Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/22

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Subject: [Leica] a quick hello
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 16:58:00 -0400
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At 04:47 PM 5/22/2009, you wrote:
>Are they all blind and stupid as are their editors and art directors?

It's the old "good enough" syndrome.  The files from the Canon lens 
are good enough for most publishing uses; however, they will NOT pass 
most stock agencies quality control.  I had many failures for the 
couple of years that I used Canon lenses - "soft and lacking 
definition", "chromatic aberrations", and "interpolation artifacts" 
were a few of the reasons given for failure.  I have never had a 
Leica M8 photo fail quality control for any stock agency (and that's 
all I've submitted for the last two years).

>If the cameras got the acreage; it doesn't need thousands dollar glass and
>tremendous build and features.

Read above.  All you have to do is examine the photos at 100% from 
edge to edge.  It also makes a huge difference that the Leica M8 has 
no AA filter over the sensor.  That more than makes up for the crop factor.


Tina Manley 

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