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To Grant and others waiting for the next step closer to a digital competitor for 35 mm film: Leica has announced that they will market a digital back for their Leica R9 35 mm SLR; apparently, it will be a 10 megapixel unit and will attach to the R9 body like a motor drive. Unfortunately, it won't be cheap (guessing $5k+ for the back alone) and it won't be marketed until September 2004. More details in an article at the New York Times online site, although that's a terrible site for spam... [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/03/technology/circuits/03leic.html[/url] Chuck...

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    To Grant and others waiting for the next step closer to a digital competitor
    for 35 mm film: Leica has announced that they will market a digital back
    for their Leica R9 35 mm SLR; apparently, it will be a 10 megapixel unit and
    will attach to the R9 body like a motor drive. Unfortunately, it won't be
    cheap (guessing $5k+ for the back alone) and it won't be marketed until
    September 2004. More details in an article at the New York Times online
    site, although that's a terrible site for spam...

    [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/03/technology/circuits/03leic.html[/url]

    Chuck


    Chuck Snyder Guest

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    guessing $5k+ for the back alone




    Well, I'm safe for a while longer. 8^)
    Barbara Brundage Guest

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    Let me see... 5K U$ = 6750 C$... Well, what could I buy with that.. ? The
    entire Adobe design collection (that would be fun!), or a new Mac, fully
    equiped (that would be equally funny!), a one week trip for two to Fidji
    Islands (that would be fun, be short), 4500 Nestlé's Drumstick
    Chocolate/Strawberries (that would definitively fun !), a new 400mm type L
    with Image Stabilizer Canon lense (that would grab my full attention for a
    while!)

    The choice is difficult.. :)

    Ray


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    Hi Ray, My fishing buddy just paid about that for a new engine for his boat!
    His trailer broke, and my husband fixed it for him, so he thinks he saved some $.

    That brings up what I am really wanting, a very good digital SLR cam for my husband, as he is a far better photog than I am. This is on our 'wish list', and I will start doing some research next winter, and start asking questions here.
    Jane
    Jane Carter Guest

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    Jane, if you're going to be waiting a while for that digital SLR, the
    chances are there'll be more choices and better values, like everything else
    in the digital world...
    Today, the under $2k for SLR's (with interchangeable lenses) choices are
    pretty limited: Canon 10D, Fuji S1 Pro, and Nikon D100. Tomorrow....who
    knows??
    :-)
    Chuck


    Chuck Snyder Guest

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    Jane, my current camera is "a dream come true".

    But... 5K for a boat engine... YIKES !

    I guess, that comes ok if you're really into this hobby, which I far from it (fear of water) :)

    And Chuck is right. The longer you wait, the better the camera will be. Else, for the same budget with today's top liners, you'll end up with some accessories, kind of for free (i.e. an external flash, a better lense, etc.)

    Ray
    P.S. Jane... 2 days before next class begins... :)))))
    Raymond Robillard Guest

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    Hi Ray, These classes are going to really be fun!
    (I must install my EyeCandy,Xenoflex,Splat package this weekend.)
    Here is our daughter, son-in-law, and dog in one of their boats, this one has a huge new V8 in it.
    BlackBoat <http://www.pbase.com/image/2064891>
    He is having problems with the cooling system, so it is sitting in our back yard until he has time to fix it. Something with the heat exchanger or whatcheveryoucallit.

    Hi Chuck, Yes, the Nikon D100 is on the top of our wish list so far. Interchangeable lenses is a must for him. We will see what Christmastime brings.
    He wants to take PSE 'lessons' from me, and I think thats a good idea, it would help me learn too.
    Lots of upcoming projects!
    Jane
    Jane Carter Guest

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    Jane...water... "Danger Danger Will Robinson.." :)

    (Repeat that with the voice of the Robot in Lost In Space, original series..!)

    Ray
    Raymond Robillard Guest

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    Probably it is a right decision to wait for a new generation of digital SLR cameras. The main problem of todays cameras is the small exposure latitude. The new Fuji chip seems to be quite an improvement. Today I received my new small 3.1 Mp Fuji with this new chip. i didnot have time to look at it, but I'm anxious to try it.

    Now I'm waiting for the S3 Pro with this chip to replace my "old" S2 Pro. ;-))

    Leen
    Leen Koper Guest

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