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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: LTM vs. M
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 15:25:14 -0400
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I ave a IIIa, a IIIfRD, a black (repaint) IIIc and a IIIg and they 
are all a delight to use. The IIIf usually has a 35 Summicron ASPH 
and finder parked o it and the IIIc usually sports a RS Elmar. I use 
the IIIa with a 21 Super Angulon often.

The IIIf and IIIg are very smooth operating cameras. The IIIg 
viewfinder is the best of the lot.

If I'm out and about and not really intending to be shooting, one of 
the ltm cameras is often with me. The small size makes them easy to 
carry and unobtrusive.

The money shoots are usually done with and M or R.

Ken Wilcox

At 10:18 AM -0700 5/11/02, Andrew Amundsen wrote:
>Hello everyone, I'm curious the ratio of M user's on the LUG to regular
>LTM user's. When I purchased my first leica, an M2, last year I had two
>cameras in mind. It was a desicion between a IIIf with lens and the M2
>with 50mm lens.  At the last minute I decided to go with the M for
>various reasons. First the availablility of repair parts for M's seemed
>better. Second the ease of use of the combined VF/RF on the M's. Finally
>the ability to use modern lenses.
>Today LTM user's can also use modern lenses (the Cosina Voigtlander
>series), so I am again interesed in an older screw mount leica! What are
>the favorites of the LUG members? I love the size of the LTM cameras
>with a collapsible lens: pocketable! I'm leaning toward a IIIc or IIIf.
>Will I need to have a second body as a 'parts' camera if repairs are
>ever needed? Any advice from your combined expertise would be greatly
>appreciated! With my M2 on it's way for a repair, for who knows how
>long, I'm experiencing my first 'Leica withdrawl'!
>Thanks for the time! Andrew
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