Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/02/04

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

To: Eric Welch <>
Subject: Re: Welch vs. Small "Snobbery knows no bounds" World Tour
From: Tom Hodge <>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 1996 07:58:32 -0500 (EST)
Cc: Marc James Small <>, Leica List <" leica-users">

Hey guys!

You two wanna take your personal argument "outside" and settle it?  Jeez, I 
feel as if I'm listening to an argument on the train home!  Exchange 
snail-mail addresses and sent hate letters back-and-forth personally!

EVERYONE ON THE LEICA "USERS" LIST:  If you want to read "mano-a-mano" 
arguments between two people, junking up your in-basket, please email me 
and tell me to keep quiet.  Otherwise, air your opinions to Mr. Welch and 
Mr. Small as I have.


On Sat, 3 Feb 1996, Eric Welch wrote:

> Marc,
> You're right, you can have a zoom for rangefinder cameras (or 
> glorified point and shoots like the Contax G1). But you'll need a 
> zooming viewfinder, which some do exist, I do belive, but they're 
> manual. Talk about compromises! <g>
> My point was your blanket statement that using a zoom is an optical 
> compromise was what I was challenging, not the fact that it might or 
> might not be right for you. But the snobbery, or appreciation for 
> quality that exists for Leica M users is about the same as for the R 
> users. In fact, more so, because the R has some lenses that are as good 
> or better than anything in the M system. Snobbery knows no bounds! :-)
> -- 
> Eric Welch
> Grants Pass, OR

In reply to: Message from Eric Welch <> (Re: M lenses with coma???)