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
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  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
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  5. Martin Francis, Aug 15, 2004
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  6. Leigh Bowden

    Bill Hilton Guest

    Bill Hilton, Aug 15, 2004
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  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
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  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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