Double Negative wrote in post #16854993
Post updated with pictures and specs of the two new lenses... The M adapter will support 6-bit coding.
Well, this appears to be a slight improvement on the X-Vario abomination, but only a slight improvement.
No EVF is a deal-breaker for me (even if I were interested in a digital Leica). $3K is also VERY steep for an APS-C camera, given the current best-in-class APS-C cameras are less than half that price (I'm thinking Fuji X-T1), and even FF mirrorless is available for less. No doubt, the build quality will be better than either the Fuji or the Sony, and if this handles M-mount glass without smearing, then it has that over the other cameras. But it's still $3k to get in.
Leica is a complex company. Their M and S-series cameras exist in a niche that no one else has filled; the M is the only FF rangefinder, and has a 60 year evolution backing it up, while the S is a small, very high quality MF camera, which competes favourably with much larger camera systems.
On the other hand, I just don't get Leica's compact cameras, X-Vario, and this new T-series. There are other, cheaper options that do the same thing just as well; that cannot be said for the S and (particularly) the M cameras, thus justifying their price.