Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/21

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Subject: [Leica] Leica back in action
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Thu Oct 21 12:36:19 2004

As much as I love the 35 Summilux ASPH, the 28 Summicron - the first 28
I've owned since a Vivtar Series I in the late 60s! - has sold me on the
28 - and on that lens. It is a real stunner.

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[] On Behalf Of
William G. Lamb, III
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 2:39 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] Leica back in action 


Only going by what he told a friend. I could be wrong, but I believe
there is also a book of his photos in B&W with mainly this gear. That
was enough to get my friend to buy this lens for his M6.

I had mainly worked out for myself that Leica was pushing the 28 ASPH as
the modern replacement for the 35 "normal lens" on the M7 and picked up
this combo over a year ago. The results are nothing short of stunning
and I've never heard anyone who owns a 28 ASPH do anything but sing its

Don't take many people pictures myself. Mainly scenics and industrial
stuff in factories where sometimes people are an important element in an
environmental shot. With the 35, I was often backed up against a wall in
the past while still not getting everything in that I wanted/ needed.

Doubtless the White House will be doing a lot of digital stuff in the
future for the sake of convenience and deadlines. I have a hunch that
quite a few will stick with film for the more reflective, less time
sensitive captures. We'll see...

Had a D1 for a while, BTW and have since "loaned" it to my son who needs
it for web posting. I found it to be a good little camera, but I didn't
care for the workflow and the results were nowhere near as reliable for
me as an M. Glad I'm NOT a pro...

Time to get the groceries and my negatives and scans from the lab. (I
only get one day off most weeks.)


At 12:02 PM 10/21/2004 -0600, you wrote:
> > <>
> >
> > At 11:14 AM 10/21/2004 -0600, you wrote:
> > >
> > > > I note there is still ONE White House photographer who uses 
> > > > mostly nothing but an M7 and 28 ASPH. Wonder why... :-)
> > > >
> > > > William
>Hmm - well, I certainly don't think he actually only uses an M7+28 (or 
>probably even mostly uses)

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