Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 50mm lens
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 16:23:24 -0500

At 12:52 PM 1999-01-19 -0600, Harrison McClary wrote:
>too bad you decided not to use the japaneese cameras....just think of all 
>those 50's you are missing out on.  ;)

Damn!  That's right!  I also have a 1.4/50 for the Canon EOS 10s, a camera
set I admire so much that my ex-wife and I actually fought over it in the
divorce, with her saying "you take that damned thing with you!" and my
responding "no, I'll leave it for you".  Every time we talk now, she
reminds me that I have to pick it up one of these days ...

It's big, it's heavy, it's slow, it's clumsy.  But the lenses (2.8/24,
1.4/50, 2/100, 2.8/200 L) ARE quite qood.  But I always used it on straight
manual-focus, manual-exposure, so why lug the weight around?  My Rollei 35
is more convenient, and a LOT lighter!  And my M6 with 4/200 and Viso III
weighs less than the EOS 10s and 2.8/200, so I'd only use the latter when I
absolutely, positively needed that extra stop.

Marc  FAX:  +540/343-7315
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