Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/30

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Kodak Focus
From: Tim Atherton <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 12:39:27 -0600

> I think it's too early to tell whether digital is an infatuation or a
> marriage with the public. It certainly was embraced by the
> commercial professional
> for very good reasons: savings of time and money. Please realize
> that for every
> digital sold, there is a P&S already bought and available should
> the digital
> fail. The digital pedigree involves a very complex technology even in the
> simplest of electronic cameras. We don't know whether that
> Achilles heel will
> disenchant the general consumer. And we haven't even touched on a
> comparison in
> quality between film and digital, or whether the negative is
> significant to the
> public or to even certain professional groups. The jury is still
> out. During
> the holidays a lot of digitals will be bought. I don't know,
> after the initial
> exuberance, the digitals might find their way into the Polaroid niche.

Methinks thou livest in another, distant, sphere br

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