[LRflex] Re: Reading the LR2 manual.....


On Oct 2, 2008, at 11:15 AM, Marc Dufour wrote:

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?

precisely...

and their answer (do they even realize it?)   is yes...


Steve




Marc
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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 SL
whatever?) with film... at least I could get the R glass...... and be no
worse 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 were
traveling.  It is lighter, and I tuned my outfit for that lightness.
however, stuff happens, and we are traveling not at all these past about 5 years. 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 same quality 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 ( My F4 is too big, an F5 is bigger..... the D700 is I think the same as My F4....and the D3 is WAY too ginormous.) . And I hate those gawd- awful AF
zoom 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 will have a FF sensor... ( Did you hear that Solms? The M9 WILL HAVE a 24x36 sensor...! Oh, and forget those stupid IR filters.....give me the IR coated
glass 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 money right 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 never save 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 out
as well as you've expected, when the R10 becomes available the cash outlay
would 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



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