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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] [LENS] 15mm f11/22
From: Jem Kime <>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 06:58:32 +0100

If the quality was better,
If they wanted something more 'exclusive' (rather like buying into the Leica image),
If they figured it might be a good investment, (it won't sell many units)
If they wanted European rather than Japanese glassware,
If they wanted to examine its new anti-vignetting design,
- -----Original Message-----
From:	Stephen Gandy []
Sent:	05 September 2000 21:44
Subject:	Re: [Leica] [LENS] 15mm f11/22

why would anyone pay more than a 15 Heliar to get a much slower fixed aperture
lens ?


Jem Kime wrote:

> Laurent,
> We have heard of this lens though I think you're the first person to have
> acquired one. If you have the capability to compare it with any other 15mm
> /16mm lenses then we'd be even more interested to hear of its abilities.
> Jem
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   Laurent Lathieyre []
> Sent:   05 September 2000 19:54
> To:
> Cc:     Laurent Lathieyre
> Subject:        [Leica] [LENS] 15mm f11/22
> I'm new to the list - so I'm not sure whether someone else already told
> about a very exciting lens manufactured in small quantities by a French
> company. It's a 15mm with fixed aperture. I just bought the kit with the
> view finder and an adapter for Leica M. It is really amazing how
> perspective lines keep in good shape/not distorted. The manufacturer has
> a website @
> The full kit is under USD 1,000 without S&H (the view finder is as
> expensive as the lens).
> LL
> --
> Laurent Lathieyre
> Framfab, 76 av. Pierre Brossolette,92240 Malakoff, France - Tel:+33
> 1-55481100 Fax:+33 1-47350000
> "Don't surf. Make the waves !" -