Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/26

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Subject: [Leica] Digital M
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Wed Apr 26 13:33:19 2006

I know Doug, best damn digital on the market - stunning. Blows away
everything in the field. You know, because you've worked with so many
digital cameras. LOL.

On 4/26/06 4:09 PM, "Douglas Herr" <> wrote:

> B. D. Colen wrote:
>> ...  I think the digital M will come in at a price so far
>> out of wack with current digital camera reality, that it's unlikely to 
>> show
>> up on many necks photographing in Darfur. In fact, my guess is that its 
>> sale
>> will largely be confined to photo enthusiasts with lots of disposable
>> income. It will probably be a wonderful camera, but at apx $2 k more than 
>> a
>> full-frame Canon 5D, it makes little sense for someone who has to think
>> about where to put their equipment funds. After all, unlike a film M, it
>> will not in any way be a camera for a life time, and being a camera for a
>> life time is the only thing that makes the price of Leica film equipment
>> vaguely rationalizable.
> If this is anything like B.D.'s DMR predictions ("vaporware", IIRC) then 
> in  a
> few years' time there will be a lot more brassy, banged-up digital M 
> cameras
> than LNIB ones.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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