Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 180 2.8 R-lens - any experiences?
From: Five Senses Productions <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 09:40:40 -0800

Is that $1495 for a brand new 180/2.8 with ROM????

At 10:54 PM 1/21/98 -0600, you wrote:
>At 05:27 PM 1/21/98 -0800, you wrote:
>>In the meantime......I saw a used MINT 180/2.8 R lens at my
>>local Leica dealer....I meant MINT.....the guy never used this
>>lens.....they want $1300.  Is this a good used price for this lens?
>>How is the performance of this lens compared to the 3.4?
>>I know the 2.0 is the best 180, but which of the remaining 180s
>>takes second place?  Does anyone have this lens, and can anyone
>It's a great lens. I'ves owned three of them, and loved all of them. Wide
>open it's not quite as good as the ApoTelyt but stop them down and the
>difference goes away. And in close-focusing situations, it's better than
>the Apo Telyt, and focuses closer to boot.
>It also takes the Apo converter 1.4 which the Apo telyt 3.4 doesn't. 
>All in all, I think it's a better choice. And I paid $5 less than that for
>my current Mint version. (Boy was a chagrined by Sam Soshan's post
>yesterday for a ROM version for $1,495!) Get that one! It'll be worth the
>extra $200.
>Eric Welch
>St. Joseph, MO
>To say a human being is nothing but molecules, is like saying a
>Shakespearean play is nothing but words.
>Murphy's Law

Francesco Sanfilippo,
Five Senses Productions