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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:11 pm 
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Having become a Leica aficionado, I wanted to share the product details, spec sheets and brochure links of Leica's new cameras. Though there's no radically new models, or indeed very surprising models, announced at PMA just yet, they're certainly cameras that deserve a little of our attention. So, off we go:

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Leica M9 "Titanium"
A rather expensive, but, IMO, very beautiful new rangefinder. Only 500 will be made, which explains the pricetag. The M9 "Titanium" comes supplied with a couple of extra accessories and a storybook, of which you'll find an extract here:Leica X1
We've known this mini-M for a while, but it's now available in black, which, I have to say, looks even better than the steel grey X1.Image

Leica D-Lux 5
Anticipated by many. Certainly a nice little P&S to carry around daily, takes quite a range of accessories, and it carries the red dot. In the end though, it's basically a much more expensive Panasonic LX5. Image

Leica V-Lux 2
A second Leica-badged Panasonic, this time it's the FZ100. A superzoom, at the price of a decent DSLR.

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What are the diffrences between those Leicas and Panasonics?
Only the sticker?

BTW, those M9 is....very cool...if I had the money... :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:34 pm 
The M9 looks like something you should keep in a museum for ever,under a thick glass dome...simply gorgeous. Still,for something that is worth 20-30% the market price,I can never be attracted by this.


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Ohh my... that M9 looks gorgeous! :shock:

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Hi Bjorn,

Saw you on Twitter last night eulogising about the M9Ti. I wonder if it's pronounced M-ninety? :lol:

I'll not repeat my post about last night's affair. The only good thing that may come of it is that at €22,000 each Leica should make some decent money which they can hopefully plough into the R&D for the M10.

As for the rebadged Panasonics, same deal. The more that buy them the more money Leica can afford to reinvest in producing proper Leicas. :roll:

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I like calling it the "Titan". And I really love the design, makes me loom forward to the M10.
Ruben, I believe the D-Lux 5 is better build than its Panasonic brother, but I'm not sure if that's actually true.

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It's a nice thing, Leica makes the same cameras as Panasonic, but why are they asking that much more? I searched Google, and all their cameras are the same, exept the red button.

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Hi Ruben,

I think that the Leica versions ship with a little extra software which might appeal to some and you'd have to look at the fine print regarding technical support in the event of a problem. But that red sticker does come at a price...

@Bjorn: Hmm, Titan. :? Wasn't there a ship called that. :lol: Seriously, I can understand the appeal and I really ought to get one to match my titanium watch. But for that sort of money I could get one of these babies:

No contest, I'm afraid. The titanic would lose. :P :lol:

Oh, for the uninitiated that 305mm refers to the diameter of the objective, not the focal length. Now that's what I call a "lens"! :twisted:

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Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
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Dont forget the other strap that's packed with!

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Hi folks,

There are some videos up on Vimeo:


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Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
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