Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/12/06

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Re: [LRflex] Digital Leica "M"
From: pwerner at (
Date: Tue Dec 6 10:43:12 2005


> If you are working commercially then the image quality that was acceptable

> 4 years ago may no longer be commercially acceptable. 

Correct if you shoot commercially. Then you may really need the latest 
Arent'you still using a Leicaflex SL and are the results no longer 
Sometimes you need the latest gear, sometimes older gear is just as good.
Somtimes it is not as good but you do not need all the bells and whistles.


>-- Original-Nachricht --
>Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 09:52:10 -0800 (GMT-08:00)
>From: Douglas Herr <>
>To: Leica Users Group <>
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: [LRflex] Digital Leica "M"
>Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
>"David C. Mason" <> wrote:
>> For the life of me, I will never understand the 'obsolete' arguments
>> regarding technology. It seems to me you are buying into the
>> marketer's vision by thinking this way. I will use the same example I
>> used three other times on this list, my Nikon D100 is still as good a
>> camera as it was when I bought it almost 4 years ago. The picture
>> quality has not degraded simply because other camera's "megapixel"
>> count has increased. My lenses have not turned to dust, in fact I even
>> have the original memory card I bought when I got the camera. It still
>> stores photos!
>It's not that the older technology has deteriorated.  It's because better
>technology is now availalbe at reasonable cost.  If you are working 
>then the image quality that was acceptable 4 years ago may no longer be
>acceptable.  Standards change.  I used loads of Kodachrome X and a lot of
>High Speed Ektachrome in the 1960s and 1970s and if these films were 
>now they'd produce the same image quality they did then (all other factors
>equal) but the world has moved on and the quality of these films is now
>so poor compared with modern films that there's no way I'd be satisfied
>them now.
>Doug Herr
>Birdman of Sacramento
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

In reply to: Message from telyt at (Douglas Herr) ([Leica] Re: [LRflex] Digital Leica "M")