Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/03/29

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Subject: Re: Leica bashing on usenet groups.
From: (David Young)
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 08:04:56 PST

Gerard Captijn wrote:
> The conclusion? Modern autofocus SLR's have a delay, between pushing the
> button and effective exposure, of in the order of 100 milliseconds dependi
> on their construction. A Leica-M rangefinder camera operates with 17
> milliseconds time parrallax. Once exposure and distance are set, the Leica
> is probably very superior for street/candid etc. photography as the
> possibility to produce the image that we visualised is far higher than wit
> a 6 times slower SLR.

Good point - well stated.  A question: Does anybody know the delay in a NON-AF 
SLR, such as the R series Leica's?

Now you've got me curious....

David Young.
Victoria, Canada.