Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/10

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Subject: [Leica] Re:Nikon D2X review
From: leicachris at (Christopher Williams)
Date: Tue May 10 15:10:06 2005
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Your average consumer will not care about old lenses on new cameras. Or will
they care if Canon's EOS Digital Rebel takes Leica-R lenses.

Nikon seemed to attract allot of users with the D70.

The average consumer/new user could care less about RAW/NEF files.

Canon's huge, Nikon's small.

Can we go back to Leica vs. Zeiss?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick (Washington, DC)" Subject: Re: [Leica] Nikon D2X review

> I fully understand that current/longtime Nikon users "love" it's backward
compatability, however,
> I'm more concerned with forward compatability and archieving of NEF/RAW
> Nikon has a huge advantage in customer's/user's eyes because of the
ability to use any F-mount
> lenses. Hardly great for Nikon as it results in less sales of new lenses
(revenue). Perhaps that
> is one of the reason they only offer true backward compatability on the
very top gear.
> Canon on the other hand has a mount advantage in that one can use Nikkor,
Contax/Zeiss, Leica etc.
> glass via adapter on their EOS mount.
> I've said it before, Nikon is a great camera company, Canon is a great
digital imaging/electronics
> company.
> The reall challenges for a camera company it to capture/attract the new
users, that is where the
> growth is.
> p.

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