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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:57 am 
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One from 43rumors.com:

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(FT5) Awesome new Panasonic camera with m4/3 sensor, fixed 3x zoom lens and innovative Leica designed rangefinder!


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micro4/3 sensor
Fixed 3x Leica zoom lens - no specified focal length but I don't think it is too far of a stretch to assume it'll be something like a FF 24-70mm equivalent (12-35mm).
"rangefinder-type optical viewfinder"
Small size little bigger than LX3

Note they rate this rumor as FT5, which is their highest rating. If it happens, this could be the affordable Leica for the rest of us!

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I love rangefinder cameras.
Id wanted to buy a Minolta rangefinder from 1948, but didnt buy it.

However, I think if the price will not be too high, many people will buy it.

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43rumors have an update claiming the lens will start at 24mm f/2.0! Rated only FT4 this time, so a bit lower but still darn high for a rumour.

Personally I read the 24mm part as an equivalent, as otherwise it'll be rather long. So combined with the previous claim of 3x zoom that could be 12mm-36mm f/2.0-f???. I doubt it'll be fixed f/2.0 across the whole range as that'll be one really serious lens with a cost to match. Even starting at f/2.0 is rather impressive!

Note by making this a fixed lens, not a removable one, the optical design can be easier. Don't expect a similar lens to be available on removable formats.

The more I hear, the more I think this camera wont be impulse buy territory. My guess would be it'll cost more than something similar in m4/3, and I wouldn't be surprised it if reached Leica X1 levels.

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Maybe the downgrade to FT4 is because of the continued suggestion that there will be a Leica version which, as they suggest, leaves the Leica X1 between a rock and a hard place. :?

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