Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Buying R8,need advice on lenses conclusion
From: Ted Grant <>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 15:33:32 -0800

Gary Whalen wrote:

>I've heard it said once and I'll say it again:
>    You buy Leica because you enjoy the "process" of taking the picture.  You
>buy Nikon and Canon because you "want" the picture.  Simple really.>>>>>>

Hi Gary,

Yep! Can't be any simpler than that.  If one wants all the auto everything
stuff, then one shouldn't buy Leica and if they do buy Leica, they need not
make continuing comparisons to Nikon and Canon.  Like it should be, "who

It's apples and oranges!  I like both. I've used all three types of slr's,
but my preference is the R8 or R7's, 2 of which I'll use until the R8 motor
arrives with the new millenium or later, 2001? 2010? :)  When the motor is
available I'll dump the other R7's and replace with R8's. Giving me three
R8's and motors to work with.

Ted Grant
This is Our Work. The Legacy of Sir William Osler.