Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/22

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Are screw Leicas usable?
From: "Ernest Nitka" <>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 13:39:56 -0400

Dyslexic maybe but never a troll ( in the voice of Kevin Meany "5 x4 that's
not riiiight, we're big pants people!")


- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of B. D. Colen
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Are screw Leicas usable?

This IS a troll, right? You're a photographer who shoots with "5x4s" and
"10x8s" and you want to buy a 50-year-old screw-mount Leica to use on a
tripod to shoot landscapes on slide film to sell as stock?

Well, why not? I'm thinking of dumping all my 35 gear to get a couple of
8x10 Deardorfs for candid photography of families.

B. D.
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Nash Computer Technology <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 1:30 PM
Subject: [Leica] Are screw Leicas usable?

> Hi
> I'm thinking about getting a 35mm camera (I normally only use 5x4"
> and 10x8").  I think an M6 would suit me fine, but I can't justify the
> expense at present.  I'm wondering if a screw-mount Leica would be
> usable.  I saw one today (I can't remember the model, but I think it was
> a II or III of some sort! - and don't ask me what lens it had!).  I
haven't a
> clue about the history and heritage of these cameras, but would like to
> know if they're worth looking into.  I would be shooting mainly
> landscapes etc on slide film, (thinking about some stock shots), and
> would probably use a tripod for most serious shots.  I can probably live
> with the quirks and lack of automation.
> I'd appreciate some advice.
> David
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