Leica M7 Review Online

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by michael_reichmann|1, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. My hands-on review of the new Leica M7 is now available at...

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    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/leica_m7.htm

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    I'll be pleased to try and answer any questions about the camera here.

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    Michael
    The Luminous Landscape
     
  2. Interesting review of the M7 Michael. I'm itchin' to try one.

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    Thanks!
     
  3. My only complaint is that the M7 should have provided an AE lock
    switch that locks the exposure for as long as the switch is
    engaged. (As on Contax bodies.)

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    As is, the AE lock is disengaged after every shot when the motor
    winder is used.
     
  4. Isn't the AE lock disengaged after every shot, even if the winder is not used?
     
  5. To clarify the exposure-lock issue I've added the following
    paragraph...

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    "Note though that exposure lock only is in effect for one frame. If
    you use a motor winder, for example, all frames after the first will
    not have lock in effect. The way to handle this situation is
    therefore through the use of manual exposure settings."

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    Michael
     
  6. Michael,

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    Good review, thanks, I enjoyed reading it. You may want to correct
    the typo in the following sentence (should be 1/60 sec):

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    "In the event that you lose power there are two mechanical, non-
    battery dependant shutter speeds available; 1/160 sec and 1/125 sec."
     
  7. > But the red Leica dot is still there! Thank goodness.

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    Michael,

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    That's the only point where we desagree.

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    IMO the Red Dot is ugly. The M7 (and all other M cameras) will be much
    nicer without.
     
  8. How about if Leica didn't offer only a black model and a chrome model
    (each with a red dot) but also each without a dot? My four cents
    worth ::)
     
  9. <img
    src="http://www.perkowitz.net/photo/resources/gear/35mm/leica/leica-m4-
    black.jpg">
     
  10. You site is down!
     
  11. Hmm, even on the above pictured M4 there's a red dot! :)
     

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