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Subject: RE: [Leica] Leica Decision : Help
From: "Dan Honemann" <>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 09:35:57 -0400

I had originally anticipated starting with the 50/2, getting the 90/2 next,
then the 35/2.  What I've found, after just a couple weeks with the 50 (and
I'm not going to rush to any second purchase, so these are preliminary
observations), is that I want wider rather than narrower/closer.

I find myself using my Epic Stylus (35/2.8) for certain shots because the 50
just doesn't have the right breadth, even if I step back a few feet (then I
lose the closeness I wanted to one of the people in the frame).  And even
with the 35 on the Stylus I feel a bit constrained.  So, against all
previous plans, my next lens may very well be the 28/2.8.

And I keep drooling over the black paint LHSA M6 and trying to talk myself
out of buying it as a second body.  I could get the 90/2 or the 35/1.4 for
the same $$$.  Ohh, but that black paint with the engraved top plate!!!


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Brougham
> Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 8:57 AM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] Leica Decision : Help
> "Sarawoot Chittratanawat" <> wrote:
> > 2) What lens should I get? First I wanted to get the normal focal
> > length (50mm) but then I read the archieves and found many people
> > suggest to get 35mm instead.  I like both 50mm and 35mm.  But 35mm
> > seems to be better for what I want to use my future M6 for.  Again, I
> > haven't have the final decision yet.  Any input are welcome.  Plus,
> > there are 4 lenses for 50mm, 50/1, 50/1.4, 50/2 and 50/2.8.  50/1
> will
> > not be my choice for sure due to its price and I don't need that fast
> > lens.  Are there any different in terms of glass/mechanical different
> > for 50/1.4, 50/2 and 50/2.8?
> What do you want to do, and how much do you want to spend?  If you
> have an unlimited budget, the choice is easy.  Buy whatever suits your
> fancy.
> I really wanted the 50/1, but I just couldn't cost justify that right
> now, and I didn't want it to be my only lens just starting out.  I
> went with the 35/2.  Why?  I couldn't justify an extra $1k for another
> stop.  That's in the range of the 50/1, and I'd rather have the 50/1
> than the 35/1.4.  So I went with the 35/2.  I'll go next to either the
> 75/1.4 or 90/2.  Not sure which, yet.  My 3rd lens will most likely be
> the 50/1, but I'd rather have a better portrait length before I shoot
> with available darkness.  :)
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