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Subject: Re: [Leica] ALERT- Actual Leica R lens question
From: "Steve Barbour" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 13:31:39 -0700
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Hi Kim...the R lenses that come to my  mind are the  new version R 50 1.4 wide open, and
especially the R 80  1.4 wide open ( great for portraits) ,  that have a similar

> BD), the 75mm lux.   I can't define what exactly the "look" is, some actually
> consider the look "flawed", but some of you might understand, and appreciate
> it as well.  (I particularly like how black and white film works with these
> lenses).
> So, my question is....what are the, if any, equivalents of these lenses in
> the Leica R lens line-up.  I'm not wanting a Leica vs. Japan argument, a
> dissertation on the origins of the word bokeh and how it relates to
> Mesopotamian slave castes in nazi owned factories that made tilley hats...
> I'm just curious about R lens line-up now that I have an R-7 (thank you
> Phong).
> -kim  (who incidentally is also a chick, er, woman, er womyn, well,
> that makes at least 3 on the lug.)
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