Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 400 Telyt, was Friday WTB 14182 60mm extension tube
From: "Ken Iisaka" <>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 11:20:17 -0800
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> 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.

In reply to: Message from "Tim Spragens" <> (Re: [Leica] 400 Telyt, was Friday WTB 14182 60mm extension tube)