leica, Pro-grade, Quite likely based on the E-3

    well it had to be sourced as a design from L10 or E3, E3 would have to be the long odds bet though. And 3 more cameras from Olympus are listed, besides another Panasonic.

  2. #2
    spylaw4
    Guest

    Re: Leica Digilux 4

    Saw this from you on the other forum, Riley. Thanks again for posting the link. Although I very much hope any new 4/3 Leica would be based on E-3, I suspect it could well be on the Panasonic equivalent (not the L10) shown on the list. The interesting thing is that the Leica is listed as Pro-grade as opposed to the Pana's prosumer and comes before it on the list. The plot thickens!

  3. #3
    Subscriber Member Jorgen Udvang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pratamnak
    Posts
    9,336
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2157

    Re: Leica Digilux 4

    One of the nice things with 4/3, is that it doesn't matter who makes the camera. It's up to the photographer to choose the one that suits his needs best. At the moment, the E-3 is on top, but Leica obviously has the resources to develop the concept further.

  4. #4
    Subscriber Member Jonathon Delacour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    454
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    7

    Re: Leica Digilux 4

    From the Let's talk R-10 thread on the Leica R forum:
    Quote Originally Posted by BJNY View Post
    In case you all haven't seen this info:

    http://www.freelists.org/archives/le.../msg00146.html
    The link points to a report summarizing a talk at LHSA's 2007 annual convention where "Herr Andreas Kaufmann, owner of Leica, spoke of their plans for the next generation R camera." David Young wrote:
    Hr. Kaufmann did confirm that Leica have twenty-four (count 'em ...24!) new lenses in development! If we assume that 6 new "M" lenses per year is overkill, that still leaves 18 new lenses for the "R" line. Whether they are required for AF, or for a larger sensor, or both, only time will tell. But there is no doubt, that an entire new fleet of "R" glass is on the horizon. Hr. Kaufmann also indicated that Leica are moving fast towards a policy of having stock available for shipment almost as soon as products are officially announced. If this is realized, then we should see a new "R' camera and an entire line of new lenses, by the end of next year.
    Despite Mr Young's assumption that all of the 24 lenses are intended for the M and R lines, wouldn't a more likely explanation be that at least a few of them will have a 4/3rds mount?

  5. #5
    Subscriber Member Jorgen Udvang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pratamnak
    Posts
    9,336
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2157

    Re: Leica Digilux 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathon Delacour View Post
    Despite Mr Young's assumption that all of the 24 lenses are intended for the M and R lines, wouldn't a more likely explanation be that at least a few of them will have a 4/3rds mount?
    Agree, and that would be very good news indeed

  6. #6
    spylaw4
    Guest

    Re: Leica Digilux 4

    I assume that we can assume that the "24" does not include any Panaleica lenses, as Leica seems only to have a design oversight and quality control input. Oh and no sign yet of the 14-150 in Singapore.
    Last edited by spylaw4; 4th January 2008 at 21:14. Reason: added info re lens.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •