Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Comparison of Leica SLR and Contax SLR Systmes
From: "Wilber Jeffcoat" <>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 15:27:31 -0500
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We use the 40 mz3i and I have nothing but problems with it. Maybe I got a
bad unit (god knows I've used a Metz 60 CT1 for over 20 yr. and love it -
well really I'm on my third- wore out the first 2). It  (40 MZ3i) goes back
to Bogen on Monday for a look see.
cheers Wilber
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From: "Pascal" <>
To: "LUG" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Comparison of Leica SLR and Contax SLR Systmes

> On 06-01-2001 20:09, Wilber Jeffcoat wrote:
> >Will we be seeing the "R" system items we've (I've) wanted for years.
> >focus confirmation, a 17-35 ,  a 28- 85 (both 2.8) and a flash that is
> >dedicated to the R-8 by Leica and not an add on?  Maybe AF??
> Hi Wilber,
> I fail to see how the Hermes input would have a significant impact on R
> developments in the next couple of years.
> As for AF and electronic focus aids: forget it, Leica has made it clear
> this is not on the menu, not even in the future.
> New varios: maybe, depending on $$$ for R&D. But I don't believe they
> will be f/2.8 !
> Another Leica flash ? Why is that necessary? The small SF20 is nice, and
> the Metz line is well-stocked with excellent flash guns that should cover
> most needs. They are as Leica-dedicated as one could wish, if using the
> Leica-specific SCA modules.
> Pascal
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