Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/25

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Subject: Re: Leica/Nikon/Canon
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 14:20:12 -0500

Okay- I stand corrected! I get confused easily! I thought that the price was
a tad high, even if some company had to pick it up. Then too, if you are a
photojournalist, does one REALLY need that high of a resolution to reproduce
in a newspaper or magazine? I was under the impression that those plates
rarely do better than about 150 DPI.
Do you suppose that eventually, any camera with an interchangable back could
possibly have a digital back option or add on?
- -----Original Message-----
From: Eric Welch <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, 24 November, 1997 3:28 AM
Subject: Re: Leica/Nikon/Canon

>At 11:00 PM 11/23/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>mose likely to buy. Fujix also has a camera built along the same lines.
>>are really nice, mega-pixel cameras, but this Summer, I asked the price
>Really, I'm not trying to pick on you! :-)
>But the Fujix camera is the same as the wholly Nikon digital camera (as
>opposed to the Kodak/AP or Kodak/Canon bodies). That is, unless they have
>come out with a new camera in the last month. It uses cards that only hold
>15 images, and its maximum aperture is 6.7! It is full frame, so TTL flash
>works, but that's about all the good that can be said about it. It's
>resolution is about the same as the Kodak cameras, but who cares? It's not
>useable. We photojournalists like fast lenses.
>And it's based on the F4 body. Very loosly, but it's there.
>Eric Welch
>St. Joseph, MO
>IRS: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!