Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] why buy old stuff? OR "Plutography?"
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 15:51:58 EDT

In a message dated 8/6/00 8:02:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< That's why I use a rangefinder. But if I use one, I want to use a modern
 one - which for me means any M... >>

Point well taken.  In fact, you might find the Contax G2 even more effective 
for your  "serious photography" than the M Leica, but only if it is expensive 
enough to meet your implied minimum dollar outlay threshold.  
Following your reasoning, maybe all we, the photographic Great Unwashed need 
to do is use more flash for our "serious" work, as you do with your F100.  
Trouble is, I'm down to my last carton of Press 25's, and the blue dots have 
all turned pink.  l am considering breaking out the magnesium flash powder 
again, but it creates serious flare problems with my uncoated Summar.  
Actually, that's nothing compared what happened earlier this summer, when the 
power went out and I lost a whole freezer-full of Super XX.  That's it, no 
more available light photography.  What the hell, the Kodachrome (ASA 10) 
survived.  Love that contrast!

Joe Sobel

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