Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/04/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Ricoh GR 28 f/2.8 caution
From: Tony Chang <>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 15:35:59 -0400

Hello Donald,

I carry a GR-1 more than I carry a M6+35ASPH.  For the price I paid for
GR-1 and consider its size, I would say it was one of my best investment
(another one was a Rodium Hexar).  

For a 28mm f2.8 at wide open, I would be more suprise if I don't see a
distortion.   I also own a Minilux.  Compare GR-1 vs. Minilux, I would
definitely choose GR-1.  It's just my opinion.

Tony Chang

At 02:26 PM 4/25/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I was impressed by all the good things said about this lens on various
>internet sites  so I bought the compact GR1 camera version.
>A word of warning for those contemplating buying the much more expensive
>Leica mount version:
>My  lens suffers from obvious pincushion distortion - approx 1/4" along the
>edge of a 5x7" print. 
>This does not seem like much -  but it is clear  to the eye that all is not
>Other than this the  lens handles very well - worthy of a compact camera
>but not as a leica replacement.