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At 08:52 AM 7/1/98 -0700, you wrote: >job just because the WH press corps is going digital. What I see is that >press corps customers are demanding digital images because they are >easier for them (the customer) to process. They don't seem to mind that Actually, they are not easier. They are harder to process, because one has to compensate for some color bias the digital camera adds, though with the new EOS DC2000/DCS520, that is less of a problem with the automatic white balance. But the structure of the image (pixels) is still smaller and different than an image from film. The MAIN reason they like digital is it's fast and cheap (no film or chemicals - a camera can pay for itself in 2 years). >crop of M lenses. I suspect lots of others might also. Afterall, what >pro wouldn't want to reduce the size and weight of the load they must >carry if the results are stunning? We would LOVE to lessen the load. The size of digital cameras is getting better (again the DC2000/DCS520 is the state of the art) and weight is not a problem. But I'm willing to bet the R8/9... will be the digital Leica, not the M6/7. Why? The M6/7 (note I'm not saying anything specific about any M7 here, but just that there WILL be a new M some day) is the antithesis of digital. It does best what digital does worst. The R8 is much more flexible in terms of lenses and usage. And digital electronics is still going to take up too much space for years. They had to take out the self-timer to put a meter in the M6. There's no room for expansion in there. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch I have my doubts about disbelief.