Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/10/18

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Subject: Re: Real Leica
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 19:55:33 -0700

At 06:49 PM 10/18/97 -0700, you wrote:
>My purest "bokeh" experience was in trying out a LTM Nikkor-S 5cm f1.5 (yes
>the rare 1.5, not 1.4), that had come with some other equipment last year.
>I thought it had an unusual front element, but took a few B&W shots with a
>IIIf around the neighborhood. Tuns out the front element isn't unusual at
>all - just missing! 
>All you get are very soft shapes with gentle gradations of gray - the
>ultimate Leica "glow" perhaps? Except it's a Nikkor. . .

Uh Oh... now everybody will want to remove their front element...