Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/08

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Subject: [Leica] BESSA R3A or M7
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Sat Jan 8 11:57:16 2005
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An f2 25mm would be an interesting lens. Heck, I'd even take one if it 
was an f2.1, f2.2, or an f2.3. Sometimes that extra 1/8 to 1/4 stop is 
just enough to nudge the exposure to an acceptable level.
S. Dimitrov

On Jan 8, 2005, at 9:50 AM, John Collier wrote:

>  Aren't we comparing apples and oranges here? Zeiss is only offering 
> one high speed lens (85/2). I would be surprised if Zeiss couldn't 
> design an f/2 or f/2.8 lens that could at least equal Leica's faster 
> -- and thus a heck of a lot harder to design -- offerings. If there 
> were f1.4 50s and 35s, then I would be paying attention. If there were 
> an f/2 25 or 21, then I would be ordering.
> John Collier
> On Jan 8, 2005, at 8:59 AM, Jeffery Smith wrote:
>> Zeiss has taken the remarkable stand in stating (in Q&A fashion) that
>> it believes that the lenses will outperform those already on the
>> market (I assume that they were talking about Leica et al). That's a
>> pretty big statement to back up.
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In reply to: Message from billgem at (Bill Marshall) ([Leica] BESSA R3A or M7)
Message from telyt at (Doug Herr) ([Leica] BESSA R3A or M7)
Message from jefferys at (Jeffery Smith) ([Leica] BESSA R3A or M7)
Message from jbcollier at (John Collier) ([Leica] BESSA R3A or M7)