Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] [Leica with little money?
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 23:34:14 -0500

At 10:07 PM 4/17/99 -0500, you wrote:
>The R6.2 is a superb body that is often overlooked precisely because it does
>not have all of the electronic bells and whistles.  That is the reason it is
>extremely dependable.  And the photographer remains fully in control of the
>final image.

At least the illusion is they are. :-) But you are right, the R6.2 is a 
superb camera. But I don't ever plan to own one. Not unless I start working 
overseas where batteries are hard to come by.

The R6 offers no more control over the image (just for the sake of 
discussion) than any other camera that has manual exposure in selective 
metering.Such as, say, the R7, or R8. And the R8 and R7 offer more control, 
because not only do they have 1/2 stop shutter speeds, they also have 
electronic shutters, which are more consistent and accurate (digitally 
controlled rather than analog).

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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