Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/04/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Use just a 50mm, are you nuts???????
From: Georgette Oden <>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:55:23 -0500 (CDT)

I'm a freelance photojournalist moonlighting as a law student.  Currently
I'm using an ancient Nikkormat FT2 and a Canon EOS 650.  The Nikkormat has
a 50mm f/1.4 and on my EOS I have a 50 1.4, a 24-70 2.8-3.5, and a 70-210.

When I was traveling through Latin America (and as an aside-- spent a few
weeks in Quito, Cotacachi, Peguche and in the highlands nearby) I was
consistently dismayed at how noisy and intimidating and heavy and big my
cameras felt, and was stricken when I was allowed to use a friend's M6.
Of course I've been saving and saving ever since and am just about to buy

Question-- if I can only afford two (used) lenses... what should they be?
I'm about to leave for Ireland and Bosnia/Kosovo.  I'm thinking a 35 1.4
and a 90 2.8.  What do you think??  Keep in mind my finances are strained
to the breaking point with the body purchase (found a slightly scratched
body for $1300, hooray) plus plane tickets etc.


Georgette Oden
Austin TX