Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/08

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Subject: Re: "Old" 180mm Lens
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 10:36:01 -0500 (EST)

My "old" 180/2.8 is an incredibly good lens.  I would frequently take less of
1/4th of a frame and enlarge to 8x10 or 11x14 and you could still read the
logo on the football and see the stitches!  On Tri-x 400!  I cannot imagine
anyone assigning a "bad" reputation to this lens.

I was not ever impressed with the "old" 250/4, but I believe that I was just
comparing it to my beloved 180.

Sure the 180 is heavy, but all of the girls like her, she has a good sense of
humor, and she can really cook.  You ought to take her out sometime.  You
might really like her!