Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/14[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 10:01 PM 8/13/98 +0100, you wrote: >Now back to your 70-180. How are you finding it in handling and are you >using it as much as you thought you would? Have you found the zoom and >focus rings a bit confusing for feel when you are looking through the >camera and shooting? What I mean is, have you found yourself zooming when >you thought your fingers were on the focus ring? I love it. I can hand-hold it at 1/60 no problem. Though I get more sharp pictures at the short end than at the long end at this speed. The weight actually helps here. I used it on a tripod yesterday for the first time. It's a great tripod lens too. But idiot I can be some times, I turned the whole setup sideways on my ball head, and just now as I write this remember the tripod collar rotates. :-) Gotta try that too. I don't find the zoom ring confusing, but my hands sometimes have to search a bit to find the zoom ring. But having the zoom on the back isn't confusing for me, seems like it should be there in back. I just am glad to have a zoom that performs like Leica lenses normally do. Outstanding. In the world of zooms, this is a winner. As for the flare thing at the long end, a friend of mine adapted the Canon 70-200 2.8 L lens hood to it, and says that helps a lot. Too bad Leica didn't think of that. I wouldn't mind a detachable hood that works better, but I do have to admit, I like the smaller hood of the Leica. That Canon hood is a moose! >Your experience? Every penny well-spent - especially at the price I got it for! No regrets, plenty of pleasure. ;-) - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.