Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Optical Reference Standards
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 1998 08:16:50 -0500

At 08:20 AM 9/13/98 -0400, you wrote:

>R 70-180/2.8 Apo
>R 35-70/2.8 Asph.
>R 105-280/4.2

You mean f/4 for the middle zoom, no?

>500/4 AF-S

I've used this lens. Astounding.

>17-35/2.8 L

Soft at the edges wide open.

>300/2.8 L (ditto these two with the above)

Might have an edge over the Nikon AF-S, and it's over 10 years old! Had an
edge over the Leica 280 2.8 original version according to some folks, and
slightly behind the Zeiss 300 2.8 Tele Apo Tessar.

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Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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