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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] newbie ( R vs. M )
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 18:16:33 -0500

At 10:09 AM 8/25/98 -0300, you wrote:

>"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-}

It really depends. I use a 180 a lot for portraiture, and find it quite
nice to use to isolate the subject from the background without getting in
too tight.
>> For a newbie or anyone else, a rangefinder is an acquired taste, you

>	So difficult?

Yes, it takes some time to get used to it. So if you buy an M6, make sure
you use it for at least a year before you decide if it's really for you or
not. It takes a lot of practice for an SLR user to make the adjustment.
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

 Give me ambiguity or give me something else.