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

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Subject: [Leica] All bets are off
From: Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie)
Date: Fri Sep 17 21:07:59 2004
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Hi Doug,
The R8 finder is fantastic, one of the three reasons to buy it. As a 
mechanical engineer I love beautifully made mechanical things. I used 
to be concerned about electronics and batteries. The fact is that 
electronics have shown themselves to be considerably more reliable and 
cheap than mechanical equivalents and carrying a battery is hardly a 
chore. I own SL2, R6 and R8. The R8 is the best by miles.

On 18 Sep, 2004, at 00:53, Douglas M. Sharp wrote:

> But Doug,
> As we all know you love and cherish your SL (SL2?) viewfinders. Has
> Leica managed to even equal
> the clarity and brightness of these ? I don't think so. This means that
> Leica has managed to fulfill your needs, but will this be the case in
> the future - be it film or digital - I personally doubt it.
> I aasume that, particularly for your needs, a camera should be tough,
> reliable, as independent as possible from batteries and must have a
> viewfinder bright enough and clear enough to allow fine focussing with
> long lenses.
> I still don't see these criteria anywhere, neither by Canon, Leica,
> Fuji, Contax
> nor Nikon. Do you see a way ahead?
> Douglas
> Douglas Herr schrieb:
>> eric <> wrote:
>>> How much faith do we all have in a R digital back to fufill our 
>>> digital needs?  Or are most planning to go canon/nikon digital 
>>> route?
>> I have little faith that the Nikon/Canon digital route will fulfill 
>> my viewfinder needs.
>> Doug Herr
>> Birdman of Sacramento
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