Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/08/12

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Subject: [Leica] Leica/Digital - heresy?
From: telyt at (Douglas Herr)
Date: Thu Aug 12 10:44:47 2004

"Douglas M. Sharp" <> wrote:

> A slightly heretical question.Does anyone really think that a Leica
> Digital Back, or maybe even an M7D is going to make such
> a difference when compared with, for example,  an EOS with Leica lenses
> on it , as far as I'm concerned the breakdown of
> a qualitively good image is as follows, in order of importance.

Perhaps I missed this in your list of features, but how much difference does 
a good viewfinder make in your photos?  Compare the digital Rebel's 
pentamirror viewfinder with an M or R8/R9 viewfinder; in my experience a 
good viewfinder is a MAJOR aid when using manual focus, and consider that 
even if using Canon EF lenses on the Rebel the tolerances for accurate focus 
are only +- 1 DOF (vs. better EOS bodies, +- 1/3 DOF).  Methinks comparing 
the cost of a Leica back with a digital Rebel is like comparing the cost of 
a Leicaflex SL with a Practica.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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