Thursday, February 28, 2008

Shuttered Dreams: No full-frame Leica rangefinder this year

A few days ago we had a round-up of the coverage of the firing of the Leica CEO. Buried among the reactions was a new statement from Leica, spotted by the Adorama NewsDesk. In that letter, the new world order at Leica states that the "full frame" statements made by fired CEO Lee were "too optimistic and premature".

The PDN Pulse blog also discusses the Leica-CEO situation.


amin said...

Perhaps optimistic and premature, but unlikely flat out wrong. The fact that Lee said it is coming means they are trying to bring it out. If he thought it was coming this year, one would think it would be next year at the latest, no? I read this latest announcement as an attempt to preserve M8 sales in the interim.

1001 noisy cameras said...

Indeed! They are now caught between a rock and a hard place. They need to keep selling M8 to keep funding the future projects