Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R6
From: thibault collin <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 16:43:16 +0200


Thanks for your opinion!
Is this so important that the lens has to be wide open?
I think that it's the picture that is important and that it won't be
significantly affected by shutting the lens down of half a stop! If one
wants to use the noctilux wide open in every situation, he's got to buy a
minolta 9xi and have the lens adapted to it (because of the 1/12000 shutter
speed)! or even worse, use some grey filters...I hate this!

At 06:45 02/10/1998 -0700, you wrote:
>What do you think about the R6?
>I try not to. My accountant is upset with me already, but for what its
>worth, some people do not like the lack of continuous shutter speeds. We
>hear a lot about Leica glass being made to be wide open, and in some
>lights, you will have to shut it down, just to have the correct exposure,
>so if you want to use your camera with the lens wide open with Chrome film
>I was told to go for the R7 or 8. Seemed a good excuse, but I did love the
>feel of the camera, and the thought that it was "mechanical"
>Alastair Firkin,