Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/03/28

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Macro-Micro Stuff
From: J Gong <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 22:58:17 -0800 (PST)

I'll take a better photo with my Leica 60 macro with a tripod better than you
can shooting one handed on a tree any time. I don't care if you can AF on the
exact bud you wanted; your shaking is going to cause an unsharp photo anyway.

BTW, some of us have tested leica vs. Canon or Nikon macros. The 100 APO is
noticeably sharper and with better color rendition given the same film and


- --- Allan Wafkowski <> wrote:
> Don't take what I said to heart. I use a Leica for my rangefinder, and a 
> Canon EOS, and a manual Nikon for my SLRs. Today I was up a tree taking 
> sho†s of emerging buds. The 100mm focal length with AF came in mighty 
> handy for holding on to tree trunks while shooting with one hand. I'm 
> not a big fan of Leica SLRs because IMHO they pale in comparison to the 
> better Canons and Nikons in features, and at premium in price. I'm 
> certain that two side-by-side chromes on a light table, one taken with 
> my Canon 100mm macro, and one taken with your Leica 60mm macro cannot be 
> distinguished from each other.
> Allan
> On Thursday, March 28, 2002, at 09:27 PM, Jim Hemenway wrote:
> > Hi Allan:
> >
> > Why would I want a Canon when I already have a better Leica 60mm f2.8
> > lens?
> >
> > If you mean autofocus, I find AF next to useless for close-ups and
> > totally useless for macro-micro.  Otherwise AF is useful to me.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > Allan Wafkowski wrote:
> >>
> >> Jim, that's a beautiful shot. Now just think what you could have done 
> >> if
> >> you had my EOS 100mm f/2.8 macro.
> >>
> >> Allan
> >>
> >> On Thursday, March 28, 2002, at 04:00 PM, Jim Hemenway wrote:
> >>> Here's a much better close-up taken with the 105mm Nikon Micro:
> >>>
> >>>
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