Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/20

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Leica Gear & Kids
From: Michael <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 20:58:54 -0400

At 04:22 PM 7/20/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Much more On Subject than my previous post -
>A IIIc and a Canon 50 1.8 can be had for under $400 with a cheap hand-held
>meter. You can't get more basic, but it gives the budding HCB a Leica in a
>quiet, reliable, just about pocketable form, introducing the kid to the joys
>of a rangefinder camera. I should know - it's what I began with.
I think the K1000 is the way to go all the way.  When i was a kid i had a
hell of a lot of trouble using the rangefinder, i now love it, the slr is
easier to focus and has a built in meter which in my opion is very
important for a beginer.  They should be able to concentrate on framing the
shot while still mantaining control of exposure and focus (i dont think
anyone should learn on an auto anything camera) Also, the camera is one of
the smallest slrs which is good for kids and it is realatively cheap.