Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/04

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
From: vick.ko at (Vick Ko)
Date: Mon Oct 4 14:47:27 2004

I would still rate an M3 above the SP, with the brighter and better
rangefinder of the Leica's being far superior to any of the Nikon line.

Just this weekend, I was "reminded" of the differences - I took an S3
out for a shoot, in bright fall sunlight.  The rangefinder of the Nikon
S3 flared like crazy, and I was forever hunting for the RF spot.  

Give me an M-camera any day for shooting.  

Now - I do like looking at and holding my Nikon RF's.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Karen Nakamura
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 9:29 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon

I own both an S3 and a M3 and I can say that the M3 is a better camera:

The M3 has:

* Faster lens changing (the S/Contax bayonet is a pain)
* Availability of third party lenses
* Switchable framelines (the S3 is fixed)
* Brighter finder / rangefinder
* Long optical  (69mm) and effective baselength (63.7mm)

... snip


Karen Nakamura

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