Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/01/31

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Subject: Re: [Leica] MP vs. M7
From: Michiel Fokkema <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 17:45:16 +0100
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Hello Eric,

I'd go for the M7. As you said the AE is godsend. I'm waiting for AE 
since I used the CLE. In my opinion Leica is far too late (but better 
late then never). The M7 is as well build as any other M and will serve 
you, your children and probably also your grandchildren (if film is 
still being made by then).
The MP is very nice but is of course lacking the AE. I see it more as a 
marketing gimmick, like the new 0-series.

Best regards,

Michiel Fokkema

Eric Ertman wrote:
> After having gone full circle,starting off with an M6 and gone through 
> Nikons and Canons, age is making me come back to my senses. The time has 
> come for an M7 or MP. I've hanled (fondled) the M7 but have not had the 
> opportunity to do the same with an MP. Technically the choice is tough 
> enough, as I do appreciate the mechanical simplicity of the MP, so from 
> a selfish point of view this might be the Leica of my dreams. I do 
> however take a considerable amount of pictures of my young children 
> during play where the AE of the M7 would be a godsend. What I would like 
> to hear from those of you who know both cameras, is the MP the beauty 
> that it is made out to be (a la M3) or is it more a marketing gimmick 
> than anything else? How are the MP's sales going so far? Is it more a 
> collectors camera than an instrument for pros?
> Would appreciate any kind of input concerning M7 vs MP.
> Eric Ertman
> Tangengate 11
> 4950 Risør
> Norway
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