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

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Subject: [Leica] New List Member
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 09:09:39 +0530
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Welcome to the list from a place a little closer to where you are...
Jayanand Govindaraj
Chennai, India

On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 10:59 PM, Steve Barbour <steve.barbour at>wrote:

> 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,
> Steve
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