Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/31

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Advertures with the R8
From: "Tom Schofield" <>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 15:40:30 -0700
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Your comment about the ASA dial moving reminds me to share a warning - on a
recent trip, a roll of Provia F had paint on the canister scratched off and
DX'ed to 1600.  I didn't notice because I was shooting night shots of
fountains in Rome, at approximately 1/8 sec. indicated (should have been 1-2
sec.).  I was hoping that between the 2 1/2 stop push my lab would do and my
bracketing that some would come out, but they are still seriously
underexposed.  Didn't notice 'till I reloaded with another roll that DX'ed
properly and saw the exposure change.  Thereafter, I checked every time I

Tom Schofield

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard W. Hemingway" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Advertures with the R8

> Levi,
> >As longs as it's an R! No N stuff!
> Yes, I was  Nikon SLR person from the first F to the F4 and most
> in between.  I didn't like the feel of the AF lenses.  The R8 has a lot of
> the feel of the F4 when used manually.  However, I lost most of a trips
> pictures with the F4 when the ASA setting inadvertently moved and I didn't
> know it until after the trip and the blacker pics came back.  The Leica R
> lenses - super!!!
> >The 19... You do get lost in the view but... one can juggle the
> transparency of the RF with the thrill of the 19 view. And indeed that
> slide (almost forgot!)looks like it did - precisely. Not because of
> experience and predictability of the lens but because of what I saw in
> real-time*. It's not a comment on the situation but a 19 view of it! *And
> the photo is essentially also that view, however irrelevant. The 100APO -
> is also... BIG! Keeps me($)from that 90APOASPHS! Barely.
> I had  the 100 APO at one time and loved it.  However the 80/1.4 works for
> me.  I once shot the same pic with the 100 and the 80 and found very
> difference between them (non-macro) plus two more stops.
> >But the M6 and 50 summicron?  Why do I not seem able to take that 50 off?
> And both off of me?  This is just unsurpassed. It's actually hard to use
> anything else at all. Results?  What does it matter?  The 50 is more of an
> extension that a tool. I'll get another body and  just glue that 50
> summicron on there.
> I felt that way about the M6 and 35/1.4 asph.  Used it for almost
> everything and the 90/2.8 once in a while.  I could get along with the 35
> and the 75/1.4, but I see better with the 80/1.4-R
> >Also - the R8/R7 thing is not right. I just feel stupid with that thing
> me, however good it is, and it is.
> I understand what you are saying - I wish that I could afford both
> Take care,
> Dick Hemingway
> Plano, TX

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