Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/12/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: RF vs Reflex
From: S Dimitrov <>
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 18:04:16 -0800
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True to this day. This kind of service can still be seen at a major
political convention, car race, etc.
What it's even better than the product support are the loaners they
provide during an event. You can try out a lens under working conditions
without having to pop for a 400 f2.8, 14mm F2.8, or some such exotic beast.
Besides, real men have to feed families, they go with what you can earn
a living with.
Slobodan Dimitrov

Marc James Small wrote:
> > It is a LOT deeper than simply the choice of gear.  Nikon supported their
> professional shooters utterly and completely for many years in a way that
> Leitz and Zeiss Ikon and Rolleiflex did not.  If you busted a lens on a
> shoot in Lower Ventricle, North Dakota, the Germans would tell you, "ach!
> send it in, and we will fix it, for a fee!" while Nikon said, "pick up a
> replacement lens at so-and-so tomorrow".  This won over the professional
> community REALLY fast, and the rest is history.
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