Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/28

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Subject: [Leica] Re: [MUGers] Zeiss Ikon vs Leica
From: gregj.lorenzo at (GREG LORENZO)
Date: Tue Sep 28 12:46:12 2004

Douglas M. Sharp writes in part:
> If the lenses are cheaper than Leica and have the SAME quality then
> hooray !!! . If they are BETTER , and that may well be the case 
> considering Zeiss
> technology, then double hooray!! And a standing ovation.

Hi Douglas,

I certainly agree with you here. I will be looking very seriously at their M 
Mount lenses next May.

But did you notice this statement in their Product Brochure?

"WHY FILM AND NOT DIGITAL? Why introduce a film based camera system when 
mainstream photography is more digital than ever before? The answer is 
simple: our passion for the highest possible image quality. We know 
photography inside and out ? from lens design to camera and sensor material 
performance. Simply put, a camera system is only as strong as its weakest 
link. Compared to the quality offered by today?s color film, digital sensors 
still have a way to go before the truly passionate are satisfied." 

Seems that they agree with Leica on this (film quality vs. digital quality). 
It also seems that they agree with Leica that: better quality lens = better 
quality result for film or digital.