Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1994/10/03

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To: Richard Urmonas <>
Subject: Re: beggining user questions
From: Gordon Banks <>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 1994 11:45:02 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 3 Oct 1994, Richard Urmonas wrote:
> 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:

I used the IIIf for hiking and mountaineering for many years.  It's built 
like a tank.  It doesn't have as modern optics as the M3, but still 
excellent results.  It is also cheaper to get than the M3 or M2.  With 
the collapsible lenses it is really a small package, too.

Gordon Banks  N3JXP      |"I do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men   | of old.  I seek the things they sought."  Basho

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