Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/04/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Noctilux-R ?
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 18:13:43 -0600

At 05:34 PM 3/31/98 -0800, you wrote:

>AF for such a lens would probably be more accurate than manual, however. 

Actually, from tests I've seen, AF is not as accurate in any case than
manual focus, except when speed is required.

>I vote that Leica doesn't worry about it and spends the R&D money on
>developing a 20-35 zoom f/2.8.   

Amen to that brother! ;-)

But it will be a 19-40mm 2.8 (why would Leica copy anyone else? <G>)


Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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