Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/12/10

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Subject: [Leica] basic questions
From: Howard Kelly <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 18:11:42 -0500

have a few basic questions about Leica's. 

One huge benefit of the cameras seems to be their simplicity and compact
size. Would a light meter be required on for example an M2 for daytime
shooting? If so, would this not detract from the portability?

I am unfamiliar with range finders and a novice photographer, so please
pardon any stupid questions. Is the main difference between a range
finder and an slr the viewing/focusing mechanism? With a range finder
you focus based on supposed distance as opposed to clarity of image? Is
a fair price for a used M2 body with some dings in it $650?

thanks for you patience.

Howard Kelly