Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/03/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Autofocus & Leica
From: James Klebau <>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 18:36:49 +0000

Mark Rabiner wrote:

> ...
> I though and I'm sure many of us have had. But on the other hand:
> How would it look if it is perceived that Leica is needing to scramble
> to respond to a perceived G2 threat?
> And Does it?
> Could Leica effeicently make a better G2 than the G2 and what if they
> right off the bat didn't?
> Does the world need another G2? The G2 is pretty good why another
> autofocus interchangeable lens camera?
> Having both systems you are in the enviable posissioin of knowing which
> system you like to shoot with. If the G2 is winning you over more power
> to ya.
> My Nikon SB23 Flash is on my M6 now. It is the most compact flash I
> have. If I put it on my 8008 which doesn't get much use I can also shoot
> in total darkness. And that was the first thing I did when I got that
> setup. Turn off all the lights in the house and went around doing
> telekinetic photography talk about going with the Force! The thought of
> a lazorbeam thing shooting out to focus my camera and so on was very
> exciting to me for a short while. I shot a roll with a model in total
> darkness. But then the novelty ended. And that was a few years back.
> If I was shooting these low light hard to see things you describe I
> would want a Noct. Or a 35 1.4 but I don't have either or a G2 so I
> can't speak from experience.
> I'm very happy with my Zeiss T* lenes on my 'Blad but on the G2 they are
> said to be very good but less then great and I'm used to great.
> Sorry to insult your glass.
> Mark Rabiner

Have one more for the road.