[LRflex] Re: Leica S2 in hand

Agreeed.

And, given recent developments at N and C,  should the R10 not do HD
video too? Or are we asking for too much?


2008/10/1 Frank Filippone <red735i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> If they can not provide auto-aperture with the current R lenses, tell them
> to cancel the camera.  It will be a disaster..
> This is the one feature that will make the Canon and Olympus and all the
> other ( read this as significantly cheaper and possibly already available to
> potential buyers) cameras with adapters go away.  Completely and absolutely.
>
> Auto apersature is a 1960's issue.... maybe before..... even the Exakta
> could do it......  It is NOT optional.  No  ( technical, Germanic, Austrian,
> marketing BS, or otherwise) excuses..  I could care less how hard it is to
> do.  Get it in there.
>
> Without the sbility to USE ( not kludgey) the old lenses, the bodies will
> not sell... I don't care how many GP, low light, optimum quality, or
> otherwise.  Ergonomics is terribly important.
>
> So how so I really feel?  Like this is critical.
>
> Frank Filippone
> red735i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
> The one "price" for this compatibility will be the mechanism required
> to actuate the aperture in the older lenses.  Electronic aperture
> control (as is done in Canon and the S2, among others) is cheaper to
> implement than a mechanical method, while also being more
> reliable.  Doing both would cost Leica more.  But, again, Pentax has
> kept their mechanical aperture control and maintained a very
> competitive price.  So, if they can do it, I guess Leica can, too.
>
>
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