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

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Subject: [Leica] 135M and 180M
From: (David Morton)
Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 22:58 +0100 (PDT)

Raimo wrote:

> Good idea, the M 180 mm, that is - with modern technology it could be
> made
> along the lines of the present 135/2.8 with goggles - only lighter.

Except there *isn't* a "present 135/2.8", they've dropped it. Given that
they dropped it because of poor sales (apparently) it seems unlikely that
they'd make an even longer lens.

Personally I think the 135/2.8 is wonderful, but I seem to be part of a
very small minority.