Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/09/22

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Subject: Re: yellow glass
From: (BBAIN)
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 16:24:20 -0400

     If you like it, I'd go for the adapter.  The adapters are not 
     expensive, and the Canon 50mm f1.4 is a doggone good lens.  I used a 
     50mm f1.4 Canon on my M3 for several years, and even when I had a 50mm 
     f2 Summicron, if I needed the extra speed, on it went!  Peter Dechert 
     (sp?) in his guide to the Canon RF cameras notes that the 50mm f1.4 
     Canon was the equal of the Leitz 50mm f1.4.  The only reason I sold 
     mine was to get a 35mm Summicron w/"eyes" for my M3, since I still had 
     the Canon 50mm f1.2 for "available darkness" work.
     P.S.  I liked the Canon 7 too, as long as you didn't need to use 

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Subject: yellow glass
Author:  "Douglas McLernon" <> at INTERNET
Date:    9/22/97 7:15 PM

I have a 1.4 LTM Cannon with a yellow coating. It came on a Cannon 7 I 
around last Christmas. 
So far I have used it on the Cannon and my IIIF and am very pleased with 
the results - good contrast and very sharp (subjective judgment no tests). 
I did have a 1.5 Leica LTM 50mm at one time (sorry collectors - I can't 
the official name at the moment and am too lazy to look it up) but was not 
really impressed it was I believe an older generation than the Cannon. 
Does anybody know anything about the Cannon lens and would it be worth it 
to buy an adapter to use it on my M2?