Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/07/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] To M7 or not to M7, c'est la question - LONG
From: "Rei Shinozuka" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 20:49:48 -0400 (EDT)

> From: Jeffery Smith <>
> >
> >I can only speak for myself, but I did indeed buy one of the "pretenders to
> >the throne" - the Hexar RF, which is the camera I think you're referring
> >to.  I still think the feature set offered by that camera is very
> >attractive, but IMNSHO that attractiveness was undercut by the
> >implementation of the package as a whole.  As they say, the devil is in the
> >details, and for my tastes the RF missed on a number of important details.
> >The finder is too dark, the shutter button feels numb, and the shutter lag
> >is very annoying.  I don't like the motor-only film advance  with no option
> >for a silent advance when you need it.  I also had a number of misloads,
> >which are vanishingly rare when I use an M.

or 15 years prior, the minolta cle, my personal first M mount.

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Rei Shinozuka
Ridgewood, New Jersey

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