April 24th: Leica T announcement?

Discussion in 'Leica News and Rumors' started by BBW, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. BBW

    BBW Leica Place Regular

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    It seems that there could be something new coming...http://leicarumors.com/2014/03/06/rumors-leica-t-type-701-mirrorless-camera-to-be-announced-on-april-24th.aspx/
    I've read some speculations about this camera and am not really sure where the "T" comes in, but that's what people seem to be calling it.

    (If this has already been brought up, please delete this thread.)

    The only Leica I have ever owned was the Leica X1. Personally, I'd love to have something along the X's lines with more options. I loved the size of the camera, thought the image quality was excellent and that what controls there were were well done. I'd go for a built in EVF - and if they could throw in an OVF that would be great and then keep the price down to below $2000 for the camera and one great lens.:wink:
     
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  2. ajramirez

    ajramirez Leica Place Veteran

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    I hope it's German and built to the quality level of the X line. Compatibility with M lenses (via adapter would be fine) would be a huge plus for me. APS-H (instead of C) would be great as well.
     
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  3. kingsfan

    kingsfan Leica Place Regular

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    the name "T" comes from here...

    http://leicarumors.com/2013/10/31/new-leica-t-type-701-camera-coming-soon.aspx/

    they also have a post with some potential pictures of the camera (i hope they're fake)
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Leica Place Regular

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    Antonio and Kingsfan thanks to you both for chiming in on this.

    I know that the "T" is mentioned in the press release, however I am wondering what it stands for. Time will tell!
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    A "Leica T".

    Well, they are not reviving the Konica T series...

    Maybe a Digital "Vitessa T", Deckel mount Digital...

    I would like to see a mirrorless version of the M Type 240, using the same sensor, and with M-Mount. Many people use Leica glass on the Sony, but the sensor does not have the advantage of the microlens design and chip layout of the CMOSIS sensor to handle the short distance from sensor to the rear of wide-angle lenses.
     
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  6. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    From what I've read, and what I think would make sense, an APS-C (sorry, guessing not APS-H) mirrorless. I'll figure EVF as an add on, though I wish it was built-in.

    I think this first one in that series is a Panasonic body, with a focus on German Leica lenses. I'll bet auto-focus, but with excellent manual focus support, same as the X Vario. Later, there'll be a German body that anyone with the T mount lenses will splurge for.

    First Panasonic camera body - $1000-1500. Lenses, well that's what Leica wants to make the real money on, and they won't be cheap.
     
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  7. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    If it's a Panasonic Body, than most likely will be u43- unless Panasonic wants to get into a larger sensor under a Leica name. We'll know in a month or so...Always fun to speculate.
     
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  8. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

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    If its under $1000, APS-C or larger and equal in form and function to a NEX7 I may get one. If not, used NEX7 prices are dropping and actually so are M8 prices.
     
  9. serhan

    serhan Leica Place Regular

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  10. kingsfan

    kingsfan Leica Place Regular

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    hope it has a built-in viewfinder and not one of those big add-ons
     
  11. BBW

    BBW Leica Place Regular

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    I hope that there's more to the story and that it has a happy ending. Of course happiness is relative in the case of cameras.:wink:
     
  12. serhan

    serhan Leica Place Regular

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    leicarumors.com: Another picture of the Leica T type 701 camera
    Leica-T-type-701-camera-with-M-lens-adapter.

     
  13. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Well, maybe that look will grow on me ...
     
  14. kingsfan

    kingsfan Leica Place Regular

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    if that's real, i have no reason to leave m43
     
  15. ajramirez

    ajramirez Leica Place Veteran

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    I refuse to believe its real. Why would Leica take a step back from the X1/X2 and X-Vario? Looks suspiciously like a Samsung to me.
     
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  16. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    It looks like an oversized Ricoh CX-1 P&S to me.

    We'll find out in a little more than 2 weeks.
     
  17. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

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    There is a market for such cameras, or Leica would not invest in them. Maybe these news are not correct.
     
  18. Mijo

    Mijo Leica Place Veteran

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    I'm in the same boat. I already have the PL 25 and 45 and I'm looking at maybe picking up the new PL 30 in the future. I was really hoping that the "T" was going to be a leica m4/3 body, I would have been fine with a rebadged GX7. Unless the "T" does something really special, I can't see myself dumping my m4/3 gear for the new T.
     
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  19. BBW

    BBW Leica Place Regular

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    Apr 15, 2013
    I remain interested and hopeful, though some may say this is:026:
     
  20. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    OK, I'm now guessing much like the X Vario, but with interchangeable auto-focus lenses. Probably will take M-mount with an adapter, too. To further distinguish it from the X Vario, a silver variety.

    I'd be surprised if there was a viewfinder built-in. Instead probably the Leica/Olympus viewfinder, not a bad viewfinder ...
     
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