Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica and Pricing
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 13:15:32 -0500

At 08:33 AM 9/21/98 +0200, you wrote:
>The Apo-Telyt opens at f4 doesn't it ?

There is one, at f/4 - about $3,495.

>DM... The Tele-Tessar is not very highly regarded by Zeiss users and is

The 300 2.8? Tele Apo Tessar? The best 300 2.8 on the market?  Everything
I've heard on Compuserve about the 300 f/4 is that the owners love it. But
maybe they're the only ones willing to admit it? ;-)

>What is the price of a Leica 300mm f2.8 ? Does that exist ?

That's what I'm talking about. Leica 280 2.8 Apo Telyt. They've been around
since 1984, I've owned one. Absolutely awesome (and it '87 a used one cost
$2,200). They've updated it now in the modular system. I had to sell it to
make it to the end of my last semester in grad school. And I really regret
selling it.

Please, this is the reason we keep saying don't talk about Leica R until
you know the system better.
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

The world's full of apathy, and I don't care.