Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] "State of the Art"
From: Ben <>
Date: Sat, 09 May 1998 03:10:49 +0000

>>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.
>You don't know what you're talking about. Their TTL flash is as good as the
>F5s, and better than the EOS1n! Matrix metering is slightly behind the F5.
>In other words, outstanding.

Come now. It's one thing to say that Leica glass is better but this just
can't be justified.

There is simply only so smart you can be with 6 segments. You've got to
hope like hell it is a pretty standard scene. I don't care if the Leica
has a Cray super-computer attached to those 6 cells. It is still going
to have very severe limitations compared to even the 16 segments of
other cameras let alone the 1000 of the F5.

As for TTL, same story. There is only so smart you can be with
centre-weighted TTL. If the subject is off-centre you are stuffed unless
you have the spot pre-flash of Contax, the multiple selectable segments
of Canon, or the distance info of Nikon.

Yes Leica glass is nice. But try to retain some objectivity eh?