Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/17

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Subject: RE: [Leica] TID>Minilux Alternative
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 15:32:21 -0400

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Erich Champion
Sent:	Wednesday, June 17, 1998 3:15 PM
Subject:	Re: [Leica] TID>Minilux Alternative


As a pocket camera, I really enjoy my Rollei 35. It's a mid '70s scale
focusing rangefinder camera with a Zeiss f3.5 40mm lens. The camera has
me wonderful pictures, and is quite robust. I don't fear taking it anywhere.
These cameras routinely come up for sale on eBay and sell for under $200.
also turn up in used camera stores, but are usually priced higher than they
should be.

An alternative, although close in cost, is the Olympus XA. Quite accurate
range finder. Built-in meter. Detachable flash. Super 35 f 2.8 Zuiko glass
lens. Quiet. Reliable. Not much bigger than a Motorola Star TAC phone.
Again, available used in a lot of camera stores for around $200-220.