Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] moving to Leica SLR ...a few tips please...
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 07:13:29 -0500

At 10:06 PM 10/4/98 -0700, you wrote:

>I'd say that the new Summilux is Leica's latest 50mm design. Optics and
>mechanics. A new lens in 1998 must be as good as they can make. I'm not
>saying anything else.

I just saw some Ektachrome 100 (the new stuff) run through the 50 Summilux
R. I have to say, it has to be at least as good as the 50 Summicron R.
Outstanding quality.

>>Also, do you mean the 19 and 28 are the best LEICA 19 and 28 lenses
>>or the best 19 and 28 lenses of any brand?

I would say yes to both - even though there is some doubt that the 28 R
being better than the M, I have heard two people who own both say the R is
better. One is Pete Stone, ASMP local chapter prez. in Portland, Or.
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

I used to have a handle on life, then it broke