Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Change from R to Nikon?
From: Thomas Kachadurian <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 20:52:07 -0500


You will feel as if you've stepped into a different world. Nikon makes some
fine lenses, but they are quite different in character from Leica glass. If
you want to go AF think about Canon. I did use Nikon, and now use Canon EOS
SLRs. Leica M and Canon EOS images on the light table work well together.
There are some great lenses in the EOS line.

In a way I'm glad there's no Leica AF camera, because it allows me to
justify my Canon SLRs as a practical choice, when in fact they are a
financial one as well.


At 09:57 PM 1/24/98 -0000, you wrote:
>Dear Luggers,
>after working with my M6, old Summilux 35mm and Summicron 90mm for over 1 
>year,  I' m more and more disappointed by my RE and the 35mm and 50mm 
>Crons, the Tamron 90mm Macro and the Novoflex 400mm. The handling of the 
>M seems to be much better to me. And the results... The photos taken with 
>M seems to be much sharper, more contrast and so on. Anyway, the M6 is 
>like a new old love. (The old old is my Hasselblad.)  Perfectly for a lot 
>of things I like to photograph.
>But what is about macro and a 400mm lens? Reading some german magazines 
>and catalouges I felt an interest for this 'modern' AF-cameras, 
>exspecially for the Nikon F90X and the 2.8 zoom lenses. Thinking about 
>changing my R System to Nikon, I'll have a lot of questions: Will I be 
>disappointed by the quality? What is the optical quality? Any experience? 
>Is there someone using M6 and F90? Are there good and bad lenses in the 
>AF range? And are the lenses in any way comparible with the Leitz M 
>Thanks for any help!
>:-) The padre from germany at LUG :-)