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The 350/4.8 is well regarded (I believe Jim Brick has one and likes it) but it is considerably more expensive, and harder to find, than the 400/6.8. Jay Coleman - -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of David Freedman Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 8:37 AM To: email@example.com Subject: [Leica] Kenya and loooong lens: Another option I'm surprised that no one has suggested the incredibly-wonderful-yet-inexplicably-unloved 350/4.8 Telyt. I shlepped mine to Africa on one of my 8 or 9 trips there and it acqutted itself admirably. It will never unseat my Nikon 400/2.8 AF-S as wildlife optic of choice but, for the occasional wildlife photog, it's got a lot going for it: razor sharp, reasonable max f/stop, auto-diaphragm, relatively inexpensive (in Leica terms), useful for a whole lot more than just wildlife (or sports) and (this is the part I like best!) has a wonderfully "packable" form factor. Now for the ultimate heresy: One could always buy a "previously owned" Tamron 300/2.8 manual focus (it originally came with a matched 1.4x converter) with Leica-R Adaptall mount; use it on the trip; re-sell it when you get back. It's really not all that bad! Just a few thoughts. Dave F.