Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/10

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Leica] M8 lens dilemma
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Sun Sep 10 18:02:12 2006
References: <> <005201c6d539$5024f7d0$8b02e042@einstein>

Leica faces an interestin conundrum.  If they bite the bullet and make
lenses for cropped sensors they will relcaim the small camera/high
performance position they held in the thirties and beyond.  However,
thousands of Leicanistas will shriek in rage at being betrayed.  So, in all
probablity no F1.4 26mm lens or for that matter no 21mm f2 lens.

On the bright side, the ability to shoot at 800 to 1600 ameliorates the need
for fast lenses as far as capturing the image but we still have issues with
limiting DOF intentionally.  On the down side, I am going to have to bite
the bullet and acquire a 35 F1.4 as the 50mm perspective is the one I use
most.  Possibly the C/V 40mm F1.4 with the crop the edges won't matter.


On 9/10/06, Aram Langhans <> wrote:
> 35!    32!  37!   What's a few millimeters among friends???
> Aram
> > Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 17:04:45 -0400
> > From: Stan Yoder <>
> > Subject: [Leica] M8 lens dilemma
> > To:
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> > So what are yunz (Pittsburghese for 'you-all') planning to do for the
> > equivalent of a 35 on a film M?
> >
> > The 24 Elmarit-ASPH becomes a 32, and a 28 becomes a 37.
> >
> > Stan Yoder
> > The Burgh
> >
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