Friday, February 22, 2008

Full-frame digital Leica rangefinder mystery plot thickens

The plot thickens.

Street photographers and photojournalists were rejoicing over the news reported earlier this month by Amateur Photographer that Leica had "strongly hinted" that there would be a Leica M rangefinder in the near future that would have a full-frame, 35mm-sized digital sensor. It looked really positive because the news came from an interview with Leica CEO Steven Lee.

Now we're not so sure. Steven Lee has been "sacked", according to AP. Could his firing have been a result of what he reportedly said to Amateur Photographer? And does his firing mean the full frame thing is happening, or not? Read the story, and decide for yourself.

BTW...our hats are off to Amateur Photographer for both some outstanding reporting!

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