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Subject: Re: [Leica] Bessa R2 with 90mm Apo Summicron
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 17:44:46 +0100
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Hi Christer,

Well, I do manage quite well with this lens on my M7, which is also of 
the 0.72 variety. Of course, the Bessa R2 has a considerably shorter 
base, something like 0.6 as far as I remember.


Christer Almqvist wrote:
> Nathan,
> at f/2.0 I have this problem with my .72 Leica M's all the time when I 
> shoot at 2-3 meter distance (or less!), but then I usually shoot people, 
> and they tend to move, as my wife has no garden gnomes. So I always ask 
> myself if this lens is practical in the circumstances you are talking 
> about, and wonder if the Tele Elmarit (which I sold) was not better in 
> practice with its lower weight and smaller size and less dollars. The 
> 2.0 is good for theatres etc, provided you can get in on a photo session 
> preview.

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