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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] A Red Dot story
From: Andrew Schroter <>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 17:39:40 -0700
References: <9DC5E2ABE65BD54CA9088DA3194461D604A99DFE@BBY1EXM01>

Suggest an R8.  I have one and am very happy with it, although not with my
craft work.
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Chefurka" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 1:34 PM
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 []
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 3:57 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] A Red Dot story
> >The leica is
> >the obvious choice to me and I except that not everyone would feel the
> >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.
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