Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/12/13

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Subject: Re: Re: [Leica] My cheap kit (I wish)
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 08:44:24 -0600

At 02:43 AM 12/13/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Dan C. (or anyone)
>If you had a choice between these two lenses both in the same condition and
>same price which one would you buy?  (pre asph.) 35f2 summicron vs (pre asph)
>35f1.4 summilux

The Summicron. Because it focuses closer, and at f/2 it's better.

But if you need 1.4, get the Summilux. It's not a dog, that's for sure. It
makes great images when stopped down. So ask yourself, do you need 1.4
ever? If the answer is yes, you've answered your own question.

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now