Really? I was under the impression the Rolleiflex was "blacker"
Beautiful cameras anyway. They are my obi-wans.
That Rolleiflex is the strength of the Leaf, that and the fact that under the right conditions and processed in pscs, the leaf file looks really film like.
With my A-22 I never shot it under 200 iso, (well maybe just once) and I loved the look.
In my humble opinion the only problem with leaf (and this holds true for many of the medium format makers) is they need to show some props to past customers.
The new AFI 10 will have an lcd that works when tethering. Good, it's about time, becuase when you need to see it both on the computer and the camera, you really need it.
The downside is Leaf has known they need this feature forever and the only way to get it is an expensive upgrade to a new back.
Leaf would do themselves a world of good in the PR department if they made that retroactive to past customers for a low cost upgrade. I don't believe it would hurt future sales and if anything go a long way to showing some good will to past customers, many that have been loyal through the very trying LC10 trial period.
Actually, a lot of us that buy into the expensive digital world seem somewhat caught out, by well intentioned but somewhat failed promises. Promised "workable" wi-fi, (leaf and phase), high clean iso at 800 to 1600 iso (all of the back makers) and many missed software deadlines.
(Let's don't even mention the big, bight and detailed lcds)
Let's be realistic. These cameras are damn expensive and though many of us can afford them and afford to upgrade, we also can use that money to move our business forward in other areas, especially in today's financial climate.
So to me, the company that gets my next purchase is the one that shows some extreme good will and goes the extra step.
This is probably going to fall on deaf ears as during photokina everyone is talking about new stuff without a lot of mention of old stuff, but the makers should remember it's the buyers of the old stuff that kept the companies in a position to offer the new.
Nobody is asking for anything free, or a perpeptual low cost upgrade but I think all the manufacturers shoudl print out their sales pdfs, e-mail blasts, road maps of the last three years and yellow pencil the promises that only came 1/2 true or in some instances not at all.
Go back, get those right for the customers that invested in the products and I'd bet you would have a customer for life.