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On Thu, 17 August 2000, Kyle Cassidy wrote: > > >Many people are using M. Many people want to buy M. Many books and > >magazines talk about M. Unfortunately, I want to buy a R. Why M is more > >pupular than R? Am I right to buy a R? > > > >Thanks! > > > >Terry Sham > > because while leica arguably makes a top of the line rangefinder, their > flagship R model has basically the same features as a nikon f3. relegating > it to the necks of doctors, and lawyers (and of course sal, who will now > flame me good :-) <SNIP> I'm constantly baffled as to why the minimalist M is thought to have all the features a camera ought to have while SLR cameras ought to be an excersize in overkill. > if you're buying it because the lenses are so > much sharper than Nikons or Canons, you're wasting your money, go buy a > mamyia 645 and start kicking some sharpness butt. Yes kyle I'd love to have the bigger chromes of the Mamiya 645 but a lens for the 645 format equivalent to a 400 or 560 for 35mm isn't something I relish hauling up mountains and besides there ain't no 120 Kodachrome. To maximize image quality (and it's not just "sharpness") in a camera I'm willing to carry I'll use Leica R. It's not a waste of money for me. Doug Herr Sacramento http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/telyt - -------------------------------------------------- Visit the Northwestern Alumni Association portal page at http://www.nualumni.com to get free web-based e-mail and many other exciting features.