Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Optimal Portrait Lenses
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 15:41:23 EDT

Hi Tom

I have owned a couple of R 80 1.4's over the years (both bought used) and
was disappointed in sharpness in both.I had to stop down a couple of stops
to arrive somewhere reasonably sharp and at that point you lose the value
of spending the extra $$$ for the faster aperature.

It could be said that this lens is ALL 'bokeh" :>))-at least from my 

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