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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Are screw Leicas usable?
From: "Greg J. Lorenzo" <>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 20:58:02 -0600
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Hi Henning,

Six slows in just two and one half paragraphs!

Must be a new LUG record!

I'm still hoping your going to post some more of your recent nature 
shots here or at your web site.

I'd buy the R2 and a inexpensive user lens.



Henning Wulff wrote:

> At 5:41 PM -0700 5/22/02, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>> John Collier wrote:
>>>  I have always heard about how lovely the IIIg is and had a chance 
>>> to try
>>>  one several weeks back. All I can say is...get an M camera...really!
>>>  John Collier
>> How come?
> The IIIg loads like any other screw mount camera (slow) has a wind 
> knob (slow) has a separate focus window (slow) and has a -ta da- screw 
> mount for the lenses (slow). Also, the finder, while better than that 
> of the cameras that came before, is still squinty and small in 
> comparison.
> I used a IIIg and other screw mount cameras for many years, before I 
> had the means to upgrade. They take pictures; often even fine 
> pictures, but they are slow. Sometimes their small size doesn't 
> compensate enough for them being slow. Sometimes the picture doesn't 
> wait. An M6 or M7 is a much quicker camera in practice, and you can 
> see better what you are doing.
> On the other hand, a IIIg with collapsible Summicron is lovely to fondle.
> Take your pick.

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