Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/31

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Tourists using Leicas
From: "Bryan Willman" <>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 10:29:08 -0800

Leica's are artist/pro tools, at least for the folks
who actually use them.  You won't see many
tourists with 6x6 cameras or view cameras either.


- -----Original Message-----
From: B. D. Colen <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, October 30, 1998 10:40 AM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Tourists using Leicas

> I saw a Nikon F Photomic--that
>> warhorse of the 60s--in Akrotiri. (Do you suppose it had been uncovered
>> the ruins there?)
>Hey! Let's show a little respect here. ((:-)) As a user of an F -
>non-photomic - along with an M6, I might point out that in terms of their
>evolution and features, it might be argued that Fs and Ms are the reflex
>rangefinder equivalent of each other - dependable for decades of hard use,
>all-mechanical (with or without meter), mechanical shutter with top speed
>1/1000, very or relatively low sync speed, all metal construction....