Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/04

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Subject: [Leica] New List Member
From: wendythurman at (Wendy Thurman)
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 12:43:25 +0430


I recently joined the list and would like to thank you all for making the
resource available- there is a huge amount of information here!

I do not own a Leica but I am looking to purchase one of the new M9's when
they become available.  I've shot film with M3's and M6's so am not a
complete stranger to Leica rangefinders; I wouldn't be averse to a film
camera but I am working in Afghanistan and don't want to deal with
processing film here.  Digital is the only practical solution for me at this
time.  My photography revolves largely around people and street scenes and I
know this is where the Leica cameras really shine.  Long a Nikon shooter, my
beloved D700 won't be disposed of- it does a lot of things very well,
particularly low light- but quite frankly the weight of the camera and a few
lenses is becoming annoying.

While waiting for the M9 to become available (I buy through B&H as they
deliver here very quickly, I'd like to buy at least one lens.  The 35
Summicron Aspherical is currently in the shopping cart; the 50/1.4 Summilux
Aspherical is what I was thinking about as a "first lens" but it is
currently not in stock at B&H.  Any opinions or thoughts you might have on
the subject of "first lens" would be appreciated.

Afghanistan is, photographically, a very rich environment and I hope to be
able to contribute something interesting to the list and perhaps the

Thanks again!


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