Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/26

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Subject: [Leica] D700
From: afirkin at (afirkin at
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 04:17:39 -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.
> Tina

I have noticed that with the latest Nikon releases they are "minimizing"
the effect of the AA filter: perhaps learning a lesson. I suspect we will
never see lenses for "35mm" photography as good as the Leica R range. They
were too expensive for modern taste anyway and really with all the
software 'correction' of images now there is really no need to go to so
much expense when designing and creating the glass batches etc for a lens.
Eventually technology will make the old Leica glass look just that, but it
is a loss that the attention to detail is lost (at least for now) to this
sector of photography.



In reply to: Message from Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie) ([Leica] D700)
Message from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] D700)
Message from images at (Tina Manley) ([Leica] D700)