Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/09/05

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Subject: [Leica] M9!
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 23:04:33 -0700
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Why we might even be able to afford the price of a ferry ride to the 
mainland on the difference! ;-)
Ted Grant Photography Limited
1817 Feltham Road
Victoria BC  V8N 2A4
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henning Wulff" <henningw at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2009 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] M9!

> At 10:38 PM -0700 9/5/09, Ted Grant wrote:
>>I realize the M9 sounds like a tremendous amount of money, it is! 
>>You have to wait and see what happens when the opportunity of using
>>the M9 camera. In that, does it produce images of a quality that
>>one's clients expect of you because of the quality you have produced
>>for the past 60 years?
>>Regardless of the price, the quality record is some thing many do
>>not have to contend with because they are not professional
>>photographers. But those of us who have been in this field our
>>entire lives, it is something that has to be considered, regardless
>>of cost and quality! Certainly beyond those who've only experienced
>>at the amateur level.
>>That is not any kind of belittling remark regarding amateur photo
>>ambitions or quality.
>>Merely a point of professional and amateur.
>>If I have to choose between the quality to the client and my pocket
>>book.......... the pocket book takes the hit! Our clients expect a
>>quality from us because of our experience and equipment they don't
>>get from others........ regardless of what many of you may think.
>>But I sure as hell am not going to jeopardize the quality of my
>>photography due to a cost factor that is out of the reach of others
>>and their whining about price. Yep the $8000.00 took me back some at
>>first look! But reality is.... "I earn my living due to the
>>equipment I use and quality delivered and I'm not going to
>>jeopardize my career due to costly equipment!  I just pass that on
>>to the clients! :-)  See how easy it is? ;-)
>>Dr. ted
> Quite right, Ted. On the other hand, a 5500 Euro price does not
> necessarily translate into an $8000 local price. I would expect it to
> be in the neighbourhood of $6000-6500 here in Canuckbucks. Not a huge
> difference, but hey, you could go out on the town with Irene a number
> of times with the difference! :-)
> -- 
>    *            Henning J. Wulff
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