Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/08[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I am fortunate to own an M6, 21mm-asph, 35-1.4 asph, 50mm 2.8 and a 90mm 2.8. I also own an R8, 24mm, 35-70 Rom/Zoom and the 80-200 Rom/Zoom. If I plan to enlarge a photo I always use the M6. The 21mm-asph is absolutely my favorite. It is extremely sharp. I have just completed some shots with the 35-70 zoom on the R8 and I was VERY surprised and shocked at the quality. Digital Eenlargements made with the lens in the macro mode were incredible. Now I will feel much more comfortable using the R8 in situations that I would have selected the M6 in the past. I am hopeful that Leica incorporates auto-focus into the R8 in the future. I don't know how they would do it without introducing another model. I traded an F5 Nikon for the R8. I miss the auto-focus feature. Good shooting.