Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/22

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Subject: Re: 19 2.8 R (NEW)
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 17:13:57 -0500

In re 19/2.8- It's still in the box, but it's a 'user', albeit, a nice user.
Some noticable wear on the focusing ring- where the finish on the milled
edge looks 'used' but the glass is primo, and the focus (helix?) is smooth.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Eric Welch <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, 22 November, 1997 12:28 AM
Subject: Re: 19 2.8 R (NEW)

>At 01:52 PM 11/21/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>Eric, Sounds like Santa came to your house early! I am looking at a used
>>19/2.8 now and if I can talk the owner who has it on consignment down to
>>around $1500, I think Santa might come to my house too! It is a marvelous
>>piece of glass!
>It's certainly worth more than that mint, but what condition is it in?
>Whatever, it's worth it. A true Leica lens. I scanned in my pictures today
>from the fashion show yesterday. And I have to say, this 19 is a great
>available light lens. It may be slow (2.8 for me is slow) but it's got
>shadow detail to spare. And VERY contrasty. But there were wedding gowns
>with lots of white in the images, and the highlights were very smooth and
>not blown out, except in one picture that was in very extreme light. And it
>was the film that gave up, not the lens. :-)
>Eric Welch
>St. Joseph, MO
>Suicidal twin kills sister by mistake!