Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/09/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] What are some other camera brands non-Leica which people here use ?
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 01:30:19 EDT

Alfie asked: 
"I was interested in seeing what non-Leica photographers on this list use..."

Well, I do use a Leica M6 TTL 0.85 with 50 Elmar-M and 90 Elmarit-M lenses 
(all chrome) as my quiet environment/contemplative photography/poor man's M6J 
kit but other cameras which I also use are:

- - My medium format kit consisting of a Hasselblad 501CM with 80 CB and 160 CB 
lenses. I switch off between a waist level finder and a 45 degree prism 
depending on my mood and circumstances. I use a Gossen LunaPro digital 
handheld meter which I bought special for the Hassy but I find I use it with 
just about everything! It's a great little meter!

- - My travel kit is a Contax G1 with the 28 Biogon, 45 Planar and 90 Sonnar. 
Yes it is noisy and the AF is balky with the 90 (part of the reason I bought 
the 0.85) but the kit is super light and the Zeiss glass is second to none.

- - My family pictures kit and alternative lightweight travel kit is a Nikon 
28Ti & 35 Ti.

- - My action kit is a Nikon N70 with either a 85 f 1.8 AF-D Nikkor or an 
80-400 Tokina ATX.

- - My nostalgia kit is a Nikon F3/T Champagne and / or a Nikon FTN coupled up 
to one of my old manual focus Nikkors.