Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/23

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Subject: Re: Mixing M and R's
From: TM <>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 18:26:36 -0800

I have an M6 and an R7, with 35, 50, and 90 mm lenses for the former and
24, 50, 60 (macro), 100 (macro), 180 APO (and soon 280 APO), and 2x and
2x APO extenders for the latter. When out shooting I thus feel ready for
any focal length needed. Plus, having multiple lenses in my Billingham
335 and pulling them out, using them, and putting them back in (i.e.
fondling them) is a wonderfully sensuous experience. The feel of their
bodies is soothing and . . . better stop there!

Ferdinand U. LuDo wrote:
> Hello luggers,
> I'd first like to thank you to those who responded on my query regarding
> 2nd body for the M6.
> Out of the blues, a friend suggested that I mix the M and the R cameras
> together. Something like this:
> Since I already have an M6 with a 35 & 50 lens, he recommended that for a
> 2nd body I get an R6.2 or R8 and buy a 28/2.8 R and 90/2.0 R for it. He
> feels that wideangles & long lenses are best used w/ the slr ?
> Does anybody here have experience with this scenario ? Perhaps some
> comments and suggestions (pro's and cons) would be nice to hear.
> Again, many thanks for the support !
> Ferdinand