Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R lens 35-70 Vario- Elmarit Asph
From: David Prakel <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 07:33:47 -0400

on 14/9/00 3:01 am, Axel Schwieker at wrote:

> Standard zooms always are a serious compromise in their optical
> performance.

Conventional wisdom perhaps but then with Leica with aren't necessarily
dealing with the conventional. I suggest you check out Erwin Puts
authoritative test of the 2.8 Vario where he show the performance of certain
fixed focal length lenses is actually bettered by the zoom.

I was a very sceptical purchaser of the f4 35-70 but have been seriously
impressed by its overall performance.

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David Prakel