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> > Just as when it tried to abandon the M in favor of the R, after "paying > attention" to the photographic world? That didn't seem to work out too well. First off, they didn't abandon the M. Second off, they produced a reflex with wonderful optics but bodies from the stone age - apologies to the users and lovers out there. Second, if they produce a digital "M," which allows use of current Leica M optics, has rangefinder focusing that allows for manual focusing - and if they continue to produce a film M - they will stay in their niche market and at the same time move into the future. Digital is here to stay. Hopefully film is as well to some degree. But a company that fails to produce a digital camera is a company that will eventually disappear. And, BTW, I am committed to using film - all black and white - but would LOVE to also have a digital body which would take my M lenses and function like an M.... B. D. ilm will, unfortunately, eventually, become a boutique item > > Leica is a small company, and a company that size is probably better off working > for its niche market than trying to compete in domains that have already been > taken over by companies a hundred times larger.