Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Noctilux Gloom-Buster VS 75mm f/1.4 ...
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 11:13:35 -0700

Andre Jean Quintal wrote:
><snip>(I always tend to prefer below 40mm
>         and 60mm upwards by personal aesthetics,><snip>
A reason I like a 50 is that when used with skill it can emulate a
slightly wide or Tele focal length.
A dozen years ago BL (before Leica's) I got a new 50 1.4 Al for the
Nikon and I shoot for a week for it a whole on location fashion issue
for a local paper here. I did not take that lens off there camera, did
lot's of horizontal's. Had always felt you needed at least an 85 if not
a 105 to do anything resembling clothing. The 50 did not compress the
people and I worked more intimately and with a better hunk of the environment.
Mark Rabiner