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Merry Christmas & Happy RF 2011!
Old 12-24-2010   #1
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Merry Christmas & Happy RF 2011!

Merry Christmas and a Happy Rangefinder 2011!

For rangefinder fans 2010 saw the introduction of various new lenses from Leica and Voigtlander, new megabux special edition M9's, the RF lookalike Fujica X100, the Fuji/Bessa 66/67 wide, and the popularization of rangefinder lenses used on M43 and Sony NEX digital formats.

What will 2011 bring?

You can count on more new M lenses from Voigtlander and Leica. Zeiss seems to be concentrating on its new lenses for SLRs. Eventually the M9 will be updated - in 2011? Will there be other M mount digital cameras? Doubtful, but who knows? I know I've been trying to talk a dark horse digital M camera maker into it (not Cosina) to no avail so far. With Mr. K's love of film I would be surprised to see a digital Voigtlander Bessa. I wonder if there will be new film 35mm Bessas. And of course more special edition M9's. Many complain about them, but the SE M9's serve a very useful purpose - they all sell out and help Leica stay a camera maker!

Additionally there are indeed private inventors working on Leica M digital body conversions. Time will tell if they make it to the market place.

The so called MIRRORLESS cameras (like RF cameras have mirrors!), aka M43, Sony NEX, and expected similar formats from other manufacturers look like interesting digital options for your RF lenses. I look forward to 2011 improvements on those formats. Many have speculated the excitement of the Fujica X100 retro styling will bring forth an interchangeable lens version. hmm. Nice thought, at least.

So rangefinders will be very much alive in 2011, and with more digital options than before, and probably more new film cameras as well!

To all a Happy 2011!

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Old 12-24-2010   #2
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A happy christmas to you also
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Old 12-24-2010   #3
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Thanks, Stephen! I've enjoyed the sites a lot this year, both RFF and CQ. Keep it going!
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Old 12-24-2010   #4
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Dear Stephen,

Thanks for both the good wishes and for the site, easily the best and most civil on the 'net, and as the old formula used to go, A Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you and to everyone else on RFF.

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merry christmas and happy new year to you and to everybody out there. thanks for keeping this wonderful site running! best regards, mauro
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Merry Christmas & A happy New Year!
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Thumbs up Merry Christmas & A happy New Year!

Thanks for your wishes Stephen! I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too! May all your good wishes come true!

Thank you for providing us all with this platform for a great community!


And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all members and families around the globe!
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Old 12-24-2010   #7
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Sums up our RF world quite nicely.
Didn't we hear Epson is getting into digital RF again?
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Old 12-24-2010   #8
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Merry Christmas (or whatever you fancy) and happy new year to you Stephan and everyone here on RFF. Good to see many of SF Bay Area folks in person this year, and I had lots of fun discussion here on the forum and via PM/Email with remote members through out the year.

Thank you very much for keeping this wonderful community up and running, Stephan.
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Thank You Stephen for a Fab site & Warm Xmas Spirits... Hope to see you in February

Hugs, Kisses & Grand Holiday Cheer to ALL my Friends @RFF
May YOU be BLESSED with, Light Love & the Purrfect Shot !!!
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Thanks Stephen.
Merry Christmas and Happy New year.
Great photographs in 2011 for everybody.
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Yes, Merry Christmas to one and all, and may your New Year be kind and wonderful.
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A Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you and to everyone else on RFF. x 2
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I just realised, X-mas is a feast of light (therefor X-mas tree with candles), because in the Northern hemisphere, on December 26th the shortest days of the year have passed and the days lengthen again!

The Return of Light, that's a Big Deal for photographers, right?
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It's always exciting to see what the camera makers come up with every year. This year will be no exception. Merry Christmas to all here on RFF and may 2011 bring peace and joy to the world.
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Stephen;

Thank you for a great site and best to you and everybody here!

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Merry Christmas to the Head Bartender and all the elves, er, mods!
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A Merry Pan-Xmas and to all a good night!
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Old 12-24-2010   #19
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Thank you for all you do. To you and all the RFF folks "The very best of the seasons' blessings to each of you". See you all in 2011...

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Merry Christmas to one and all ~ ; - )
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, a joyous Holiday Season to all.

Oy... the 10 year old got up a 3 to see what Santa brought him.

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In the words of Margo Leadbetter, "Yuletide felicitations to one and all".

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Thank you Stephen.
Have a great Holiday and a fabulous new 2011 (we all need a better year...) everyone @ RFF.
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Merry Christmas to all, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

A special thanks to you Stephen, for hosting RFF. Best site on the web.
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Merry Christmas to all and many great photos for all in 2011. Discovering RFF is one of the highlights of 2010 for me.
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A little belated, but still........................

A very happy CHrtistmas and a rewarding New Year to you all from Down Under.
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On Christmas Day, I wish you all a peaceful and relaxing day with your loved ones.
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Many thanks to this community for the good advice, perspective, purchases and entertainment this year!
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Quite late, but not less sincere...

Merry Christmas and a happy, rich, plentiful and generous 2011!!
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