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This is a very interesting discussion for me. I have been a Nikon shooter for many years and a Leica shooter for a month. One of the things I love about my Nikons (F5 and F3) is its size and weight. Another thing that I swear by is the 100% view finder, the ability to see EXACTLY what is going to be on the neg. I also like the fact that both cameras show you the shutter speed and aperture while looking through the camera. The motor drive is another thing which is important to me. The high flash sync of the F5 has resulted in some very nice images, another great feature... Why did I get a Leica M6? I have always wanted to shoot with the Leica M6. I like low light photography and I have always understood why and how the Leica excels in that. I have always to shoot in place where camera where normally too big and/or too loud. The switch has been very interesting and very enjoyable. I think I am going to find my self shooting with the Leica most of the time and only pulling out the Nikon for situation where the Leica simply cannot cut it. Sam P.S. Does anyone know why Leica has never updated the shutter in the M6? Nikon has had a manual shutter with a 1/250 flash sync in the FM2 for over ten years now. Has Leica ever given a reason for not updating the shutter? -----Original Message----- From: Paul Chefurka [SMTP:Paul_Chefurka@pmc-sierra.com] Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 4:35 PM To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' Subject: RE: [Leica] A Red Dot story 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. Paul -----Original Message----- From: Edward Mortimer [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 3:57 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 >>equipment. _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.