Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] [LEICA] Do you like your P&S?
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 11:52:44 -0500

on 10/1/01 5:27 am, Ray Moth at wrote:

> It has
> auto-focus and auto-exposure program mode only, with absolutely no
> feedback on anything the camera has decided for itself. It's got some
> override features (flash off, flash on, infinity & no flash, +2ev,
> pre-flash to avoid red-eye, etc.) but I find the degree of control
> inadequate. The built-in flash has the usual problems of being fixed
> and underpowered. The viewfinder is good but not great.
> My problem is, I think I'm developing an aversion to this camera! Even
> though its results can be very good, I don't feel confident using it.
> I'd much rather lug my R7 with a few extra lenses in a bag than use the
> Mini Zoom. It's uncomfortable, fiddly, unfriendly and uninspiring.
> Do others have similar feelings about P&S cameras?

Yes, yes, oh God, yes, yes. The only p&s that I permit in my camera bag is a
disposable and a $11 panoramic camera I sometimes use.

- -- 
Johnny Deadman

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