Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/01/13

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Subject: [Leica] Re: RF / SLR
From: leica at (Didier Ludwig)
Date: Sat Jan 13 02:20:59 2007
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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.

>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.

In reply to: Message from grduprey at ( ([Leica] RE: LUG Digest, Vol 33, Issue 549)
Message from jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj) ([Leica] RE: LUG Digest, Vol 33, Issue 549)
Message from imagist3 at (Lottermoser George) ([Leica] Re: RF / SLR)