Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/31

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 50 mm f/1.4
From: "Wilber Jeffcoat" <>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 09:40:22 -0500
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Good point. Some of my best shots are made with throw away Fuji's and
cheers Wilber
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Moore" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] 50 mm f/1.4

> > Well wow, did you notice that this is pretty much a photo finish across
> > board ( no pun intended). Why don't we all go shoot some film and not
> > so about something that we have "No" control over. Don't we ever get
> > of this "My Daddy can beat up yours".
> Yes, I think we *all* get tired of this.  Yet for some reason we
> (myself included) still obsess over these details.  BTW, the current
> Nikkor 50/1.8 AF lens (cheap, plasticy, made in China, about USD$90) is
> also an incredible performer and for some reason I've made better photos
> with it than I've ever made with my current 50/2 Summicron.  I suspect
> it's because the 50/1.8 is a lens over which I don't obsess, and from
> which I don't expect the world).
> --Andrew