Leica M (240) release date delayed till April 30, 2013

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I received some information that the Leica M release date has been delayed. B&H also recently changed the expected availability date to April 30, 2013 (previously, the shipping date was February 28).

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  • Juanito

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • Artem

    F**k Leica! How much can we wait!!!!

  • Artem

    F**k Leica! How much can we wait!!!!

  • Steve

    Just bought an R4 – gotta use those lenses!

    • Kikkelsson

      How do you use M lenses on an R body?? ;)

      • David

        There is an adaptor

      • David

        There is an adaptor

        • Kikkelsson

          Isn’t it the other way around – R lenses on M body? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ghukodl Todd Davis

    Good thing I didn’t put my M8 on eBay yet.

  • Jei

    Selfridges told me they were getting one in last Monday. Wonder if they did? That had 2 monochroms in stock.

    • Jei

      They had, not that had!

  • Bryan Campbell

    Here we go again.

    Leica’s new factory can’t open soon enough…

  • Bryan Campbell

    Here we go again.

    Leica’s new factory can’t open soon enough…

  • crumpocket

    Maybe they saw their sample images.

  • http://twitter.com/danchip Dan Chippendale

    Quelle surprise as they say

  • zizoumaniac

    fuckers …

  • zizoumaniac

    fuckers …

  • babylalat

    One day feels like a month if haven’t got Leica M on hand

  • Daryl

    Not sure the new date indicates anything more than an estimate of delivery if ordered today. Also, kudos to Leica if they do delay for placing quality above their bottom line. It is not in their best financial interest (short term) to delay. Juanito, lol. Admin, this is a great site, save for some comments that exhibit low class, I am not in favor of censorship but wouldn’t mind if expletives are removed.

    • Daryl

      Thanks admin!!

  • Daryl

    Not sure the new date indicates anything more than an estimate of delivery if ordered today. Also, kudos to Leica if they do delay for placing quality above their bottom line. It is not in their best financial interest (short term) to delay. Juanito, lol. Admin, this is a great site, save for some comments that exhibit low class, I am not in favor of censorship but wouldn’t mind if expletives are removed.

    • Daryl

      Thanks admin!!

  • Nobody Special

    What? Leica misses another self-imposed deadline? Not being cynical here, but that’s not necessarily new for them. The factory issue(s), more than likely have little to do with the delay. Besides, the new Wetzlar factory/home base won’t open (supposedly) until November of this year….Leica’s deadline.
    It’s usually best to wait for teething problems to settle before buying the new toy.

  • george

    It only took a year to get my 75mm (which i heard was a short wait). By the time we see the m240, Sony will be delivering a 30 megapixel NEX full frame which will use M & R lenses for less than 1/2 the price. I just wonder if the French were able to deliver any sensors to Leica beyond the hand full of prototypes.

    • ChiaHead

      Not the French, but Belgians.. I hope their sensors will live up to their fries and chocolate reputation.

      • A. Lurker

        Coffee too. It’s pretty remarkable.

      • bidou

        The sensor is designed in Belgium and manufactured in France.

    • Alain

      Well the french can build the most competitive high technology aircrafts, they sure can deliver more than a handfull of sensors, the company which build them is a world leader in hi resolution imagery. Sorry to disappoint you, but it is not middle-age here.

  • Jonasito

    pppppppfffffff

  • Camaman

    I am sure they will come up with some explanation on how they had to change this or that to meet the Leica standard for build quality and quality check… :-)

  • Camaman

    I am sure they will come up with some explanation on how they had to change this or that to meet the Leica standard for build quality and quality check… :-)

  • Element-M

    It possibly gets better.., apparently the supplier of the LCD screens is having problems and the delay could be as long as next Christmas :-/ Sure hope that isn’t true !

    • Camaman

      Thats what they get when thinking to much. Should have gone with Samsung, not some xyz maker. But hey I bet one of the Leica brass has some stock in that alleged LCD maker. ;-)

    • Camaman

      Thats what they get when thinking to much. Should have gone with Samsung, not some xyz maker. But hey I bet one of the Leica brass has some stock in that alleged LCD maker. ;-)

  • Charles

    The Type 240 is just like Lockheed’s Joint Strike Fighter – an over-engineered attempt at a double-step manoeuvre, meant to address everything and be everything for everyone, which has fallen into concurrency.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concurrent_engineering

  • Charles

    The Type 240 is just like Lockheed’s Joint Strike Fighter – an over-engineered attempt at a double-step manoeuvre, meant to address everything and be everything for everyone, which has fallen into concurrency.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concurrent_engineering

  • RX1

    Looks like this turns out to be another Leica Rumor mistake. Leica started delivery on February 28 not the end of April. Rumor was off by two months. And, what a bunch of envious haters that post here.

    • http://leicarumors.com/ Leica Rumors

      B&H and few other stores also had the April date – big stores like B&H don’t make those dates up.

    • http://leicarumors.com/ Leica Rumors

      B&H and few other stores also had the April date – big stores like B&H don’t make those dates up.

  • kingkong89

    It is not a delay, the first batch of M has been sold out. Mainly thu Leica Store, 30th April is when next bacth will probably be available…

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