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: Eric Welch <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 19:24:36 -0500

>The G2 has almost all of the things so many here want in the next M6.  I 
>must admit IF Contax had manual focus with confirmation along the lines 
>of the M6 rangefinder patch, and if they made some fast lenses, and the 
>damn lens did not return to infinity after every shot I would be sorely 
>tempted to go the G route.  The 200x speed, and 4fps motor that is very 
>quite for a motor, ttl meter and flash.  All in a very nice package no 
>bigger than the M6.

If, if if! I'd be right with you! All you mention is exactly why the G2 is
not a camera of the stature of the M6. It's focus is slow (AF) and it's
viewfinder is hard to see through (for me) and it's lenses are slow

My comparison between a dump truck and a Porsche was an exaggeration to
make the point that two different kinds of users are out there for two
kinds of cameras. The G is just not suitable for professional use in terms
the M6 is. That's the bottom line. If I want to use flash, I whip out my R8.
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Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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