Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Building a Leica system
From: "Robert G. Stevens" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 12:49:11 -0400


What is the 1.4 APO converter for?  It will not fit any of the lenses you

My suggestion would be to get:

60mm Macro Elmarit instead of the 50mm Summicron- sell the Nikkor
35mm Summicron
90mm Elmarit - great bang for the buck
180mm F3.4 Apo Telyt - very good value now that the new 180 APO is out
APO 2x Extender
The R7 is a great camera, use the RE as a second.

I have used all of the above and attest to their quality.  Save the really
fast lenses for the M where they will do more good.  How often do you shoot
at F2 anyways?


Robert Stevens

At 10:56 AM 11/25/98 EST, you wrote:
>You have a very substantial Nikon system (that 20/3.5, if it is the small
>52mm-filter model, is a fabulous lens).  As a Nikon reflex user myself,
>were I to augment your system (rather than replace it) with a Leica
>reflex system, I would chose the following lenses in addition to the 50/2
>you now have:
>28 Elmarit (latest version)
>100 APO-Macro
>180 2.8 APO (I would wait and search to find a second-hand one)
>1.4x APO teleconverter
>for a second body, I would choose the all-mechanical R6.2
>On Wed, 25 Nov 1998 21:35:48 +0800 "ctkhor" <> writes:
>>Dear Leica users,
>>A good day to everybody.
>>I am looking at building a system around a Leica RE and a 50mm 
>>lens I recently acquired. I want to buy all used and is currently
>>considering adding the 35mm f2, 90mm f2, 180mm f3.4 apo-telyt and 
>>maybe the
>>135mm f2.8. I do not know what to get for a second body so I am open 
>>suggestion. I am looking at primes only as I already have zooms for my
>>Nikon. My Nikon lenses are MF 20f3.5, AF24-50 f3.3-4.5D, AF 60f2.8D 
>>AF DC 105f2D and AF 80-200 f2.8D (one touch).
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