Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/17

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Subject: [Leica] contax guessing game...
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Fri Sep 17 06:25:54 2004

First off, that image looks about as real as images I've seen of flying
saucers landing at the Bush "ranch."

Second, until we know what the camera is, what the lens or lenses
is/are, and what kind of images it produces, it strikes me that it's
pretty difficult to state that "there are allot of cheaper alternatives
out there." ;-) Say what you will about the G series, but it has killer
optics, and it's really solid. So IF a digital version were to appear,
and IF it had the right CCD, one might be hard pressed to find cheaper
alternatives that matched it in quality.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Jeffery Smith
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 9:21 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] contax guessing game...

I digital G2 is not enticing to me as it is autofocus. If I wanted an 
autofocus digital camera with a good lens, there are a lot of cheaper 
alternatives out there.

At 07:51 AM 9/17/2004, you wrote:
>As I said - well, think I said anyway, as I have been loaded up on pain

>killers for a couple days now ;-) - I'd be willing to bet we're talking

>about a re-badged Epsonica R-D1 or a digital G2/3. I must say I'd be 
>very tempted by a digital G3, assuming that it had a brighter 
>viewfinder. Obviously it would be greatly improved with real manual 
>focusing, but I can't imagine that's going to happen. But as someone 
>said yesterday - I think -
>-----Original Message-----
>[] On Behalf Of

>Richard F. Man
>Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 10:29 PM
>To: Leica Users Group
>Subject: Re: [Leica] contax guessing game...
>Someone claims that someone on the Contax list discovers yet another 
>Zeiss nameplate, with what looks to be a rangefinder window!!!
>Now if it is digital.....
>At 07:57 AM 9/15/2004, Richard F. Man wrote:
> >In case you are not aware, Contax has been running teaser pic, with 
> >the
> >caption: "Back With Passion" for the last week. A new piece of puzzle
> >every two days. Here's the URL
> >DPReview news forum has a thread on it.
>// richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly, 
>please use richard at
>Leica Users Group.
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