Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Message for Bruce
From: "Bruce R. Slomovitz" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 21:13:46 -0400


I have an M6.  I have wanted a Leica since I was a child, but now that I can
afford it, I realize that it's not the best camera in the world.  I don't
think I would ever buy a Leica SLR.  In my opinion, they are technically
obsolescent and way over priced.  If you want a camera that large, you're
better off with a Nikon F5.  I have several Nikon SLR's including F3's, an
FM2, and and F5.  I think the M series camera is the best there is for a
certain narrow range of applications, but if you want TTL flash control or
shoot with long focal length lenses or a lot of other things, you're wasting
your money on Leica.

Since, for long focal length lenses I prefer NIKON, I'm not interested in
the new, high magnification M6.

The term "woof ticket" or "wolf ticket" has to do with being sold a bill of
goods or having the wool pulled over one's eyes.  Think of wolves and sheep
or a wolf in sheep's clothing.  It comes from Black English.

Bruce S.

- -----Original Message-----
From: John Maries <>
To: leica list <>
Date: Wednesday, September 02, 1998 7:20 PM
Subject: [Leica] Message for Bruce

Hi Bruce,

I am curious to hear what Leica model you own
or are planning on getting?

If the answer is nix, I wonder which of the M6
viewfinders do you prefer?  Also, what's your fix
on the weight and size of the R8?  Is TTL
metering going to be of interest to you?  Hey, do
you know a source of cheap Summitar UV filters?

Just interested in your opinions.

BTW, what's a "woof ticket"?