Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/15

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Subject: [Leica] Digital "crop factor"
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Fri Oct 15 18:13:51 2004

On 10/15/04 11:08 AM, "B. D. Colen" <> typed:

> I wouldn't bet on anything "down the road," Feli. Face it, most of the
> market for the digital M is going to be the amateur/hobbiest market, and
> how many people in that category are going to pay $5000  to $7000K for a
> 1.33 crop digital M and then turn around and pay $10K later on for a
> full-frame model? Damn few. And if people don't buy the 1.33 crop model
> - assuming there is one, thinking they're going to wait for the full
> frame model, Leica will go  belly up while people wait.
> BTW - Where is the digital back for the R? Does anyone have an arrival
> date? 
> B. D.

I think the hobbyists will never tire of their HO trains and stuffed Ravens
and have not much of an impact on Leica digital R.
People wont buy a 1.33 and then upgrade to a full frame because they wont
have to.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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