Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/04/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] May be blasphemy...
From: "Joseph Codispoti" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 21:23:24 -0700

Several years ago I bought a used Fuji 6x9 with a 90mm lens. Never had I
owned a sharper camera (nor since for that matter). Being that I do not keep
equipment for very long, I sold the Fuji to a doctor in N. Carolina.
Several years later, and several pleas later, the good doctor finally
relented and returned the camera to me.
I will never, never sell it again.
How is it? Awesome. The large negative, light weight, great view finder and
acutely sharp lens make for a combination hard to beat.
Concurrently I owned a Fuji 6x9 with 65mm lens but was not happy with the
results. The lens was not as good as the 90. I have no idea which of the two
was the exception.
The 6x9 format is ideal for scenics, panoramas etc.,
plus I can feel macho holding that hunk of camera next to someone holding a
M camera, you know, one of those Leica things.

Joseph Codispoti

- -----Original Message-----
From: Isaac Crawford <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 8:58 PM
Subject: [Leica] May be blasphemy...

The only reason I'm asking this here is that I know that there is an
awful lot of rangfinder users here...  Has anyone tried the Fuji
rangfinder cameras?  How do they feel?  How do the negs look?  It
wouldn't replace the M6 (what could?), but there have been some
situations where the extra neg size would be nice...TIA!