Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/04[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 09:33 AM 6/4/98 +0100, you wrote: >The smaller optical register also leads to more compact lenses, which is >one of the major ergonomic benefits of the M system, the original >comment was Okay, I agree with that. I thought it was leading to a claim of optical superiority. That is no longer the case. But you are dead-on with this. On the other hand, there are deficiencies in this design too. With my R8, I can see my aperture in the viewfinder, and the shutter speed, and the exposure in 1/2 stop steps. Plus a whole lot more data. And that data wouldn't be there if the lens wasn't more complex. So there are pluses and minuses to such design trade-offs between the M and R systems that make them both compelling fine instruments to use. So I do. :-) - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Asking if computers can think is like asking if submarines can swim.