Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/09/21

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Subject: Re: long lenses/M
From: ted grant <>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 15:47:08 -0400

<<The original post I was responding to, though, was from someone who is
not seemingly a seasoned sports-shooting pro with Olympic experience, hence
my recommendation to pick an up-to-the-minute AF rig over a Leica SLR>>>>

Hi Doc,

Yes when I saw the post and what he was asking I assumed it must be an

There isn't any question, that if I were starting to shoot sports today I'd
have Canon EOS 1n's and glass no matter how fast I can focus, the A/Focus
is beyond human ability. regardless of what some shooters may say and

Quite frankly I always prided my ability to focus quickly just from
experience and pre-setting for where the action should be and fine tune at
the right moment, however after a few encounters of using Canon EOS 1's I
was put in my place very quickly!:)

And I believe with the several points of focus option now built in where
one just looks at a spot on the screen and the camera focuses on that spot
is quite an advancement from the centre position only. But changing would
entail a huge outlay at a time when I think I can cope with the Leicas for
a bit longer.

However if I were to win the lottery that would be a whole new ball game.