Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/03/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leicaflex Standard
From: Don McClure <>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 06:41:53 -0500

>I've had a couple of days to "play" with my wife's new old Leicaflex and I
>am very impressed with this camera! It has the smoothest wind/shutter
>release of any camera I've ever encountered. The "spot" focusing, which I
>thought I'd hate is wonderful. The screen is very bright and the focus is
>very quick.
>The metering mimics the MR4 on my M4 and so is quite intuitive. For the low
>price of these I've seen they are a great buy.
>Ken Wilcox

I love my "diesel" Leicaflex, a gift from my mother-in-law a few years 
before she passed away. Its amazingly smooth, meters right on even with 
'chrome, and one cam lenses are cheap (and work in a pinch on my R4). 
It's be the prettiest SLR ever made too imho, it reminds me of a late 
'60's Mercedes S class (108-109 series). I will keep it forever.

It can be difficult to focus in low light, however, and forget about 
catching moving objects (small children)!

Don McClure
Abingdon, MD