Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Considering trading M4-P for Konica -- am I nuts?
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Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 22:53:44 -0400


Is that really a quirk?  The advantage of having a vertical shutter-speed
display is to show exposure range.  If you try to pack in too many numbers,
they become a lot less readable.  Also, I know a lot of cameras can do long
exposures with TTL metering but I think it may be one of those times you
grab a Luna Pro.


on 10/18/01 8:38 PM, Bill Akata at wrote:

> I don't think you're nuts.  I have two M6ttl's (0.72 and 0.85) plus the
> Hexar RF.  Most of the time I find myself travelling with one of the M6's,
> the Hexar and several lenses in my bag.
> There is quirk with the AE which bothers me but doesn't seem to receive much
> attention from either the reviewers or other users.  The Hexar does not show
> any shutter speed slower than 1/4 second in the viewfinder window.  One of
> the main reasons I had for buying the Hexar was to use the AE for long
> exposure photos, especially night scenes.  The Hexar shutter will stay open
> for up to 16 seconds but the camera will not tell you exactly how many
> (hence no way to adjust aperture for maximum dof), or if the 16 seconds was
> enough for the exposure.
> To me, this is a glaring oversight on the part of Konica because AE is the
> only feature which the Hexar has that Leica doesn't offer.  Otherwise, it
> has been a nicely made and reliable camera so far.
> Bill Akata
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> Subject: [Leica] Considering trading M4-P for Konica -- am I nuts?
> Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 09:26:37 EDT
> Hey there guys and gals! I'm back for awhile. Thought I'd check in and see
> what's going on in Luggerland. Also, I have a question . . .
> I'm currently using a M6 (.85 ttl) and an M4-P. I'm thinking of selling the
> M4-P and picking up a Koninca RF body. The AE operation appeals to me (among
> other things). What is the consensus about the the Konica? Is it worthy?
> What
> about the focusing with the Leica lenses? Does it really work?
> Bob McEowen
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