Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Why we use Leica (was potential image quality)
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Mon, 03 Aug 1998 18:02:00 -0500

At 10:19 AM 8/3/98 +0000, you wrote:

>If Leica had a really active loaner, rental program, they might see
>inroads into pro market.  It is one major draw back using
>Leica--virtually impossible for easy rental of esoteric or even backup
>gear.  I'd have to go to Los Angeles to find anything at all.  And then
>pay shipping, extra rental days for travel, etc.  

Yep, that is a problem. They don't have some of the specialty lenses that
Nikon and Canon have. So it seems to me that once a photographer has the
baisc kit in Leica, that the best thing to do is pick up an EOS body for
the exotics to buy or rent (T/S lenses and fisheye).
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Ted Kennedy