Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Opinions on the R8
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 16:50:27 -0500
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I would hardly call the Nikon 180 2.8 junk. It is a superb lens, and has
been one of the outstanding 180-200 mm lenses for more than a decade.

I often wonder why it is necessary for folks on this list to denigrate
top equipment from other manufacturers - does it somehow help justify
the money tied up in Leica equipment? I don't get it. I love my Ms. And
I love my Nikon gear.


Félix López de Maturana wrote:
> <The best long end compliment in my opinion to an M system is a 180.
> <It's a different ballgame from a 135 and still very much needed.
> <And the R 180s are super classics blowing Nikon and Canon stuff out of
> <the water.
> I, basically, agree with Mark. Not having a R8 I'm completing the M arsenal
> with a Nikon FM2-T and 180 f1:2,8, you know "junk" that BTW takes nice
> shots, but before moving I shoul'd like to test the Canon EOS 200mm
> f1:1,8(another wonderfull "junk" although rather massive lens).
> Unfortunately I haven't, still, put my hand on it nor on a Leica 180!
> Kind regards
> Félix
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