Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/02[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I'm in agreement with B.D. and Francisco on the acquisition of a fixed focal length P&S over a zoom. My pocket camera is a Yashica T4 - weatherproof with a Zeiss 35/3.5 lens. Now as an early Christmas present I did bestow upon a friend the Leica Z2X. She wanted a zoom. I put a couple of rolls through it before handing it over and must admit that I was impressed with the picture quality. I think I would have hung onto it if she didn't want it. There is a good discussion of various P&S models at Phil Greenspun's web site, http://www.photo.net, which includes users' comments and reactions. Roy On 2 Dec 98 at 17:22, Francisco.ACOSTA@DG3.cec.be wrote: > Fully agree with BD. It makes wonderful pictures. Fully pocketable. > Unbeatable quality/price ratio. And you can pass it to > the-one-that-has-to-be-obeyed without any hassle! :-) Francisco > Brussels > > > Forget the zoom - If you want a high quality P&S as a pocket camera, always > > with you, always ready for that decisive moment - save yourself hundreds of > > $ and get an Olympus Stylus Epic. 35 f 2.8 glass lens - good glass lens. > > Small. Quiet. Takes great photos. > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of > > > WOCCCC@aol.com > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 1998 1:29 AM > > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > Subject: Re: [Leica] P&S choices > > > > > > > > > In a message dated 98-12-01 22:34:56 EST, you write: > > > > > > << I want to get a *ZOOM* P&S camera for the times when I don't > > > feel a need > > > for > > > the M6. Any suggestions between the following: Leica, Contax, Nikon and > > > Rollei? > > > > > > >> > > > > > > For what its worth, the Olympus Stylus line is pretty good, and is > > > weatherproof. Not even close to M quality I'll admit, but the > > > 105 will fit in > > > a shirt pocket. Rollie 35-70 seems a tad sharper but is much > > > larger. Leica > > > minizoom 35 70 was also nice, have not tried the newer versions. > > > Bill > > > > > > Roy C. Zartarian "A prophet is not without honor except in his own land and among his own people" Written with the assistance of a labrador retriever whose chin is on the key board. All typos are his fault.