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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] LTM vs. M
From: "Jeffery Smith" <>
Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 03:43:50 GMT


Please pardon the heresy, but a Bessa-R2 is an excellent second body for owners of Leica M cameras. And it is available (new) in your price range.


> Andrew,
> I think you have defined exactly why many of us use those old cameras.  Of
> course they don't always make us more creative, but the process of using
> them is a lot of fun and very satisfying.
> Looks like you have made your own mind up!
> Mike D
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Amundsen" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002 6:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [Leica] LTM vs. M
> > I should clarify that I want to purchase a second leica, but only have
> > around $500-600 to spend. Part of the allure of the LTM camera is a sort
> > of 'time travel'. Using a peice of equipment from the past to invigorate
> > my thinking, approach and vision. The slower use of seperate VF/RF isn't
> > a concern. I like the idea of slowing down with such a small precision
> > instrument. I would use the LTM mainly for personal work and to carry
> > like you would a wallet, always in your pocket. Thanks for all the
> > suggestions/advice. I'll be looking forward to more...
> > Andrew
> >
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