Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] First impressions Leica C1
From: "Simon Lamb" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 23:33:51 +0100
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I too have a C1 and it is excellent.  I think the C1 is the one to get if a
high quality zoom lens is a requirement but there is a better fixed focal
length alternative in the Ricoh GR1s.  The 28mm f/2.8 on the Ricoh is
astounding quality for a camera of its size and price.


Pascal wrote:

> Picked up a Leica C1 for my parents this morning.
> My God, this is a very goodlooking and stylish camera. Magnesium metal
> and very light (250 gr) at the same time. No nonsense approach, quite
> easy to manipulate for people who just want an easy to work with P&S
> camera with excellent optical performance.
> If I hadn't already a Minilux, this one would definitely my no. 1 choice
> of a compact camera.
> After comparing all the other ones in this price bracket (sub 450 USD),
> there should be no choice: if ones values quality and user pleasure, this
> is the one to get. It is in a class of its own.
> Will let you know how the results turn out.
> Pascal
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> Nikon ? Canon ? Nobody but Leica !
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