Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/06/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R-19/2.8 new vs old
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 13:05:05 -0400

I know what you mean. As I just bought a Vivitar 19mm for my Nikon F3HP from
B&H in New York for $109. It hurt so much that for the heck of I bought 2 of
them. They both work really well.
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>From: Bernard <>
>To: LUG <>
>Subject: [Leica] R-19/2.8 new vs old
>Date: Mon, Jun 21, 1999, 12:26 PM

>I've been pained by the expensive idea that I need a 19mm lens. Alright,
>I don't *need* it, I can still think that straight, but I certainly
>*want* it. Although I have a liking for brand new lenses, I asked a
>local dealer to let me know if he'd come across a used one. Most likely
>he'll come up with the discontinued filterless version. My question is:
>are they optically different?
>Thank you. I hope that this fever goes away, and I'll just get a $70
>Russian lens with a $30 body to go with it. But knowing myself, I doubt