Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/11/24[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
> I don't track the AF market, so excuse me for my ignorance. Is the > predominance in this segment based on the AF being faster, quality of > lenses > or simply price driven? With the advent of the F5 is there a > possibiltiy of > Nikon recapturing its predominance. If it's anything like the UK, it's driven more by the availability of certain lenses which were aimed squarely at the press photographer. The 35mm-350mm Canon zoom is almost universal. I joined the UK press pack for an event a few weeks ago (something I've avoided for more than 10 years) and my arrival with an F2 & F3, complete with fixed focus lenses produced a reaction similar to that which I would have expected if I'd turned up with a Speed Graphic. > Has the Contax AX actually affected anyone's purchasing decisions? Not at all: too big, too heavy, too slow.