Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/08/12

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Subject: [Leica] more questions
From: scott at (Scott McLoughlin)
Date: Thu Aug 12 17:19:15 2004
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I'd recommend Leica if:

(1) they could afford it

(2) they had absolutely no issues with the cost
(or DIY labor) of film processing and printing

(3) they clearly cared about quality, wanted
to make enlargements, etc.

(4) anticipated doing the kind of shooting where
a RF and bright line VF made sense.

(5) wanted an exchangable lens camera in a
relatively small package (fits in purse or brief
case, for example)

(6) wanted manual focus and exposure control
(vs. a G2 based system, for example).

(7) wanted to "buy into" a system they could live
with for a long, long time, ala, Leica's conservative
design philosophy.

Otherwise, they should get an SLR, DSLR, Contax
G2 or Digital P&S :-)


Emanuel Lowi wrote:

>Thanks y'all for the responses. They've helped clarify
>the incredible digital phenomenon I'm witnessing here
>on the LUG.
>Here's more questions.
>Over the years, I've introduced many people to Leica.
>Without exception, the people who bought M cameras on
>my advice have made those cameras a big part of their
>photographic lives.
>Now, in 2004-2005, while the MP and M7 (best Leica M
>cameras ever, IMHO) and all those great new lenses are
>for sale:
>Would you recommend a new Leica M to someone today? Or
>not? What reasons would you give? 
>Emanuel Lowi
>Post your free ad now!
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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