Weekend Leica Forum in Germany – Photokina expectations

This information is is based on a Leica Forum that happened few weeks ago in Germany. The presenter form Leica was Mr. Stefan Daniel who is the head of the M division at Leica in Solms. Here is run down on the report:

R-System:
– no new R lens at Photokina
– R9 still in production
– autofocus may come

M-System:
– many surprises for Photokina advertised
– the name Noctilux will be a part of the future M lens family
– a new fixed wide angle lens will come for Photokina
– the preferred sensor supplier for M will still be Kodak
– Tri Elmar 28-35-50 is no longer in production

Four-Thirds:
– there will be no Leica labeled Olympus E-3

D-Lux, etc.:
– there will be new models in corporation with Panasonic for Photokina.

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