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"It's not you, its me. I'm just not ready to settle down, you know a serious relationship. We can still go out sometime, I'll call you..." He waits for a response. "whirre, buzz, slimp..." At 02:12 PM 8/5/2008, you wrote: >For years I've been on the LUG and have heard the >" weight and bulk of a SLR" and now " weight and bulk of a DSLR" from rich >guys who want a new way of expressing how rich they are with their new >hobby. Its getting to be a tired old song. > >Put an Olympus OM1 or Pentax ME or for that matter a Nikon FM or Canon AE-1 >next to a Leica M and how much weight and bulk are you saving? >The cameras are the same size. The Leica is heavier. >Leica lenses can be much smaller but weigh twice as much. > >Does walking down the street with an M6 and a 50 Summicron make for a more >elegant and unobtrusive weight and bulk configuration than doing the same >with a Nikon FM2 with a 50 1.8? >No it does not. Its about the same. And depending on the exact gear you are >using could be the opposite. >Rangefinder use to be quick and unobtrusive needs not normal but wide angle >glass so this is a bad example just gave. >It requires a learning curve. >Pre focusing and zone focusing. Pre adjusting your exposure even - if you >don't have an M8 or M7. > >I find the before an after shots fascinating that Mr. Fisher gives us >With a 87C IR filter you get an rich dark IR black and white shot >Without a 87C IR filter it looks like a normal color shot. > >Amazing! > >He seems to want us to think that there is some HDR thing going on with M8 >use which is different from any other digital camera. >It just sounds like he's new to digital and new to HDR. Certainly brand new >to Leica. > >The last paragraph cinches it. > >He's enjoyed his "time" with the M8 (he didn't buy it? Brought it back? >Borrowed it?). >He just got it. >... and is not going to give up DSLR use became of all the lenses. >!?!?! >" sometimes those telephoto, zoom, and macro lenses do come in handy;" >So we've read a thing by a guy who is brand new to Leica and very squarely >out of the loupe on the Leica system. What it consists of and what it can be >used for. Has spent quite a lot of money but not given it an exceeding >amount of thought. Not that that cant be found on the LUG. > >So its Leica for weekends and jaunts around town; >And DSLR's for longer trips. >Too much money can make for some very creative thinking. > > >People need to take their Yuban Coffee can 2.8 zooms and battery packs off >their DSLR's and SLR's before they decide what the footprint is. >Go out a and buy a 50mm or 35mm lens and put that on instead. > >That compact elegant glass is not just for Leica M's any more. > > > > >firstname.lastname@example.org >Mark William Rabiner > > > > > From: Jim Hemenway <Jim@hemenway.com> > > Reply-To: Leica Users Group <email@example.com> > > Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2008 13:22:19 -0400 > > To: LUG <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Subject: [Leica] The Leica M8, from a DSLR User's Perspective... from B&H > > > > For your possible interest: > > <http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/find/newsLetter/Leica-M8.jsp> > > > > Jim > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Leica Users Group. > > See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information > > > >_______________________________________________ >Leica Users Group. >See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information Chris Saganich, M.S. Senior Physicist, Office of Health Physics Weill Medical College of Cornell University New York Presbyterian Hospital email@example.com http://intranet.med.cornell.edu/research/health_phys/ Ph. 212.746.6964 Fax. 212.746.4800 Office A-0049 "I am the radiation"