Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/08/10

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Subject: [Leica] decline in LUG membership
From: Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie)
Date: Tue Aug 10 14:23:04 2004
References: <> <005401c47f1b$41018640$217053d4@Korhonen>

I don't underestimate the quality of A4 prints from a digi compact, I 
take my Ixus 400 everywhere and get great results, but it is nowhere 
near as good as my EOS10D.

On 10 Aug, 2004, at 21:30, Raimo K wrote:

> Hi all,
> after a lengthy absence I decided to join LUG again.
> And I have also found digital photography in the meantime.
> OK, big sensor is better and good lenses are better than not-so-good 
> ones
> but it depends very much on what do you intend to do with the images.
> Well, last week we had a music festival here in Uusikaupunki, Finland 
> where
> I live - and they asked me to take some pictures of the events. Just 
> the
> thing for my M6, the concerts - but I took along my Pentax Optio S4 as 
> well.
> And one day they needed pictures of a Swedish clarinet player (Martin 
> Fr?st,
> if anybody is interested) for an interview in the regional paper - and 
> they
> needed the pictures immediately. So I took the tiny Optio and shot 
> about 30
> images of the guy. The camera produces 4 Mb images packed into about 
> 2.7 Mb
> which supposedly are good for A4 size print - and an image on that 
> size was
> in the next day?s paper.
> Leica pictures received good feedback but so did the digital images. 
> So do
> not underestimate the digital compacts. It is nice to have the 
> equivalent of
> 35 to 105 mm focal lengths in your shirt pocket.
> But I am not going to give up my Leica equipment.
> All the best!
> Raimo K
> Personal photography homepage at:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "FRANK DERNIE" <>
> To: "Leica Users Group" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 7:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [Leica] decline in LUG membership
>> Hi Dan.
>> The digital rebel will be MUCH better than the Pro1
>> because it has a much bigger better sensor. The same
>> difference as 35mm to MF IMHO. Despite what is  said
>> about digital lenses the Canon EOS  lenses I have used
>> have all worked well with digital. Obviously zoom
>> lenses will be inferior to primes.
>> cheers
>> Frank
>> --- Dan Post <> wrote:
>>> Apropos the digital rebel- I considered the talk
>>> that lenses for digital
>>> should be designed for digital sensors, and thought
>>> seriously about the
>>> Canon Powershot Pro1- with 8 megapixels and a 7X
>>> zoom lens designed around
>>> the camera, it seems that it would cover just about
>>> all the shots I'd want
>>> to take. Same price as the Digital Rebel, but with a
>>> lot more resolution,
>>> and I would assume that their firmware is up to
>>> snuff, as well.
>>> Has anyone used this camera? Any comments on it- And
>>> to stay on topic, even
>>> if I get a digital camera, they are going to have to
>>> pry my beloved IIIf
>>> from my cold dead fingers... on second thought, I
>>> might even take it with
>>> me! :o)~
>>> Dan (Please! Just one more, and I'll be done!)Post
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