Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/04

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Outfit Opinion
From: "Dan Honemann" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 15:32:59 -0500

I agree with Paul on #1.  In fact, after an incredible amount of hemming and
hawing, I finally ordered this exact set from Dr. Yao.

Truth is, though, you couldnt go wrong either way.  That's one of the very
nice benefits of the Leica M system: not a dog in the lot.


> I assume that's the 90 in your second set?
> Aside from agreeing with Dr. Yao (buy them all, let God sort them
> out), I'd be more inclined to set #1, because it's simple and
> does available light so well.  A lot depends on whether you do
> the kind of work that requires a Noctilux - if not, I'm consider
> the 75 to be a better all-around lens.  Others will disagree :-)
> Paul Chefurka

> If cost is not a concern, which combination will you prefer?
> 1. Summilux-M 35mm 1:1.4 ASPH
>     Summilux-M 75mm 1:1.4
> 2. Summicron-M 35mm 1:2 ASPH
>     Noctilux-M 50mm 1:1
>     APO-Summicron-M 1:2 ASPH

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