Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/17[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 11:06 AM 9/17/98 +0200, you wrote: >Sincerely and though I am NOT Eric Welch, I cannot resist the temptation >of giving my opinion. Stop spreading this disinformation, and I'll stop complaining about it. Everyone's opinion is welcome to be here. Personal attacks are inappropriate. The R system is great, is not nearly as heavy as any MF system I've ever seen (that's an SLR) and is optically the equal of the M system. Gives more precise compositional control, has the best zooms in the world by a long shot...there are lots of reasons to opt for the R system. Maybe it's not for you, it's certainly not for Alan. That's great. But let's knock off this M is superior to R line of thinking. It's not. They are different, and complementary. More complementary than any Japanese system, because the "color" is more similar that the lenses render on film than trying to compare M to N or C. There is a Leica look, regardless of what others might say. That doesn't mean there aren't differences. But there is a family resemblance. Ask someone who uses both, not those who don't, if you want to know. There are lots of us, and many greater photographers than I. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch If there's one thing I can't stand, it's intolerance.