Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica/Panasonic Digilux poor review/recall
From: Tina Manley <images@InfoAve.Net>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 11:55:28 -0400
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At 08:04 AM 5/11/02 -0700, you wrote:

>I'm glad you're enjoying yours so much. I would love to get into digital but
>the cameras keep changing so much so fast. I find myself waiting for them to
>reach the point where I can get more than I really need at a reasonable
>price, like what has finally happened with computers. I am excited about the
>ergonomics of this camera, though. Apparently it feels much like a
>rangefinder. Do you find this to be the case?
>All the best,

Hi, Craig -

Yes, it handles very much like a rangefinder but it is lighter than the 
M6.  I got the silver version because that's all that was available when I 
got mine.  I can't wait to get the black Leica version.  It will seem even 
more like a rangefinder.  I did find the poor review and read it but I 
can't agree with any of the complaints that he had.  I only use the spot AF 
and that is the one that he says works fine so I haven't had the problems 
he noted with the wide AF.  There is definitely not the lag time between 
shots that he reported unless you are shooting in TIFF mode.  In the 
highest quality jpeg mode there is less than 3 seconds between shots.  You 
can also fire off 8 shots with no lag time and let the camera catch 
up.  The polarized look and mottling in skin tones that he reports, I have 
not seen at all.  I've been very pleased with the quality of the color and 
the smoothness of the "grain".  I'm expecting the Leica to be even better 
since they are taking so long to get it out!  I really hoped to have it 
this month, but it looks like I'll have to wait.  In the meantime, I'm 
using the LC5 for assignments and have had no complaints.



Tina Manley, ASMP

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