Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 35 or 50mm as standard lens - the need for speed ?
From: Martin Howard <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 15:15:42 -0500

Ray Moth jotted down the following:

> Yes, that's generally been my experience, too ... *except* with the
> 60mm macro. For some reason, this lens just snaps in and out of focus.

I think it might have to do with the focus cams on this lens.  You'll notice
that on normal subject distances (i.e., down to about 1m) you need to turn
the focussing ring very little.  So I suspect that part of the reason this
lens is easy to focus is that the zone between sharp and unsharp is a very
small movement of the focussing ring, therefore more snap.


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