Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/28

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Subject: [Leica] OFF TOPIC, maybe. EOS-55
From: Tom Kumagai <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 04:10:22 +0900

Hi all.

I went to the camera store yesterday and played with Canon EOS-55.
It has, as the most of you know, eye sensor. I used to dislike these auto-everything cameras,
but I had quite a different impression this time. It was fun playing with it. Practical? Maybe not.
Does it matter? Not at all. The only problem I have with Canon is that the brand name is named
after a buddhism god, and being a Christian that is unbarably uncomfortable. :-(

I think we sometimes are so narrow minded that we reject whatever is different than what we like.
I learned this time that should not be the attitude. It was fun. It did not matter whether it will take 
good picture or not. It was a good toy. Maybe it would be fun to leave Leica at home once in a month or
two and play with that toy. Different motivation, different approach, different everything. Maybe the only thing 
in common between the two are that both are 35mm cameras.

But I prefer my little beaten-up classical leica for everyday use.

Tom K.