Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/12

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Subject: [Leica] Zeiss Ikon Photo Shift
From: billgem at (Bill Marshall)
Date: Wed Jan 12 11:35:37 2005

On Wednesday, Stephen Gandy wrote:
>"I think you are confusing the huge 15/2.8 with the 85/2. The new Zeiss 
>85/2 is . . . not that big at all."

No, not confusing the two, Stephen, although "monster" may have been too 
strong a word. When viewing the array of Zeiss lenses in New York a few 
months back, those two stood out from the rest because of their size. The 
15/2.8 sure is "a big bowl of soup," as one observer commented, due to its 
sheer bulk. And the 85/2 towered over the rest as the tallest - of course, 
to be expected of a telephoto lens.

Richard said that he would consider it if it were "significantly smaller 
than the 90/2.8AA." Given that, this is not the lens for him. The 85/2 is 
longer & heavier than the 90/2AA and takes a bigger filter.

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