Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Wide angle lens
From: Kip Babington <>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 10:32:20 -0600
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A 15mm seems like a long way from 35 - I'm guessing here, never having owned
one. But I have used the 25mm Skopar for a year or so and had very good
results from it.  It's a LOT wider than 35mm, and you will see converging
verticals if you don't hold it level, but so far I haven't found a place
where I wished I could back up more.  Pretty reasonably priced with a decent
viewfinder, and the great depth of focus plus click stops on the focusing
ring make it very easy to set the "guess" focus at eye level after just a
bit of practice.  I use it mostly on a IIIf, where it more or less
permanently lives, although it works great on the M6 too, with an adapter.


Duri Koenz wrote:

> Hello dear friends
> I have an M6 with 35, 50, 90 and 135mm lenses. Now I feel the need for a
> real wide angle lens. I was thinking of the 15mm Voigtlaender Heliar. Is
> the jump to big, are there alternatives, what do you suggest?

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