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

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Subject: [Leica] Why a digital M
From: Afterswift at (
Date: Mon Jul 12 21:29:19 2004

In a message dated 7/12/04 7:23:50 PM, writes:

<< to put it really bluntly, why would anyone in his or her
right mind pay 5500K - for example - for an "M" body when for the same
amount of money he or she could buy an 8 mpg Canon Eos MkII and an array
of Canon's best lenses? >>
If Leica Solms wants to jump into the digital sea with an M, then let its 
frames show the standard film lenses with the APS sensor subframes and 
to buyers that Leica will update the sensor frame to full 35mm at nominal 
when it becomes available. So the digital M would have modular construction. 

>From personal experience with the fast D70 and standard Nikkor film lenses, 
found that the APS sized sensor can produce professional quality images.  
present full 35mm frame 13MP sensor used in the Kodak 14n leaves a lot to be 
desired from reports I've read. The Kodak 14n is rather ponderous. 


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