Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/13

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Subject: [Leica] Why a digital M
From: feli at (Feli di Giorgio)
Date: Tue Jul 13 11:30:58 2004
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So, why do people here want a digital M?:

a) For professional reasons? Are you a PJ who needs to upload his pics
from a war zone etc.

b) Want to save on film and developing costs.

c) It's the new thing.

d) Convenience of not having to develop and scan film.

e) Unless this thing is north of 14MP, it's not going to be better than film 
and you're
still going to have to deal with Bayer pattern smear and exposure latitude 
only slightly
better than slide film.

Just curious.

I understand that Leica probably needs a digital M to ensure it's longterm 
but personally I really have no need or desire for one. I'm not a 
PJ, who's work demands the use of digital and I mainly shoot B/W, which I 
prefer to
develop myself. I sit in front of a computer all day at work and getting 
away from
electronics and shooting with my Leicas is cheaper than therapy. So,right 
now I have a 
analog, full frame 20 megapixel camera, which is built like a tank and does 
I want perfectly. Film gives me a simple, safe and archival storage media. I 
a Nikon SC5000 ED scanner, which acts as my analog to digital converter and 
spits out 
digital files that are as good and better than any digital camera this side 
of $10,000.

So, why would I spend $5000 on a digital M, unless my lively hood depended 
on it?


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