Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/03/30

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Subject: [Leica] Fwd: 60mm Macro on Fuji X Pro 1
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:05:35 +0200
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The history of business is full of companies that were killed by other 
companies making "cheap products" that were as good as or better than what 
came before them.

I am not saying that Fuji will kill Leica, but equally I think it is absurd 
to infer that a $7000 camera is 7 times better than a $1000 camera. It's not.

Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Mar 30, 2012, at 10:56 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> I just wonder how much apologizing I have to do when I doubt a camera which
> cost 1000 usd and is a smaller format than an M9 gets compared to an M9 as
> if its going to be a better camera or something. I have to buy the camera
> first?
> I sure as hell hope its not going to be better an M9!
> Those poor people who used premium materials design and  manufacturing
> techniques who thought they had a premium produced outdone but a company
> making a consumer grade relatively cheap product?
> Poor company! Oh did you say that company has been making quality premium
> camera for 87 years? And its name was "Leica"?
> I just don't feel like Leica needs to defend itself against cameras which
> were never meant to compete with it in the first place.
> By the way I'm not attacking cameras. I'm attacking the made set which puts
> consumer cameras and premium cameras in the same category.
> There is folks I hate to break it to you gently such a thing as a quality
> product. The reason why some things cost more is not marketing.  The value
> of the deutschmark. The price reflects materials and production tolerances.
> Quality control.
> -- 
> Mark Rabiner
>> From: Lottermoser George <imagist3 at>
>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:22:11 -0500
>> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] Fwd: 60mm Macro on Fuji X Pro 1
>> On Mar 30, 2012, at 1:32 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>>> Yes next sentence which you snipped as that I was confusing it with the 
>>> Sony
>>> NEX 7.
>> Which has magnesium alloy construction
>> (which, I believe, your D700 also uses for its body construction)
>> not "cheap plastic"
>> Regards,
>> George Lottermoser
>> george at
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