Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/12

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Subject: [Leica] RD-1 (AGAIN) or G1? now WTB: RD-1
From: frank.dernie at (FRANK DERNIE)
Date: Fri Dec 12 09:16:24 2008

I never sold my RD1 when I got my M8 but I haven't used it since. I would 
say it was an adequate backup to the M8.
The G1 is a completely different animal. I played with one at Photokina and 
the viewfinder was better, certainly bigger, than I had expected. The chip 
is quite a bit smaller than the RD1 though so the crop is more. I have not 
seen any results from one. My RD1 benefits from the Leica lenses, one of my 
favourite photographs was taken with it.

--- On Fri, 12/12/08, John Abela <> wrote:

> From: John Abela <>
> Subject: [Leica] RD-1 (AGAIN) or G1? now WTB: RD-1
> To:
> Date: Friday, 12 December, 2008, 4:48 PM
> [Leica] RD-1 (AGAIN) or G1? now WTB:
> RD-1<>
> Now, the initial question was about the R-D1 as a backup
> for an M8 but like
> many topics here, the question never got answered since the
> "M8 as a backup
> for an M8" quip came out. Phil Forrest
> Thats why I figured maybe I just should buy the damn thing
> and play with. I
> could always sell it again if I don't like it. As far
> as the G1 goes, that
> electronic VF seems like a turn off. Got to go to B&H
> tomorrow and check it
> out in person,  just to satisfy my curiosity. Thanks
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