Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/05/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 180/3.4 APO-Telyt-R and TCs
From: "Bill Christensen" <>
Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 21:34:37 -0500


While I do not have direct experience with the 180 3.4 lens and the 2x
extender, I am a bit concerned that the combination may be a bit too slow to
use as a primary wildlife lens.  In my nature work, I prefer faster
apertures to maximize shutter speed and minimize possible blurring from
animal movement.  If the wildlife remains still, the combination you are
interested in will work but you may see blurring if the subject moves.

Good luck in the field and bring some great shots home!

Bill Christensen

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Maria Speroni <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 1999 7:30 PM
Subject: [Leica] 180/3.4 APO-Telyt-R and TCs

> I have done the usual Listquest research on the usage of 180/3.4 and
> teleconverters.  I'm thinking of getting the 2x APO teleconverter to make
> this lens do double duty as my sports and wildlife lens.  I have found out
> that it cannot take the 1.4 APO TC because the lens' rear element
> too far back.  Does this problem also exist with the 2x APO TC?  My other
> question is, was the 180/3.4 ever released in other filter sizes besides
> E60?  Thanks in advance...
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