Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/08

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Subject: [Leica] Question re: Z2X
From: Mark Langer <>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 10:49:27 -0500
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I haven't had experience with every possible candidate, but I'd suggest that you keep your eyes out for a used Contax TVS -- the original one, as opposed to the TVS II or III.  It has some features that the later models don't have (like panoramic).  I've found the glass on this to be as good as you are going to get in a p&s zoom, and the camera offers a higher degree of user control than most p&s cameras.  It is very well constructed, has a number of flash options,
and doesn't seem as prone to generating redeye as many p&s cameras I've used.

That being said, if you really want optical quality at a low price, it is tough to beat the fixed focal length lens on a Yashica T5/T4 Super.  There are price and optical penalties for going to a high quality zoom in a p&s.


> Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 00:08:47 -0500
> From: "Daniel L. Schmutter/Beth R. Stearns" <>
> Subject: [Leica] Question re: Z2X
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> Just joined the list, and I already have to confess that I am not a user
> of Leica rangefinders (although at a party the other day a friend of
> mine tried to convince me to sell all of my Nikon equipment and get an
> M6, as he had recently done).
> I do, however, have a question that I think could be answered by users
> of Leica rangefinders (I hope).
> Anyone on the list familiar with the Z2X point and shoot? I have a
> Yashica T4 that I'm satisfied with optically, but I could use a P&S with
> a zoom. I'm not expecting miracles from a P&S, but I was wondering if
> the top quality of Leica optics carries through even at
> the consumer priced P&S level. There are a lot of P&Ss out there and I'm
> not particularly interested in something just middle of the road.
> I need to stay in the $300 or less category for this particular
> purchase, but I'd like to get the best optics I can in that price range.
> One might expect that even for something as basic as a consumer priced
> P&S, Leica would attempt to put something out there that is optically
> top notch compared with the competition.
> Does anyone know if the Z2X is anything special or is it just another
> P&S that's not particularly better than the rest.
> Thanks
> Dan

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