Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/13

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Subject: [Leica] Help! Indecision..M4-P vs. CL and Adapters?
From: Bob Keene/Karen Shehade <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 21:16:47 -0500

Hi there,
Brand new to the LUG; I'm purchasing my first Leica M in the next two
weeks. And herein is the quandry......
I have a good lead on a M4-P in user condition for about $600; seems
very nice! But, should I consider waiting for a clean CL..? Would love
to hear some opinions from actual shooters.
I'm a wedding/portrait shooter and have been using a Canon 7 with a
Nikkor 50/f2 in the low light.... It's only natural that I advance to a
Leica M. 
And... if I use adapters (Leica screw mount to M Bayonet) on my screw
lenses, can one change lenses as quickly as regular M lenses? See, I
know nothing!
Are there any drawbacks to the SM to M adapters route?

thanks in advance-

Bob Keene
Chomping at the bit for a Leica