Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/05/30[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Reminds me of a customer we had in the shop the other day. He was considering purchasing a Nikon F100 plus a couple of zoom's. Then he asked me what I would recommend buying with a £1500 budget. So I said that for the same money he could get a good used Leica and lens. But alas he wasn't having any of it, he turned his nose up at the thought of buying a purely manual camera. He wanted something with auto everything, more modes than he could remember, auto focus-even though he still had the use of his hands, 3d matrix metering because it sounded good... I'm not really bitter, honest I've got nothing against auto-cameras, there essential for sports/press photography. Its just that it got me that he would probably never use most of the features to full effect. I could have sold him something that was simple, light,with pin sharp results and extremely effective at capturing our world. The leica is the obvious choice to me and I except that not everyone would feel the same. I just feel that today alot of people buy cameras because of what it can 'do' instead of whether it might compliment their image making. Regards Edd PS The same customer came in to our store today and one of my colleagues asked him how he was getting on with the F100, "Im still working it out" he said... Ho Hum >PS - an F5 with an 80-400? Not on your life. I shot one roll with it, >went back into the house and grabbed the .85 with the 135, and spent the >rest of the afternoon happy. That's not a camera, it's bodybuilding >equipment. _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.