Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/06/04

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Subject: [Leica] Digital M Principle
From: grduprey at (
Date: Sun Jun 4 15:43:27 2006
References: <01d401c68756$7db1a850$6501a8c0@FrankDell2> <p06230903c0a7c5a62e07@[]>

So far I'm not convinced their fairy dust is of the same caliber as the 
Solms Fairy Dust.  I'm still trying to figure out the D200, especially the 
AF thing.
-----Original Message-----
From: Allen Graves <>
To: Leica Users Group <>
Sent: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 18:04:48 -0500
Subject: RE: [Leica] Digital M Principle

I think the Nikon D200 and the Canon 5d both use some Japanese fairy dust, 
though only sparingly ... 
>The fairy dust was the only thing that made sense to me......that >and the 
>sweat spots..... 
>Frank Filippone 
>> M8 vs. D70... 
>> 1) Behind the right eye, rangefinder focusing can be more accurate 
>> 2) Use of M lens "sweat spots" 
>> 3) 10.3 mp 
>> 4) No AA filter 
>> 5) Next gen sensor/firmware engineering 
>> 6) Magic Solms fairy dust used everywhere except on the sensor 
>> Case closed. 
>> David W. Almy 
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In reply to: Message from red735i at (Frank Filippone) ([Leica] Digital M Principle)
Message from allen.graves at (Allen Graves) ([Leica] Digital M Principle)