Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/02/26

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Subject: RE: [Leica] R9
From: "WOC" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 01:04:16 -0500

  Yes, it is the new APO Macro.
  Guess I'll meander to Jim's favorite camera shop on Saturday and see if
they have the new saturated film.  Sunday there is a Harley Davidson show at
the new Porsche/Audi/VW dealer, they are across the street from each other
and both are sparkling new buildings so they are trying a cross promotion,
it's by Reading if you are interested Jim.  Should be something of interest
to take there - course the mercury vapor lights will be a treat.  And, no I
won't be riding my bike.

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[]On Behalf Of Nathan
Wajsman (private)
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] R9


If the lens you refer to is the 100mm Apo Macro Elmarit, then yes, it is
one of the "magic" Leica lenses, in my opinion the finest lens I own, M
or R (and I have a total of 8). I tend to use it with the slowest,
finest-grained slide film that I can get my hands on, Kodachrome 25
(sadly discontinued, but I have a generous stash in the freezer). But if
you want to see if it is worth for you to get into the R system, you
should follow Don's advice and shoot the kind of pictures you usually
shoot and then see if you can identify an improvement over your Nikon glass.


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