Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] LTM shooters
From: (Nigel B Watson)
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 13:13:57 EST

This group is indeed a diverse lot.  At one extreme are those who would
dash to fling their recently-discontinued lenses and bags of money after
the lastest issue,  based on nothing more than hearsay from one or two
sources' highly controlled testing whose results are virtually
un-repeatable in real-world shooting; whilst at the other extreme are
those who would pay "less than the price of an M6" for a system that
delivers results which are, to the naked eye of even a casual observer,
of no more quality (sometimes less) than any decent zoom-lensed Japanese
In the midground (I hope) are some such as myself who admire the LTM's
for what they were in their day but feel they're entitled to a
well-earned retirement;  yet, not cowed by pseudo-scientific gobbledygook
from the realisation that the incremental magnitude of improvements in
each succeeding generation have become less and less significant to
actual photography.


On Sat, 28 Nov 1998 11:28:32 -0500 "Marshall C. Hunt Jr"
<> writes:
>Don't let the rest of them bastids find out--they'll all want one (or
>Noel H. Charchuk wrote: I have been able to put together a system, 
>3 50 mm lenses, a 35, a 90, a 135, a closeup attachment, lens hoods 
>2 bodies for less than the price of an M6. I get to use Leicas, and
>explore a lot of the possibilties of photography with a system,
>antiquated as it may be, try that with a M6 body and no lens!  :)

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