Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/04/11

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Subject: M lens for 645 format
From: (TK Chan)
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 22:54:28 +0800 (HKT)

Hi, Leica folks,

I've been reading the Digests for some time and find them most interesting.
Yes, I am a Leica owner but of the R breed and unfortunately, dicussion on
the R in this forum is rare to find. I used to own a M4 outfit in my younger
days but decided to trade it for the R in that I find the SLR view can
provide me with a 'real sight' in 'real time' as far as composition of the
picture is concerned. This said, I must stress that it is my own personal
preference in my own photo assignments.

Anyway, I am now using the M lenses again, this time converted to fit into
my Mamiya 645 Pro, the result of which is stuntingly wonderful.

The M lenses I use are the Elmar 135 f/4 and Telyt 200 f/4. A 3rd one is on
the way - an Elmarit 90 f/2.8.  The image coverage area of these lenses is
more than adequate to give a corner to corner sharpness. This is confirmed
when the negative is viewed in my enlarger (I do my own color printing).
The richness of colour and resolution typical of Leica characteristics is
fully retained on the 645 format. The quality of print made out of it, I can
only say, is speechlessly beautiful.

I don't know whether anybody out there is doing the same like me. But I hope
this provides a '3rd encounter' dimension of the M lenses. 


TK Chan

Replies: Reply from Eric Welch <> (Re: M lens for 645 format)
Reply from Gary J Toop <> (Re: M lens for 645 format)
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