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| Re: Leica S-System and the future of Medium-Format |
"Our first insight was that competitor systems originated from analog, and as a result, the digital versions of their cameras had some natural limitations. As newcomers without legacy hardware, we had the advantage of designing a medium format system from scratch for digital."
They had to start from zero, so it's not necessarily a benefit that you're not a legacy system - yet. I would also think that the non-modular approach and frightening depreciation of the body/sensor combination is something to consider for some potential users.
...medium format film cameras have always had a problem keeping a large surface area of film completely flat. To compensate for this unevenness, medium format lenses were designed to mask the imperfections of an uneven recording surface � by not providing peak sharpness. But with digital sensors, unevenness is a non-issue. This allowed us to develop lenses that deliver uncompromising peak sharpness.
That is an interesting claim to make.