Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/09[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 11:48 AM 8/10/98 +0800, you wrote: >Interesting to hear about your 70-180 experiences - how does it compare >to your 180 in use? For example do you find you need to use faster speeds >to compensate for the weight? How about vignetting? How do you carry it - Very good question. I carry it by it's own strap lugs. It takes more thinking to carry it so that you don't knock off the lens cap. But I am finding that hanging it on my neck, yes, my neck, on my chest pointing straight down, seems to be the best for "in the battle." When not using it for a while, but having to carry it, I carry it on my left shoulder kind of behind and pointing backwards and to the side. It's hard to explain. Just have to deal with it. It's such a wonderful lens it's worth the effort. No, I don't need faster shutter speeds. It's so heavy that it stabilizes itself for normal use. I haven't noticed any vignetting as of yet. Or distortion. In my Domke bag it sticks up, but I use it so much it rarely makes it in the bag. The principle of the instrument applies. Give a child a hammer, and everything he encounters requires hammering. I'm at that stage with this lens. :-) - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch D)inner not ready: (A)bort (R)etry (P)izza.