Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/28

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Subject: [Leica] Vario-Elmar-R 28-70/3.5-4.5 vs 35-70/4
From: leirex at (SML)
Date: Tue Sep 28 23:51:02 2004
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  I have been using the 80-200/4 Vario-Elmar with satisfaction specially
with black & white film for several years despite the fact that it is made
in Japan.  In my book, it performs as good as a German lens mechanically and
optically.  Now I am thinking of getting me either one of the zoom lenses in
the subject line to cover the wide side.  I understand that both are made in
Japan (by Cosina or Minolta).  I would appreciate any of your experience
with either lens compared with the 80-200/4.  I know some say the 28-70 is a
black sheep of the Leica lens family if the 35-70/4 is pretty well comparing
with the 80-200 which is optically excellent enough to bear the Leica name.
Is it pretty much in the same league as the old 35-70/3.5 (designed by
Minolta) which is generally considered mediocre.


Replies: Reply from firkin at (Alastair Firkin) ([Leica] Vario-Elmar-R 28-70/3.5-4.5 vs 35-70/4)
Reply from attinasi at (Marc Attinasi) ([Leica] Vario-Elmar-R 28-70/3.5-4.5 vs 35-70/4)
In reply to: Message from colucci at (Dan Colucci) ([Leica] Leica R Lenses)