No new Leica M model
(del 17/03/2008 @ 07:09:50, in Leica
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While we would like to be able to respond to the wishes of M8 users to have a full-frame digital rangefinder body, and while it is something we have been investigating and working on for a long time, we will not announce such a product at (this year's) Photokina,' Leica product manager Stefan Daniel told BJP.
The rumours of a full-frame version of Leica's digital camera were linked to the abrupt departure of the firm's CEO Steven Lee, who was fired last month. However, reports in the German press say Lee was removed from the company's board after mounting tensions with dealers internationally (BJP, 27 February).
The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung claims Lee was fired after the board was made aware of growing tensions between the former CEO and international Leica dealers.
Only two weeks after his appointment, Lee came under fire when he told The Times that 'soccer mums' should be Leica's new sales targets. 'I use the example of the American "soccer mums" who would love to take better pictures, who are the keepers and recorders of their families' history. They are our potential customers of the future,' he said.