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Subject: [Leica] Digilux 2 review pt posted - many samples
From: sam at (Sam)
Date: Sat Sep 4 06:33:19 2004
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Doug, I had not considered the renting of equipment which surely would 
have been a selling point.

I once owned a XE-7 and wondered why they had not given it spot metering 
like the Leica R-4. Too bad. I wonder if they made a deal.

Sam S

Doug Herr wrote:

> Correction, Sam. Lenses to at least *800* mm. See the Leitz 800 f/6.3? ;-)
>One of the problems with the system might have been the separate motor
>drive/no motor drive models.  Probably the biggest problem with the system,
>at least in the USA, was installed base of users.  By the time the XK was
>introduced N and C already had a huge presence in the PJ market and renting
>lenses for either N or C was much easier than for Minolta.  Minolta just
>didn't have enough of a foothold to grab much market sahre.
>Doug Herr
>Birdman of Sacramento
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