Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/09[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Hi Hans, you wrote: >I got the AlS-version, just like you. I paid $600 for a used sample in mint >condition, boxed with original lens hood. Great stuff! >Lots of Nikon AlS-lenses can be bought at favourable prices, because >everyone want AF. I know that, that why I also bought the AIS version. >I will shoot some pix with it tomorrow in Gothenburg, to see if it's worth >the money. Would you say that the out of focus picture parts are less >appealing also with B/W? Absolutely and I doing mostly B/W, tri-X w/ personnal treatment. The out of focus picture parts are often to much contrasted and the prints are really harder to make than with a leitz lens. Otherwise, it can be really good, depending of your focus accuracy (at least at f/1.4). I also used it a lot w/ tri-X pushed at 1600 and these time, it was difficult to correct the high contrast of the out of focus areas! >I plan to use this lens on motorless FE2 or F3, that is why I got the AlS >variant. I plan to bring it along with one or two M:s, as compact and >lightweight as possible. This lens is great with the F3HP because of the superb viewfinder and the speed! Good pictures, Thib.