Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/30[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 08:37 PM 5/30/06 -0400, Don Dory wrote: >Frank, >You are still a very bad man. SWMBO saw that post and knows that I have >been checking out 21 Biogons. What I really hope is to stumble across some >dimwitted but needy person who has the Contax to LTM adapter for $50. So >far no luck so I will probably be out the C notes. > >The MTF's for the 21 are as good as for the new Zeiss offering and the ASPH >21. I assume flare will be slightly higher as only single coated. Don I own two 4.5/21 Biogons, one for Contarex which I use with my Cyclops, and the other a Contarex lens converted to Leica M, uncoupled, which I use all the time with my M6. It is one hell of a lens. The designer, Ludwig Bertele, said of it, with a touch of hubris, "[W]as Penicillin f?r die Medizin und was der D?senantrieb f?r die Luftfahrttechnik, das is das 21mm Zeiss-Biogon f?r die Fotografie". I got some really great shots in Alaska with that Biogon last year. A STRONGLY recommended lens! Marc firstname.lastname@example.org Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!