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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 28mm M Lens recommendation
From: ray tai <>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 00:22:37 +0800
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Have you considered the Tri-Elmar?  The f/4 max aperture is only one stop slower
than the 28mm Elmarit but IMHO the T-E is as sharp and contrasty even at f/4.

> > 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.

In reply to: Message from Johnny Deadman <> (Re: [Leica] 28mm M Lens recommendation)