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

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Subject: [Leica] Why a digital M
From: wharting at (bill harting)
Date: Tue Jul 13 13:02:08 2004
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A digital M is a silly idea.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Feli di Giorgio" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 2:35 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Why a digital M

> 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 everything
> I want perfectly. Film gives me a simple, safe and archival storage media.
I have
> 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?
> Feli
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