Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/20

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Subject: [Leica] Epson R-D1 price revealed
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Tue Jul 20 13:27:04 2004

George, you've hit the proverbial nail smack on its proverbial head. The 
only view that matters to me is the view through the viewfinder of the 
camera I'm working with at the moment - if it's a 35, that's the frame I 
work with; if it's the E-1 with the 4/3 format, that's my view of the world. 
If it's a 2 1/4, it's a square. What's the problem, other than the 
difficulty in terms of getting real wide angle lenses? There is none. :-)
B. D.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of 
George Lottermoser
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 3:54 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Epson R-D1 price revealed 

John Abela7/20/04

>I have a Canon 10D. I hate the crop factor thing. I
>wouldn't even consider a digital M unless it had a
>full sensor. Must be even more of hassle with a rangefinder.

Just curious: Have you used any large format cameras?

With a background which includes using a 12x20 camera with 11x14 back; an 
8x10 camera with 5x7 and 4x5 backs, a 4x5 camera on which I can mount my 
hasselblad 500cm and Leica R bodies, as well as 6x7cm or 6x9cm backs. Then 
of course the hasselblad can take several different format backs including 
some older digital backs; and having had a ball putting medium format lenses 
on view cameras and just mixing it all up as necessary for work or play - I 
just don't understand the 'problem' with sensor size (speaking of coverage 
not the quality or resolution issues). 

I certainly do understand that someone may wish to have a wide angle of view 
which may not be available (at the moment), however beyond extreme wide 
availability - it simply becomes another wonderful way to achieve an image. 
Yes. You do have to think about it. When I reach for a lens for the 10d - I 
know it will act a tad longer. No big deal.

Fond regards,

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