Late to Digital, Leica Slow to Refocus

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Maurice Blanchard, Sep 23, 2008.

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  1. Maurice Blanchard

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    Leica needs to decide how many cameras they want to sell, then find the market
    level willing to buy that many. If they make $50,000 cameras, they may well be
    the very best camera in the world. But if they sell only 100, how is that
    going to pay for the R&D?

    Maybe they can make the kind of camera I've long wanted. That would be one
    with a continuous view through the electronic sensor, and viewed not via an
    LCD on the back, but through the traditional eyepiece. So the LCD screen
    would have to be inside. Add a feature which operates when a special button
    is pressed that takes the center portion of the sensor and expands it pixel
    for pixel to the LCD screen as a focusing aid. Taking the picture would be
    the expected steps: close the shutter, clear the sensor, open the shutter,
    wait the exposure time, close the shutter, store the image from the sensor.
    It's just that in this case, the shutter is not a focal plane shutter, but
    instead is in the lens just like a rangefinder. It's just opened also to do
    the composition.

    Or maybe someone can figure out how to make a sensor that can shift out the
    image by latching the image and transferring it through a non-exposed path,
    so that the sensor itself can be an electronic shutter.
     
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