Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/04/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 and new 50/1.4
From: ATanabe <>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 00:20:43 EDT

In a message dated 98-04-29 10:46:47 EDT, you write:

<< >Also saw the new 180 APO/Elmarit.  It may be optically better than the
 >it replaced, but it's bigger, has a plastic hood, and an unwieldy look
 >compared to the sleak, beautifully made lens it replaced IMHO. >>

Acually, the outer diameter of the 180 is the same as the old.  The focus ring
incorporates the internal focus cams.  This means that the lense does not
narrow after the lense hood.  It has the appearance of a scaled down 280 f4