Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 75mm f/1.4 vs. 80mm f1.4
From: Mikiro Mori <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 11:21:18 +0200

At 12:22 am +0200 8/7/99, John Gong wrote:

>They are similar in results, although like Erwin Puts wrote in his review of
>the 75, it's sharper at the wide aperatures.  They are both wonderful lenses.
>I sold the 80 (to another LUGger) when I started using the 75 in all occasions
>that called for a medium telephoto.

Hi, John and Andre.  I have the same impression.  I would say that the 80
has a "softer effect" at wide open which may be effective in portraits.
From 2.8, I can tell little difference.  Overall, the two lenses have
similar fingerprints and differ from a Minolta 85/1.4, another short
telephoto lens I like.