Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R wish List/Why R sales down
From: Donal Philby <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 11:26:19 -0800

Thomas J. Donovan wrote:
> Think about it; stimulating sales!  Why did Leica concentrate
> on that "hefty" R 35-70 f2.8 & not update their R line with
> lenses similar to the new M "gems"?

I think I can safely say that a mid-range fast zoom is the primary tool
for most professionals who use 35mm.  I can do 80-90% of my work with
that one lens alone.  If you think it is big, take a hold of the Canon
28-70.  Now is Leica offers a 20-35, they have all the tools quick
moving pros need, especially photojournalists.

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Donal Philby
San Diego