Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica and digital photography
From: "Joseph Codispoti" <>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 12:42:38 -0700
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I would not be so sure that camera manufacturers don't know what they are
In fact cheap digital cameras are just the right items to sell to those who
would otherwise have instamatics and disposables. I suspect that
manufacturers make a fortune on digital cameras compared to equivalent film

Mike should have informed his customer that a digital proof on CD would be
the way to choose the ones to print. Then the total cost would be far less
then the original estimate.
Also the individual did not have to buy film nor have it processed. That is
22 rolls which, with processing, cost about $100.


From: "tm" <>

Mike told me he just learned Minolta has laid off scores of
> film camera sales reps because digital sales have hurt film camera sales
> immensely. This seems to indicate the camera manufacturers are shooting
> themselves in the foot, especially since the public appears to be mostly
> purchasing the lower-priced digital cameras. Caveat emptor!

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