Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/05

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Subject: Re: Does anyone use the 50 R Summicron lens?
From: Alfred Breull <>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 20:11:45 +0100

The 2/50 R Summicron, even a very old used one, is a fantastic lens.
Compared to some other R and M lenses, the prize should be $500 higher than
current - just by it's performance. This is admitted by a VF/RF Leica lover.
- - What else do you like to know? 


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At 08:41 05.11.1997 -0800, you wrote:
>Dear Fellow LUGnuts,
>My R8 and lens system doesn't have a lens faster than 2.8 aperture.  I have
>zoom lenses,  and the wonderful 60 and 100mm apo macros.  My low light
>pictures are taken with the Noctilux and an M6.  But I am beginning to feel
>the pinch for a lens with a maximum aperture greater than 2.8.
>Does anyone out there use a 50mm Summicron R lens all that often?  It would
>be the cheapest way to get into a low light lens for the R system.  It just
>seems hard to go back to a 50mm when you can use zooms and other specialty
>lenses but all with a smaller maximum aperture.
>Richard Clompus, OD
>West Chester, PA, USA