Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Re: 75/1.4 Summilux-M
From: "Bill Larsen" <>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 12:15:50 -0800

Jim Brick writes:

|So my statement is correct. You are comparing oranges with road apples. A
|Viso is no different than using a bellows or extension tubes on an R camera
|or Hasselblad. The entire discussion was about a 75/1.4 mounted directly on
|the camera. And it still provides the largest image size on film, WITHOUT
|resorting to MACRO or SLR attachments, of any normal, regular, M lens.

A couple of weeks ago, I was carrying a M6 with the 75/1.4 and an R6 without a
macro lens.  I happened to have the M to R adapter.  I wanted to take a
picture of some flowers showing the pollen.  As a field expediency, I put the
75 on the R and took the pictures.  Mind boggling quality and color.  You can
count the pollen grains on the petals.  I haven't calculated the effective
focal length nor aperture.  Nominal aperture was f8.  I wouldn't hesitate to
use the 75 in this manner.  I regret that the modern lens heads are no longer

Regards, Bill