Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/11

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Subject: [Leica] Digital M
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sun Jul 11 11:55:58 2004

They ain't - perfect. But I have to say that using a DSLR the difference
in frame doesn't bother me at all - what I see is what I see is what I
get. I'm not looking at a scene thinking '35 mm' any more than I'm doing
that when I work with a 2 1/4....

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Greg Locke
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 2:49 PM
To: 'Leica Users Group'
Subject: RE: [Leica] Digital M

Actually, Nikon has stated publically that it has no intention of
developing the "full frame sensor" and will concentrate on lens develop
to maximize the current sensor.

As a big part of their market is pro newspaper and wires service
photographers the added focal lengths are a benefit.

Myself I would prefer the full sensor because I am beginning to notice
that perspectives, aspect ratios and DOF of the current Nikon cameras
just don't correspond to film cameras either.

It took me a year to figure out exactly why I couldn't "see" the same
frame in digital as film.

I'm at a stage where I use digital alongside film and its not nice. The
company that can make the film-digital transition seamless and
unnoticable will be making a breakthrough for those to shoot both
....which is most pros. That, short of some optical trickery, will
require a full frame sensor.

That said I have recently met a couple of young news photoraphers who
have NEVER shot a roll of film professionally arfter first year college.
They came out of school and went into all digital shops.

Times have changed but the new tools still ain't perfect.

Greg Locke
St. John's, Newfoundland

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> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On 
> Behalf Of Jerry Justianto
> Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 2:20 PM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Digital M
> That will be a wrong move for Leica publishing the small
> sensor in 2006.  By that time I think most sensor will be 1:1 
> like in EOS 1Ds
> On Sun, 11 Jul 2004 17:02:01 +0100, Steve Unsworth
> <> wrote:
> > You could always buy a Nocti if 800 wasn't fast enough ;-)
> > 
> > Steve
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > [] On
> > Behalf Of B. D. Colen
> > Sent: 11 July 2004 16:46
> > To: 'Leica Users Group'
> > Subject: RE: [Leica] Digital M
> > 
> > So we're looking at a magnification factor of 1.37, a top
> iso of about
> > 800, and a price somewhere north of $4500 K? And a new lens
> that will
> > undoubtedly cost more than a couple Ms?
> > 
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