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post #46 of 85
FFS this is a P&S!
post #47 of 85
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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post
FFS this is a P&S!

It's also a Leica, so detractors will be brutally killed and their cut-off heads stamped with a little red dot before being fed to the German shepherds.
post #48 of 85
camera shake at 1/500 with a p&s????
VR let me go to down to 1/80 at 300mm, where I find it useful. And I don't shoot a lot at 300mm except when I take "candid" pics of my kids playing in the backyard. I use a 50mm and I wouldn't need image stabilization until 1/40 or so, I will ditch some at 1/60 because I'm not always very firm.

!luc
post #49 of 85
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
Get a black paint MP Classic with 50 Summicron and you'll change your tune.

I actually own three Leicas.
post #50 of 85
An M3, I trust, and what else?
post #51 of 85
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
An M3, I trust, and what else?

Two M3s and a black IIIa.

I also used to have a D-LUX3 but sold it.
post #52 of 85
And your reason for hating Leica is?
post #53 of 85
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
And your reason for hating Leica is?

I was being mostly facetious.
post #54 of 85
Hard to tell, but it did seem quite out of character.
post #55 of 85
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
Uh, okay, I'll play along. Where did you get this 1/500 for sharp images, number, Mr. Fox?

Why does everyone else rely on the reciprocal of the focal length for 35mm equivalent cameras? How does the lack of mirror mechanism on a compact or rangefinder effect handholdability? Can you handhold a medium-format SLR and to what speeds? A large-format camera?

I've regularly gotten good, sharp photos hand-holding a Leica M down to 1/4 sec.

My C-Lux 2 with image stabilization is mostly worthless even at 1/8 or faster. Then again, it's too small to hold with anything more than your fingertips.

Too many people these days are counting on the technology to compensate for a lack of skill or knowledge.
post #56 of 85
If I sell my M7, I'm severely tempted to pick up an M4-P. Except I'd probably only come out a few hundred ahead on that deal. I don't really understand the cult of the M3.
post #57 of 85
The M3 is the ultimate rangefinder camera. It has no superfluous additions.
post #58 of 85
The M3 has a viewfinder magnification of .090, which is excellent for a 50 or 90, but not so good for a 35.

How many other 50-year-old cameras are as usable today as then were when new?
post #59 of 85
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post

How many other 50-year-old cameras are as usable today as then were when new?

Probably all of them.
post #60 of 85
I use 3 MPs; 2 0.72s and a 0.85. IMO the MP is the ultimate rangefinder.
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