Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/11/24

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Subject: Re: White House
From: (David Morton)
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 00:39:16 GMT

> 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.