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Jeff Ascough under NDA for new Rangefinder
Old 03-29-2010   #1
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Jeff Ascough under NDA for new Rangefinder

He just dropped this bomb on his twitter account today!

The mind goes crazy on trying to figure out what it could be.

All he say's is "Week 2 with new stealth camera. I am under NDA at the moment as to who makes it but I can tell you that it's a brand new rangefinder"

Jeff shot Leica for years but for the past few has been shooting Canon DSLR's.

What could it be???

Only he knows but makes you wonder!
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Ah, nothing like a new rumor! Ain't the web wonderful.

Some NDA.
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Now this is a case of pure viral marketing. I wonder how much he's getting paid?
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Protecting your tweets isn't much good if those following you spread stuff around!
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NDA shmeNDA... he just managed to increase the number of his followers.
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It's amazing how many folks under NDA's are yacking it up these days.
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Now this is a case of pure viral marketing. I wonder how much he's getting paid?
Wow.........

Glass half empty kind of guy I guess?

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The only market that might exist for another digital RF might be a something low end from Cosina. Anything else would poison the market, and kill Leica.
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Wow.........

Glass half empty kind of guy I guess?

I never said there was anything wrong with it. Nice work if you can get it. Ups your profile and brings in the cash. So what's wrong with that. Maybe you're one of these people who think people shouldn't use the web for selling. Well sorry chum but I think you missed the whole point of what the web is really about. It doesn't pay for itself. Haven't you noticed the advertising on this site?
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I never said there was anything wrong with it. Nice work if you can get it. Ups your profile and brings in the cash. So what's wrong with that. Maybe you're one of these people who think people shouldn't use the web for selling. Well sorry chum but I think you missed the whole point of what the web is really about. It doesn't pay for itself. Haven't you noticed the advertising on this site?
No it's your assumption that he is getting paid to leak info.

Knowing Jeff it's just him being excited about a new product and letting people know that there is something out there.
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well i suspect it's Canon otherwise why Ascough?

i also suspect it isn't going to be a rangefinder in the classic sense. maybe a goosed up version of the camera Canon has already shown?

for the record i would love to see another one on the market that doesn't run ridiculous amounts of moola.
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In fact, even this rumor could hurt Leica. But only if it uses M lenses.
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Jeff shot with Leicas for years, so I'd guess that he knows what is and isn't a rangefinder. Since Leica is making the photographic equivalent of high-end audio gear now, there's plenty of room for a camera with rangefinder virtues that isn't hitting notes only a dog can hear.
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But Canon wouldn't make a new RF that used M mount lenses.
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Jeff shot with Leicas for years, so I'd guess that he knows what is and isn't a rangefinder. Since Leica is making the photographic equivalent of high-end audio gear now, there's plenty of room for a camera with rangefinder virtues that isn't hitting notes only a dog can hear.
haha nice analogy!

I agree too, Jeff knows his rangefinders and don't see him using that description for an EVIL type camera.
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perhaps Jeff isn't calling the shots? either way interest is certainly piqued.
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Protecting your tweets isn't much good if those following you spread stuff around!
Ha...exactly. His 90 followers know what he said.
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Protecting your tweets isn't much good if those following you spread stuff around!
Yeah there's some truth to that.
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Epson?

If it's a canon or nikon then it'll likely have their own mount. Zeiss lenses for canon and nikon sell very well and since leica are now treading on canon and nikons toes by going digital with m8,m9 and s2, maybe one of canon or nikon have decided to stamp on leica.

What about mamiya? they must be losing market share and looking to get some back. Or maybe Olympus want to tap into the M-mount market having seen the sucess of the M8.

Or who knows it could zeiss or voigtlander/cosina with a digital rangefinder now that leica have proved the theory.
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Sorry, but what's NDA?
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Well, Leica is not even a tiny blip on Canon or Nikon's radar.

Only folks I could really think would do an M mount dRF might be Cosina.
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Sorry, but what's NDA?
Non Disclosure Agreement - a contract guaranteeing you'll keep information confidential
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Sorry, but what's NDA?
Non Disclosure Agreement.

There's usually money involved for keeping quiet.
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Sorry, but what's NDA?
Non Disclosure Agreement

You know but don't say... unless is twitter I guess!
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Non Disclosure Agreement.

There's usually money involved for keeping quiet.
not so, lots of NDA where there is no cash consideration...we are all speculating, but Jeff may be receiving cash or he may be given a pre-production version to test in exchange for his input and a NDA to keep his mouth shut since the camera is still in beta mode...
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Non Disclosure Agreement.

There's usually money involved for keeping quiet.
I've never heard of or been involved in an NDA that offered money.........

Not saying there aren't any but I've never heard of that.

NDA is used to keep a person quite while they test equipment for a manufacturer or if they are making something for the new item.
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Non Disclosure Agreement.

There's usually money involved for keeping quiet.
There is? I've been doing it wrong all these years in technology

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what is "new" ?
a completely new rangefinder --
or a new update of an existing rangefinder?

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If he said completely new I'd guess its completely new. I also imagine it's going to be a few months until even another little bit of info is leaked. So I'm not going to worry about it. It's probably a marketing ploy like someone said before. Leica did the same thing awhile before the M9.
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If he said completely new I'd guess its completely new. I also imagine it's going to be a few months until even another little bit of info is leaked. So I'm not going to worry about it. It's probably a marketing ploy like someone said before. Leica did the same thing awhile before the M9.
Yeah but who cares if it's a marketing ploy???

It's a new rangefinder, that's not news you hear everyday or even every year!
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Its a digital Sony, based on Konica Hexar Technology. Will take Zeiss lenses.

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Some Canon Micro 4/3 with built in rangefinder?
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Some Canon Micro 4/3 with built in rangefinder?
That'll work.
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Some Canon Micro 4/3 with built in rangefinder?
Yep that would be my guess.
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Canon won't do M4/3, its not their format. Anything less than full frame is dead in the water since the M9 hit the streets.

Sony's got everything it takes: CMOS technology in full frame, Hexar technology from Konica (-Minolta), a connection with Zeiss for lenses.

Either Sony, or its not a true rangefinder. Might be branded a Zeiss-Ikon, but still sony-built then.

Lets wait and see, with the M9 I was completely wrong!
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nah Nikon DSP! They still have the 2005 craftsmen with the new Engineering and just put the D700 "old" sensor on it!
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It could be a digital Holga RF for all we know.

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Whoever makes it, the winning combo would be a $2,500 FF digital RF that takes M lenses. Anything else is just DOA.
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