Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/01/11

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Subject: Was RE: [Leica] DSLR choice - now Zeiss-Ikon
From: dcm at (David C. Mason)
Date: Wed Jan 11 18:05:27 2006
References: <609401c61715$42b68dd0$3201a8c0@AUG01> <000401c6171c$36be1d70$656c0e44@newukolbqveo9i>

Well, I suppose if I got one for free... because I had the best photo
out of a bunch I wouldn't really care if it was as good as the M7.

On 1/11/06, Jeffery Smith <> wrote:
> I've handled the new Zeiss-Ikon rangefinder, and it's not in Leica's 
> league.
> Not to say that it's bad. I would put it a cut above the Bessa R2a, though
> the two are very similar in layout. It looks like the body was inspired by
> the Leica M5 (kind of boxy with the rewind knob recessed on the bottom).
> Like the Bessas and Leicas, the viewfinder is very VERY bright. And the
> sound of the shutter is closer to Leica M7 than the Bessa. It doesn't have
> the heft of a Leica M6, and the metal seems less substantial (I had to tap
> it a lot with my fingernail to ascertain that the top was metal). What it
> comes down to is, would you rather have an M7 or something that costs 1/2 
> of
> the M7 that may last as long as film does (and the latter is disappearing
> fast!).
> Once again is pleased to announce the ultimate RFF
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> Photo has what you want from Leica to Zeiss. So, through their generosity,
> Tony from PopFlash Photo is providing the ultimate RFF prize, a brand new
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> because one of the rules will be participation by rangefinder camera
> photographers.

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