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George, That's true. I discussed about gear with a very successful pro photographer this week. With the money she spends on gear in a year one may buy a Volkswagen Rabbit GTI easily. She said she uses Hassies with 39MP back for "serious" work, and EOS 5d's "zum knipsen" ("for point&shooting"). She said she had bought a M6/35/50/75 Summilux combo many years ago but could not get familiar with the rangefinder. Price differences are not a matter - she just wants the tools that fits her needs best. Hassie = huge resolution, 5D = "compact camera", fullframe. Low light/high ISO is no topic as she makes no photojournalism but advertising, where lightning is mostly arranged. If she would believe a M8 could be useful for her, she'd just walk straight into the next Leica shop and buy it, and not think about which other camera could cost less. Didier >If a photographer wishes to work with a digital range finder camera >the D200 and/or 5D obviously do not fit in their decision. >George Lottermoser > > > >On Jan 11, 2007, at 9:46 PM, Jayanand Govindaraj wrote: >>I do not think that many photographers will spend US$5000 on the M8 when a >> >>D200 or a 5D are available at the price they are.