Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] which R lens from 35 to 50?
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 1998 18:16:25 -0500

At 10:58 AM 8/4/98 -0700, you wrote:
>For a good, all-purpose R lens between 35mm and 50mm,
>which would you recommend?  I want sharpness and
>beautiful bokeh, as I use the lenses for portraiture and
>glamour photo work.  I am considering the 35/2, the 35/1.4,
>the 50/2, and the 50/1.4.  Please recommend one of the 35s
>and one of the 50s.

For me, no question. The 1.4 lenses.

But Mike Johnston of Photo Techniques really loves the 35 Summicron R for
it's image quality and flare control. The new 50 Summilux R is going to be
the best of breed. The 50 Summicron is a great lens, but quite an old
formula. (I'm betting it's going to be updated with an ASPH some day).
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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