Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/10[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
> On 10 Mar 2001, at 9:30, Ken Iisaka wrote: > > > Um, I have a confession. > > > > It became apparent that I was infected by the Leicaflex Telyt virus > > back in November, 1999, over the Pt. Lobos weekend. Doug's awesome > > nature photographs aggrevated it. > > > > The symptoms started to appear while handling a used SL in January. > > After an unstoppable bidding frenzy at an infamous auction site, I > > ended up with a clean (though in need of a CLA) SL2 MOT, a R3-era > > Summicron 50mm, and finally, the mint- Telyt 400/6.8 from Australia. > > > > The entire package cost less than what one would pay for one new Leica > > lens. > > > > I'm off to Richardson Bay or Bolinas Lagoon in my 'hood today. > > Now don't start that! One of my local dealers who already has too > much of my money has a black SL2 and a 400 Telyt in the window! > But why would I buy a body just to use one lens on it?! Go get them :) It's certainly logical to buy a body to use one lens on it. Telyt 400 is like no other lens ever made, and so is Noctilux. A camera is only as good as the lens you can use on it, and Telyt 400 and Noctilux are enough of a reason to buy a SL/SL2 body and a M3 body respectively.