Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/11/01

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Subject: [Leica] A Surprisingly Good Lens
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Mon Nov 1 10:01:34 2004

Didn't Erwin P. do a projectile vomit after he saw the test results on this
Heliar lens?
S. Dimitrov

> From: "John W. Heintz" <>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2004 00:13:43 -0700
> To:
> Subject: RE: [Leica] A Surprisingly Good Lens
>> "From: "Phong" <>
>> Date: 27 October 2004 23:14:08 GMT-06:00
>> To: "Leica Users Group" <>
>> Subject: RE: RE: [Leica] A Surprisingly Good Lens
>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
>> GREG LORENZO wrote:
>>> I'd love to see this particular lens in LTM for my IIIG.
>> Greg,
>> Check out the 50mm VC Heliar.  It is a fantastic lens.
>> I had the 50mm Elmar for a while, and really liked it,
>> and agreed with all the superlatives extolled upon it here.
>> But I had to sell it (too many lenses, too little money).
>> Now I have the Heliar and use it both
>> on my IIIg and on my M6.   It is easily as good as the
>> Elmar, some claim it's better;  it's a tad slower though.
>> It's a jwel of a lens.
>>>> - Phong
> Phong:
> Is the Heliar available without buying the special edition Bessa?
> john h
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