Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/03

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun Oct 3 17:21:37 2004

On 10/3/04 5:03 PM, "B. D. Colen" <> typed:

> Mark R wrote...
> "Your statement last night that Nikon rangefinder cameras were superior
> or more innovative I think most right minded people would find bizarre.
> "
> The only people who would find it bizarre, Mark, are people who are
> emotionally attached to Leica Ms. The Nikon S3 was an innovative
> rangefinder, way ahead of the M3. I am absolutely convinced that had
> Nikon stayed in the rangefinder business, Leica would have gone under
> decades ago.
I think if you asked 1000 non emotional "experts" or some such which was THE
rangefinder camera. Was or IS....
4 would say Contax. 3 would say Nikon. 2 would say Canon.
And 991 would say Leica.

The superiority of the Leica rangefinder system doesn't get a lot of flack.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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