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

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Subject: [Leica] a quick hello
From: mingthein at (Thein Onn Ming)
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 09:14:26 +0800
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Right. That's why there's the new CV 15/4.5 II on the M8, or the  
14-24/2.8 for the D3 if you're so inclined. And the 10-24/3.5-4.5 is  
pretty good on DX, too.

On May 23, 2009, at 4:47 AM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> And looking at your work, Tina its very evident that a rangefinder  
> camera
> would be the tool of choice. Up close and personal with people of a  
> variety
> of cultures; It would be mine. I'd be shooting with the New 18 on  
> an M8.2.
> However the severe inadequacies of the Canon glass wides especially  
> I cant
> speak for Henning agrees with you but the vast majority of top pros  
> are all
> using them.
> Are they all blind and stupid as are their editors and art directors?
> Comparing rangefinder shooting against SLR is one thing;
> In the 90s the minute I got my first m6 in never used my Nikons on ny
> backdrop again;
> But copped format against full 24x36 format is another thing.
> Its darned hard to compete with a camera of a format one up from  
> yours.
> And that includes comparing an expensive smaller format camera  
> against a
> cheap larger format camera.
> If the cameras got the acreage; it doesn't need thousands dollar  
> glass and
> tremendous build and features.
> Mark William Rabiner
>> From: Tina Manley <images at>
>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 11:50:23 -0400
>> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] a quick hello
>> That would be me, Mark.  My Canon 5D and 1DMII are gathering dust
>> since I got my M8s.  I much prefer working with a rangefinder.  DSLRs
>> are big, heavy, and very noticeable.  My Canon lenses, even the
>> expensive L ones, suffer from Chromatic Aberrations and fringing.  I
>> don't have those problems with my Leica lenses.  I can certainly see
>> exchanging a full frame DSLR for an M8 if you're trying to be a fly
>> on the wall and photograph without being noticed.
>> Just my opinion.
>> Tina
>> Tina Manley
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