Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Whingers, whiners, and R8's
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sun, 03 May 1998 16:45:22 -0500

At 05:20 PM 5/3/98 +0000, you wrote:

>It wasn't a discussion about lenses. What I asked was whether
>anyone had tried to quantify how many stops slower shutter speed
>you could expect on average using a rangefinder. Reasonable
>question for a Leica group I would have thought.

It is a reasonable question, that has often come up on the list.

And we all, who use the M camera, pretty much agree that it does offer some
benefit for the shutter speed range slower than about 1/30 of a second. I
don't think anyone has quantified it in a formal study, but I woudn't put
it past Pop Photo to try.

Or fail. :-)

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

There is a pleasure in being mad in which none but mad men know.