Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/27

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Subject: [Leica] Re: what should photokina bring?
From: Summicron1 at (
Date: Mon Sep 27 15:42:49 2004

interesting note in today's paper that Adobe is hoping to bring out a new 
standard of digital compression for digital cameras to replalce jpg files 
and, it 
hopes, this will become the new standard for the industry and it wants to 
offer software for people so that computers can convert to the new 
from 65 or so current cameras.

And what does this tell us? 

That the current crop of digital cameras, from $5 thousand canon and nikon 
the lowly p&s, are going to be obsolete junk in five years, unsuported by 
computer makers who tell old fogies using jpg systems to quit being such 
slaggards, get with the modern system, jpg stuff will be lumped in with 5 
floppies and 8-track tapes.

so they're trying to do to digital cameras what digital cameras did to film 
cameras but, ya know what? Film cameras still take lovely images that 
cameras can only claim to match, at best. 

so what do I want from Photokina? 

Not a damn thing.

c trentelman

In a message dated 9/27/04 11:39:32 AM, writes:

> Didier:
> >My main complaint about loading a M is the fact you have to put the bottom
> >plate somewhere while you load the new roll, as I usually make notes on 
> >the
> >rolls and need both hands free for that. Or you need to keep the plate in
> >your hand or under your arm or where ever, what I find uncomfortable.
> That's why we have mouths.? :)? Bottom plate is held between my lips while
> loading.? I've yet to find a better method.

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