Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/01/13

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Subject: Was RE: [Leica] DSLR choice - now Zeiss-Ikon
From: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Fri Jan 13 05:46:08 2006

It's picking up in my neighborhood (next to the river...high ground), but
about 75% of the city is still abandoned and in shambles. We had 17,500
students at our college last August, and now we are at 8,000. That's
actually pretty good, but we are getting many students from suburbs that
weren't devastated. The French Quarter and most of the city adjacent to the
river are in pretty good shape. But if you drive 3 blocks up Canal Street
(toward the lake), the city takes on a ghost town look.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

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[] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 10:07 PM
Subject: Was RE: [Leica] DSLR choice - now Zeiss-Ikon


I didn't think that you were overly harsh on the ZI at all. I thought that 
you gave a very fair & balanced first impression. My experience is that 
there are a lot of Leica vs ZI comparisons & I'm trying to promote the idea 
that the ZI should be viewed through a different prism rather than as a poor

imitation of a Leica. The Nikon FM2 is my best analogy right now.

Yes, I absolutely agree with your impression of the shutter sound - 
somewhere between Leica & Bessa, but closer to a Leica.

I'm sorry if I missed it, but how are things in New Orleans? It's one of my 
2 or 3 favorite cities in the world. Are you familiar with the music of New 
Orleans resident Anders Osborne? I love his music. I hope to get back there 
one of these days. I'm hoping that there's a "there" to get back to. The 
country seems to have forgotten the Big Easy. Awfully short memories after 
the crisis is over & lots of  distractions on the national scene from the 
most important things.


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