Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/13

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Subject: [Leica] Epson RD-1
From: telyt at (Douglas Herr)
Date: Wed Oct 13 08:25:27 2004

"Douglas M. Sharp" <> wrote:

> I got the Canon as an ALTERNATIVE platform for my Leica
> lenses. It may just be a digital "intermezzo".

This is an excellent way to try out something new - I do this often as well. 
 I've been hampered by dim-light conditions for years so I recently 
purchased a 400mm f/2.8 lens.  Either Leica lens - modular or pre-modular - 
is well out of my price range so I bought a well-used Canon FD L lens 
(delivery expected shortly).  I'm not expecting it to match an APO-Telyt's 
performance but it ought to be pretty good and allows me to try a 400/2.8 
without spending the big bucks.  Later, if a 400/2.8 proves to be productive 
I might be able to justify an APO-Telyt.

I did the same thing with 280mm lenses.  I tried a few good affordable 
lenses before spending the big bucks on the 280 f/4 APO.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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