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Michael Da Re 03-12-2013 12:33

X3
 
http://leicarumors.com/2013/03/11/le...t-camera.aspx/

Thoughts?

daveleo 03-12-2013 12:38

if it has a Holga filter effect, I'm in for $400

Griffin 03-12-2013 12:45

At last a camera I can place my LaChouffe on!

Michael Markey 03-12-2013 12:48

Reminds me of the Olympus concept camera of a few years ago.

back alley 03-12-2013 12:48

funkadelic!

Godfrey 03-12-2013 12:52

Amusing design sketch, and a great thing to stuff in a pocket as a novelty.
But likely hopeless to use in terms of ergonomics.

G

FrozenInTime 03-12-2013 12:58

By the time the lens telescopes out, it's going to look like this:



What we really want is a digital version of a Leica I

Matus 03-12-2013 13:42

That X3 is some serious joke :)

jsrockit 03-12-2013 13:55

I hope the X3 isn't that.

ALN 03-12-2013 17:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsrockit (Post 2094508)
I hope the X3 isn't that.




+1

If that were to really be the X3 , I`d be tempted to invest in
a crate load of X2`s.

Actually, if you follow the link to the designer`s site, he explains that
it is a "personal project for self promotion" and "LeicaAG has not been
included in the process in any way".

Regards,
Al

f16sunshine 03-12-2013 17:18

Looks sweet!
Plus, if you run out of quarters... you can use it to pay your parking meter!

upceci 03-12-2013 17:25

Leica's response to Google Glass...



Looks like an anti-personal mine.

Keith 03-12-2013 17:36

Wasn't the Nikon F known as the 'hockey puck?'

Paint it black and send it to Canada ... see how it goes!

pvdhaar 03-13-2013 01:50

Had the name been anything other than X3, it could have been a concept study done by Leica themselves. Innovative and superbly executed presentation.

bigeye 03-13-2013 06:41

I'm impressed by their thinking outside the box. The components finally exist to build a camera in just about any form, yet every compact looks like the same slab of black plastic or faux Leica. Even if it doesn't work out, it's quite a liberating design.

- Charlie

kehng 03-13-2013 07:08

+1
Well done to the kid

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigeye (Post 2095021)
I'm impressed by their thinking outside the box. The components finally exist to build a camera in just about any form, yet every compact looks like the same slab of black plastic or faux Leica. Even if it doesn't work out, it's quite a liberating design.

- Charlie


Peter_wrote: 03-13-2013 07:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigeye (Post 2095021)
I'm impressed by their thinking outside the box. The components finally exist to build a camera in just about any form, yet every compact looks like the same slab of black plastic or faux Leica. Even if it doesn't work out, it's quite a liberating design.

- Charlie

+1

although i like classical cameras, i am not a big fan of this retro- and faux vintage style a la fuji x100. with new technologies, design has to rethink too. unfortunately there are not many companies for consumer articles out there, which care for good design. (like e.g. Braun did some decades ago, or apple nowadays (but who knows, if they still care after the death of jobs))

daveleo 03-13-2013 07:53

Visually, artistically, it is a stunning design, but I think it looses sight of the concept that "form follows function", and this design (in my hands) would be very klunky and hard to use. Traditional small camera designs look (generally) the way they do because they evolved through decades of use.

IMO, this design would look beautiful under glass, on a small pedestal, with bullet lighting.


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