Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 75 1.4 comments
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 08:16:28 +0200

Hi Frederic, wrote:

> To 75 M owners:
> Can this lens be critically focused/reliably in close ranges? under ten feet?
> five feet?

Yes--if your rangefinder is correctly aligned. For examples, look at the
Motorcycles section of my photo page:

> I've found one to buy & am seriously considering it. How does it
> handle on the M?

It handles OK but is certainly heavy, so when you walk around with the camera
around your neck and the lens attached, it will hang down.

> How about the viewfinder frames? Do you get accustomed to
> the limited lines?

No problem there.

> One last question, how succesful have you been at
> handholding this lens for slow speeds?

This is very individual. I am not very good at handholding and consider 1/125 the
slowest handholdable speed for this lens--IF you want really sharp pictures.
Slower speeds are obviously possible if you can brace yourself against something
or if you simply have this ability.

Good luck!


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Nathan Wajsman
Overijse, Belgium

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