Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/24

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Leica P&S questions
From: "bdcolen" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 16:43:29 -0500

If you really want a P&S with a good sharp lens, easy to carry, easy to
use, relatively good low-light capability - Spend $89 for an Olympus
Stylus Epic, which has a 35 mm 2.8 lens, is weather proof, has spot and
centerweighted metering, several flash options. 

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Andre E.
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 4:06 PM
Subject: [Leica] Leica P&S questions

I'm in need of a P&S camera for an upcoming trip to Paris.  My
requirements are as follows:

Reasonably compact and rugged
Affordable <$350
Night/low light capable
- -fast lens (zoom or fixed)
- -fairly long shutter times (T or B mode)
- -remote shutter release
Competent AF/AE for snapshots

As of right now I'm leaning towards:
- -Leica Z2X
- -Remote shutter release
- -Slik U2000 tripod

I'm sure a Leica Minilux would be perfect but unfortunately I'm also on
a pretty tight budget (gotta save some money for the actual trip).

My question is this can I do better in the sub $350 range?  What about
skimping on a used Leica Mini or Mini Zoom (couldn't find any specs on
these)?  Where can I find used Leicas (either on the web or in lower

I haven't owned a camera since Junior High School and I could use all
the help I can get.


- -Andre
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