Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 35 or 50mm as standard lens - the need for speed ?
From: Mike Quinn <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 21:41:17 -0800

Surely you jest.
Reflex viewing is MUCH better with wide aperture lenses.
The viewfinder brightness difference is significant.
You can make a case for f2.8 and above on rangefinders, but reflexes cry out
for wider apertures!

Even my (all time reflex favorite) 105mm f2.5 Nikkor looks a bit dim...

Mike Quinn

Ray Moth wrote:

> I can live without a 50! Honest!
> But only because I have an Elmarit-R 60mm macro, which is as good as
> any 50 I've ever seen, despite its max. aperture of f/2.8.