In my 63 years what I find most remarkable is the change in attitude towards Japan. When I was about six I went with my father to a 'five and ten cent store' and remarked that the toys looked cheaply built. He responded (and without prejudice!) 'they are probably made in Japan'. Since then, much has changed about just how 'cheaply' Japanese products are. Or are NOT! He is still living and driving in Connecticut and, at almost 91, praises his Suburu.
Whether Mustafa is correct or not about Nikons and Canons fully capable of being able to 'ruin' photos is not up my alley. But I will say this: through the years there HAS been occasional criticism of the utter 'sharpness' of Nikon and Canon lenses and how they, somehow, compromise the 'aesthetic' of the photo. I am not going to lend an opinion here because I feel that I have no right to do so. But I will say this: even if Mustafa seems to be, by some, somewhat wayward in his thinking, I think that there is much to heed in simply listening to his counterargument. He just might have some truth to impart. We do not need absolute concensus here.
In sum, let's not fall into the trap of bringing an 'analogous, latent Pearl Harbor' into the equation when we wish to either laud or denude some entity or country or mindset. Let us use only hard facts, tethered by nothing else, to make our cases. Emotion can be mighty dangerous. Do I make any sense? - David Lyga
I'm going to buy an ALC MP for my 60th birthday so people will think I'm crazy and, hopefully, leave me alone.
As for Linhofs, when I use my Linhof I always wear a shirt which says"My other camera is a Deardorff".:)
What are the 5 year online purchase prices for M3,M2,M4,M5,M6, and used MP bodies? Stable or down?
Of course, anyone who is serious about image quality isn't fooling with the little bitty pieces of film the Leica takes anyway. I've never been happy with image quality in prints larger than say 10"x15" from 35, and prefer 8"x12" as a max. enlargement. This includes images from the Leicas I had. It's not about sharpness but tonality, after a certain degree of enlargement the smoothness goes away.