Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] newbie ( R vs. M )
From: "Becker" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 10:09:34 -0300

> I think the determining factor when choosing the R or M would be:  a) do
> want to do macro photography, and b) do I want to use lenses greater than
> 135mm.  If you answer yes to just one of these, go R!

	The answer for (a) is NO, I'll never do macrophotography and for (b) is
"once in a while". Portraiture with lenses longer than 135mm would cause a
"flattening" effect on your subject's face that is not always desirable
unless you have a big noose  8-}
> For a newbie or anyone else, a rangefinder is an acquired taste, you
> have to be willing to live within it's limits (which would be hard to do
> one lifetime, I might add).

	So difficult?

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