Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/12

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Subject: [Leica] Digital M
From: ljkapner at (Leonard J Kapner)
Date: Mon Jul 12 10:59:48 2004


With respect, if that were true, we'd ALL be driving Hondas, eating
McDonald's, using disposable cameras and wearing polyester... ;-)



-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Peterson
Arthur G NSSC
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 10:55 AM
To: 'Leica Users Group'
Subject: RE: [Leica] Digital M

It seems that Leica faces a fundamental incongruity.  A year or two ago
someone on this list referred to his purchase of a Leica M as getting the
"camera of a lifetime."  Both the quality and expense of Leica
equipment---cameras and lenses---have contributed to supporting such
statements in the past.  But the speed and scope of development of new
technologies, especially digital technology, appear to undermine the
practicability of long-term commitments, not for the individual (who, for
example, can always find, purchase, and drive an antique car, if he
chooses), but for the manufacturer of anything very much better than
throw-away "plastic crap."  Leica's ethos is at odds with the pace of

Art Peterson
Alexandria, Virginia


Replies: Reply from tim at (Tim Atherton) ([Leica] Digital M)
In reply to: Message from PetersonAG at NAVSEA.NAVY.MIL (Peterson Arthur G NSSC) ([Leica] Digital M)