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TTAbrahams@aol.com wrote: > > Mark, There will be an alternative to the 75/1,4 - Cosina has just announced > the arrival of the 75/2,5 Ultra Heliar, priced at about US$ 450 and in the > Tokyo shops on September 1 this year><snip> The size of the lens is similar to that of a 90/2,8 Tele-Elmar a <snip> it will > make a nice, lightweight, lens as a companion to a M6 or M4P with the 35/2 as > main lens. > Tom A Wow! Am I tuned into the spirit world or not? (Twilight zone theme) Are they friendly spirits? Friendly, just listen! A 2,5 makes me smile as the lens I made my living with for years in the early eighty's was the 105 2,5 on the Nikon. (My only other lens being a 45 2.8 GN) I found out this was also the case for Steven Maisel almost a decade later who I otherwise would not compare myself to. No the quality of the Ultra Heliar will not approach the awesome Leica 75 1.4 but it's a different kettle of fish.. and might be tasty. Mark Rabiner I like gumbo.