Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/20

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Subject: [Leica] Re: was:M-R adapter..16mm lens
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 17:47:48 -0800

As you and I have said before. The 16mm is one of those ho-hum, everybody
does it lenses. The 15mm is a "how did you do that" lens.


PS... I guess we have to pay homage to Zeiss.

At 05:05 PM 11/20/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Carsten wrote:
>>Im thinking about using a 16mm full-frame fisheye, so the 180 degrees only
>>apply in the diagonal of the frame.>>>>>
>Hi Carsten,
>I had a 16mm for awhile and it works fine, but after a while you become
>tired of the 16mm full frame curved look.
>For what it's worth, save your money and go to 15mm and you'll never look
>at any other "wide angle" again. It's a superb lens.
>Quite frankly the 15mm gives you an image that no other photographer can
>shoot, unless they have a 15mm of Leica quality. If one wants to give their
>clients or just they're own work a look of something different, you can't
>go wrong with the 15mm.