Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Texas Leica
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 18:26:06 -0700

Edmond Kim wrote:
> Hello all,
> I wonder if you guys ever get this way.  Everytime I consider buying a new
> (used) lens for my M2, I think about the price, then think about what I could
> purchase instead of the lens.  I'm young and don't make a lot of money, so it
> always seems to make so much more sense to get a camera like the Fuji GW-670..
> The negs are bigger, and the lens they say is pretty sharp, at any rate better
> and smoother resolution.   I think I can even get the 645 Fuji rangefinder for
> as cheap as a used 50 summicron and that thing is as small and unobtrusive as a
> Leica.    What do you guys think?  Is it just me?  I'm not even sure what my
> point is.  Oh well.

I would love to have one too! But a different picture taking experience than a
35mm Leica M.
Less quick. A different feeling having 15 or 16 on a roll than 36. A more
thoughful approach.
Mark Rabiner