Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/04[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Haven't really tried Xpan but did play with G2 for a while. I love my M6 no matter what the reviewer said. Afterall, I am the user. Not them. Ben :) sam alexander wrote: > 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."