Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/23

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Subject: Re: 180mm f:2 Apo-Summicron / LA Zoo
From: "Roger Beamon" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 13:20:58 -0700

On 23 Nov 97,  Jacques Bilinski wrote:

> > 
> > What I find interesting in this thread is that this focal length, in 
> > all its three forms, seems to appeal to everyone. 
> > 
> > Marvin liked the f2.0 APO, Jim likes the f2.8 and TM likes the f3.4 
> > APO.
> > 
> There was also an F4.0 made. Does anyone have any experience with this
> one?

That's correct! I forgot all about the lowly Elmar. I've heard from 
others that they produce good images also with the relatively modest 
cost (for Leica) being its strong feature.

Last I heard it is still in production.
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Roger Beamon  
       Naturalist & Photographer
          Thought for the day:
      Intuition (n): an uncanny sixth sense which tells people 
      that they are right, whether they are or not.