Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/20

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Subject: [Leica] R9 with digital back pix
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Mon Sep 20 12:54:19 2004

Okay - Doug, and all you AreAteAFiles out there - I sincerely appologize
for making fun of your homely honey. Honest. I should have left well
enough alone. :-)

As to my thoughts about the E-1 before one was given to me..:-)...It
really didn't strike me one way or another, other than my noting that
it's more compact than its steroidal brethren.

Seriously though? I am struck by the fact that the R8/9Digenheimer has
so many sharp edges - there doesn't seem to have been much of an attempt
made to give it the appearance of a single, smooth unit. Obviously that
has no bearing on performance - which I'm sure will be outstanding for a
$7,000 manual focus only, less-than-full-frame digital SLR. ;-)

Okay, okay - It's the damn drugs again...What's that Motown line?

"I can't help myself..."

And seriously - I do appologize. My buddy Buzz even called me, piercing
my drug-induced fog to ask if I'd lost my mind...
"What?" I shouted into the phone, "I can't hear you...I'm down on the
floor looking for my mind."

B. D.
(With appologies in advance to Mark Rabiner for ripping off his standup
routine. :-) )

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Doug Herr
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 3:14 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] R9 with digital back pix

on 9/20/04 11:33 AM, B. D. Colen at wrote:

> Damn thing looks like a three story apartment building designed by a 
> committee of blind architechts, and constructed out of packing crates.

> Enjoy! ;-)
>> Ted Grant wrote:
>> And those who'll just sh............t all over it will do so 
>> immediately like they did when the R8 was first shown. But hand them 
>> one for free and they'd be all smiles and praise! :-)
>> ted

So B. D., what did you think of the E-1's appearance before it was
handed to you :-)  <- note smiley

I was put off by the R8's appearance initially but the handling, the
viewfinder and the output won me over.  I think it best to judge the R
digital back by what it can do, which is yet to be determined.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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