Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/24

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Subject: Digital M/Digital Rebel was Re: [Leica] Lost Faith in Leica - BREAK IN THREAD
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Fri Sep 24 11:50:04 2004

If I may interrupt this thread for a moment -
You guys who are waiting with baited breath for the Leica R8-9 digital
back because you want the high quality Leica is going to give you might
want to look at the Canon EOS 1D mkII if what you're really concerned
about is image quality. Someone sent me two images he had shot at 1600 -
one image actually, color and bw. At 1600 it looked like a really good
400 iso image from a good DSLR..>Astounding...Leica, and everyone else,
has a tough act to follow....

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Douglas Herr
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 1:37 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: Digital M/Digital Rebel was Re: [Leica] Lost Faith in Leica

Jonathan Borden <> wrote:

> .. Indeed it occurs to me that with a relatively low resolution sensor
> -- perhaps either 35mm film, or moderately low pixel count digital 
> people may need to obsess more over the quality of the lens, and with 
> a high resolution sensor e.g. 8x10 film or 22 mp etc., the quality of 
> the lens becomes less important?

I would think that the surface area of the capture medium, and
consequent degree of enlargement for same-size prints, will play more of
a role in the how important lens quality is (meaning in this case only
resolution) than the pixel count.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento
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In reply to: Message from telyt at (Douglas Herr) (Digital M/Digital Rebel was Re: [Leica] Lost Faith in Leica)