Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/08

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Subject: RE: [Leica] "State of the Art"
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 13:24:02 -0400

Auto winders do turn some photographers into button pushers, but I suspect
that's what those photographers were prior to autowinders - or what we used
to call motor drives. For other photographers they are both a convenience
and a device that can enable the photographer to produce a sequence he or
she could otherwise never produce.

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ben
Sent:	Friday, May 08, 1998 1:05 PM
Subject:	Re: [Leica] "State of the Art"

>The autoeverything, regardless of what it is (camera,
>car...) takes the operator out of the equation, and in our case, the
>photographer is simply a button pusher.

>This is one of the reasons that I believe, the Leica camera, is indeed a
state of >the art photographic apparatus. Good lenses and good mechanics...
other than R8 >winders :)

It's a good thing Leica can't figure out how to build an auto-winder,
because auto cameras turn the photographer into simply a button pusher.