Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] W-I-D-E
From: "onetreehillclw" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 00:17:36 -0600
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you can put a 77mm UV on the front!


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Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 11:39 PM
Subject: [Leica] W-I-D-E

> I'm about five rolls into the 15mm Heliar and agree - this lens is going
> take a completely new approach to visualizing. I'm looking forward to
> it for architectural and landscape photography.  Also for
> caricatures.
> Best of all, you can't use a UV filter with it!!  ;-)
> I've generally shot at f/8 or f/11, and am excited with the DOF and
>  If there is any cloud activity in the sky, it gets VERY dramatic - the
> seems to "pull' the entire sky towards the center.  Definitely something
> work with here.
> On the flip side - if the sky is clear and too much is in the picture, it
> lead to a very boring photograph.   And its all too easy to do with this
> piece of glass.  Filling the frame takes effort.
> I'm fortunate in that the second roll I shot with the lens was a series of
> industrial photos of a 1000 HP pump taken indoors.  No other lens would
> in the confined area available.  Insofar as several were chosen for
> publication in an in-house newsletter, the lens has already paid for
> Slobodan - I'm looking forward to meeting you Sunday at the Buena Park
> Meet (anybody have a lens cap or shade for a Rollei 35?)  I'll be wearing
> tan Yankee BB cap.
> Best,
> Ira Silverman

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