Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/05/30

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Subject: RE: [Leica] A Red Dot story
From: Paul Chefurka <>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 13:34:56 -0700

I understand your feelings, and obviously I share them to an extent.  OTOH, I've seen some of the stuff my buddy has done with his F5 and a 200 Micro (on manual focus) or some of his recent stuff with that 80-400, and I have to say it works for him.  Obviously, it complements his vision perfectly.  Interestingly, one of the things that bugs him the most about Leicas is their small size.  They feel uncomfortable, insecure and fiddly to him.  That, combined with not knowing how the picture is "really" going to look, and the lens always sticking into the side of the VF is enough to make him prefer his F5.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Edward Mortimer []
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] A Red Dot story

>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.
>>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 

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