Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/01

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Fri Oct 1 06:59:24 2004

Right. Bottom line should be whatever YOUR bottom line is. ;-) The
finder makes great sense, because we who love rangefinders love them
because of the a brighter, finder, a more
accurate finder, and the instinct is GRAB IT! :-)

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
John Collier
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 9:54 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon

For me it is "the finder, stupid!" Not that the glass hasn't been a 
source of delight. I fell in love with the finder and learned to love 
the glass. Bottom line? If someone else makes a better digital M body 
with just as good (or better?) a finder then that is the one I will 

John Collier

On Oct 1, 2004, at 7:38 AM, B. D. Colen wrote:

> This really is one of those amusing, ironic, LUG moments...Because I
> can
> remember all the discussion over the years that could be summed up
> the line, to paraphrase James Carvil..."It's the glass, stupid!"
> on this list have always told us that a body is just a box onto which
> one mounts the incomparable Leica glass. 

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