Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/13

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Subject: [Leica] Epson RD-1
From: DouglasMSharp at (Douglas M. Sharp)
Date: Wed Oct 13 08:16:51 2004
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Please don't misunderstand me Doug.
The last thing I'm doing is knocking the Leica lenses. I got the Canon 
as an ALTERNATIVE platform for my Leica
lenses. It may just be a digital "intermezzo". It is NOT replacing any 
of my Leica gear which is still very much in use.
As you write the lenses and their build and optical quality are the 
thing, I couldn't agree more.I will not substitute
anything for the Leica glass. It's the glass that's making the images.

Douglas Herr schrieb:

>>I've been using a digital back for my Leica-R, Novoflex, Contax, Canon,
>>Tamron, Sigma and Pentax M42 lenses for a couple of days now.**
>>You can buy five of them (below 900 euros already,with an 18-55 lens)
>>plus the appropriate adapters now for the price of an R9 digiback.
>Comparing a Digital Rebel to the R9+DMR is like comparing a Canon QL17 to 
>an M3.  Price isn't what sells Leicas.  Performance is.  When I bought my 
>400mm f/6.8 Telyt I could have bought TEN Spiratone 400mm f/6.3 lenses 
>instead - a marginally faster lens adaptable to ANY slr.  The performance 
>of the Telyt - handling, optical quality, construction and durability - is 
>what interests me.  I'm not knocking the D-Reb or the QL17 or the Spiratone 
>but to consider any of them a 100% substitute for Leica equipment is a bit 
>short-sighted, even if you can buy them by the case.
>Doug Herr
>Birdman of Sacramento
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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