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

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Subject: [Leica] New List Member
From: steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 10:29:57 -0700
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On Oct 4, 2009, at 1:13 AM, Wendy Thurman wrote:
> 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...

hi Wendy and welcome...  I look forward to seeing your photos from  
Afghanistan, using the M9, and experiences with it,

or certainly with any camera...

it will be interesting to see if people take up the M9 as a common  
powerful tool of photojournalism,

in any case,

stay safe,


Replies: Reply from jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj) ([Leica] New List Member)
In reply to: Message from wendythurman at (Wendy Thurman) ([Leica] New List Member)