Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/06/24

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Have High Hopes for Heliar
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 10:55:16 -0400

Don't leave the 35 home...The 35 is close to normal, the 15 is
wayyyyyyywiiiiiiiiide...Also, don't sell the 21...My guess is you'll find
that the 15 is fun, while the 21 is more generally useful....(Not that I
have the 15 - but I'd like to ;-) )

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Subject: [Leica] Have High Hopes for Heliar

Just arrived from the Fieldgrass & Gale in the UK this morning.  Under
$500USD all-inclusive (compared to $850 quoted by a US source).  Can't wait
to try it out.  It's unbelievably light and compact.  If it shoots as good
it looks, I will probably take it on my European trip, along with the 28, 50
and 90, and leave the 21 ASPH and 35 ASPH home.  In fact a part of me would
like to sell that 21 ASPH altogether and revert back to the SA 3.4.  The 21
is just so monstrous especially with the shade.  Considering I've never sold
a Leica M lens before, it's a long-shot though.  I'll report on my results
with the 15mm as soon as I have some slides to view.