Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/03/01

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Subject: [Leica] Vancouver Camera Show and Lugger Meet
From: pklein at (Peter Klein)
Date: Wed Mar 1 23:53:31 2006

Greg:  Please put me on the list for more Vancouver info.  I'll probably 
want to come up.

And congrats on that 85/2 Canon.  It has a good reputation.  My first fast 
RF tele was the Canon 85/1.9, which was just OK.  I replaced it with 
another Sonnar derivative, the 85/2 Nikkor. That's the lens with which I've 
done a lot of my classical musician photos.  I dubbed it "heavy metal," 
because it was made of solid brass and chrome with the density of 
weapons-grade uranium.  Too heavy to carry around, so I mostly just took it 
to concerts.

Eventually the siren song of the Summicron won out--not the 90/AA, but the 
early-1980s version with the sliding hood that covers the f-stop ring when 
retracted.  The one that Tom A hates. I like it because the focus ring is a 
bit farther away from the camera body than its later optical brother, which 
suits my long fingers just fine.  It weighs 410 grams, which is a bit more 
totable than "heavy metal" ever was at ~690 gm.