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

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Subject: [Leica] New List Member
From: gregj_lorenzo at (Greg Lorenzo)
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 10:23:33 -0600
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Welcome aboard! Ladies on this list are in short supply.


For daytime street shooting Leica's 50/2 or 50/2.8 lenses are hard to beat. 
Both lenses can be picked up relatively cheaply second hand right now while 
the number of M9's available is still pretty low (35m and wider lenses were 
in greater demand for the M8). Unless you absolutely need another stop or 
two I'd go for one of these lenses first.


Greg Lorenzo

Calgary, Canada
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 12:43:25 +0430
> From: wendythurman at
> To: lug at
> Subject: [Leica] New List Member
> Hello!
> 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
> gallery.
> Thanks again!
> Wendy
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