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

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Subject: Re: 180mm f:2 Apo-Summicron / LA Zoo
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 20:52:43 -0600

At 03:24 PM 11/23/97 -0700, you wrote:

>> head, maybe about $4000 in U.S. funds.
>> Dan C.
>Yeah, Eric had his focal lengths crossed. But, considering that the 
>180/2.0 APO sells new for about US$6800, not too bad if in mint to 
>mint- condition.

Shoot, I'd take a used 180 Apo Summicron over a new Canon 200 1.8 and
pocket the $500 savings any day of the week. If that's what they cost, some
day I might get one of those instead of the 280 2.8. Add a couple of APO
converters and one has a 200 2.0, 280 2.8 and 400 f/4. Very nice!

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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