According to http://lavidaleica.com a full frame fixed lens Leica is on the way. A fixed 28mm f/1.7 24 mega pixel beauty. I am about to hyperventilate ....... So is this nothing more than Leica's attempt at the 'Sony RX1' ?. I for one certainly hope not.
For many of us, the dream of a full frame version of Fujifilm's X100 was almost a dream come true when Sony announced the RX1. That was until it hit the shelves. No viewfinder, neither electronic or optical... are you f#@king kidding me SONY!? Huge fail in my books. They really missed a golden opportunity, one hell of a camera in it's own right, the problem being it just didn't really fit in. Not pocketable the the Ricoh GR, nor versatile enough like the Fujifilm X100. For the record, Sony and many other brands have failed to realize how important a viewfinder is to most enthusiasts and professional users. Of course, you can whack a hot-$hoe viewfinder onto them, but seriously a simple peep hole like the old school film point and shoots would have been okay. Hell if ya wish to blow my balls off, just give me a pop-up 28mm viewfinder like the Sony DSC-RX100 (slight hint for the RX2). Are you listening Fujifilm? Leica, if your there ... just drop the shit and give us a EVF ..please please please.
So until I get my hands on the actual Leica Q, I am really just gas bagging hot air for the hell of it. I could be proven wrong... I hope so, because I would love Leica to throw a Full Frame 28mm f/2 (at least) fixed lens camera with a viewfinder onto the market. Hell, I will even 'massage your Grandmother' if they do! Somehow I think my hands and stomach are safe as the likelihood of such a Holy Grail from Leica are slim, at least for now. Hint, hint, ... or are they !
*Spider-Man's "spidey-sense" manifests in a tingling feeling at the base of his skull, alerting him to personal danger in proportion to the severity of that danger. For instance, a little tingling such as a happenstance passing by of an enemy would prompt Peter to be alert, while a strong tingling, sometimes to the point of being painful, is interpreted as a need to take immediate evasive action on a deadly threat. It appears to be a simultaneous, seemingly clairvoyant response to a wide variety of phenomena. Though the exact mechanism of this ability is unknown, (though in The Amazing Spider-Man #1, he refers to it as an instinctive ability) his original spider-sense clearly has at least two aspects in addition to sensing potential or immediate danger:
(Leica Concept image based on original Leica CM photograph by Grant Stewart entropytango.tumblr.com)