Agree with you, Steve. R 6.2 and R lenses... is still a great system. DMR ? too heavy and uncomfortable... Digilux 3 ? It didn't match up to my expectations S system ? It's another world... far away from Barnack's approach... The question is:Will Leica be able to create a digital, affordable tool, really compatible with these many and wonderful R lenses we have, among all R comsumers ?
Or do they prefer a lot of us migrate finally to other options? Marc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
R lenses small body film... R6 6.2 7 and a few R lenses... great system...the problem is R digital...Steve On Oct 2, 2008, at 10:17 AM, Frank Filippone wrote:This is certainly an option... but wait till the R10 price becomes apparent..... I am not afraid of the used R lens prices. They are manageable. ( new lenses? You gotta be kidding me....!) I guess another comment could be to use R-whatever ( or is that SLwhatever?) with film... at least I could get the R glass...... and be noworse off than my Nikon F4 body...... This may be an option.... but not digital, a major reason to start the switch....I would like to get down to 1 system... I got into the M stuff when we weretraveling. It is lighter, and I tuned my outfit for that lightness.however, stuff happens, and we are traveling not at all these past about 5years. It may open up again for travel in about 3 more years...... and maybe not at all. I would like to have a SLR ( framing and out of center of field focus checks) with the lightness and compactness of the M6, but with the samequality optics. Did I forget to add.. if I do the switch, and digital? I can handle a bit more volume and weight, but I do not want a huge body ( MyF4 is too big, an F5 is bigger..... the D700 is I think the same as MyF4....and the D3 is WAY too ginormous.) . And I hate those gawd- awful AFzoom lenses..... way too big. AF is not an issue.. I simply am not interested. My MF Nikkor lenses are the maximum size I want.... Maybe I am asking for too much.......R glass, small body, digital. A Leicaflex-R/SL CL-D? MiniLeicaFlex-SL/D? You get the idea.....I may have to be satisfied with waiting for the M9...... at least it willhave a FF sensor... ( Did you hear that Solms? The M9 WILL HAVE a 24x36sensor...! Oh, and forget those stupid IR filters.....give me the IR coatedglass cover plate... and stop turning a bad (customer service and useability) decision into a "feature".....) Lots to ponder, lots to wait on..... BTW, for those about to tell me to switch to digital now, to save moneyright now.. I am using maybe 50 rolls a year. At $20 a roll developed and printed or scanned or just transparencied....a switch to digital will neversave me money...... at this stage of my life. And a $20 bill is a lot easier to find in my pocket 50 times a year than a $2K-5K bill is, ever. Luckily I have both time and no necessity to do this..... Frank Filippone red735i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Or an older film R body & try a few R lenses. If they work outas well as you've expected, when the R10 becomes available the cash outlaywould be only for the body, not body + lenses.There is an underlying element here that I would also switch from RF ( M6)to SLR..... for most if not all my photography.I'm curious why the switch, particularly since you're interested more in wides than in longs. Doug Herr ------ Unsubscribe or change to/from Digest Mode at: http://www.lrflex.furnfeather.net/ Archives are at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/leicareflex/------ Unsubscribe or change to/from Digest Mode at: http://www.lrflex.furnfeather.net/ Archives are at:http://www.freelists.org/archives/leicareflex/
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