[LRflex] Re: Reading the LR2 manual.....

I give credit to David for advocating not Leica but us who are using
the R system. He is one of the guys who encouraged me to make a step
(a small one, for now) into it.

Regards,
Miha

2008/10/2 Steve Barbour <kididdoc@xxxxxxx>:
>
> On Oct 2, 2008, at 1:42 PM, David Young wrote:
>
>> Steve commented::
>>
>>> they are either ahead of the game... or 6-7  years too late....
>>
>> Hi Steve:
>>
>> If, by "they", you mean Hr. Kaufmann and the current team at Leica, they
>> cannot be "6 -7 years too late" as they have only been there about 2.5
>> years.
>
> oh by they,  I mean Leica...
>
>> I know, from talking to both Hr. Kaufmann and Steven Lee,  that Hr.
>> Kaufmann has a great commitment to Leica and to the R system.  This
>> commitment is one of the reasons that Lee was hired... he was a long time R
>> user, before coming to Leica.
>>
>> Hr. Kaufmann knows, I'm sure, that he is "a day late and a dollar short",
>> but he is committed to deliver an R10 that should satisfy most R users.  I
>> think it would be here, now, except for their desire to bring the S2 to
>> market.  With Leica's low production, high value products and long
>> development cycles, the S2 is ideally suited for them.  But they only have
>> resources for one major project at a time.
>
> I would like to have faith in them, but with all the fainting and weaving,
> experience has taught me to remain entirely unimpressed by what they say...
>
> and David, forgive me, but it's risky for you to be an apologist for
> them...we are on the same team, but at times you sound like a hostage
> advocating for the terrorists.
>
>> The R10 will be a "tougher sell" for the general market...but I think that
>> if they do it right (going for the R7 size/weight is a good start) the R10
>> will be introduced to great sales, as R users move to it as M users moved to
>> the M8.   Whether they can garner more of the general dSLR market, after
>> that, will remain to be seen.
>>
>> However, people buy small Nikons and Canons because the Pros use the large
>> Nikons & Canons.   If the S2 captures a decent share of the pro market,
>> those looking for an upscale dSLR will buy the R10 because the Pros are
>> using Leicas. Hell, it worked for me.  In 1965, I bought a Nikon F because
>> the pros were using them!
>>
>> Only time will tell, but I think Leica is on the right track, even if it
>> isn't the track for us, until sometime in 2010.
>>
>> Cheers!
>>
>> ---
>>
>> David Young,
>> Logan Lake, CANADA
>>
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>>
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