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: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:10:25 -0500
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On Mar 30, 2012, at 3:56 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?

No need to apologize for "doubting" Mark.
I found the "comparison test" simply meaningless.
Both examples appeared sub par to my eyes.

And I quite agree with you that if I had an M9
I'd have no further need for any "relatively small" digital camera.
In fact I feel the same way about my M8.
Someone would have to show me something quite "special"
to compete with the size, weight and capability of the M8.

> 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.

I quite agree.
Though the "photo world" loves to compare any thing that is about the size 
of an M9
to the M9 - makes for great headlines - "Is camera X, Y or Z the M9 Beater?"

> The price reflects materials and production tolerances.
> Quality control.

True - and again - agreed.

Though a Timex does keep time very well;
as does my does my 10 year old Motorola flip phone;
and my iPad.

And my '93 Saturn gets me from point A to point B
extremely economically.

George Lottermoser 
george at

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