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 20:42:17 -0700
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incredible photos of the cheetahs Jayanand...  !


On Oct 4, 2009, at 8:39 PM, Jayanand Govindaraj wrote:

> Wendy,
> 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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In reply to: Message from wendythurman at (Wendy Thurman) ([Leica] New List Member)
Message from steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour) ([Leica] New List Member)
Message from jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj) ([Leica] New List Member)