Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/03/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 1st Generation f/2.8 280mm APO-Telyt Lens
From: "tm" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 14:33:10 -0800
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I used this lens two weeks ago during the wildlife shoot with both
extenders, sometimes with both between my R8 body and the proximal end of
the lens. While I was shooting the sheep I mentioned before, the lighting
was bright and I noticed a shutter speed calculation result of 1/2000th of a
second with the aperture ring set at f/4 and the R8 metering knob set at
matrix (multiple field). From experience, I saw enough 18% gray in the scene
and knew the matrix metering would handle it wonderfully, and it did, for I
got a perfect exposure. With the aforementioned shutter speed, the slide was
fantastically sharp even though I was holding my R8 and the 280 in both

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From: "Cochran, Adam" <>
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Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 11:37 AM
Subject: [Leica] 1st Generation f/2.8 280mm APO-Telyt Lens

> - -----Original Message-----
> From: "tm" <>
> Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 11:34:17
> To:<>
> Subject: [Leica] 1st Generation f/2.8 280mm APO-Telyt-R Lens
> Terry   - -  I have used the 280mm APO-Telyt on an R6.2 and R8 for
> incidental portrait and even action sports photography for several years,
> with both print and slide film.   While all photographs are obviously
> recognizable as being telephoto, my experience has been that the lens
> produces spectacular results with slide film, even with the 1.4 or 2.0 APO
> extenders as long as the shutter speed is short enough, with sufficient
> support,  to counter the movement resulting from the longer focal length.
> too consider it a joy to use this lens, and would use it more if it were
> so (necessarily) heavy.
> Adam
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