Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica M2 questions
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 07:04:51 -0500

The M2 has framelines for 35, 50 and 90mm lenses. One of the nice things
about the M2, IMHO, is that only one frameline is visible at a time,
leaving the view very uncluttered.

The M2 is my favorite M body for the above reasons and the one I usually
use unless I need 75mm framelines or to use my Rapidwinder. (Rapidwinders
are available for the M2 also. I need to save up my $)

The Summitar is the immediate precursor of the Summicron and a fine lens. I
only see weakness in this lens when used both wide open and close up at the
same time. Here the Summicron is better.



>I have a chance to acquire a M2, equipped with  a 1.4/50. I don't know
>a damn thing about how this one works. Could anyone help, and tell me
>if the choice is right ?
>I regularly use a R3 mot electronic, with a vario-elmar 28-70, and a
>Leica IIIc with a summitar 2/50.
>Could anyone tell me more about the summitar lense ? Would it be worse
>chanhing it for a Summicron ? What would be the change ?
>I thank you all, and=8A good Leica shots !
>Frederic Surget

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