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Subject: Rif: [Leica] Bessa R2 with 90mm Apo Summicron
From: "GiorgioF" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 21:23:49 +0100 (ora solare Europa occidentale)
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Hi Nathan,
I'm sure that your lens it's right. I've the same problem with Bessa R and
ApoLanthar 90/3.5, due to the short baselenght of the rangefinder.
No problems with all M bodies.

All the best,
Giorgio Ferrari
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Data: mercoledý 22 gennaio 2003 09.31.56
Oggetto: [Leica] Bessa R2 with 90mm Apo Summicron
During the holidays I took some shots at the Polish Jews' Club in 
Copenhagen with the R2 and 90mm Apo, mostly at 2-3 meter distance and at 
f2. Many of those were out of focus. Last weekend I tested the 
comination in more controlled circumstances (my wife's garden gnome) and 
again, at close distances and wide apertures, the 90 just does not seem 
to focus correctly on the R2. I would be interested in the experiences 
of other R2 owners with longish lenses. I wonder if my R2 is faulty (the 
lens works fine on my Leica bodies), or if I simply have to live with 
the fact that given the R2's shorter effective rangefinder base, 
focusing a 90mm lens at f2 is always going to be a hit-or-miss (mostly 
miss) proposition.
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Nathan Wajsman
Herrliberg (ZH), Switzerland
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