Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/17

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Hexar RF in use
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 11:05:36 -0400

Thanks for the interesting impressions, Could you elaborate on item #3
positive? How is thios different from using an Aux finder on an M?

Ken Wilcox

At 11:30 -0500 6/16/0, a fine scholar, Emanuel Lowi wrote:

>I just got back from my first assignment (for  The Gazette daily here in
>where I used the Hexar RF, Previously, I'd used the camera just for snapshots.
>Here are some weaknesses:
>1)  The strap lugs are badly placed so the camera isn't very comfortable
>around your neck, compared to a Leica;
>2)  The lack of a left-hand frame line for the 28mm lens is a bit annoying;
>3)  The auto rewind is about 5 seconds too slow, if you are in the midst
>of the
>action. I actually once opened the back up before the leader was wound in
>all the
>way, I was in such a hurry to re-load. Faster than a Leica, but the
>waiting hurts
>4)   The motor noise is so much more than the shutter noise, it's hard to hear
>whether you fired at the right instant. Yet the shutter DOES release
>quickly, so this
>is just a psychological barrier.
>Good points:
>1) The RF focussing is really good, Leica quality in all light conditions;
>2)  The AE metering is VERY accurate, even in tricky situations my
>exposures were
>right on;
>3)  The camera is better than a Leica, IMHO, when using an accessory
>viewfinder lens
>(I used the 21/2.8 ASPH today a lot) - you just do a little pre-focus and
>set a nice
>medium f-stop and then ignore the camera's VF from then on - just keep
>shooting, AE
>takes care of the rest.
>Pictures in tomorrow morning's paper...
>Emanuel Lowi

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