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Subject: Re: [Leica] 1.25 magnifier with 135mm lens
From: Bill Satterfield <>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 15:05:06 -0600
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Rafey, are you suggesting something that is biologically impossible?

Rafael Alday wrote:

>Oh! B.D. ... Not a very good humor sense there.
>Ok. I am talking about my preferences. I don´t like pictures from 200 or
>400mm lenses for general purpose (not wild, sports or so). They seem to me
>Just my preferences.
>You can do what you want.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "bdcolen" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 9:06 PM
>Subject: RE: [Leica] 1.25 magnifier with 135mm lens
>>Are we disusing your back, or what makes more sense photographically?
>>How did we get from the question of whether a 135 belongs on an M, to
>>having to carry four cameras around?;-)
>>B. D.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>[] On Behalf Of Rafael
>>Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 2:58 PM
>>Subject: Re: [Leica] 1.25 magnifier with 135mm lens
>>I completely disagree with those who think that 90 or 135mm are for SLR.
>>I don't use lenses longer than 135. So, in an small bag, I carry 2
>>bodies (B&W and Color) and 21, 35, 50, 90 (and  I hope a 135mm in the
>>future). Yes, I could carry 4 bodies... 2 RF (B&W and color films) with
>>21, 35 and 50 lenses and 2 SLR (B&W and color films) with 90,135,200 and
>>400 lenses. Sorry but my back does not permit that, Rafael
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Daniel Ridings" <>
>>To: <>
>>Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 8:29 PM
>>Subject: RE: [Leica] 1.25 magnifier with 135mm lens
>>>>when I shoot with a
>>>>longer lens, I want the view through the lens. In fact, I prefer the
>>>>reflex for pretty much anything over 50mm, and see the Leica 90s as
>>>>fall backs for when I need near silence when shooting.
>>>>But I am well aware that mine very much a minority opinion - on this
>>>>list ;-)
>>>Nope. I'm exactly the same way. I have a 90mm Summicron that stays
>>>home _all_ the time. I walked by a shop and saw a nice Tele-Elmarit
>>>and considered picking it up, but realized I use the nice Nikkor
>>>85/2.0 when I need that kind of thing anyway ... so I bought the M2
>>>instead. I hate changing lenses so now with a M4 and M2 (the M3 is
>>>just too much of a pain to use since it got "fixed", so it is retired)
>>>35 and 50, I'm happy ... with the F3 for 85/135/200 ... and for those
>>>moments I need god's gift to photographers (AE) ... quite often,
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