Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/29

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Subject: [Leica] The glorious 75mm
From: Mike Johnston <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 18:01:55 +0000

1999-11-27-04:49:34 Mike Johnston:
> I would never own one, but anyone who does owns one of the glories
> of 35mm optics, I believe.

Well if *that* wasn't bait for further inquiry, I don't what would

Why would you never own one?  Longer than you'd use?  Longer than you
think belongs on an M?  Heavier than you'd want to tote around on an
M?  None of the above?

 -Jeff the Curious

Just not my cuppa: too big, too heavy, too expensive, and I dislike
those nasty 75mm framelines; can't seem to get used to them. For me it
handles wretchedly. Just a personal thing, nothing against users of the
lens. Sorry, I wasn't meaning to be provocative, just purely a personal
taste'n'preference kinda thing.

But the images it makes are more than special, undoubtedly. Glorious, in

- --Mike