Leica X2 M O C K U P

Things i would like in the upcoming Leica X2


features i want

W E A T H E R S E A L E D ! ! ! ! !

30x30mm square sensor – BW only 16bit RAWs

direct drive manual focus, fixed prime lens equiv. 50mm

internal focus no moving lensparts

a clickstop on infinity to turn on autofocus

dedicated lockable buttons for : ISO/AF/exposure compensation/aperture/shutterspeed

four assignable user buttons/one clickwheel for menu etc

no back LCD but high resolution top LCD

factory installed soft release, i dont know why this isnt standard even with the 6k M9

all connections under a single sealed door at the bottom

focus indicator under hotshoe like in pro nikons for manual focusing


it would be cool to have a small prisma that you can attach via the hotshoe, thats like an angled viewfinder and looks at the top LCD, like on leicas with dedicated rangefidners and viewfinders. could show a magnified view of the AF point for example

and i would like to have a software that allows the user to define RGB and luminance curves and put them on the camera for jpeg processing


RICOH GXR / Super 16mm // c o n c e p t

As RICOH can make virtually any sensor/mount combination, i made a concept for a super16mm mount.

Of course it should have:

  • a sensor that has exactly fullHD resolution
  • record in cinemaDNG
  • 1-24 fps in 8/12 bit
  • 1-60 fps in 8 bit
  • minimum one extra sd card slot
  • two HDMI live outputs
  • some kind of battery(pack) option
  • super 16 PL-mount, at least with an adapter
  • i wouldnt mind about a super35 version too, but i think for now we`re fine with 16mm

PS: I know thats basically the Ikonoskop A-cam dII, but i could never afford a 7k – super16 cam, so i thought .. because i kinda gave you the idea … so if you got one ready for me, just leave a post

character // r e m o d e l i n g

i changed the main character to a more cartoony look.
most changes are in modeling, but also the rendernodes and material shader nodes are finetuned to be more cartoony and less realistic.

concept art

meanwhile some concept arts, introducing the inevitable crafts studio flickr account 🙂