Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/07

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Subject: Re: SV: [Leica] Leica-Users List Digest V3 #27
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 07:33:09 -0500

At 11:30 PM 5/6/98 -0700, you wrote:

>Currently available cheap digital cameras are great for newspapers, web
>sites, ID badges, drivers licenses, etc... Currently available very


Have you used the cheap digital cameras? The current king of digital, the
EOS520 or Kodak EOS2000 (same thing) that costs $11,500 minus hard drives
and batteries, and is just barely up to newspaper repro.

I photographed a Senate candidate the other day out in bright sunlight with
a touch of fill flash on my R8 with 19 and when it ran in the paper, it was
dang close to LIFE magazine repro quality. (Let's not talk about them
becoming a sell-out to journalism). Our paper has unusually good
reproduction, I'll grant. No 35mm style digital camera is good enough for
us at our best. Let alone the cheap ones.


Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes