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This message was accidentally sent to the "leica-request" mailbox, which is for mailing list changes, and not to the list itself. So you didn't see it... From: Jan Wysocki <email@example.com> Subject: Re: baby Leica?... To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tue, 30 May 95 18:20:58 BST In-Reply-To: <950525011335_75442.1557_FHQ46-1@CompuServe.COM>; from "Jack Hamilton" at May 24, 95 9:13 pm Mailer: Elm [revision: 70.85] Jack Hamilton wrote: > >There is a rumor out that Leica will be introducing a new "pocket" type 35mm >camera, designed to compete (and even be better) than the Nikon "T"---it will >feature, so I'm told a 40mm f2.8 elmarit lens, have AF, p+S metering, plus full >manual controls if wanted. List price is to be around $1000. > >Can anyone confirm or deny this? > No, but I sincerely hope that they set their sights higher and compete with the interchangable lens Contax G1, rather than the Nikons (fancy having to buy 2 pocket cameras to get 2 focal lengths:) (Note that I don't consider a Contax G1 to be a serious contender either, I'd rather have the weight of an M6, than put up with the compromises of a G1. Of course, this is spoken by someone who's not yet saved up for an M6, but instead still finds the IIIF and M2 that he bought 30 years ago to be quite usable. Howeever, I am saving up for an M6, because I can't understand why none of the serious meter manufacturers takes miniaturisation seriously.) The only experience I have with autofocus is with an Olympus Mju. I got so fed up with the delay between pressing the release and the shutter opening that I've gone back to an Olympus XA when I want a really lightweight and compact camera. I don't like my Pentax SLR for much the same reasons (although, I keep it for use with a 200mm lens) When I take a picture I don't want to have to make allowances for the delay in shutter opening. I wish I'd realised what was going on 15 years ago, so I wouldn't now have so many pictures of my baby daughter with her eyes shut. -- Jan Wysocki, The Computer Film Company.