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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Chance from R to Nikon?
From: Five Senses Productions <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 13:20:34 -0800

Wow, Eric......that's a big change in attitude from you (the F5 proponent of
last year)....


At 06:38 PM 1/24/98 -0600, you wrote:
>At 09:57 PM 1/24/98 +0000, you wrote:
>>exspecially for the Nikon F90X and the 2.8 zoom lenses. Thinking about 
>>changing my R System to Nikon, I'll have a lot of questions: Will I be 
>>disappointed by the quality? What is the optical quality? Any experience? 
>>Is there someone using M6 and F90? Are there good and bad lenses in the 
>>AF range? And are the lenses in any way comparible with the Leitz M 
>Yes you will be disappointed. There's no way around it. It's the glass, and
>Leica R lenses are simply better (for the most part) than Nikon glass. 
>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 had
>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.
>But I'll tell you, shooting with Leica SLRs now is great. Like shooting
>with old friends. I'll never give them up again. 
>Eric Welch
>St. Joseph, MO
>The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.
> -Robert R. Coveyou

Francesco Sanfilippo,
Five Senses Productions