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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Screw cameras & lenses
From: Rich Lahrson <>
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2000 09:34:03 -0700
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Denis Boisclair wrote:
> (i) o you consider the IIIc as a good choice of camera body as a
> collectable/useable Leica icon .

> (ii) which  50mm lens (preferrably collapsible) would you recommend as one
> which would  give very good results(sharpness/contrast) with colour film. A
> Leica specialist dealer has suggested the Elmar f2.8 or Summar f2.0.......
> (iii) is it best to buy the clip-on Voigtlander exposure meter or a hand
> held meter

Hi Denis,

     And welcome aboard!  All the Leica screw mounts are great, the IIIc has
the stronger body than earlier ones.  If you need flash sync, look at a IIIf.
An Elmar 50/3.5 would be the most compact.  I've had a Summar 50/2 and it's 
a good lens though soft at f/2, very sharp by about f/4.5.  There's lots of
choices, including the new Voigtlander lenses.  Here's two good links: 

     About the meter, if you liked the Weston, it's still a useful meter
for outside.

					Good luck!


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