Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] New 50mm Elmar
From: (Steve Huntley)
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 21:22:09 -0400
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  I have a 50mm black Elmar and I think it's a great lens. It is very sharp and contrast is excellent. It is very light and when collapsed, you can slide your M6 into your pants pocket. It feels heavy and bulky, but if you're wearing something like pleated dockers, no one will notice you have an expensive camera and lens in your pocket (a plus for when you happen to find yourself riding home past midnight on a Chicago subway or elevated train). I highly recommend it.

Craig Semetko wrote:
> Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2001 22:55:26 -0700
> From: Craig Semetko <>
> Subject: [Leica] New 50mm Elmar
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> Hey gang,
> Does anybody have experience with the new 50mm elmar? I have a 50 Summilux
> but am considering the Elmar for walk around daytime use. The black version
> is much lighter than the silver and much lighter than the summilux, and
> extends about ten millimeters less. How is the performance? I notice Stephen
> Gandy isn't too high on it, so I'm just wondering if that's the general
> consensus or not.
> Thanks in advance,
> Craig
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