Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/02

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Subject: [Leica] Re: OT D70
From: MEB at (Michael E. Berube)
Date: Wed Jun 2 17:22:57 2004

On Wed, 2 Jun 2004 06:03:16 -0700 (PDT), Allen quoth unto the boundless 
>The flimsiness of the D70 is why I haven't bought it.

Have you handled a D70 Allen? What are you comparing it to? 
Granted, the D70 isn't a D2H or D1X, (or Leica for that matter) but it is every 
bit as well built as the D100 is and that is FAR better than the N80 that they 
and the Fuji S2 (and Kodak 14proN) are copied from. 

I suppose it all depends on what your needs are. When I moved from the F100 to 
the D100 almost two years ago I was really worried about the little plastic 
thing breaking, but after abusing the camera in my daily "shooting for dollars" 
for nearly 18 months I found that I had worried for nothing. The D100 held up 
with only one little scratch on the CF card door and minor surface wear. The 
only part that really takes abuse (the LCD cover) is meant to be replaced 
periodically and only costs $12.

Again, I don't expect that any D70 will operate as well as my 1949 IIIc does 
now in 55 years, but mine are doing what I ask of them now and that makes me 
profitable. What more can I ask from a work tool?

Carpe Luminem,
Michael Eric Berube

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