Hello I am new to this forum

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by kennethcooke, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. kennethcooke

    kennethcooke Member

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    This looks an interesting site and I look forward to participating. I have recently returned to rangefinder cameras (Leica M6 Classic+ Summicron optics) after many years away. In my more senior years and a Variofocals spectacles wearer I finder rangefinders so much easier to focus than SLR's I wish I had rediscovers them years earlier

    Leica users may find this site of interest http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/international-user-forum/
     
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  2. IloveTLRs

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    Welcome aboard. You'll find lots of real neat people here, and a wealth of knowledge :smile:
     
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    Welcome to APUG Kenneth. I hope that you'll enjoy your many future visits here.
    My rangefinder experiences center around a couple of Fuji MF models.

    gene
     
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    Plenty of "more senior years" in evidence here as well. Welcome aboard.
     
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    Welcome from another APUG Senior and rangerfinder enthusiast (Leica, Zeiss ZM, Fuji 645, 6x7 and 6x9 and Mamiya 7ii
     
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    Welcome Kenneth, I'm in the bifical group and have three pairs just to cover it all.

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    Welcome Kenneth enjoy the company.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Kenneth.
     
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    Welcome...and a Pirsig fan to boot.
     
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    Welcome aboard there, matey.
     
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    DOH! How'd I miss that Pirsig quote.

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  12. Steve Bellayr

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    Welcome. The M6 is great to focus as for SLR's I have an Olympus with a split screen which is also easy to focus.
     
  13. kennethcooke

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    Hi thank you all for the warm welcome and Steve I had an OM2n which I passed on to my daughter. I would say the focusing of an OM2n is nowhere near as accurate or fast as the M6, that is an M6 0.72 which is most suited to wide angle and portrait lenses, i.e. 35mm to 75mm. The M6 0.85, which is meant to be used with 75mm up is not as easy to focus with standard and wide angle lenses
     
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    Hi, welcome aboard.

    south central Missouri

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    Hi! Welcome aboard from a proud fan of Yashica, Retina, and FSU RF's!

    I also have my share of senior moments...:D

    Russ
     
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    Welcome from Canada.
     
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    Hello and welcome! Lots of good info shared on the site.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Welcome. You can't beat an M6.
     
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    Welcome from Bangkok, Thailand

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    Welcome from South Africa