Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1994/10/02[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Recently I was lucky to borrow a leica M3 for a weekend. I had been interested in one for a while (and saving for one!). My wife on seeing the quality of results agreed that it was a worthwile purchase !! Now for the questions. As my finances are limited I can afford something like a late model M3 (or M2, IIIf etc.) plus one or two lenses. I generally use a camera while cycle touring so take wide shots (nice views or interesting buildings etc.) or telephoto (interesting details either far or close). My biggest worry is the risk of damage from shock / vibration on the bicycle (I take all reasonable precautions but still worry). I or course desire the quick handling and excellent results the leica offers. My questions are: 1) Recommendations on which camera. 2) Reccomendations on lenses. I am looking for the best results and would prefer to save more money for the really good lens than buy a lesser performing lens. I should point out that in the past I have carted around a medium format TLR in order to get good results (from a camera I could afford!). Alternatively if some comparison information is available in an archive please point me at it ! Richard Urmonas.