Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] m6 v. r7 - sharpness issue
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 17:35:36

Hi Dan,

 I do not have the newer, lighter one yet.  I have wanted it for a while
and am still saving pennies to buy one.  The older heftier one does its job
just fine. I have yet to feel desperate to buy the newer one.  Another good
point of using the older heftier one with the Leicaflex is that I can
exercise for my arm muscle while I enjoy shooting.
 What you do when you shoot a gun is exaclty what I do when I use the 180.
Otherwise you would end up with lots of bruises on your cheek.


At 08:16 PM 8/29/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Do you have the newer, lighter 180/2.8? I have the heavier version, and if I
>brace against something, I do find that the added mass of that lens makes
>for a pretty steady shot!
>I always 'shoot' the camera the way i was taught to shoot a gun- keep your
>elbows down, inhale, hold, squeeze don't jerk ( more accurately, press
>gently, don't jab with a camera!), and then exhale. Works fine except when I
>have the motor drive and I tend to shoot until I get dizzy!