Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/22[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 >http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch > >Suicidal twin kills sister by mistake!