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 06:52:08 2004

Keep in mind, Jeffery, that there is "Zeiss glass" and then there is
"Zeiss glass," just as there is Leica glass and there is Leica glass.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Jeffery Smith
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 9:39 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] contax guessing game...

Well, let's see just how expensive it really is. I do like Zeiss glass,
I can get that in a Sony digital. I have to admit that I like the looks
the UFO on the website. Looks like a Zeiss Ikon answer to the MP or M7.

At 08:24 AM 9/17/2004, you wrote:
>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-----
> >From:
> >[] 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 
> >teaser
> >pic: 
> >
> >2
> >
> >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
> >
> ><
> >C1>2
> 56EEB00495E6A>
> > >DPReview news forum has a thread on it.
> >
> >// richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly, 
> >please use richard at
> >
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