Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/21

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Subject: Digital M/Digital Rebel was Re: [Leica] Lost Faith in Leica
From: feli at (Feli di Giorgio)
Date: Tue Sep 21 10:22:04 2004
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Ah, yes the tradition factor. I don't know, it's been a few decades
since the M5 and maybe the world is a little more grown up. 
Ok, forget about.


On Tue, 2004-09-21 at 06:30, B. D. Colen wrote:
> Wait just a LeicaMinute there, Feli! Remember what happened the one time
> Leica engineers got really innovative? That one time they ever so
> slightly changed the design of the M - as in growing it ever so slightly
> in order to produce the world's first rangefinder with TTL metering? It
> was called the M5, and it sank faster than a hamster off a Nantucket
> dock because the Leica fanboy base was appalled by the very idea of ever
> so slightly changing the design of the M....So if Leica wants to sell a
> digital M to the fanboys, it damn well better look precisely like
> today's Ms. After all, this isn't about photography - it's about
> "tradition." ;-)
> B. D.

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