Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] XPan, G2 and M6 test
From: salex@IDT.NET (sam alexander)
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 19:03:40 -0400 (EDT)

just read the current (29 August) issue of Amateur Photographer -
feature article is a comparison test between the Hasselblad (?) XPan,
the Contax G2, and the Leica M6. The final scores are:
        XPan: 88%
        G2: 86%
        M6: 81% (!) downgraded primarily for value and features.
The reviewer, Doug Harman, calls the XPan ". . .a new classic."
Two strange things. . .I don't think the word Fuji appears anywhere in
the article. . .and the reviewer mis-loaded the M6 and shot a whole
roll without advancing. This undoubtedly affected his review.
The lens test portion, just generalized, judges all equally
excellent. However, the test shots consist of a medium close flower
shot and a seaside long shot, both in bright sunshine.
There is much more to the test and the ". . .panoramic upstart."