Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] question
From: (David Morton)
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 1:38 +0000 (PST)

Joe Zarick writes:

> i own an M6 and 35,50,90 lenses . I am a mostly a "street" shooter,
> downtown
> Cincinnati and environs, black and white, my own darkroom; I am
> thinking about
> purchasing another M6 so that I can have  two focal lengths at my
> disposal.
> Another M6 a good choice, or should I go to another system? I would
> carry
> both.

Personally I'd add a second M6 body, and then if you're still wanting to
expand, a 21mm. Such an outfit is about as close to perfection for your
chosen field as it's possible to get in this world (and possibly the next
:-)). And I confess that I only feel adequately dressed when I have two
camera bodies, and they have to be identical, don't ask me why!

But it's a personal thing, and I'm becoming wary of making
recommendations, since something weird seems to happen to the words as
they cross the aether. "I don't use a filter" seems to turn into "I don't
use a filter, and if *you* use one your hair will fall out and your
underpants catch fire!".

            David Morton | "I've finally figured out what's wrong with | photography. It's a one-eyed man looking
   Islington, London, UK | through a little 'ole. Now, how much reality
      (+44) 171 272 8908 | can there be in that?" (David Hockney)