Leica’s webcast covering the new products being introduced today will be covered in this blog post. Please refresh this thread for more information.
9:02 AM – Placeholder still on the screen.
9:06 AM – Placeholder updated. Show starts at 9:15 AM.
9:10 AM – BJP reports only coffee drinking and chit-chat. 5 min to go.
9:15 AM – Showtime. Theoretically.
9:17 AM – Show actually starting. Leica CEO, Rudi Spiller saying “hi”.
9:19 AM – Rudi still crowing about Leica engineering history and why Leica’s cost more.
9:22 AM – History of Leica Camera.
9:25 AM – Image of Seal holding an M9. Why isn’t there an image of Carlos holding an M9?
9:26 AM – Three new Leica products being introduced.
9:27 AM – Stefan Daniels taking the stage.
9:28 AM – Leica M9 formally introduced. Digital full frame M camera. Almost all M-lenses supported. Kodak sensor exclusive to M9 – 18 Mpix.
9:33 AM – M9 available for purchase very shortly. Leica X1 introduced. Microphone malfunction.
9:35 AM – APS-C sensor, Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 fixed lens. Full manual controls, autofocus, all metal body. Auto-exposure and P&S modes. Available early December 2009.
9:37 AM – Leica S2 production model shown. Only MF system that is weather/water sealed. Will ship October 2009.
9:40 AM – Seal introduced. Big Leica fan. Packing an M9 already. Lucky bastard.
9:42 AM – Leica beta tester requirement – International singing star.
9:44 AM – Seal: “Love affair with Leica cameras…” bought an M6 + Noctilux right off the bat. Guess that’s whom Leica is after.
9:47 AM – Seal: “Leica has stayed true to their philosophy.”
9:49 AM – Rudi Spiller gives Seal an S2. No R10.