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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: 15mm Heliar, Optimum f-stop... oops
From: Douglas Cooper <>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 01:21:32 -0500

On 2/27/01 11:00 PM, Leica Users digest expressed the following:

>> I just used my 15mm Heliar at Mardi Gras. I shot 3 rolls of color
>> and 3 rolls of black and white with the 15mm on my M1. I've only
>> had the lens one month and I'm amazed by its sharpness!

>It's worth mentioning again that this lens is spectacular, but *only at one
>f-stop*.  It's worth gluing the aperture ring so that it can't move from f5.6.
>(In this I agree with Erwin, btw.)

>I wondered why I didn't like the lens much, until I discovered its performance
>at 5.6.  (I seem to remember it's almost okay at f4 too, but don't quote me.)

Um... really don't quote me.  Please.  The maximum aperture is 4.5.  (Which
is what I meant.)

Douglas Cooper

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