Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/22

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Subject: SV: [Leica] Mis-information and innuendo
From: "Alan Hull" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 23:25:57 +0200

Continued from (1)
Apart from that I don't think a child could do justice to the camera
and lens, as they cannot hold a heavy all metal camera steady.  
Anyone who has spent any time at all hand holding cameras (or guns,)
that the heavy equipment is much easier to hold *steady*. In gun lingo,
it's a heavy barrel. Made HEAVY **especially** so it can be held
This is a very very well known and researched fact. And "a child
do justice to the camera and lens"... what the hell does that mean?
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That is crap and you know it.  A heavy barrel can absorb recoil by
inertia, it is not to make aiming easier.  In fact, muscle tension can
cause a nervous jitter if the aim is held for more than a few seconds
with a heavy rifle. The same will happen if a child composes in the
viewfinder of a heavy camera.  If there is any other LUGer reading
this, then try it for yourself, put a weight on the end of a broom
handle (if you don't own a gun).  Aim it and time it until jitter sets

Alan Hull