Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/30

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Subject: [Leica] What's short for Barnak? Barney, that's what...
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Thu Sep 30 08:07:03 2004

P.S...The second idea doesn't cut it. I realize that many LUGers who are
hooked on film think that digital is just about "instant gratification,"
but it's not. I don't want a bunch of 2, 3 meg files...If I want
digital, I want the best digital files I can get. If I want film, I want
film. And if I want both, it's readily available. The first idea was
great, but this one misses the point.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
John Scocca
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 10:52 AM
Subject: [Leica] What's short for Barnak? Barney, that's what...

I'm profoundly un-impressed.   Wanna be an old fart?  got 20 grand? buy 

Here's one alternative ad campaign - it occurred to me while I was 
taking my weekly shower...

Question:  Want 25 (or however many) megapixels?  Now??

Answer:  Buy a Leica and use film.

And here's the killer app for Photokina 2006:  simultaneous electronic 
and film photography.  Design a camera that gives a 2 or 3 mp instant 
gratification shot and also puts a latent image  on film.  Provide the 
best of both worlds.  Stress the archival qualities of film and the 
evanescence of digital media.  Any digicam that uses an electronic 
viewfinder is already on  the way.

back to lurkdom...

cheers, john scocca

On  30 Sep 2004 12:16:56 +0200 <> wrote:

  [Leica] Photokina - Film Dinosaurs
> Good morning all, (at least it's a.m. in Europe)
> A well known company is trying a different angle on market research.
> Click for the English version ( the direct URL was too long),  read 
> the article and then click imprint and get a big surprise as to who's 
> behind it. I don't know what to think of this at all, so I'll reserve 
> judgment. Douglas.

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