Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/25

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Subject: [Leica] D700
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 08:25:57 -0400
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I haven't tried Nikons, but I have used Canons - the 5D and the 1DMII
and the 1DsMII.  The images from those cameras do not begin to compare
with the images from Leicas.  I'm convinced the difference is first
the lenses and second the CCD sensor instead of the CMOS and third the
absence of the AA filter.  Whatever it is, it is obvious when you look
at the images.  All you have to do is look at Doug Herr's photos and
you know why he uses Leicas.  I'm sure Doug's photos would be
wonderful made with any camera system, but they are spectacular made
with Leicas.


On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 6:51 AM, Mark Rabiner <mark at> 
> I'm not talking "common" I'm talking standard of the industry, Frank its
> became we are talking about serious gear when we are talking about gear
> which cost many thousands of dollars; not cropped format gear people buy to
> shoot the unwrapping of holiday presents in December.
> --------------------
> Mark William Rabiner
> Photography
> mark at
> Cars: ?
>> From: Frank Dernie <Frank.Dernie at>
>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 08:01:59 +0100
>> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] D700
>> Hey Mark, by far the most popular pro Canon body, the EOS1D has a 1.3 
>> crop,
>> same as M8 and DMR. When I am out and about they are 10 to 20x more common
>> than the full frame Canon EOS 1Ds.
>> FD
>> PS this is a Leica list. People on this list have seen Leica images, once 
>> you
>> have the "OK quality" is just not as good a lot of the time.
>> Most pros have never seen a Leica nowadays, let alone evaluated one.
>> On 25 Oct, 2010, at 05:06, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>>> And the even more tens of thousands of
>>> top pros who use Canons seem ok with the quality they're getting instead 
>>> of
>>> a cropped camera made 5.5 years ago for 2000 people.
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Tina Manley, ASMP

Replies: Reply from afirkin at (afirkin at ([Leica] D700)
Reply from rgacpa at (Bob Adler) ([Leica] D700)
Reply from leicaslacker at (kyle cassidy on the lug) ([Leica] Gear and Whisky: Leica/Nikon Lens Swapping Party (was Re: D700))
Reply from foto at (Marc Dufour) ([Leica] D700)
In reply to: Message from Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie) ([Leica] D700)
Message from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] D700)