Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] G2 - Autofocus "rangefinder," or interchangeable lens P&S?
From: Mark Walberg <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 12:12:38 -0600

>I pose the above question after noting Eric say that trying to compare the M
>and the G2 is like comparing a Porche and a dump truck, and seeing some ads
>place the G2 in the P&S category.
>The question is a serious one. After all, if the G2 is a P&S, why aren't the
>N90, the F5, or the EOS1n? After all, a six year old could point any one of
>those, shoot, and get a damn good result?
>Talk amongst yourselves!

In fact, my six year old son did take some very fine pictures of a bicycle
race last June with an N90 and a 20mm f2.8.  (While I was taking better
ones with my Canon 7 and my Knoica IIIM.)   My six year old son can use the
N90, but prefers his rangefinder (Fujica auto-M).