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Subject: [Leica] Ten years behind? I think not.
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Wed May 5 11:53:54 2004

Again, Feli - don't get me wrong - If the R8/9 works for you, as it
obviously does for many on this list, including Ted Grant among others,
then it's the right camera for you. I got into this as a discussion of
Leica products/marketing. In terms of marketing today, the R line is a
loser, not matter how superb it may be as a manual focus SLR. A
company's saying they make the best manual focus SLR with 'okay' flash
capability for $2K, plus how much more for a medium speed motor, is like
a company's saying they make the best black and white 21 inch t.v. out
there - it may be true, but the market's pretty damn limited. 

B. D.
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On May 5, 2004, at 11:30 AM, B. D. Colen wrote:

> But Gene, for most photojournalists, the "outside of autofocus," and 
> "with the exception of flash capability," are enough to end the 
> discussion.

I can see the lack of autofocus being an issue for many shooters.

> And as to the motors - what's the top fps on the R8/9?

4.5 fps


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