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This seems to be a camera for Students of photography , rather than those of us who think they are past that stage but would students buy a camera with No video?may be it for those, who have decided finally to abandon film
@NSTypeR, @Elvishefer: Thank you for your answers. I get small body, great sensor and good build quality. I guess it might be perfect for the travelling serious photographer or for street photography. The retro look is boring to me, better to make a new classic than an old copy. It will be interesting and fun to see the camera!
I think the idea of a "hybrid" is very interesting. In spite of it having a pentaprism, could this be just to maintain some retro styling? And, maybe there is an EVF inside rather than a mirror and ground glass. The weight is a mystery as well....765 gms. Must include the lens.... The original FM2 weighed 540 gms. plus approx 180 gms for a lens comes up with about 720 gms. I am looking forward to finding out exactly what this new retro FM2 is. At the very least we will have a good discussion.
I don't understand the obsession with monochrome cameras. I guess since I never shot B&W film I never got into it. You think a camera like this is targeting a small niche now? Just throw in a monochrome sensor and they'll only sell 100 a year.
Sorry PB_PM the Leica Monochrome is extremely popular.
With a monochrome sensor you basically gain 1.5 stops of light immediately. That surely is worth something :-)