Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] kids? leica? a stern reprimand from the PLUG
From: Kip Babington <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 10:54:36 -0600
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Bravo, Kyle.  I agree (almost) completely with this philosophy, which is why
I've gone to AF Nikon fast zoom lenses for capturing my daughter jumping
horses over fences.  I just couldn't get a decent percentage of keepers with
manual focus lenses on the M6.  No doubt Ted could do better, but I don't have
enough time to practice (and probably couldn't afford the Leica 2.8 zooms even
if I had the skill to use them well.)

OTOH, when fast action far away in low light is not on the agenda, I really do
enjoy fiddling with old technology (a IIIf with both old and new lenses, in
addition to the M6), and getting great (well, for me) images without auto
anything makes those results even more satisfying.  In this case, the journey
adds to the results.


Kyle Cassidy wrote, in part:

> because you want to fiddle with a neat old camera is not a good enough
> excuse to miss images that you want to capture. unlike skiing,
> photography is about the RESULT not the JOURNEY.

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