Leica says they are discontinuing production of the R9, a manual focus SLR that utilizes the companyâ€™s DMR digital backs. In a letter to their dealers, Leica said they have ran out of R9 and R-series lenses and that these would no longer be manufactured.
Despite the announcement, the R9 was still on show at the recently ended PMA 2009 in Las Vegas. A Leica spokesman said they â€œare working hard on making a generation change possible for the current R-system.â€
Is there a Leica R-10 in the works?
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