Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/09/22

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Subject: [Leica] Nikon 300 2.8 vs Leica SLR lens
From: ". ." <>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 19:20:36 GMT

The Nikon 300 2.8 AIS is one of the best lens ever manafuctured.  The 
sharpness and resolution are incredible.  Before anyone says that the Leica 
conterpart is of a equal or greater quality.  Lets look at the use this lens 
is put through.  Most user of this lens are sports photographers and at the 
same time some of the most memorable photos in sports photography have been 
taken with a Nikon and to a lesser extent Canon. Here im taking about SLR 
not M-Leica.  Also no Pulitzer prize has ever been awarded to a photo taken 
with a Leica SLR.  Because Leica-SLR are not up to the punishment put on 
them by pros not the 5 rolls a year shooters which most of the lugger are.  
Any ways Leica has great optics but the SLR bodies have second rate 
features.  No compact tough motors or even removable finders and their 
metering system is a shame given the price of their bodies.  They have no 
technology when it comes to SLR bodies and because of this it makes the lens 
worthless.  Its like having a Ferrari engine in a Yugo.  I like to here 
comments on the death of the Leica SLR bodies or better yet when are they 
going to be born.

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