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Konost previews its alternative to the Leica M

The independent camera maker inches closer to production.
Konost Full Frame Camera

Many camera enthusiasts have been on the edge of their seats wondering if this stealthy little startup called Konost can really bring a full-frame, M-mount compatible rangefinder to fruition. Though few have brushed off the company's imaging efforts as vaporware, their most recent announcements offer a nice bit of hope for those of you hoping for an affordable, full-frame digital rangefinder. 

The company has announced that the cameras will use a custom, 20/24 megapixel full-frame sensor and camera bodies that will come in aluminum or carbon fiber. Production is set for the third for fourth quarter of 2017 and a beta production of cameras could potentially be released in the first half of the year.

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