Digital backs.

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Leigh Bowden, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. Leigh Bowden

    Leigh Bowden Guest

    I notice that Leica are going to sell a digital back for R8 and R9 cameras.
    This will allow them to be used as film and digital cameras. Not at the same
    time obviously. Uses a 10MP sensor.

    Can't wait for Canon and Nikon to do the same.
    Leigh Bowden, Aug 15, 2004
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  2. They won't.

    So many people have ditched their 35mm Canon and Nikon SLRs (src: any
    secondhand camera shop you'd care to name) it wouldn't make sense. Besides,
    they're onto a good thing with their DSLRs. Leica's back is aimed at the
    existing R8/R9 user- but given the price of the two combined i'd be
    surprised if they came out with a dedicated DSLR for a while, either.
    Martin Francis, Aug 15, 2004
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  3. Leigh Bowden

    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: "Leigh Bowden"
    Do you have a link to an official announcement for this product?
    Bill Hilton, Aug 15, 2004
  4. Leigh Bowden

    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Seeing as the cost is prohibitive to anyone except those in the luxury
    jewelry market (the normal Leica purchaser) I doubt anyone else will follow.
    If you can make a good dSLR for 1000-1500 dollars retail, why make a kludge
    back for 2000-3000?
    Tony Spadaro, Aug 15, 2004
  5. Martin Francis, Aug 15, 2004
  6. Leigh Bowden

    Bill Hilton Guest

    Bill Hilton, Aug 15, 2004
  7. It will be unveiled at Photokina 2004 (at least, that's what Leica said in
    Q2, 2003) with an SRP of 4500 Euros.

    SD is an unusual media choice for a professional product, but I suppose it
    conforms with the Digilux 2 that all Leica collectors have anyway...
    Martin Francis, Aug 15, 2004
  8. If the price was $200-3000... I might disagree. But the Digital back will
    likely be more. I dunno, why don't people put whatever lenses they like on
    whatever bodies they like, and just let it go? Ok, say you love Leica
    glass? You want digital? Buy an E-1, 10D, 1D2, etc, and just get an
    adapter and put your lens on it. It is simple, and it works.Hell, I will
    probably be picking up an adpater for whatever digital I buy next... to use
    whatever lenses I really want to (ok, there are some limits... but not as
    many as people seem to think).

    Personally, I want one high Crop (E-X) and one no crop camera (Photokina,
    what do you bring). But that is my own taste.
    Robert Meyers, Aug 16, 2004
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