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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] XPan, G2 and M6 test
From: Ben <>
Date: Sat, 05 Sep 1998 10:35:58 +0800

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."