Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/04

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Digital Longevity
From: "bdcolen" <>
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 10:19:16 -0500

Hey, Tim - Put that boat anchor of an F100 on a scale, and then put an
M6 with Abrahamson winder or M motor on the same scale and let us know
what you find - I think you'll be quite surprised.

B. D.

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Tim Smith
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 5:59 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Digital Longevity

David Rodgers wrote:
>About a year ago I was all ready to sell my Leicas. I'm sooooo glad 
>that I
>didn't. I'm back to film. Digital cameras weren't a good fit for me. I 
>sometimes wonder I'm alone in that experience.

Well, I'm doing the same, in a way. When I was in France last autumn, I
constantly wishing that I'd brought my M6 and a couple of lenses, rather

than the digital that I had.

Of course this is an extreme apples to oranges comparison, as my digital
a point and shoot type (Canon S100), where it's point, press the shutter

release, and wait two seconds for the picture to be taken. I was always 
wanting to put a roll of slow B&W film in a Leica, and shoot the
stone buildings that you find in southern France (Carcassonne, St. Paul
Vence, etc.)

So my next trip will be with the M6 and two lenses only. I also have a 
Nikon F100, but that boat anchor is far too heavy to use if you ever go 
more than 100 meters from your car. Should have gotten a decent MF

But when a full-frame digital that takes Nikon lenses, and that doesn't 
cost an arm and a leg, is available, I suspect I will be lured into


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