Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/16

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Subject: [Leica] Leica Canada Tour
From: BrutuS <>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 00:26:01 -0700

>From: "Emanuel Lowi" <>
>Subject: [Leica] Montreal Leica meeting...
>Leica lovers in eastern Canada may wish to take note that Leica Inc. and their
>Canadian distributor, Lisle-Kelco are inviting all of us to come check out
>all the
>newest products and meet a factory rep from Solms on Tuesday, April 23,
>2002 between
>10-4 at l¼Hotel de la Montagne Salle Chambertin (a truly top class place).

>From: John Collier <>
>Subject: [Leica] Leica Demo in Edmonton...
>The 107 Avenue  McBain Camera in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) will be
>having a Leica demo on Tuesday April 16 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. I will be
>there at 2:00pm with my four year old son.

... and Vancouver last Sunday- I found out almost the last minute and
dropped in near the end. They showed some current  P&S, the new Digilux, an
R8 with a couple of zooms, an M6 TTL & M7 (black 0.72 for both), M lenses
(50 1.0, 50 1.4, 28 2.0, 21, 90 2.8, Tri-Elmar), magnifier. The Digilux and
M7 got the most attention while I was there.

I got to put a roll trhough the M7 to sample the camera and lenses. I don't
have the results yet but liked the camera handling, the AE mode and the
associated display a lot. Did see RF flare at one point, and the M6 TTL in
the same position was similar; could focus both after shifting my eye a
bit. The M7 shutter seems quieter, with release response/feel similar
enough otherwise similar to my old M2. Nothing here that I have already
seen posted except now I want one.

Harder to assess the Digilux as I have not used digital cameras much
before, and the only outputs on display were some big (about 0.5m)
inexpensive "direct" (no PS or other tuning efforts) machine prints that
were sharp but looked digital. View screen was better than what I've seen
on other small digitals- larger, sharper, better contrast. Responsiveness
seemed better too, but hard to be sure. Camera looks ok to me (though it
feels less solid and more complex than the M7!)

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