When Leitz started the 35 mm market with their first Leica, BMW was only producing motors for airplanes and motorcycles ;-). And when Leitz at Wetzlar came up with the new M series in mid Fities, BMW cars had names such as Isetta...Thanks!!! I did not know Leica had the M series prior to BMW
Kudos to Nikon, I have to say. Their presentation of the Z series will kick Canon to come up with something real in the ML FF world soon. Canon always watched carefully what Nikon does - and vice versa.