Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/24

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Leica R8 vs. Nikon D1x
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 10:43:10 -0500
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B. D.:

I always read your posts with interest and sometimes I agree and sometimes not.

I read Nigel's post and did not find it offensive. Would you object to a 
post of this nature if it had come from someone like me who is not a dealer 
or a pro but just someone who had an opportunity to compare these two in a 
real shooting situation?

This is not a flame, just an attempt to understand to understand your point 
of view.Wilcox

Ken Wilcox

At 09:45 AM 01/24/2002, you wrote:
>I know I am viewed as a 'bit' of a raving wildman at times - well, probably
>quite often. But given all the thrashing about at one point or another about
>commercialism on the LUG, about Ebay, etc., I don't know that my response to
>Nigel's sales pitch was at all out of line. No, he didn't say "I am selling
>R8s and this is the price." Instead, he set up a strawman, knocked it down,
>and left the R8 standing. This wasn't you making the comparison, or some
>other LUGer with no financial interest in the outcome of the comparison'
>this was a DEALER - someone whose meals and rent/mortgage depend upon the
>number of Leica cameras he sells.
>So should a LUGer - including a dealer - respond off-list to someone who
>expresses interest in perhaps purchasing a particular lens? Why not. Let's
>just skip the on-line not-very-subliminal sales pitches.
>And, BTW, I have nothing against Nigel. I don't know Nigel. I assume Nigel
>is a great guy personally and a great guy to do business with.
>B. D.

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