Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Change from R to Nikon?
From: "Harold Gess" <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 22:18:26 +0200

Hi all

i'm afraid I must object to the trashing of Nikon. I don't want to be part
of a Nikon Canon war seeing this is a Leica list, but what I have always
liked about Nikon is the fact that every lens I have (around 20+ dating from
the 1960's to the current AF D lenses) works on every body I have (from
Nikon F2's to F90X).

Now, that's one of the reasons I bought into the Leica M system too (instead
of eg. the Contax)

With Canon we have to use the electronic lenses and when they decide to
change the system again ....

But, yes Canon lenses and some of the EOS cameras do work very
long as the batteries work.....

Best wishes


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> And if you DO switch to non-Leica AF, go with Canon. The lenses are much
> better. I switched form Canon to Nikon because of the F5, but then I
> learned about Nikon's strategy with their new ultrasonic lenses which I
> figured would spread throughout the line. Forget it, it's never going to
> happen. Nikon is second class and Canon has no intention of giving up its
> technological superiority to them ever again. I made a mistake for a great
> camera, and a mediocre company.