Not fazed by the Leica denials Leica Rumors
has passed on the following:
- Mirrorless APS-C camera with movable screen
- iM mount
- Noctilux iM 0.95/35
- Compactness and simplicity for endless creativity
I was initially surprised about the APS-C sensor but then I reflected, in a mirrorless sort of way, that in the light of my thread Size Matters
the smaller sensor size is pretty irrelevant if one can put an f/0.95 35mm lens in front of it. I also thought that specifying such a large lens on the camera might catch out the images above as fake but, on the assumption that the lower image is roughly to scale (camera width of 122mm), then there's plenty of room in the lens barrel to support a lens with an entrance pupil of about 37 mm.
So these images are either fakes, part of a genuine Leica design concept or even, unlikely as it may be, from something that really exists. Does anyone recognise any parts of those rather lovely images from other cameras. If it is a PhotoShop effort then the perpetrator should go get him or herself a proper job designing camera bodies. Mmmm, tasty....
P.S. I suppose that technically this post is out of place in this thread as the camera above clearly doesn't have an EVF.
P.P.S. I note there have been some comments to the effect that the "iM" name alone gives the lie to the images as it seems it has some unfortunate historical associations in Germany.