Interview with Oliver Kaltner (CEO, Leica Camera AG)
Oliver Kaltner (CEO, Leica Camera AG) launches the Leica M10
Extracts from the group interview, including, CJ (ClubSNAP), Zung Heng (M Photographer), Chatchawarn Janthachotibutr (Leica Ambassador), Daryl Lee (Robb Report), Gerardo Enrique Lopez (Daily Enquirer), Ong Wee Jin (Straits Times), Tay Kay Chin (M Photographer), and Enche Tjin
Interview with the Leica product team that designed the new Leica M10, 19 January 2017 (the day after the official launch).
Stefan Daniel, Global Director, Business Unit Photo
Jasko von Oeynhausen, Product Manager Kamerassyteme, Business Unit Photo
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann (Chairman) and Oliver Kaltner (CEO, Leica Camera AG) at M10 launch in 2017
Before the cameras and lenses were ready to be packed and shipped out, they have to go through the packaging and shipping process. This includes the capturing of the serial numbers of each unit, the laser engraving of the serial number and “Made in Japan” marking, and the final inspection.
If the above is not enough to convince you that your new Fujifilm X camera or XF lens will arrive in
For cameras, they go through 4 key sections - Assembly, Adjustment, Inspection, and Leather Assembly. The assembly of the bodies were all done by hand, combining circuitry from the front plate (with the sensor) together with the rear plate (with the LCD), top plate, and the bottom plate. While this may sound like a trivial process, just consider that just the top dial of the X-Pro2 comprises of 23 different pieces!
The assembly of the lenses were almost entirely by hand, with some assistance from machine aided adjustment (calibration & testing) and automated UV cementing. It takes 80mins to assemble a XF 35mmf/2 R WR, and 220mins to put together the more complex XF 100-400mmf/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.
Assembly line checks made on the XF 35mmf/2 R WR
Once the lenses were assembled, they were put