Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/05/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Summilux-M 50mm
From: Will von Dauster <>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 19:34:11 -0600


True enough, the 21-35-90 combination is hard to beat for overall 
versatility. But the funny thing is, the older I get, the more I have 
come to respect the humble - or not so humble - 50mm. It has become, 
for me, maybe going backwards a little, the Leica equivalent of the 
ubiquitous "28-80mm f1:somethingtiny" zoom lens seemingly supplied with 
every SLR the last ten years or so. While admitting the limitations of 
the walking zoom - ie stepping back or getting closer - if I'm going to 
grab one lens, not knowing what I will encounter, it will be a 50mm.

Will von Dauster

Who just bought a very nice 50mm f2.8 to compliment his - relatively - 
bulky Summilux 50. Fits nicely into a mini Billingham...

On Saturday, May 10, 2003, at 01:46 PM, Jerry Lehrer wrote:

> Will
> Oh, I admit that it is a superb lens and is MUCH appreciated by
> me, but mine is under-used, 'cause I like a 35mm focal length.
> I could live my Leica life with a 35mm and a 90mm.  Ooops,
> I almost forgot a 21mm!
> Jerry

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