Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/04/16

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Subject: Re: M6 Dilemma
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 15:57:46 -0400

I have to agree with Jim.  But i feel the need to add that I find
nothing about Nikon lenses to recommend them.  I have tried on numerous
occasions to like Nikon lenses but I always find the pictures
uninteresting and flat, wheter it be color or Black & white.  And it is
true that a lot of Nikon optics may test better (on an optical bench)
than some of Leica's, I find the results from Leica lenses far more
pleasing than Nikon.

	Don't get me wrong, I can understand how attractive a Nikon system may
be to someone because of it's versatility and price.  And if you do not
see a difference then it most probably is not worth the additional
expense to own Leica.  Or as an acquaintance of mine recently said, He
could definitely see a difference between Nikon and leica but the
expense was not worth it, to him.  I do see a difference and therefore
will continue to use M and R Leicas until I do not see a differnce any

	But, in closing I still beleive that it is the photographer much more
so than the equipment that s/he chooses.  And if You are satisfied with
your equipment then go out and take pictures withit and do not worry
what others think.

That is Just One Man's Opinion

Jim Zietz wrote:
> On the contrary, I have always found Leicas and Nikons to be very
> uncomplementary. Infinity is in the opposite direction and opening the
> aperture is also opposite.
> This is why I sold all of my Nikon equipment in the late 70's and have
> never really looked back.
> Jim Zietz
> LSU Public Relations
> phone 504-388-3824
> fax 504-388-3860