Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/09

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Subject: [Leica] 75mm/1.4 SUMMILUX experiences anyone?
From: Jack Bowdle <>
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 1998 18:07:55 -0800

>Dear 'M' fans:


>Cutting my teeth (and financing my college in the sixties) on a pair of M3 bodies w/35, 50, 90, 200 (Viso II) lenses, I went a little crazy in the seventies whilst living in Japan and traded the whole lot for a--don't hate me too much--Miranda outfit.  (You should have seen their eyes behind the counter on the Ginza when I walked in their door to trade lots of Leica for Miranda in 1972!) 


>I returned to sanity this year and bought a new M6 with 35mm/2.0 SUMMICRON ASPH lens.  I have since picked up a clean 135mm/4.0 TELE-ELMAR and a new 21mm/2.8 ELMARIT during a fire sale by the local Leica dealer.  My next lens target is a new 75mm/1.4 SUMMILUX.  Yes, I understand the love affair with the 90mm and loved my 90mm/2.8 Elmarit in the sixties and early seventies.  But I think the 75mm holds some interesting possibilities for my people style of photography.  Plus, I don't want to get both a 50mm and a 90mm and end up with FIVE lenses when I think FOUR lenses will do.  Also, fully half my pictures currently are captured with the 35mm lens.


>Tell me, anyone had experience with the 75mm/1.4 lens?  Let me hear your story.  Thanks!




Jack Bowdle

Sr. District Sales Manager

<italic>Red Brick Systems, Inc</italic>.			voice: 253-941-5100

PO Box 54129	 				fax:   253-941-7442

Redondo, WA 98054-0129			email:

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