Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 28mm M Lens recommendation
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 08:21:20 -0500

> Andre,
>>            It's easy to get addicted to a 28mm but, system wise,
>>            it's too close to your 35mm at the sort of prices LEICA
>>            equipment commands. I make this comment with those
>>            "stellar" reviews of the LEICA-M 24mm asph in mind.

Dan Honeman writes:
> I've considered the esteemed 24 asph heavily for the reasons you mention,
> but keep falling back on the 28 for the ability to frame within the finder
> (I've never used an external finder, but I don't imagine I'd be a fan) and
> the lesser distortion.  I must admit to being a huge Winogrand fan, and that
> has me eager to try my hand at street shooting with the 28.  If I get along
> well with it, I may just sell my 35 asph--and so I was leaning toward the
> faster 28 (Leica or Cosina) just in case.

I am a fan of the 28 also but because it is so close to the viewing angle of
the 35 I honestly have trouble when looking at negs telling which lens took
which picture. So with that in mind the 24 seems appealiing. But then since
I have a 28 it seems to make sense that my next wide should be a 21.


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