Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/04

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Mon Oct 4 06:09:01 2004

Dream on, Mark. Feature for feature, capability for capability, M3 v S3,
the S3 - as a body - would win hands down. But this is one on which
great minds will clearly NEVER agree! :-)
(My biggest single photo equipment regret is that I didn't ever own an
S3, and that I don't own one today. ;-) )

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Mark Rabiner
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2004 8:22 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon

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

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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