Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/02/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Off Topic - Contax G2 Review
From: Alan Ball <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 03:31:28 -0500

Thanks Tom for your feature on G2 (+ comparisons). I would like to bring =
this mailing list the remarks I have posted on Usenet regarding your own

Your G2 feature is dated Feb 19. Judging from your own posts here and on
Usenet, you made the decision to purchase a M6 system beginning January
(98). On top of your 3 G systems, your full Contax SLR system and your fu=
Canon EOS system (am I missing anything out ?). =

You also posted here and in Usenet the fact that, between beginning Janua=
and last week (?),  you've had to send back 3 (three) M6 bodies due to
cosmetic defects.

 I therefore was and remain flabergasted by the self confidence you show =
your articles enabling you to pronounce clear and definitive judgements o=
such complicated and subtle matters as the "optical quality" of M system
lenses (for example), without having the gear in your hands for more than=
few days.

 While I respect some of your descriptions of functionalities and  ergono=
of bodies, I have a very hard time taking seriously your other
considerations and certainly wish that your future posts and articles
(whatever brand is concerned) would be honest enough as to communicate th=
conditions in which you make your "comparative tests". =

Please do not take this as a personal attack: none of us are sheltered fr=
the trap you fall into. The Internet is a mighty temptation to act as =

judge and party.