Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/09/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] wide angle question
From: Darrell Jennings <>
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2002 13:43:18 -0700 (PDT)

Depending on how fast your lens needs to be the
tri-elmar is wonderful. It is as sharp as the
indidvidual lenses and very easy to use.  However f4
is too slow for many.  If you like dim lighting and
night shots, it is not so great.

- --- Don Dory <> wrote:
> Yes, it is a matter of personal taste, frequently
> mitigated by how
> uncomfortable you are in close proximity to your
> fellow man.  35MM is the
> primary focal length for street work.  As you get
> more comfortable in
> contact distance you will find yourself going wider
> and wider.
> The previous advice about a second body with a 50
> for detail or "telephoto"
> work is good advice.  I haven't tried it but someone
> on the list must have
> tried the Tri-Elmar with a higher speed film. 
> Having a 28-35-50 with the
> turn of a wrist is an appealing thought.
> Don
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