Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/22

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Subject: [Leica] a quick hello
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 16:25:10 -0500
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On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM, David Rodgers <drodgers at>wrote:

> I don't see that much functional difference between an M8 and a DSLR
> coupled with small prime lenses.

I tried, Oh how I tried to use a dslr with primes, and I got some very good
results. Pentax makes some lovely little primes, and I have several screw
and K mount legacy fast lenses, so it seemed a natural

But I just didn't have the control with the Pentax K10D that I do with the
M8.   After shooting with an M camera for so many years, I never could get
used to remembering where all the stuff was on the dials and buttons.   I
don't have the digital virtuosity in my hands to manipulate all that stuff,
let alone find the menus and sub-menus.

The size difference is negligible, but the faster lenses, and the higher
image quality make me happy I made this choice.


Natchitoches, Louisiana   (+31.754164,-093.099080)

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