Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/24

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Elmar question...
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 15:30:38 -0400


I have both. The "regular" is a find performer. The RS is sharper wide open
and seems to have a bit more contrast that the other. I never hesitate to
use either one unless I need more speed.



>Y'all- I got an Elmar 50/3,5 by default, really, when I bought a IIIa; I
>hear so much about the 'red scale' Elmar that I am curious as to the
>difference(s) between the run of the mill Elmar and the 'red scale'. I sent
>it off for cleaning, and was wondering if it was worth it
>Any thoughts out there? ( Now, that's a rhetorical question!!)

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