Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/07

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Another happy Heliar owner
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 12:02:13 -0400

Simon - You were incredibly lucky to be at the Shrine to take that first
shot of the tower falling over!;-)

B. D.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Simon
> Stevens
> Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2000 9:10 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] Another happy Heliar owner
> I got my first few rolls back with my new Heliar, and I am extremely
> impressed. One of the nicest things is just as several Luggers have
> commented in the past,  the color balance and contrast is quite
> Leica-like. My impression is that the Heliar pictures blend in with the
> ones taken with Leica glass very nicely. I'm also very impressed with
> the flare suppression. A decade or so ago I borrowed a Yashica 21mm (at
> the time I had an FX-D) but in the end I deceided against buying because
> the contrast was so low and the flare so prominant. Not so the Cosina
> lens.
> I have posted some of my tests at
> Comments are welcome, but
> bear in mind these weren't especially careful shots, so please be
> gentle.
> Simon Stevens