Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica 1.4 R lenses
From: Five Senses Productions <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 10:07:01 -0800

Does anyone have one of the Leica DOF Guide they always 
drop hints about in their brochures?

At 08:14 PM 1/22/98 -0600, Eric Welch wrote:
>At 10:58 AM 1/22/98 -0800, you wrote:
>>Does anyone else agree that the 35/1.4 is not that great wider than f/4, or
>>this a technical fault of mine?
>Francesco. I would disagree. I liked that lens very much. At 1.4 in very
>bright light it's vignetting is a bit disconcerting. But that is not where
>you want to shoot at 1.4 with this lens.
>I used to use it a lot at f/2 and 2.8 and never had any complaints. Very
>sharp lens, nice and contrasty. But focusing is a bit tricky because of
>narrow depth of field. There still might be a slight bit of vignetting at
>f/2, but it's easy to correct in printing or Photoshopping. The benefits of
>this lens, in my opinion, far outweighed its disadvantages.
>Eric Welch
>St. Joseph, MO
>There's no such thing as nonexistence.

Francesco Sanfilippo,
Five Senses Productions