Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/08[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
>The comparatively limited feature set >built into Leica's cameras generally force the photographer to think and >exercise more control over the process than with other maker's products. >The result often is an incentivized abrogation of control -- the >computer happily decides for you, so you let it and hence, to some >degree, the computer becomes the decision-maker/photographer. It seems to me any photographer who lets the camera decide things when it shouldn't must be very weak minded indeed. In any case, the R8 has most of the wonder goodies. It has matrix metering - just not a very good one, it has TTL flash - just not a very clever one. And for all those all-manual, the-photographer-can-do-it-perfect fanatics - how can you be pleased when you can't set aperture and shutter in 1/3 increments with a 6 stop scale in the viewfinder like the "overly featured" opposition? Why not just admit you use Leica despite the features rather than because of them? If not I hope you shoot with an R6.2.