Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/18

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Subject: [Leica] Trielmar
From: (Alastair Firkin)
Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 23:42:57 +1000

> Would a 35-50-90mm lens be more difficult to make than
> the current Tri-Elmar?  Would it be equally as popular?
> Just curious,


Leica suggested that initially they were looking at a 35-70 trielmar, but
the feeling at the company was that this range suited the SLR better than
the M, where the photographer likes to get in a bit closer. They sited the
fact that on an SLR the 50 is considered the more usual choice of standard
lens, where on the M the 35 has always held sway. They went on to comment
that making the lens 28-35-50 was in fact more difficult than a 35-50-70
would have been.


Alastair Firkin,