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At 10:53 PM 9/6/98 +0200, you wrote: >Too bad this is only a vision for the future, but I do hope Leica (or a >subcontractor) is working at it... I have been told by engineers at Kodak (personally, to me) and at Nikon there is no digital F5 in the works. It costs too much money to develop - $1 million - and nobody is willing to pony up the money to do it. One of the problems is the motor drive. Why put such a fast motor on a camera that won't be able to do more than 12 images at 3.5 frames per second? (Current state of the art for moving pictures to the fastest PCMCIA Type III hard drives, which have gone out of production because the sole manufacturers of Viper drives went belly up. Sorry, but it's not in the stars for the digital F5. But my hopes are tagged on a digital R9 by the time I need to go digital at work. :-) - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch The world's full of apathy, and I don't care.