Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/07

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Re: Leica R 24mm f2.8 & 180mm f4 questions
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 15:41:39 -0400
References: <l03130302b67e3cbc4b35@[]>

I've never used one. If the used market price is any indication (and it may
not be) then it should be good. The current Vario Elmar is not terribly
heavy and the optical quality is, to me, unbelievable. Only the f4 max
aperture is a limiting factor with this lens.

Ken Wilcox

At 9:05 -0800 1/7/1, a fine scholar, S Dimitrov wrote:

>How would you rate the angenieux 70-210? This lens always tempts me
>because it is so light.
>Ken Wilcox wrote:
>> I have and use the 180 Elmar. I cna't compare it to the other lenses of
>> this length because I've never had the opportunity to use them. I like the
>> Elmar because it is small and light for a 180. I don't find it quite as
>> sharp as the 80-200 f/4 Vario Elmar, which is superb.
>> Ken Wilcox
>> At 7:09 -0800 1/7/1, a fine scholar, stefan smith wrote:
>> >Hi,
>> >
>> >I'm thinking of investing in the R system to go along
>> >with my M. Looking at the 24mm f2.8 -- Erwin seems to
>> >say this is OK but about level with the Nikon 24mm and
>> >not up to the M 24mm ASPH. Any users out there want to
>> >share their experiences? I may go for a 28mm if it is
>> >is a better performer even though it's not as wide.
>> >Also the 180mm f4 seems a good buy, and alot cheaper
>> >than the f3.4 APO - any comments on this one?
>> >
>> >As for the body I'm set on an R6.2.
>> >
>> >thx in advance.
>> >
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