Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 6.3 Telyts
Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 19:02:28 -0500

Thanks Eric,

I did mean 6.8, not 6.3.  When I was looking for a tele lens to take to
Alaska, Don Chatterton talked me into getting a 2X extender to use with my
180 rather than getting a 400/560.  As it turned out, it worked out fine.

However, I've always wondered about these lenses.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Eric Welch <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, May 02, 1998 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] 6.3 Telyts

>At 01:07 PM 5/2/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>Has anyone experience with these lenses?  Are they high contrast, low
>>resolution lenses?  Are they difficult to focus with the trombone mount?
>Depends on what you mean high contrast. :-)
>They are wonderful lenses, if a bit slow. Because they only have two
>air-to-glass surfaces, they are really more like f/5.6 in practice. Not too
>bad for a 400. And the price is right. They are not, by any means, low
>resolution. They do have marked curvature of field, but it's not too bad.
>The focus takes some getting used to, but manageable.
>And they are 6.8. The 800 Telyt-S is a 6.3.
>Eric Welch
>St. Joseph, MO
>One should never generalize.