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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 24mm Leica-M
From: Henry Krzciuk <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 19:01:50 -0800 (PST)


I had not thought about the comparison of this focal
length to the 38mm Hassy.


- --- Oliver Bryk <> wrote:
> Henry, I bought the 24mm for my M6HM after
> considerable research because I
> wanted a lens that gave results comparable to my
> Hasselblad Superwide (38mm
> or 1/2 normal focal length) for landscape
> photography. I am not interested
> in greater area coverage but in greater depth of
> field. I like to create
> images with what I call "foreground immediacy"; I
> remember that Ansel Adams
> called it "near-far composition".
> Oliver Bryk
> Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 09:00:21 -0800 (PST)
> From: Henry Krzciuk <>
> Subject: [Leica] Tips on using 24mm M lens
> Message-ID:
> <>
> References:
> During a weak moment, I purchased a 24MM for my
> M6TTL.
> I now have the 24mm, 35 f2 asph, 50 f2, and 90mm f2
> asph.
> I am interested in the types of situations that
> people
> use the 24mm vs say the 35mm.  And I would like to
> understand what they expect to be different besides
> just the greater area covered.
> I have noticed that the frame in my viewfinder does
> not appear to be level.  I am going to be doing more
> checking on this.
> I have tried shooting some people and it seems to do
> this without unacceptable levels of facial
> distortion.
>  The lens does appear to be very sharp.
> Again, I am interested in hearing what most people
> have found to be the sweet situations for using this
> lens.
> Thanks.

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