Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] The best Compacts (400-700 app rox)
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 98 13:07:55 -0500

Since you don't give a price range... :-)

The two that get recommended a lot are the Ricoh GR1 and the
Minolta TC-1.  Other possibilities include one or more of the
Leica models and the Minox series, but I know very little about
either (except that the Minox is entirely manual).

I have a GR1, and recommend it enthusiastically.  It gives
reasonable control over the aperture, has a very solid
magnesium body, is small enough to slip into a shirt pocket,
and the lens is good enough to make very satisfactory
11x14 prints.  It's a fixed 28mm lens though, not a zoom,
and this may factor in to your decision.

Paul Chefurka

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Subject: [Leica] The_best_Compacts_(=A3400-=A3700_approx)
Author:  < > at internet
Date:    9/25/98 3:19 PM

I wish to puchase a  pocketable high quality compact for a present. =20=
=0AWhich takes the best pictures?
Many Thanks in advance