Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/26

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Subject: [Leica] For the love of LEICA
From: scott at (Scott McLoughlin)
Date: Thu May 26 10:58:54 2005
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Nice little piece.  Sums it all up - for many, a Leica can just
feel  right. 

For me not really a film vs. digi kind of thing. I do prefer
film grain to digi noise, and B&W film can be forgiving
of sloppy exposure during quick shooting.

But as for the Leica, I think a digital one would feel pretty
much as good as a film one.  From my D70 experience, a
really good new auto-white balance technology would make
the Leica digi/film shooting experience nearly identical.

In any case, on days that I make it out of the house, a Leica
M or two always keeps me company.  Just feels right. And
I'm new to Leica - never touched one of the things before
last year.


Mark Rabiner wrote:

>Hot of the press today from India, Lucknow:
>For the love of LEICA
>By my favorite columnist: Debanjana Chaudhuri
>" When shooting with a Leica the tonality that?s produced is unique. It?s
>such an intimate relation between the photographer and his Leica. It helps
>you tell the entire story. It?s beautiful to shoot people with it. Or for
>news. Once you?ve experienced that relationship, you can?t be bothered about
>mega pixels."
>" Today, I have people pointing fingers at me about still using film. But
>only last week, an agency from Bangalore called me to shoot a campaign with
>my Leica. Ten years down the line, it will come full circle. People will be
>so choked with digital photography that they won?t be able to take it
>anymore. They will turn to film again."
>" have a gut feeling that Leica won?t go under. There still exist staunch
>loyalists who will bail Leica out of its financial doldrums. And the legend
>will live.
>SHOOT OUT Next week Leica?s manufacturer is holding a meeting following a
>?10.7 million loss Leica will ask its shareholders to approve a plan to turn
>around its fortunes If the plan fails the company is likely to go under
>Analysts say the prime reason for Leica running into financial trouble is
>because they didn?t go digital"
>Mark Rabiner
>Portland Oregon
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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